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by Erik Johnson
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting Small
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: Starting Small

I might have a round bottom Yale lock available - I'll have to look.

I do have some Corbins available - not necessarily these as this a picture from last year but have some in my stash.
by Erik Johnson
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorcycle Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: Motorcycle Oil

Any benefits of using motorcycle oil in a Model T are purely psychological.....
by Erik Johnson
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting Small
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: Starting Small

Your Yale lock is missing the spring-loaded hasp.

It allows you to latch the box shut without having to lock it. It allows serves as a handle for lifting the lid.
by Erik Johnson
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1920 Cleveland six model 40
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: 1920 Cleveland six model 40

Picked up this wire wheel hubcap in south Minneapolis, not far from home.

National Wire Wheel Works also made accessory PASCO wire wheels for Chevy 490s and Model T Fords.
by Erik Johnson
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Ford wrench, unknown tool, and old parts
Replies: 19
Views: 655

Re: 13T - Ford wrench, unknown tool, and old parts

The other end of the Ford "Z" ratchet fits the pan oil drain plug and the differential plug.
by Erik Johnson
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Ford wrench, unknown tool, and old parts
Replies: 19
Views: 655

Re: 13T - Ford wrench and unknown took

It's a a T-1917 band/transmission wrench. It is the later style, approximately 1921-27.

Here is a group I recently sold. The three on right are an earlier style, approximately 1915 - 1920. They may also be correct for 1913, however, you'd have to ask the experts.
by Erik Johnson
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 1951

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

RE: running board cans The Evapo Rust label says it is safe on galvanizing, but that has not been my experience. My neighbor gave me some galvanized shelf brackets that had been sitting in his garage and they did have some areas of rust so I gave them a soak in Evapo-Rust. It removed 100% of the zin...
by Erik Johnson
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Open Car Top Boots
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Open Car Top Boots

Here's a tip:

If you make your own top boot, use top material, not upholstery material.

Upholstery material stretches which doesn't make for a good boot.

Top material does not stretch. Factory boots were made from top material.
by Erik Johnson
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Midget Car Co. Findlay, Ohio (Model T related)
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: The Midget Car Co. Findlay, Ohio (Model T related)

There was another one of those "Midgets" posted on the forum in the past but I have yet to be able to find the thread with the photos. It may have been posted in the classifieds under the pre-2019 format. If it was, then that post is gone. In any case, without being able to see better and more detai...
by Erik Johnson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Midget Car Co. Findlay, Ohio (Model T related)
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: The Midget Car Co. Findlay, Ohio (Model T related)

That car appeared in a 2014 thread -

Click on this link and scroll down once the page opens.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/41 ... 1393968104
by Erik Johnson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T governor fan
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Model T governor fan

More photos:
by Erik Johnson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T governor fan
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Model T governor fan

I had a complete, NOS Sears Roebuck Governor (instructions posted above) that I sold via the classifieds in 2017.

See photos below.
by Erik Johnson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14 T lit up after a 20 year nap
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: 14 T lit up after a 20 year nap

Saw that car on Minneapolis Craigslist.

Unrestored and a great candidate for cleaning and detailing.

The price listed in the ad was very reasonable so you got a heck of a deal, especially if you paid less what he was originally asking.
by Erik Johnson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Re: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?

This may sound counterintuitive, but if the transmission is worn-out it, can be difficult if not impossible to get a free neutral when the oil is not up to operating temperature, even when the clutch linkage and the cam bolt are set "correctly."
by Erik Johnson
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 1951

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

RE: molasses - see this old thread from the forum http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/223017.html?1310536193 It is feed grade molasses which is not thick like what is used in cooking. https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/evolved-habitats-stump-likker-1-gal-liquid-molasses-deer-attractant/0000000...
by Erik Johnson
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 1951

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

There is/was also a place here in the Twin Cities that did wholesale dipping of car bodies and frames, etc. but that was using a caustic chemical, not Evaporust, that removed paint and rust. The fellow that owned it was in the antique car hobby and retired and sold the business to someone else. Don'...
by Erik Johnson
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 1951

