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by Oldav8tor
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 53
Views: 1206

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

Our ancestors were hardy folk! Covered Bridge Tour 2019 - I don't know if a top would have made much difference. The good thing? The electrical system didn't short out :-) 33.jpg Covered Bridge Tour 2019 - 90° highs in Early October? Who'd have guessed? Hey, at least the T didn't overheat. My Bergs ...
by Oldav8tor
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Touring Top trim strip
Replies: 0
Views: 80

WTB Touring Top trim strip

I'll soon be tackling the installation of a top on my 1917 Touring. I'm missing the metal strip that covers the junction between the rear of the top and the back seat. Anybody got a spare or a suggestion of where I could come up with a suitable substitute? Thanks! Photo borrowed from Keith Townsend ...
by Oldav8tor
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Totally Cute Solid Brass Engine Head Water Pimp
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: FS: Totally Cute Solid Brass Engine Head Water Pimp

Bummer....I always wondered what a "water pimp" looked like :-)
by Oldav8tor
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Top question
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: 1917 Top question

All great info as usual. Thanks!
by Oldav8tor
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Top question
Replies: 10
Views: 278

1917 Top question

Chatting with a fellow today about my 1917 Touring, a few questions came up regarding the top installation I'm planning. Hopefully those in the know can help me out. 1.) Was "Hidem" used over any of the seams on a '17 top or was it all flat welt with one rolled edge? 2.) Did the '17 have a metal str...
by Oldav8tor
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: A NEW ERA BEGINS
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: A NEW ERA BEGINS

THANK YOU and thanks to Mark for continuing your business.... your contributions have helped keep the hobby and numerous Model T's alive. I'm sure Mark will bring his own set of talents and ideas to the job with the result that things will only get better in the coming years. Enjoy your retirement!
by Oldav8tor
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dog days
Replies: 15
Views: 1262

Re: Dog days

Today was another nice day in Michigan - 54°! Rain is in the forecast so I decided to take my '17 Touring out for the second time this year. My wife decided to join me so we took our two dogs along. It was Rosie's (our rescue Black Lab) first Model T ride, and she seemed to enjoy it. She wasn't used...
by Oldav8tor
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 27
Views: 1545

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

Today was a beautiful day in my part of Michigan. Bright sunshine and highs in the mid-50's. A few weeks ago I purchased a nice Hayes front wheel into which I installed new bearing cups before painting the rim and hub. My plan was to replace the left front wheel of my '17 touring because it has a li...
by Oldav8tor
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Model T Insurance

Welcome to a fellow Michigander! Before you plunk any money down, do get a quote from your current insurance company. I'm with Auto Owners which lets me put my T into "Storage" for the winter months, saving me some cash while still protecting it from fire, theft, etc. They also offer different level...
by Oldav8tor
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3932

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

I've sailed aboard the "Plague Ship" (Zaandam) a couple of times and can only imagine what they are going thru. Most of the cabins aren't much bigger than a cell so being on lockdown has got to be difficult, especially the interior cabins. I was supposed to be on her sister ship the Veendam earlier ...
by Oldav8tor
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

Its hard to realize that paved roads are a phenomena of the last 100 years. Even the state highways in my area were gravel until WWII or later. Our Model T's were designed for such conditions which makes me chuckle when I hear guys talk who are afraid to take their cars on a gravel or dirt road. Me,...
by Oldav8tor
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TIME OUT!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: TIME OUT!!!!

Joking aside, I worry about the Amish if the bug gets into one of their communities....
by Oldav8tor
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wicker Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Wicker Model T

The Lloyd Flanders company still makes wicker products in Menominee. I doubt they’ve made anything else as neat as the wicker T.
by Oldav8tor
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 263

1917 Upholstery

Does anybody have pictures of what the seat backs in a 1917 touring look like with the upholstery removed? I got a kit from classtique but am reluctant to remove the old without some idea of what I'm getting into.
by Oldav8tor
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Don't Drown, Turn Around!
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Period Picture- Don't Drown, Turn Around!

