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by George Hand
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

Solid shaft? Maybe the early ones by the look of the throttle lever this car has a Vaporizer Carburetor which would make it from a later '26-7. The wood firewall tells me it has a aftermarket body & not as supported as it was when it would have been in the "Original" car with a metal firewall & colu...
by George Hand
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

Steve, Looks like it has been cracked for awhile, my guess would be excessive up & down steering column due to a week firewall at the column mounting. By the way I gather you have an early Mustang(s). I have a NY Rusty 6cyl. convertible warranty plate data date July 25th.
by George Hand
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: set of Grant brand .030” rings for aluminum pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Wanted: set of Grant brand .030” rings for aluminum pistons

The top ring groves for an Aluminum Model T Piston are .125", for the 265 ci chevy they are 5/64", oil rings are both 3/16th"
by George Hand
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Re: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?

Off the internet, When was the car radio invented? The first car radio on record was fitted to the passenger door of a Ford Model T by 18-year-old George Frost, President of Lane High School radio Club, Chicago, and was in use by May 1922. The first commercially produced car radio was the Philco Tra...
by George Hand
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1106

Re: Coils not working

Take a piece of insulated wire and ground one end to the engine, take the other end and touch the top # 1 timer wire (on the firewall) with the key on battery, listen for a buzz, try the next wire to verify your connection. Send me a PM if toy care.
by George Hand
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1106

Re: Coils not working

Blaze, So you found that the # 1 coil does not buzz, as you said you have not swapped with a working coil, if you have not tried the swap yet take a grounded wire as I indicated in an earlier reply & ground the top wire on the firewall for cylinder # 1 with the key on bat. and see if you get a buzz,...
by George Hand
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1106

Re: Coils not working

Blaze, Have you defined what type of timer, or have i missed that, They are many styles of timers with the roller type this was what Ford supplied along with a lot of replacements, as previous indicated these are to be periodically lubricated with motor oil after an internal cleaning. Next would be ...
by George Hand
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to drill out and replace key cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: How to drill out and replace key cylinder

Dave, If you are replacing the ignition cylinder on an original switch expect to have to remove material on the outside of the replacement cylinder, unless the problem has been corrected the replacement cylinders are .010-.015 larger in diameter & will not fit original switch housings as is. If you ...
by George Hand
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1425

Re: Drive shaft rust?

After retiring from my regular job at a new car dealership I took a part time position with a repair shop in the same town has my wife was working in, she was still working. In the shop was a prybar marked Ford with a square shank on one end, I had ask the owner if he knew where it came from he did ...
by George Hand
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1425

Re: Drive shaft rust?

Looks like time to measure the shaft for wear. George
by George Hand
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner tubes "MADE IN USA "
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: Inner tubes "MADE IN USA "

Steve , Your inital response is what generated my reply.
"You didn't state the brand of your made-in-China tube, but I assume it's Hartford. I've been using Hartford tubes and they are fine. I am avoiding any more Custom Classic (India), which had a splitting problem."
George
by George Hand
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner tubes "MADE IN USA "
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: Inner tubes "MADE IN USA "

Steve, Both text & photo show tube made in USA, Roadster John should be able to follow your useful procedure anyway. George
by George Hand
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1425

Re: Drive shaft rust?

I doubt that it can be turned down, from your picture it looks smaller than the diameter of the "U-joint" square already, find another or go to a machine shop & see if they can spray weld & grind back down. The local Engine Machine shop in my area does not spray weld but he grinds back and welds up ...
by George Hand
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Rear inner brake band help

David, Your parking brake linings are not to be installed like the transmission band linings, the brass rivets are to be installed with the head of the rivet counter sunk into the linings. I would like to see a couple more pictures that show your installation. Where did you obtain your linings & wha...
by George Hand
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Rear inner brake band help