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

I saw a Rustbeeter demonstration at the HCCA swap meet in Forest City, IA about ten years ago. I also use feedgrade molasses from Fleet Farm (it's actually in the hunting section) and water for rust removal. A lot of folks say that it doesn't cause problems, but it will start cratering iron and shee...
by Erik Johnson
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 1951

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

Evaporust is great but, unfortunately, it has doubled in price in the last five years, at least where I live. About 12 years ago, there was a rust removal business here in MInneapolis that catered to auto restorers. They had large open tanks full of Evaporust in which they could soak car frames, fen...
by Erik Johnson
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting the Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: Starting the Model T

In my opinion, it does not matter which hand you use to crank your antique car as long as you do not wrap your thumb around the handle and you pull up. In addition to the above, I do think stance and overall technique also does matter as far as safety is concerned. You may be holding the crank corre...
by Erik Johnson
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roadster differences 1915-1917
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Roadster differences 1915-1917

Although there are many clues and features that can be used to differentiate between a 1915, 1916 and 1917 roadster body,I would definitely locate the body serial number that includes the date (month and year). If it has a metal serial number plate nailed on the seat frame or floor riser, you should...
by Erik Johnson
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pic of key please?
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Pic of key please?

See read what I posted on this thread:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1516214731
by Erik Johnson
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roadster differences 1915-1917
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Roadster differences 1915-1917

I have an unrestored 1917 roadster with a known history. They're basically the same. However, there are some differences and if you posted pictures, we could tell you what you have. For example, 1915 Fords have low armrests. Early in the 1917 model year, a notch was put in the cowl above the coil bo...
by Erik Johnson
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1916 Dodge
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: 1916 Dodge

George:

Thank you for letting me know that you saw my post. I had sent you a private message.

I asked my dad if he knew Melvin Illa. My father said he remembered him but he didn't recall him ever being member of the Minnesota Region of the AACA.
by Erik Johnson
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1916 Dodge
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: 1916 Dodge

Minnesota Pioneer license plate 1995 shown on the front of one of the cars was originally registered to Melvin F. Illa, 320 W. 7th, Hastings, Minnesota, 1916 Dodge touring. I don't have a breakdown of Minnesota Pioneers by year but the plates were probably issued around 1960 (they started with numbe...
by Erik Johnson
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Common Wrench: Unusual Ford Script
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: Common Wrench: Unusual Ford Script

Lots of variations in script on band wrenches.

Three to the far right are approx. 1915 to 1920.

Rest are approx. 1921 to the end of production - large and small script.
by Erik Johnson
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Can anybody ID this bar clamp?
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Can anybody ID this bar clamp?

I'm familiar with hand crank post drill presses with the hand crank 90 degrees to the arbor. Those are a dime a dozen. The only way this would work as a drill press is if it were mounted on top of and parallel to the workbench surface so you would drill horizontally. However, there are no brackets o...
by Erik Johnson
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I fold the Top when Down?
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: How do I fold the Top when Down?

I should have put a disclaimer in my first post. I only have experience with two-man tops. I should have realized that the mechanism/bracket is in the way on one-man tops which makes it difficult to fold the top inwards at the left and right sides without having it rest against the fabric as you hav...
by Erik Johnson
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Can anybody ID this bar clamp?
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Can anybody ID this bar clamp?

There is a square socket (see photo) but I think it may be missing a part or two.
by Erik Johnson
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Can anybody ID this bar clamp?
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Can anybody ID this bar clamp?

Is anyone familiar with this particular type of bar clamp and if it has a special purpose? Is it missing anything? The large crank and hand wheel/lock wheel has me stumped. It doesn't look like any of the varieties I have seen before. I'm helping a fellow who is going through his father's collection...
by Erik Johnson
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I fold the Top when Down?
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: How do I fold the Top when Down?

When folding down the top, fold/push the material inward on all three sides.

Basically, the opposite of what you show in your photos (don't have the top material hanging out the back, past the bows - push it inward).
by Erik Johnson
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?
Replies: 30
Views: 810

Re: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?

