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by Luxford
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo Solid rubber tires
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Old photo Solid rubber tires

By the late 1920's solid rubber tires were being targeted by governments world wide because of the damage they were doing to roads. It was determined a vehicle with such tires caused 5 times the damage to roads compared to pneumatic tires which with advances in technology were becoming as good or be...
by Luxford
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Canada & Australia's 1927 Colours.
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Ford Canada & Australia's 1927 Colours.

John, You are on the money, Ford Canada obviously was ahead of Ford USA with the introduction of Lacquer on the Model T Ford. on 13th May 1926 ( 2 months before the July 1926 Detroit introduction) ) Ford Australia announced that their factories were now complete and the Ford would be finished in Lac...
by Luxford
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: Speedster gas tank dent fix, painting, mounting?

My speedster has metal cradles (one at each end ) to hold th lower section of the tank They could also be wood, and the tank is held down into the lower cradles by straps. Been good for 50 years.
by Luxford
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A motor into a T?
Replies: 21
Views: 1778

Re: Model A motor into a T?

There was a very well known T here n Australia which had a Model B motor in it at one stage. This 1912 Australian bodied T was restored and then sold to one of our members after the restorer passed. He used it for a number of years and it was featured on the cover of the Vintage Ford. It was then so...
by Luxford
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine Marine Conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1759

Re: Model T engine Marine Conversion

last try, files may have been too large,fingers crossed
by Luxford
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine Marine Conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1759

Re: Model T engine Marine Conversion

For some reason the scans did not load will try again, If not William email me and I will pass them on.
by Luxford
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine Marine Conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1759

Re: Model T engine Marine Conversion

William, I went looking in my files and found this print out of a St Lawrence marine motor for sale on ebay. in 1990 So there is another one around (or is it possible this is yours?) If not there may be some information you can glean from the photo's, unfortunately I was only able to print off the d...
by Luxford
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing
Replies: 26
Views: 1283

Re: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing

This housing ticks all the boxes for being a Universal Joint housing for the Ford marine engine.
A housing without any tailshaft in bronze, check out the marine motor post
by Luxford
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine Marine Conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1759

Re: Model T engine Marine Conversion

Hi Les,
Any chance of getting some photo's of your motor.
Would like to add them to my file on Ford Canada Marine motors.
by Luxford
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine Marine Conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1759

Re: Model T engine Marine Conversion

mario,
here is a photo of the Ford Canada motor, should have added it to the previous comment
by Luxford
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine Marine Conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1759

Re: Model T engine Marine Conversion

Mario, You may find it very difficult to track down a St lawrence Co Motor, but as Ford Canada produced a marine motor why not set about using a T motor and converting it so it works in a vintage boat? Send me your email address and I will send you the details, the actual Ford parts may be unobtaina...
by Luxford
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine Marine Conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1759

Re: Model T engine Marine Conversion

Bill,
Do you have old issues of the Vintage Ford?
There is an article on the St Lawrence Engine Co in Volume 25 Number 2 by Kevin Mowle.

If not send me an email and I will scan it for you.
by Luxford
Fri May 22, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Body nail strips ??? Best way to install??
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Body nail strips ??? Best way to install??

I've done this several times on different Model T's On my Town Car it has brass strips around the folding roof. I drilled shallow holes on the flat side of the 1/2 round strips and used brass flat head nails whose head was the size of the drill I used. I then silver soldered the nails into the strip...
by Luxford
Thu May 21, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD RMB Brake pedal
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: RHD RMB Brake pedal

NO, I didn't get an email,
Seems that feature of this Forum system does not work so well.
by Luxford
Mon May 18, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD RMB Brake pedal
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: RHD RMB Brake pedal

Bit disappointing that no one else has bothered to help Thomas here. Being in Austria with a Model T Ford probably means that local help may not be available to him. Here is another set up which is for a Rocky Mountain Brake type system but has been built from scratch. The cross shaft is pivoted fro...
by Luxford
Thu May 14, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hello is there any Livingood conversions for sale ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1152

Re: Hello is there any Livingood conversions for sale ?

I was lucky enough to visit the Livingood workshop and talk to Jesse Livingood's grandson (Jesse 11) and drive his 4 wheel drive speedster. The one thing that really impressed me was the ease of driving, there was no problem with the steering it appeared to be just as light to steer as any good Mode...
by Luxford
Wed May 13, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD RMB Brake pedal
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: RHD RMB Brake pedal

Yes, there are two pedals. I only had to use a longer shaft for the pedals which can be easily returned to original when needed. I set the brakes up to work separately, to get both transmission and RMB to work together is difficult if not impossible to adjust so they both work for long before they g...
by Luxford
Mon May 11, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD RMB Brake pedal
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: RHD RMB Brake pedal

Thomas, there has to be some slack so the low speed pedal can move sideways, so it may have been OK before you bushed it. Mine is the same way as you have your clutch link. Here is a photo which shows a bit clearer how my RMB welded on lever is attached to the brake pedal. Also the lever for the bra...
by Luxford
Sun May 10, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD RMB Brake pedal
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: RHD RMB Brake pedal