It looks to me like the replacement linings were installed over the original linings. that way your rivets will not have very much "crush" when seated7 and they will not stay in place. Also your lining to drum contact will be spotty and not very good. George
by George Hand
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine block coolant cavity vinegar soak
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Engine block coolant cavity vinegar soak

Hello all, I doubt soaking my engine blocks will create a problem, I explored having the blocks oven baked but felt that it may make more problems with cracking which is what modern engine builders do with newer engine blocks. When I soaked the first block it did not remove rust to the point of bein...
by George Hand
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine block coolant cavity vinegar soak
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Engine block coolant cavity vinegar soak

After giving my bare1920 engine block coolant cavity a vinegar soak for a week & wash I took it to have it bored for new .030 over aluminum pistons. I set the 1925 block on the bench for it's turn with the vinegar treatment, chunks of crud started to float to the top within a few minutes. As with th...
by George Hand
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for info on points
Replies: 17
Views: 1158

Re: Looking for info on points

I doubt you will find a useable dist. adapter as they were die cast "pot metal". A reproduction casting is offered on eBay w/o gears. eBay item # 163959079980. George
by George Hand
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas T alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Texas T alternator

Anyone know what "series" Delco alternators were used in these conversions by Texas T Parts, I have one with visible stator overheat damage I would lie to repair myself. George
by George Hand
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for info on points
Replies: 17
Views: 1158

Re: Looking for info on points

Dan, The 1929 Plymouth U distributor number is 635T. The Delco Remy part number for the points was 1855520. George
by George Hand
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing the block
Replies: 12
Views: 903

Re: Flushing the block

John, I just measured the diameter of the small holes in a nos Fitzgerald Headgasket at 15/64th, & that is the size drill I used to clean my block. I would caution against going to 1/4" or larger, this Headgasket has crimped sealing rings at these spots & I would be afraid the gasket could be compro...
by George Hand
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erosion of Headgasket Surface
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Re: Erosion of Headgasket Surface

My block is out being bored for the new pistons, have put deck resurfacing on hold for now will check top ring exposure with crank, rod & piston in place when I bring home. Thanks for the responses. George
by George Hand
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erosion of Headgasket Surface
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Re: Erosion of Headgasket Surface

Kerry, In your photo the piston on the left looks to me like a Model A piston, I am unsure of the compression distance difference between the
A & T piston I know the wrist pin is larger in diameter on the A. The piston on the right looks more like the ones I have. Thanks for your reply. George
by George Hand
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing the block
Replies: 12
Views: 903

Re: Flushing the block

Dick, I got done yesterday cleaning my bare block as part of prepping for boring. I set it level on my bench, bolted an inverted water inlet and hose then filled block water passages with vinegar and let it set a week. All kinds of "crap" floated to the top. It perforated the center soft plug, all t...
by George Hand
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erosion of Headgasket Surface
Replies: 14
Views: 952

Erosion of Headgasket Surface

I soon will be sending out a block for cylinder boring and fitting of .030 oversize Aluminum pistons, the head gasket surface of the block is eroded at the front and rear coolant ports. what would be a safe material removal for cleaning up the deck, I am guessing .025-.030 or more may need to be mil...
by George Hand
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curve in Rear Belt Rail
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Curve in Rear Belt Rail

I am enjoying viewing these pictures they will come handy when I start to put together my '23, Thank you
by George Hand
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Rebuild Question
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: Rear Axle Rebuild Question

Gene, Those rear ends are one of the most nasty cleaning jobs out there, next to a cloths washer. When the wife washing machine pooped out, the transmission was junk, did not take long to go find a new one, washing machine that is. Anyway if you have not taken out the 4 bearing sleeves they will nee...
by George Hand
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Protecting the magneto
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Protecting the magneto

Jim, Well for starters the output voltage of the Model T Flywheel magneto is of the AC Varity, the rest of the Ford electrical system is DC. George
by George Hand
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB buggy rail
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: WTB buggy rail