When my father first starting tinkering with Model T Fords as a teenager in 1948, he would put used oil from my grandparents' Cadillac in his Ts. A 94 year old acquaintance of mine in the antique car hobby told me that in the early 1940s he would obtain free used motor oil from the neighborhood gara...
by Erik Johnson
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cool accessory !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Cool accessory !!!

No-Ko-Rode battery terminal protector.
by Erik Johnson
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fs accessory mag
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Re: Fs accessory mag

To add what Phillip Lawrence posted, the magneto has an IHC logo (aka International Harvester Co.). It may be a type-E4A.

I don't believe the rest of what is shown is IHC as they used direct drive on their tractor magnetos, not chain drive.
by Erik Johnson
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Top windshield seal
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: 1911 Top windshield seal

From the factory, 1911 Fords never had a windbreaker or rain flap on the front bow.
by Erik Johnson
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 20
Views: 1552

Re: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires

Those are Coker Classic Bias Ply, Sawtooth tread.

I have a black set on my '17 roadster.
by Erik Johnson
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire talc
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Tire talc

I would try NAPA, O'Reilly and Advance Auto Parts websites. You should be able to order it online and have it delivered free to your nearest store if they already don't have it in stock. According to O'Reilly's website, I can order a 1 lb. can tonight and pick it up after 3:00 pm tomorrow at the sto...
by Erik Johnson
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts cabinet
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Parts cabinet

That's a Carter carburetor cabinet in case you are not aware. That's why carburetor is misspelled as "carbureter" and the "CAR" and "TER" are large prominent while "BURE" is smaller. I have seen a number of Carter carburetor cabinets over the years at estate sales. However, it has always been the ca...
by Erik Johnson
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My top leaks!
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: My top leaks!

Dave - the photo of my dad's touring that I posted shows what I call a "wind-breaker" on the first bow of the top. I don't know what Ford Motor Company called it if they called it anything at all. Click on the photo to enlarge. Tim Juhl's photo shows what looks like a loose, rectangular vertical fla...
by Erik Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My top leaks!
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: My top leaks!

In my opinion, you would be better off removing the rain-flap installing a "wind-breaker." 1917 Fords had neither but, later, two-man tops did eventually have a wind-breaker starting around 1920. Here is an example of a wind-breaker on my dad's 1917. He made and installed the top himself in 1951 usi...
by Erik Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub and tire alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Hub and tire alignment

In my opinion, putting a straight edge on the hub and measuring the distance from the rim to the straight edge is meaningless. To see if the wheel is true: - remove the tire - bolt the wheel onto the axle - put some sort of reference on the floor near the outboard side of the rim such as a block of ...
by Erik Johnson
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bows and sockets
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: top bows and sockets

1917 roadsters and tourings have round top sockets. After the wood bow is inserted into the socket, there is a single nail that goes through the socket and into the wood bow. I have posted photos in this thread: https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11380&p=85110&hilit=roadster+nail#p8511...
by Erik Johnson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?

In my opinion the moniker "Rip Van Winkle" should be reserved solely for the 1917 Rip Van Winkle touring. That car was purchased new in 1917 by Oscar Peterson of Center City, Minnesota and driven 5.9 miles from the dealer to Mr. Peterson's homestead and parked in a garage where it sat unused, on jac...
by Erik Johnson
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: Who is this in this ad??

Slight drift but still appropriate for the topic at hand, considering the discussion that has already transpired above. A while back, someone was selling a wicker Hawkeye Refrigerator Picnic Basket on Minneapolis Craigslist. In the listing, along with photos of the actual basket being sold, the sell...
by Erik Johnson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question

Thank you for all of the replies. Here is a photo of the set screw that is available from Langs. I'll have to see if my dad has any NOS or used in his parts stash. PS: I also realize my mistake in measuring the diameters of the holes. Instead of using drill bits, I should have used my thread gauge a...
by Erik Johnson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question

I recently acquired this 5Z314 clutch drum puller at an estate sale of an elderly Model T enthusiast. Can anyone tell me or post photos of the correct bolts for the puller? It came with two 3/8" bolts and corresponding castle nuts as shown in the photos. However, these bolts are too small for the th...
by Erik Johnson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Start need Help
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Free Start need Help

Let your motor idle down before turning off the ignition.
by Erik Johnson
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo- New 1914 Fords
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Old Photo- New 1914 Fords

According to Motor World volume 31, page 31 (1912):

"The Smith Hardware Co., Pine City, Minn., has entered the automobile selling field; it has secured a Ford Agency."
by Erik Johnson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What kind of a car is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Re: What kind of a car is this?