Except we won't have a readily available team of horses.... ;)
by Oldav8tor
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painted Parts Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Painted Parts Storage

I hang my painted parts like George with great success. Some parts for an airplane I'm building were stored that way for years without problems except maybe a little dust. I think they cure better in the open air.
by Oldav8tor
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- 1918 Flu Pandemic New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Period Picture- 1918 Flu Pandemic New Zealand

Are those discs on the wheels to keep the mud from building up, or?
by Oldav8tor
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 3 kelsey wheels 1 Hayes wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: FS 3 kelsey wheels 1 Hayes wheel

I bought the Hayes and one Kelsey wheel from Craig. The spokes are epoxy sealed, tight and solid. The rims aren't pitted at all and look as good as any I've seen. If you're looking for some Kelsey's Craig has some nice ones.
by Oldav8tor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Take a look! Still dealing
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Take a look! Still dealing

Tim,
The lever extender in the upper right corner with "tad" in the handle. Available? Price? Email please.
by Oldav8tor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)
Replies: 45
Views: 5397

Re: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)

Keith, Thanks for the well-wishes. I'm still dealing with the aftermath of the accident in the form of pain in my right hip (the opposite leg) probably due to nerve damage. That said, I'm working on my Model T and when it warms up a bit I'll be out driving it. My plans are to trailer it to Oshkosh a...
by Oldav8tor
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled
Replies: 28
Views: 2347

Re: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled

It's a guv'mint plot....nothing to worry about.
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by Oldav8tor
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3932

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Fear is playing a role, no doubt. However, an invisible virus with multiple modes of transmission is definitely something to avoid. Covid-19 is something new and appears to have a greater mortality rate than flu, which alone was expected to kill up to 30,000 Americans this year. Multiply that by a f...
by Oldav8tor
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3932

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

People are frightened and feeling helpless. They hear about others buying huge amounts of TP and figure there must be a reason so they do too. I was in a Sam's club Thursday and they were cleaned out of TP so people were buying paper shop towels and the like. Purell? Gone too.... A lot of things wer...
by Oldav8tor
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anybody have a need for this brake pedal?
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Anybody have a need for this brake pedal?

I bought a disc brake kit from a fellow who had sent this pedal out to have the tab welded on. Since my car is a '17, I sent my pedal out to be welded rather than use this one. If anyone has a use for it I'll accept a reasonable offer. Be aware that if I ship it in a flat rate box it'll cost $15.05 ...
by Oldav8tor
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A cold drive
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: A cold drive

These days you have to call ahead to see if a place is open. Restaurants and their staffs are really taking a hit. Times are changing and not for the better.....
by Oldav8tor
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 362
Views: 33452

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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TP is pretty much sold out in our area. People are stocking up on the darndest things....
by Oldav8tor
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my MotoMeter normal?
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Is my MotoMeter normal?

First of all, not mercury. My motometer can only be viewed from the driver’s seat.
by Oldav8tor
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Russ Milne Ford swap meet cancelled
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Russ Milne Ford swap meet cancelled

The 50th annual Eastside A’s swap meet at Russ Milne Ford in Michigan has been cancelled. Michigan’s gov has closed the schools and banned all gatherings of 250 people or more. Stay well out there.
by Oldav8tor
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire Wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: Wire Wheels

Dave,
Unlikely. The husband disassembled a bunch of Model A’s. I looked for T parts but didn’t see any. I WISH it was Model T stuff...there is so much of it.
by Oldav8tor
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA
Replies: 23
Views: 1727

Re: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA

Sorry Hank....that was a crappy thing for me to say :roll:
by Oldav8tor
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model t tire rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1517

Re: model t tire rims

From personal experience I can tell you that Hank is definitely one of the "good guys" on this forum. I am only one of many people he has helped out in the past.

People like Hank and the others who've offered their help and suggestions are the one of the main reasons I enjoy this hobby so much.
by Oldav8tor
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire Wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Wire Wheels

I know a lady whose late husband collected Model A parts - she has a couple of barns full of just about anything you can imagine. One thing I noticed is a whole bunch of wire wheels. I understand some people adapt them to fit a model T - not that I'm interested in them for my 1917 but maybe a set wo...
by Oldav8tor
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA
Replies: 23
Views: 1727

Re: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA

Looks like Bubba built a motorized outhouse.
by Oldav8tor
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: THF and Piquette are both closed...
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: THF and Piquette are both closed...

If the pandemic continues to worsen I think you've just seen the tip of the iceberg as far as cancellations. The last time something like this happened was 1918 and no one is around today who lived thru that. I was due to leave on a chartered cruise on Wednesday. The cruise was cancelled by the grou...
by Oldav8tor
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model t tire rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1517

Re: model t tire rims

Do not drive on that rim. Some of the most knowledgeable people on this forum have told you it's a bad idea and given you some alternatives. If you can't make one work....park it until you get a good rim. Tire / rim failure on a Model T can lead to a lot more trouble than the inconvenience of sittin...
by Oldav8tor
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 908

Re: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?