Bill, I find it interesting that you are looking for a Buggy rail, I am wondering what a Buggy rail is. I think what you may want is what my dad called a Robe rail that would go on the back of the front seat to hold a Robe or Blanket for the rear seat passengers. When I was a lot younger dad had a t...
by George Hand
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats

Don, Joshua, I just looked at my 1923 rear vertical board it has screw holes top & bottom, no screws currently present at the bottom & at the bottom the vertical boards are cut into a wedge with the lower screw holes in the wedge. At the top the screws are round head slots, about an 1 1/8th long. Th...
by George Hand
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning solution
Replies: 13
Views: 1104

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning solution

I bought a HF ultrasonic cleaner, used it on some old metallic toy train parts with the HF powder, was not impressed should give it another try on something else. Has anyone used vinegar with an ultrasonic cleaner?
by George Hand
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats

Don, Sorry I did not check the slats today, spent most of the day chasing a phantom ABS problem on my father in laws 2012 Impala. tomorrow all the E brake cables. I did get the 4 little end caps for the '23 arm rest, pricy little devils', are the arm rest you have from Ford Wood ? George
by George Hand
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats

Don, The '23 touring I bought last year that was in pieces has that piece, I will go out in the barn & look in a little bit, do you have samples of the 4 armrest segments for the front & rear? I have the 4 metal end caps. The wood I have for this car is near perfect, I would like to get it duplicate...
by George Hand
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: new older set 3840B schakles 1922-27.
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: new older set 3840B schakles 1922-27.

Darel, Sent reply email, George
by George Hand
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Rebuilt Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: WTB Rebuilt Motor

Brad, If you have a useable block & it's number matches your paperwork & it is the correct year, maybe you should have that redone. George
by George Hand
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: new older set 3840B schakles 1922-27.
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: new older set 3840B schakles 1922-27.

Darel, I will take the second set if not sold. Send me an email. Thanks George
by George Hand
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3918

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Brendan, Welcome to the wonderful world of the Model T, oil just make sure it will drip out the top test cock. coolant mixed at 50/50 or stronger has less heat convection than pure water, for me I run water with about a quart or two of anti freeze (as antirust) & make sure to drain before cold weath...
by George Hand
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making Holley G floats
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Making Holley G floats

Snyder's list a float for the Holly G, I bought one several years ago for my bronze/brass G, their listing list for 1918-20 (steel body) but it worked fine in my carb. The only thing is the nuts on the screws can loosen up so I would add a drop of solder to each once you hinge is to the new float as...
by George Hand
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2527

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

It all would depend of the circumstances of an accident, but one would have to decide if one would fare out being in an accident trapped in a tin can with a toothpick superstructure or fly with the birds. Both are not good options, be safe. George
by George Hand
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A motor into a T?
Replies: 38
Views: 2896

Re: Model A motor into a T?

Wouldn't it be smarter to use the Model A chassis and get real brakes and steering.
by George Hand
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 1087

Re: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring

I have one, I believe it is from a 1918 Touring car, rusty.
by George Hand
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who has experience with a 1923-5 touring wood kit?
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Who has experience with a 1923-5 touring wood kit?

John, Thanks for your information & research. This may sound "nutty" but late last year i bought an unfinished early 23 project that has been in pieces for years. the chassis from what i can tell has been "restored" (except maybe the rear axle). It is all cleaned derusted primed & painted. That incl...
by George Hand
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who has experience with a 1923-5 touring wood kit?
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Who has experience with a 1923-5 touring wood kit?