That body style is called a cloverleaf or cloverleaf roadster.

The front passenger and driver seat are separate (space between) so you can access the back seat.
by Erik Johnson
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted tail light mount
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Wanted tail light mount

What you have pictured is a 1915 touring tail lamp bracket. It's missing the license plate holder/bracket. The license plate holder bolts onto it via a threaded prong that goes through the hole and it is held in place with a castle nut. The 1916 touring bracket is also a two-piece bracket except the...
by Erik Johnson
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 839

Re: radiator hose

Correct me if I'm wrong. A while back didn't the vendors also carry a Gates brand three piece radiator hose set in black?

I remember a friend of mine installing them on his 1912 touring (however, that was 25 years ago).
by Erik Johnson
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: beed braker information
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: beed braker information

Dayton Rubber Mfg. Co. (embossed on the tool in the second photo) manufactured tires. I found some references to and ads for airless tires. I have found that searching period trade journals via Google Books is a good source. Sometimes I set date parameters - January 1, 1900 to December 31, 1930. I w...
by Erik Johnson
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about 1915 and later front floor mats
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Question about 1915 and later front floor mats

My father's '17 touring and my '17 roadster both have their original front mats, which is the tapered mat that was introduced (I believe) in the 1915 model year. I picked up another original mat, same as above. My main reason for the original post is I am trying to determine if the above mats are co...
by Erik Johnson
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about 1915 and later front floor mats
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Question about 1915 and later front floor mats

Does anybody know when the long "notch" on the front rubber floor mat first appeared? Did it coincide with the "pie plate" firewall shield that was introduced sometime in the 1919 Model year? Are the 1919-22 floor mats the same as the 1923-25? In other words, is the following correct? - 1915-1919 = ...
by Erik Johnson
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reviving old Ford seat material
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Reviving old Ford seat material

Your seat cushion and seat back upholstery are not factory original. For one thing, the configuration of the of the seat cushion upholstery is incorrect. The pleats never went down the front like that. The exposed stitching on the armrest is another clue. Also, the grain of the material is too prono...
by Erik Johnson
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct radiator hose color
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: correct radiator hose color

I have higher resolution versions of the photos (I also cropped the second photo).

In my opinion, it's rust.
by Erik Johnson
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct radiator hose color
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: correct radiator hose color

Here are the original hoses from the 1917 "Rip Van Winkle" Ford touring. This car has a June 1917 motor serial number and was most likely assembled at the Minneapolis plant. Click on the first photo to enlarge. Click on it a second time to make even larger. Note that the inner and outer layers of ru...
by Erik Johnson
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-14 Gaslight hose
Replies: 26
Views: 2033

Re: 1913-14 Gaslight hose

Asked my dad about the three red rubber hoses on his 1910 IHC roadster. (I should also ask him if any of the original was on the car when he bought it 70 years ago and if he kept any samples of it.) He said back in the 1950s and 1960s, antique auto restorers used red rubber beer line air hose and th...
by Erik Johnson
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A brand new 26
Replies: 14
Views: 1132

Re: A brand new 26

The photo was discussed in the past on the forum: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/822076/895984.html?1536492537 Worth mentioning: just because a photo of what appears to be the same car and gentleman is in the possession of the Minnesota Historical Society does not necessarily mean that the MNH...
by Erik Johnson
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A brand new 26
Replies: 14
Views: 1132

Re: A brand new 26

The original photo is in the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society and identified as, "Ed Killmer in Automobile. Osseo." Osseo is about ten miles northwest of Minneapolis. http://collections.mnhs.org/cms/display.php?irn=10789193&return=brand=cms Large view with zoom-in capabilities: http://...
by Erik Johnson
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this light bracket for?
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: What is this light bracket for?