A 1910 fire truck in the Stahl Collection in Michigan.
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by Oldav8tor
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good news for Russ Potter
Replies: 18
Views: 1238

Re: Good news for Russ Potter

Great news! Made my day. Congrats Russ!
by Oldav8tor
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring

Steven, By installing the ring gear and the notched coil ring you're ahead of the game. I have a 1917 and when I had the engine rebuilt I installed a starter although I took a little different approach. You are correct about the hogshead, starter and bendix. Don't forget the cup that goes over the b...
by Oldav8tor
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1395

Re: New Day Timer Brush

That is very strange. I had a problem with a new brush that had a weak spring but changing it had no effect on the timing. Is the pin location different? If so, maybe you could install a new brush in the old holder and avoid having to re-do the timing.
by Oldav8tor
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator prices
Replies: 28
Views: 2314

Re: radiator prices

I got a low black flat tube radiator for my 1917 from Bergs. A friend picked it up at Hershey. My car has never once overheated, including on several 90 degree days at last year's Covered Bridge tour. Climbing long hills with four people....no problem. As the other Tim said, we're a very small marke...
by Oldav8tor
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate
Replies: 28
Views: 2549

Re: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate

In late 2018 I paid $4400 for a total rebuild of engine and transmission. That included block machining, a new coil ring and a flywheel with a ring gear that would accept a starter. We went with upgraded valves, aluminum pistons, kevlar bands, etc., etc. I thought it was a fair price.
by Oldav8tor
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Signs of Spring

Here in the Thumb of Michigan the signs of spring are arriving a little early. The Redwing Blackbirds returned almost two weeks early and other migratory birds are making an appearance. Temps have been above freezing, we've had a string of days with nice blue skies and the Sun actually has some warm...
by Oldav8tor
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hayes wheels - what would you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

Re: Hayes wheels - what would you do?

I used Rustoleum Silver paint - looks good and holds up well.
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by Oldav8tor
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hayes wheels - what would you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

Re: Hayes wheels - what would you do?

I used a rustoleum silver paint. Holds well and looks good.
by Oldav8tor
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery
Replies: 21
Views: 1431

Re: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery

Drool.....and it's not for the biscuits! Enjoy, it's a beauty!
by Oldav8tor
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this something???
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Is this something???

I was contacted by someone clearing out a huge collection of Model A parts that belonged to her deceased husband. She mentioned she had a "Field Boring and Pouring" kit for making babbitt bearings. I haven't looked at it but wonder if it is something I should try to get my hands on....if not for me ...
by Oldav8tor
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.
Replies: 24
Views: 1314

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Erik,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Be grateful that you had such a wonderful relationship with your dad.... you are a lucky man and I'm sure that he felt lucky to have a son like you.

Tim Juhl
by Oldav8tor
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T problem
Replies: 27
Views: 1251

Re: model T problem

The nut that holds the brush on the shaft? In a word, "yes" it could cause problems if loose. Also check that the contact surfaces are clean.
by Oldav8tor
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car cover
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Car cover

Try Henry's Car Covers... they usually have sales. I like the one I got for my '17 touring.
by Oldav8tor
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To coat or not to coat?
Replies: 19
Views: 1430

Re: To coat or not to coat?

My tank had dried fuel gum and rust. I cleaned and coated mine using the PQR 15 process, very carefully sloshing on the final coating to be sure it covered everything. It took a few days as I let the cleaner set in different position so it got to all areas. I also installed a finger screen in the ga...
by Oldav8tor
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan UP Tour Idea
Replies: 24
Views: 1638

Re: Michigan UP Tour Idea

Update: I know people need facts in order to make a decision so I’ve been running down motels along my proposed route. I haven’t made any reservations but I have some prices and local information. For 5 nights it’s looking like $215 per person ($430/ couple) for double occupancy in modestly priced m...
by Oldav8tor
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan UP Tour Idea
Replies: 24
Views: 1638

Re: Michigan UP Tour Idea

George, We have access to a cabin on Drummond Island and usually go up around mid-October. A couple of times I've trailered my 1952 M38a1 Jeep up and driven some of the trails (great Jeeping country - some of the trails qualify for a Jeep "Badge of Honor.") Our Jeep is not enclosed but I've found if...
by Oldav8tor
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan UP Tour Idea
Replies: 24
Views: 1638