I am wondering who may have used a 1923-5 touring wood kit, the venders list one kit for those model years, I am sure that these are for the "high" cowl , so what do you use for a "low". cowl 1923, the 1922 kit and make adjustments for the "one" man top & 1923 slanted windshield post? I guess what I...
by George Hand
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable Two Piece Valve lifter Question
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Adjustable Two Piece Valve lifter Question

Hope to be getting ready to assemble an engine soon & I was wondering if & what are you taking off the valve stems prior to installing new valves. For this build I will be using new vendor provided stainless valves. Thanks George
by George Hand
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help to identify the model year of this Model T Touring
Replies: 26
Views: 1404

Re: Need help to identify the model year of this Model T Touring

Edward the floor risers are the left & right boards (they maybe tin also) that angle up from the front floor & the upper front floor board(s) lay on, your has no vendor stamping so I believe you body was produced by Ford, unless you find a large letter W stamped on the forward face of the front seat...
by George Hand
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help to identify the model year of this Model T Touring
Replies: 26
Views: 1404

Re: Need help to identify the model year of this Model T Touring

Edward, unless this is a "Johnny Cash" or a "bitsa" car, I see forged running board brackets which were last used in the spring of 1920, more photos please, need to see rear axle fill plug, front & rear springs, ft. axle showing the wishbone. right floor riser under floor mat. does it have a round o...
by George Hand
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 1714

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

I have to say NO to changing the model T value, of the 3 licensed T I have, the 1912 is still a hand cranker, it uses a small automotive 12v battery that lives in a wooden running board tool box for ignition for starting then I switch over flywheel magneto for coil voltage. The 1920 was build as a n...
by George Hand
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing tranny bands/hogs head. Bands won't sit back far enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Installing tranny bands/hogs head. Bands won't sit back far enough?

Brett, Are you trying to use a 1926-7 wide drum brake band on the '25 transmission? Do you have a 3 dip or a 4 dip crankcase-pan? Are the removable ears on the bands on the left side? Just some thoughts. George
by George Hand
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Switch assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Ignition Switch assembly

Dick, I did not see Anthonie was from overseas, Ben may not want to deal with that. His business card does not list an email address. George
by George Hand
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Switch assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Ignition Switch assembly

The reproduction ones like other replacement Model T parts are not made correctly, Ben Martin is doing his best to restore originals. Refurbished ones on eBay are fetching crazy money. Ben is in Tucker Ga. near Atlanta. 646-884-8882, 2 other numbers from his business card, home 770-938-3376, cell 40...
by George Hand
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stretching Clincher tires
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Stretching Clincher tires

Dan, Thanks for the info, now the hunt for a mounted 165/75/14, getting hard to find. Pick n Pulls salvage yards already have the wheels & tires removed when the cars are placed in a yard. I do not need to measure anything I already know they have shrunk, I was able to get one apart this afternoon a...
by George Hand
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stretching Clincher tires
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Stretching Clincher tires

It is summertime & the weather is hot, time for me to stretch some older 30 x 3 1/2 tires to mount for a roller chassis. I am looking for the mounted size car tire to use to stretch the old tire I had seen it in years back on the Forum but have not found it today. I believe it was like 165/75/14 or ...
by George Hand
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weaver Model E Tire machine
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Weaver Model E Tire machine

Philip Jamison, Thank you for looking at your machine & giving me the information on what size that spring should be. Now I am on a spring hunt, it works fine but I feel it would be easier with out the lever flopping around. Thanks again George
by George Hand
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weaver Model E Tire machine
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Weaver Model E Tire machine

Wondering who is using one?, I am also looking for the dimensions for the bead breaker handle spring, was broke when It was given to me 57 years ago. Thanks George
by George Hand
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 2148

Re: What should salvage value be?

Mack Cole, We all know that car is worth more than $10,000, but most insurance companies have an agreed value with the owner that's relative to the premium. One has to decide if you want to insure for more or less of it's market value. Or decide how many times you want to pay for your car if you kee...
by George Hand
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 2148

Re: What should salvage value be?