The brake shaft moves to the left so the answer is to change the welded on lever to a position on the left side of the clutch lever. I also have a separate transmission brake pedal so made a new pedal shaft which is longer. Here is a photo of my RMB set up, the RMB lever welded on the pedal is stepp...
by Luxford
Tue May 05, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: speedster dashes
Replies: 18
Views: 1407

Re: speedster dashes

Here is the dash on my Speedster
Originally built by Speedster Hall of Fame inductee Vic Jacobs.
by Luxford
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 1561

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

Hi Darin, Nice to hear from you again and that you are working on the T, as you may remember I mentioned when you inherited your Model T from your grandfather that I knew him very well. I had Rodger stay at my house when he was in Australia on two occasions, and my wife and children stayed with him ...
by Luxford
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart
Replies: 23
Views: 1603

Re: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart

The Canadian Spanner chart by Ford Canada was reprinted in the Vintage Ford magazine January/ february 1984 Vol 19 No 1
It is the centrefold.
by Luxford
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BOLT CHART version 2
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: BOLT CHART version 2

The thread sizes can be shrunk down to a small list of the sizes. Years ago I was given a set of taps and dies by some Model T guys while I was in the USA after they had stayed with my wife and myself when they visited Australia. I had planned to buy a set when there from a large engineering company...
by Luxford
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart
Replies: 23
Views: 1603

Re: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart

The above chart is actually a Ford Canada chart from their service bulletins. Dated February 1925 Page 68 & 69 it was reprinted in a Vintage Ford magazine in the 1980's ( not sure which one) The Colorado version would have come from that chart or the Ford USA Bulletins if it was printed in their ver...
by Luxford
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921

Here is someone else's take on converting their old Model T into a motor sled
by Luxford
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921

An article on this sled appears in the 1921 April Popular Mechanic magazine
by Luxford
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coker tyre buyout.
Replies: 25
Views: 2778

Re: Coker tyre buyout.

Allan, Not sure how putting a time line of "6 months out of a set of Coker's" is a valid deduction of their life. My experience was "Fitted tires in Los Angeles in June, driven to Richmond Indiana in July. Result: worn out, cracked sidewalls and one 3" split in sidewall in 60 days!! I'm also sweatin...
by Luxford
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 1689

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

Hard to prove but I would bet the panels were metal, more than likely Aluminium though could have been steel. Tradesmen of the day could easily form these panels. When I first entered the trades all the metal workers had wheeling machines and other sheet metal tools and could quickly shape a flat pi...
by Luxford
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new tires on rusty rims.
Replies: 18
Views: 1177

Re: Installing new tires on rusty rims.

Have to agree with Allan, but don't forget painting the rims won't prevent them from rusting. I have new rims on non Demountable wheels which were well painted with automotive paints. After many years use I had a flat tire and when I removed the tire large amounts of rust and flake paint fell out. (...
by Luxford
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 3118

Re: Camping with a T

Have to agree with Rob, a trailer is the best option as you can set up camp and then drive off to explore especially as most would have a car to start with. The Kamper was better for myself as it had to be shipped overseas so was just a vehicle not both car and trailer. The Lamsteed Kamper only take...
by Luxford
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t handbrake
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: Model t handbrake

Steve, Too late now !! Everyone will have to just check them out in reverse. Maybe should have mentioned the ones showing the 3 positions of the cam in relation to the shoes and drum shows a cut away drum I use to check out the clearances. As the cam raises it looses mechanical advantage if it can g...
by Luxford
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t handbrake
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: Model t handbrake

Sorry !! Somehow the photo's are in reverse order
I would have thought as I loaded each one as I continued going down the paragraph they would have appeared in correct order???
by Luxford
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t handbrake
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: Model t handbrake

If the handbrake components are in good condition the handbrake will work well. Unfortunately the factory design is poor.The handbrake turns the brake cam spreading the shoes so space needs they to be away from the drums. Wear between the cam and shoe ends over the years means the cam ends up moving...
by Luxford
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another ‘What Is It’
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Another ‘What Is It’

Could be from an Arnold Autoport rear steering chassis.
Drawings not clear enough but such as set up appears to have been used on them.
by Luxford
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: windshield glass
Replies: 19
Views: 2012

Re: windshield glass

The one problem with early Model T's (and other vehicles) is the tendency for the windscreen to twist when the car flexes over an uneven surface or if it is raised or lowered by someone on one side causing the frame to twist. The early brass frames are not that strong. On a recent tour an owner who ...
by Luxford
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 46
Views: 4597

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

Although they don't list 30 x 3 1/2 Lucas Tires do have Blockley tires to sell. Maybe worth someone contacting the and seeing if they can import them also. I would also pay more for decent standard or high quality tires, as Allan says if they last longer they would work out cheaper. Sounds like Broc...
by Luxford
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2310