Re: Michigan UP Tour Idea

Steve, You are correct - such a tour would require a hardy person, like one who would sleep under a tarp in a Walmart parking lot. When my late daughter was attending NMU in Marquette we used to go up the first of October for a color tour. Yes, weather can be unpredictable but it should be doable i...
by Oldav8tor
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan UP Tour Idea
Replies: 24
Views: 1638

Re: Michigan UP Tour Idea

John - Do you have a designated driver? :lol: Marty - that would be great! I'm doing my best to keep costs down. Should cost less than a typical tour. The dates I'm looking at are two weeks after OCF and the tour would wrap up by the weekend before Hershey starts, giving most guys 3-4 days before th...
by Oldav8tor
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan UP Tour Idea
Replies: 24
Views: 1638

Re: Michigan UP Tour Idea

Wayne, that would be four dogs in a model T-one of whom weighs 130 pounds. Not this year but hey, I’m up for anything :D
by Oldav8tor
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan UP Tour Idea
Replies: 24
Views: 1638

Re: Michigan UP Tour Idea

Dave, your earlier post is what got me thinking. Right after OCF would be a great date but unfortunately for me, my daughter and son in law will be on a cruise and we’ll be dog sitting. I was thinking September 27-Oct 2 or 3. Same time as last years covered bridge tour in Indiana. Temps there were i...
by Oldav8tor
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan UP Tour Idea
Replies: 24
Views: 1638

Michigan UP Tour Idea

I got thinking the other day that rather than waiting for people to plan tours to places I'd like to see... maybe I could do it. I've led a color tour and am working on the Michigan Jamboree right now. I've also led some tours for my Military Vehicle Collectors group. My problem is that I came to Mo...
by Oldav8tor
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 3249

Re: Join or Renew

I belong to both clubs. Michigan is a MTFCI state but with joint membership I can also participate in tours and activities hosted by the MTFCA - also, as others have stated, it allows me to use this forum guilt free... Many years ago there may have been a reason that the two groups split off but tha...
by Oldav8tor
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost a friend
Replies: 28
Views: 2178

Re: Lost a friend

It's been almost two months since I lost my buddy Goose. About two weeks ago we brought home Rosie, a young Black Lab rescue that had been brought to Michigan from a high-kill shelter in Georgia. A mid-Michigan group (New Hope Pet Rescue) has brought a total of 110 dogs and 30 cats to Michigan since...
by Oldav8tor
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan Jamboree
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Michigan Jamboree

Ed, I agree - phone it in. I explained our needs to the owners and they set aside 34 large sites for our group. The 16 they showed available are those not reserved for the Jamboree. For others thinking about camping, remember, they've only agreed to hold the sites until April 15th and they are the o...
by Oldav8tor
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen Fords recovered
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

Re: Stolen Fords recovered

Geez! And here I thought three pedals on the floor were an effective anti-theft device.
by Oldav8tor
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan Jamboree
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Michigan Jamboree

The Thumb features some great Model T roads and with 90 miles of Lake Huron shoreline, has some spectacular scenery. We're working hard to insure everyone has a good time. August is usually beautiful in the Thumb and not as crowded as some other parts of Michigan. FWIW - I heard from co-chairman Bri...
by Oldav8tor
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan Jamboree
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Michigan Jamboree

For those who also belong to the "other" club, the website is up for the 2020 Michigan Jamboree if you're interested. I'm co-chair if you have questions.
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by Oldav8tor
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Felloe for 30 x 3.5 demountable
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: WTB Felloe for 30 x 3.5 demountable

A wheel with hub (front or rear) would be fine too as long as the felloe is as previously described. :-)
by Oldav8tor
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Felloe for 30 x 3.5 demountable
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: WTB Felloe for 30 x 3.5 demountable

The other front wheel is a Hayes with a straight edge & a notch. I also have (on the rear) one with a rolled edge. I have both Hayes and Ford demountable rims on the car. The wheel measures 1 5/8 inches across the felloe where the spokes attach and the hole for the tenon is 1/2 inch. The wheel I hav...
by Oldav8tor
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Felloe for 30 x 3.5 demountable
Replies: 7
Views: 419

WTB Felloe for 30 x 3.5 demountable

I have a good hub and am looking for a steel 30 x 3.5 felloe to build up a wheel with new spokes. I want one that has no or minimal rust pits in the areas that are visible when the demountable rim is mounted. My goal is to match the wheel shown below.
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by Oldav8tor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shameless plug
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Shameless plug

Congrats! New blood (not necessarily young) is needed to keep any organization healthy so they have shown great trust in passing the torch to you.... Good luck!
by Oldav8tor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just a reminder!
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: Just a reminder!