Richard, Clearly vehicle registration & salvage policy's only matter for the state your in & in your case that is California. What I see is a fully repairable Model T. If I had the chance at a beautifully car such as that one it would be repaired. The only part that would present a problem to source...
by George Hand
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Original Ammeter FS
Replies: 12
Views: 1667

Re: Original Ammeter FS

Mark, Have you sold your ammeter, if not I will take it. George Hand, Preble NY
by George Hand
Fri May 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51552

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Don, I am thinking you need a finger hole to remove your new floor board, one never knows when you may need to access the battery, Quickly. I was also wondering what are the dimensions for you board, I have not brought home all my '23 kit car yet, would like to compare with the board on my '20. Also...
by George Hand
Sun May 03, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 11728

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve, First I have not read all of these replies, but one thing comes to mine when doing compression test is that the throttle needs to be wide open, that fact will not cause a variance from cylinder to cylinder but is part of the compression test procedure. Good luck .
by George Hand
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where were Model T engines made?
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: Where were Model T engines made?

How late did the Dodge Bros. make the Engines and chassis parts for the Piquette Avenue plant?
by George Hand
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will a 1915 Touring w/ top down fit in a 6'x12' enclosed trailer?
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: Will a 1915 Touring w/ top down fit in a 6'x12' enclosed trailer?

I have towed my 1912 open express & the 1920 Touring each to Virginia from New York (just under 500 miles each way) in my open 16' cargo trailer and even towing a car to a regional show it take a long time to secure including removing loose or possibly parts I gave up and bought the first of my 2 ca...
by George Hand
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will a 1915 Touring w/ top down fit in a 6'x12' enclosed trailer?
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: Will a 1915 Touring w/ top down fit in a 6'x12' enclosed trailer?

I have 2 trailers that are 7' tall because of the windshield height of my Model T open express & the height of my Model T pickup top (also a non Ford body) they are not car trailers but cargo (car trailers are wider-and I like the visibility being narrower than car trailers). One is a 14' Alumna mad...
by George Hand
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring
Replies: 13
Views: 1810

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

The first thing I would reconsider is placement of any battery under the front seat, the model T requires a vented gas cap, I will not mix a possible ign. (spark) source with gasoline fumes. I see you have a battery holder on your parts list, others have suggested the battery under seat option for m...
by George Hand
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:45 am
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: 2902

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

Part Model A, part Model T, 100 percent JUNK. Location given as North Las Vegas Nevada, what happens in Vegas (needs to) stays in Vegas
by George Hand
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front floor board
Replies: 13
Views: 2008

Re: Front floor board

Jim, I would like to ask did you not have a floor boards when you acquired your car? Something I have seen is a pre 1925 T that has had a 1926-7 pedals, transmission cover or even a complete engine assembly. The pre 1925 pedals can be bothersome because they are narrow. I am saying this because the ...
by George Hand
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Split Rim Lock Screws
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

Re: WTB Split Rim Lock Screws

Original thread size is 5/16-24 sae, check out thread condition of the rim , out of the last 5 I mounted I had to custom fit 2 screws because the threads were loose and the "button" head has to cover the hole in the "Tab" portion of the rim to hold it together.
by George Hand
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition key stolen!
Replies: 25
Views: 2594

Re: Ignition key stolen!

Just a warning, be careful that you do not apply any DC (battery voltage) to the AC voltage circuit of the Flywheel Magneto while using a jumper wire. That action will kill the magnetism in the magnets.
by George Hand
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition key stolen!
Replies: 25
Views: 2594

Re: Ignition key stolen!

John, As Mark indicated you should find 2 numbers on the switch face and they ranged from 51 to 74. If the number is 55 it may be a modern replacement, except for a modern #55 you should try to find an original key or older replacement as the new replacement keys from the vendors do not seem to fit ...
by George Hand
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked
Replies: 23
Views: 3377

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

I received the "I got a favor" email ,market it spam & deleted. I hope that's the end of it, seems like you may need to change your password.
by George Hand
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for open car mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: Looking for open car mirror

Good luck getting an inside mirror that does not vibrate. George
by George Hand
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51552

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

<t>Don, thank you for taking the time to post your photos. The 1923 Touring I have has the body in pieces and the photos should help me reassemble, I have to post pictures of 2 styles of brackets that came in pairs, with one pair slightly curved angle sheet about 6 inches long with 4 holes on each s...
by George Hand
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51552