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Well so much for that???
Obviously the photo's aren't resized as was suggested.
by Luxford
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2310

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

I am assured the scans will upload by Chris so here we go I have several copies of the Ford Manuals some in perfect condition. Some months differ in the illustrations used but the information is always the same. Martynn the usual RHD set up is throttle arm behind the manifold except for the 2 years ...
by Luxford
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2310

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

I have tried to post better copies of the above scans but its telling me I have too few characters ??????????
by Luxford
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 2310

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

This is a throttle linkage on an earlier car but shows the position of the RHD throttle plate lever in the closed position.
by Luxford
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford service bulletin
Replies: 28
Views: 2463

Re: Ford service bulletin

I have a complete set of the Canadian Bulletins also, as well as the reprints of the USA ones done by the MTFCI. My set is contained in one large folder and continues into the Model A period about 18 months. The Canadian ones start 2 months after the American ones on June 1st where as the USA ones b...
by Luxford
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 1172

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Jeff, I agree, that"s what I have written, but in your first post (at 3:33am) you stated the reverse post moves to the "right" ( Look close at the pedal shaft cams and you can see how for example the reverse pedal shaft moves to the right in both cases.) Here is a simple sketch of both. Moving in or...
by Luxford
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 1172

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

I have to agree with Kerry on this and somehow Jeff has got it mixed up. In both LHD & RHD the pedal action is identical. Therefore any forces applied to a band is identical in both cases The reverse and brake pedal shafts move to the left in both LHD & RHD the clutch pedal shafts move to the right....
by Luxford
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about cast iron HH
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Question about cast iron HH

Les,

Just a suggestion, why not get a LHD HH with starter and cut out the right side out and weld the RHD pedals in?
Was done here in the T era in Australia, would be an easy job knowing your abilities.
by Luxford
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble
Replies: 41
Views: 4180

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

I agree all of the suggestions so far could be the answer to the problem but I see one more possible reason why this is happening and that is the rubber valves themselves. The rubber stems are not good enough to hold the high pressures. Putting the same type tube in ,same pressure and the same resul...
by Luxford
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removable ear bands in 1915?
Replies: 18
Views: 2325

Re: Removable ear bands in 1915?

Agree with you Scott, one last comment if Ford saw fit to alter the design in the later HH so the shafts ( RH & LH ) so the end did not get supported obviously it was not a problem you see. Never in 55 years of Model T Ford envolvement have I heard of this as a problem. Still thats the purpose of th...
by Luxford
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removable ear bands in 1915?
Replies: 18
Views: 2325

Re: Removable ear bands in 1915?

Maybe someone else can see Scott's explanation as OK But as I see it the shaft is not clamped both ends as in Scotts two hands on shaft, as the adjuster is a loose fitting not a grip in the shaft so can't affect the movement of the pedal as it turns and pushes sideways. All the loads are taken by th...
by Luxford
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removable ear bands in 1915?
Replies: 18
Views: 2325

Re: Removable ear bands in 1915?

I'm surprised no one has picked up on Scott Congers theory that you wreck the hogs head. It does not affect it. On a LHD HH cutting of the low speed pedal shaft is the only modification needed. One could just replace the pedal with another one and keep the original if needed. None of the pedals are ...
by Luxford
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 31
Views: 4593

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

Martynn,
Here are the photo's

Bit hard to get a clear shot at the bracket so I have added a drawing.
Also the tent pole, just a normal hinge, and a press stud holds the arm when folded.
by Luxford
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 31
Views: 4593

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

I will take some photo's in the morning for you Martynn,
by Luxford
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 31
Views: 4593

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

Martynn,
Don't know if this shot helps only one I have on file.
Not sure exactly what you mean by the inside bracket for the cross spars?
and what is a soss invisibles?
by Luxford
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 31
Views: 4593

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

As a lot of people have been interested in David's Kamper and I need to have a practice posting photo's here is one of David's Kamper on a trailer ready to go to the restorers workshop. As you can see it was pretty complete.
by Luxford
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 31
Views: 4593

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

Ed, Thanks for the story on the Harrah's Kamer, As is often the case when someone gets hold of a vehicle their idea of what has to done to restore it varies from others. I was just looking at photo's of a rare Aussie bodied T which I saw a few years ago it had specially made guards and rare Clevelan...
by Luxford
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 31
Views: 4593

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

I can fill everyone in on a few details. David Woodworth who owns the Kamper for sale was the owner of a large proportion of the vintage camping vehicles now in a museum in north Indiana. He also owned the telescopic Camper which was in a past issue of the Vintage Ford. His Lamsteed when found had b...
by Luxford
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gary Hylton
Replies: 10
Views: 2226

Re: Gary Hylton

Mike Sommers pretty well said it all but I would like to add some. I first met Gary when on the MTFCA Great Bend tour in the 1990's in Kansas The family had to get from Great Bend to St Louis and our ride was not able to be there to take us. We rode with Gary and Carol back to their house in Kansas ...