Joe, If you fly in plan to arrive early or you may get diverted to a satellite field and have to ride the shuttle in. This will be my 46th consecutive visit to EAA Airventure at Oshkosh. First time I flew in as the copilot of a WWII B-25 Bomber.... I've flown my own plane in several times but for th...
by Oldav8tor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just a reminder!
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: Just a reminder!

Hi Keith - we didn't meet until later - at your Oshkosh "camp" and again at the OCF. The Model T community is certainly a tightly knit one... Since joining your ranks I have met and made friends from all over which is great! I just wish I hadn't waited so long to get a Model T and join the fun!
by Oldav8tor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: What is it?

Look like what I've used on airplanes for fuel lines, oil lines and brake lines in areas where rigid lines are not acceptable.
by Oldav8tor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just a reminder!
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: Just a reminder!

Yes - I made the trip to the Homecoming with my scooter. I was definitely not disappointed and did pick up a few items and meet some nice folks, Tim W included. It was just plain fun and maybe I'll be able to bring my T this year if all goes well. I see the doc this Friday about an issue with my oth...
by Oldav8tor
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just a reminder!
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: Just a reminder!

Yup Tim. Tony's is a place I will remember. I've driven past it many times but never stopped before. Thanks!
by Oldav8tor
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 48
Views: 3210

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Carson - living in the desert you know the importance of water.... I don't know the condition of your radiator and cooling system and whether you plan to run plain water or antifreeze but be aware that it is not unusual for a T with an original type radiator to boil over. The cooling system is not p...
by Oldav8tor
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator prices
Replies: 15
Views: 1282

Re: Radiator prices

I can't give a comparison between Brassworks and Bergs, but I bought a flat tube Bergs for my 1917 and so far so good. The car runs cool, never getting near to overheating, even on Indiana's covered bridge tour with daytime temps in the 90's. I have a Motometer Junior and the thermometer never rose ...
by Oldav8tor
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just a reminder!
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: Just a reminder!

Yawn! I got up well before the Sun and made my way to Saginaw. There were lots of people there, but little of interest to me. It was put on by a Model A club but I saw very little Model A stuff ---- mostly the kind of things you would see at a flea market. The only Model T item I noticed was a sad l...
by Oldav8tor
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: MOTO METER face plates found
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: MOTO METER face plates found

Letter in the mail for one of each.
Thanks,
Tim
by Oldav8tor
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just a reminder!
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: Just a reminder!

Tim-there is a State Street Tony’s listed at that address, I hope that’s the place you’re thinking of. I’ll be on my own and looking for a place to do lunch. I plan to arrive early at McDonald’s and will be getting hungry by late morning...thanks for the suggestion.
The other Tim
by Oldav8tor
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 46
Views: 3394

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

Sounding better and better :)
by Oldav8tor
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just a reminder!
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: Just a reminder!

I'll be there...."lord willing and the creek don't rise." I'll be the big guy with the grey Ford hat and a limp. I don't expect to find one there but I'm looking for a un-pitted steel felloe for a 30 x 3.5 demountable.... Anyway, that's my excuse for driving over :D
by Oldav8tor
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)
Replies: 45
Views: 5397

Re: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)

Today, January 21st, is the one year anniversary of breaking my ankle in a freak tractor accident. I'm not fully recovered but able to do a lot of things without needing a cane.... I run out of steam quicker than I used to but I'm still functional. Today I also faced a situation similar to a year ag...
by Oldav8tor
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-18 data plates
Replies: 33
Views: 1192

Re: 1917-18 data plates

Am I correct that these appeared on later 1917's? I think my September 1916 '17 used the same data plate as the 15-16.
by Oldav8tor
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Camper
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: 1924 Camper

It looks pretty cool to me. You could take a lesson from classic aircraft construction - Fabric stretched over a frame and painted would be lighter than wood in places where you could get away with it. For example, the empty weight of my Aeronca Champion aircraft is less than that of a Honda Goldwin...
by Oldav8tor
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 46
Views: 3394