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Don, Did you ever get any photos of the inside of the rear seat area? I am looking for photos with out the rear upholstery. George
by George Hand
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 2391

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Coker site shows several 21" tires, the least expensive listed is Coker Universal Economy Model A Tires 78705 at $112.00 each, look up 21" for a Model A, many reply's here addressed referenced 30" Cinchers
by George Hand
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 2391

Re: 21" tires for a driver

I bought new Universal 21"s this spring and they were made in Vietnam.
by George Hand
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Wire Too Long
Replies: 8
Views: 1309

Re: Starter Wire Too Long

With the wire a few inches longer it might be a good time to add Ford tractor starter solenoid. Just a thought.
by George Hand
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early 12v Delco Alternator repair
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Early 12v Delco Alternator repair

I am looking to repair my early Texas T Delco Alternator until a new one is available. It needs a new stator and possible rectifier bridge & regulator. This is not a single wire style, and the new replacement will be, but it is unknown how long it will be backordered. I am sure the original Texas T ...
by George Hand
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 2772

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

Steve, A couple of other issues that may cause vacuum gauge fluctuation could be caused by excessive valve stem/guide clearance or a week valve spring. George
by George Hand
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Wood Kits
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Door Wood Kits

Wondering what Ford used for wood when building the bodies, did they use a specific type wood in different areas in the body structure, doors, floors etc. George
by George Hand
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51552

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Don, Thank you, What I would like would be photos of where the panels join along with the fastener size, at the cowl and rear quarter and rear panel. George
by George Hand
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51552

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Don, I have studied your post on the 1924 Touring, quite the adventure. I have just acquired a 1923 Touring project that was started a number of years ago, the owner passed away a couple years ago and have purchased the car from the family. With that the chassis has been gone thru but the body has b...
by George Hand
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring diagram need it for a special set up.
Replies: 21
Views: 2256

Re: Wiring diagram need it for a special set up.

Mario, 12 volts can be hard on the starter Bendix, I have a 12 volt battery in a '25 pickup that I bought this past winter with a flywheel mag that's inoperable and I am getting by with that. It also has a generator. My 1912 pickup has a non generator engine, when I bought it 12 years ago it came wi...
by George Hand
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring diagram need it for a special set up.
Replies: 21
Views: 2256

Re: Wiring diagram need it for a special set up.

Mario, You stated you have no electric lights, so WHY do you need a generator and the associated problems. Remove the generator and it's mounting bracket and find a block off plate. These were made for service blocks on early cars after the 1919 block came out. Charge the battery every once in a whi...
by George Hand
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting tinny sound at startup
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Re: Interesting tinny sound at startup

I had a crankshaft pulley that was loose and made a noise that took awhile to find.
by George Hand
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: slow cranking starter
Replies: 18
Views: 2685

Re: slow cranking starter

I would do a Voltage Drop Test. Hook up a Volt Meter between the Positive battery Post and the Starter Post engage starter at switch take and note reading. Do the same on the Negative Post to the Starter Case, again engage starter & note reading. Anything above .3 to .5 volt indicates the amount res...
by George Hand
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 5130

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Ignacio. I gather you are changing a 1923 Body to be correct on a '22, good info given. I have a complete '22 fendered chassis unrestored that I put together w/parts. The original body was taken for a street rod, and the man I bought it from did it for a client. So maybe someday as 23-5's seem to be...
by George Hand
Wed May 22, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- NORS Fordson Engine Valves- 4EA
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: FS- NORS Fordson Engine Valves- 4EA

Dan, can U get me a total & your address, Thx george
by George Hand
Thu May 16, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: would like the diamentions of a 1923-25 open car windshield
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: would like the diamentions of a 1923-25 open car windshield