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

If these tyres turn out to be superior to the Vietnam variety then the solution is to find someone in the US to import and market them. Economy of scale😬
by Oldav8tor
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 46
Views: 3394

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

Perhaps one of our members across the pond can chime in. Personally, if I knew the tires would last longer than those currently available from asia I would pay the price willingly. I wonder whether they make their own tires (tyres) or outsource them?
by Oldav8tor
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 23
Views: 1977

Re: LEDs when turned off

Depends.... my '17 has headlights with clear glass lenses so when the lights are off you can tell the bulbs are modern. In cars with other than clear glass I would think it would be really hard to tell.
by Oldav8tor
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 48
Views: 3210

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Welcome to the forum Carson. Glad you didn't do like me and wait until you were 69 to start working on Model T's. Similar to you I learned to drive by driving my dad's 1955 Ford around our horse pasture. Running over the occasional bush kept the underside clean but is not recommended... I have a few...
by Oldav8tor
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Outrageous costs of shipping stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: Outrageous costs of shipping stuff

Yes, I agree that shipping costs are out of control. I try to combine orders and take advantage of free or reduced shipping when available. As to the things you ordered from the "other organization." I know the folks who handle the sales and you should know that they are unpaid volunteers. I've seen...
by Oldav8tor
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1489

Re: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

You're a good writer.... you should keep us supplied with the "Adventures of Bob and his T(Rusty) Model T and former girlfriend." I had a original 1917 round tank that had varnish from old gas and rust in it. I purchased a PQR 15 kit and followed directions to clean and coat the inside with a epoxy-...
by Oldav8tor
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Who were those masked men???
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: ...Who were those masked men???

I've had similar experiences where strangers have stepped forward without hesitation to provide elbow grease and parts to get me going. On my first tour I learned the quickest way to meet people it to open the hood on your Model T.

Men at work - Michigan Jamboree 2019
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by Oldav8tor
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN'T FIND PARTS
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: I CAN'T FIND PARTS

"You get what you pay for" is a true statement. I have no objection to paying a bit more for quality and to make it possible for the small manufacturers to survive and make a profit. All the previous posters have made good points and as Hank says, the future of the hobby doesn't depend on our genera...
by Oldav8tor
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much gear oil in rear end?
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: How much gear oil in rear end?

I measured the amount of oil required to fill the pumpkin to 1.5 inches below the fill hole and came up with 20 ounces. I also pre-greased the hyatt bearings before installation. I made a Jelf tool to check levels and it has remained about where it is supposed to be. My rear end runs very quietly us...
by Oldav8tor
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?

I don't know if this would apply to your situation, but in a recent conversation with RV Anderson he recommended removing the wood filler at the bottom of the sockets and filling them with pourable epoxy. The epoxy is supposed to prevent corrosion and provide additional strength to the tube. Somethi...
by Oldav8tor
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN'T FIND PARTS
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: I CAN'T FIND PARTS

John, It's guys like you who make our hobby possible....thanks! Do you have a website? Where can we get more info on your product(s)? Robert, I've had the same experience as you.... the big names often get their products from the same sources so sometimes the trick is to figure out who the source is...
by Oldav8tor
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 3661

Re: Memory

My Juhl grandfather was born in 1860 and died in 1960 when I was ten - I kick myself for not asking more questions when he was around. My mom has been gone for 41 years and my dad for 31.... since their passing I have come up with so many questions I would like to have asked but it is too late. Ever...
by Oldav8tor
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring Bows Question
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Touring Bows Question

I can't seem to find good contact info for RV Anderson. Is there a website?
by Oldav8tor
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring Bows Question
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Touring Bows Question

I think I've got this figured out but would appreciate hearing from those in the know.... I'm going to install a top on my 1917 Touring this spring. There is no top on it now. I need to order the straps that hold it in place. Looking at figure 1 - The green arrow is pointing towards a footman loop t...
by Oldav8tor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1131

Re: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!

Purists would roll their eyes at me but I didn't use a foot switch, preferring to use a starter solenoid instead. One reason was comments I read where people climbing in a car inadvertently stepped on the switch, activating the starter with damage or injury resulting. I considered putting a dummy sw...
by Oldav8tor
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another New Guy Intro
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Another New Guy Intro

I'm pleased to welcome another Michigander to the affliction. Sounds like you've got a better handle on it than I did when I started. You'll find the guys on the forum to be a great source of help, information and encouragement. Hope to see you on the road!