Not Driving it, I have the MTFCA glass diagram book. I want to change the frame to a 23-5 open car need the DIMENSIONS of the windshield frame, both upper and lower to possible refit in the existing window opening in the homemade wooden cab? If the 23-5 windshield will work then I will go shopping f...
by George Hand
Thu May 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: would like the diamentions of a 1923-25 open car windshield
Replies: 3
Views: 744

would like the diamentions of a 1923-25 open car windshield

I am looking for the dimensions for the windshield from a 23-5 open car. I am thinking the 2 piece might made a replacement for the homemade one with 1/8 in. plain glass on it now on a homemade cab on my 25 pickup.
by George Hand
Sun May 05, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting inside crankcase pan
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: Painting inside crankcase pan

Norm, Sure motor oil will protect the bare metal providing you clean the rust off the pan, assemble the engine and put it service right away. Most T's are projects that take long periods of time from beginning to end, things like condensation can aid in the deterioration. While we are debating this ...
by George Hand
Sun May 05, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting inside crankcase pan
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: Painting inside crankcase pan

Painting mine, after sandblasting the bare metal will rust faster than when it was made new, also it may seal any particles of sand not removed from a post blasting cleaning operation. Castings used in farm tractors are routinely sealed at time of manufacture for the same reason contain any casting ...
by George Hand
Sun May 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch

In addition after rereading your post, skip the 3 pole switch for now just wire a basic 2 pole single throw switch as you had ask about, it will work
by George Hand
Sun May 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch

On my 1922 Fendered chassis with a cowl I took 3 pole double throw toggle switch and wired battery voltage to one outer terminal, out put from the flywheel magneto to the other outer terminal and a wire from the center terminal to the lower left side of the coil box on the engine side of the firewal...
by George Hand
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - "AIRBURNER" CARBURETOR STOVE , MOTOR INVENTION CO. LA CROSSE, WIS.
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: FOR SALE - "AIRBURNER" CARBURETOR STOVE , MOTOR INVENTION CO. LA CROSSE, WIS.

I have 2 of these, have had over 50 yrs. one came with paperwork it(the paper work) has been gone for years. After purchasing my '12 Open Express in 2007 I put one on the car, I thought it looked ok along with the Aluminum intake and the brass Holly G carb. I never gave much thought to adjusting it ...
by George Hand
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: cow/bull horn wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 1931

Re: cow/bull horn wanted

Jim, No, wrong answer, will be buying a replacement Bull Horn, to replace the one I found dead on Stanley. Stanley came with an Ahooga, a Bulb Horn, the Bull Horn and I have added a Cow Bell, and a Hand Plunger Horn. I will be adding a Bermuda Ding-Dong Bell after that. My other 3 T's at home have t...
by George Hand
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: cow/bull horn wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 1931

Re: cow/bull horn wanted

Jim, That is it, found wire, but horn is junk, has duct tape over bell portion, bet it was to muffle sound. Thank You, Mike yes It looks like that, going to order replacement, Thank You
by George Hand
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: cow/bull horn wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 1931

Re: cow/bull horn wanted

Jim, Well maybe that is the problem, will look closer, looks to have had a stop lamp switch no switch, wires are hanging. Thanks
by George Hand
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: cow/bull horn wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 1931

cow/bull horn wanted

Looking for a mechanical bull/cow horn. there is one on my new to me pickup but it isn't working has a cable & lever unit to operate it but it does not work, nothing from JC Whitney, Advance, or anything I could find on the Web. I do not want an electric horn!!
by George Hand
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 8358

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

Let Me introduce Stanley & Trailer to the Facebook World, Stanley was Named by the Bridgeport Kids next door(who yesterday had to fly back to the Frozen Tundra known as Central NY) is a pile of Model T parts and Tree residue (AKA-plywood & other tree parts) assembled to create a 1925 Model T Ford pi...
by George Hand
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Florida Flivvers contact info?
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Florida Flivvers contact info?

Is anyone here involved with the Model T Club at the Florida Flywheelers, The Florida Flivvers?