1915 or 1916 Ford roadster tail lamp bracket. It's missing the license plate bracket.
by Erik Johnson
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 1913 Touring Hardware
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Wanted: 1913 Touring Hardware

Here is an original key strap. Ignore the arrows - I used this photo in a prior thread a few years ago. If I pushed the key all the way into the hole, the strap wouldn't sag as shown in the photo and it would lay flat against the socket. There isn't any slack to speak of, although the strap could ha...
by Erik Johnson
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 1913 Touring Hardware
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Wanted: 1913 Touring Hardware

Those leather straps are ridiculously and unnecessarily too long.

Cut them so they are just long enough with with little or no slack, keeping in mind the leather should project 1/4" past the screw hole as described by R.V. Anderson.
by Erik Johnson
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Town Car
Replies: 24
Views: 5238

Re: 1915 Town Car

The notch for in cowl for the radiator rod first appeared in the 1917 model year. There were town cars produced in the 1917, 1918 and 1919 model years (only 17 for 1919). The radiator rod was higher up on the firewall in 1917 than it was during the brass radiator years due to the higher radiator. Th...
by Erik Johnson
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator grill
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Radiator grill

The late Louis Seekon of Minneapolis, MN had a 1924 touring that he dolled-up with a number of accessories including a radiator stone guard. He was a talented fellow. Instead of being a period accessory, he may have fabricated the stone guard himself in the 1950s using off the shelf materials. The m...
by Erik Johnson
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: $1,155.00 Ford script Hall tail/stop light on EBAY
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: $1,155.00 Ford script Hall tail/stop light on EBAY

Reminds me of an old joke. Sven decided he wanted to get in the used car business. He parked two completely rusted-out 1985 Lincoln Town Cars on a vacant lot, painted "$50,000" on both windshields and then sat in a lawn chair next to the cars. A couple hours later, Ole walks by and says, "Sven, dere...
by Erik Johnson
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 1372

Re: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel

You can make your own shims from a tin can or piece of sheet metal, etc.

Do not use aluminum pop or beer cans or brass.
by Erik Johnson
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with ID
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: Help with ID

Also - here is my unrestored 1917 roadster.

It would be very easy for me to make it look like a 1916 roadster by installing a 1915-16 hood former and swapping out the hood, radiator, fenders and splash guards.
by Erik Johnson
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with ID
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: Help with ID

In order to install a 1915 or 1916 hood former on a 1917-22 Ford, I believe you have to swap out the stamped steel firewall brackets and install the ones that you posted (however, I may be wrong so others please chime in). If you really want your car scrutinized, supply better lit, larger file size ...
by Erik Johnson
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with ID
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: Help with ID

Did you locate the body number as I suggested in one of my earlier posts? That number includes the month and year.
by Erik Johnson
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with ID
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: Help with ID

Note that the windshield is screwed to the cowl-to-windshield/sidelight brackets - not riveted. That's the reason I posted that it was a 1917 or later windshield. I overlooked the hinges not being offset. 1915, 1916 and very early 1917 still the riveted windshield. Click on this link to see the rive...
by Erik Johnson
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Color for my 1910 Touring
Replies: 14
Views: 1400

Re: Color for my 1910 Touring

This will be the fourth paint job for Darel's touring: - original factory paint job - 1930s yellow paint job (see photos below) - late 1940s black paint job - 2020 paint job About five years ago, I found a photograph of Darel Leipold's 1910 touring taken in 1937, taken long before he purchased the c...
by Erik Johnson
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with ID
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: Help with ID

Later car dolled up to look like a 1915 or 1916. I'll bet it started life as a 1917 Ford. Splash shields are 1917. Windshield is 1917 and later. It looks like there is a notch in the cowl above the coil box lid. If there is, that indicates a 1917 or later body. On the passenger side floor riser, loo...
by Erik Johnson
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ohio 1910
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Ohio 1910

Here is a thread on a round radiator 1908 Lambert under restoration that includes very nice period photo of a round radiator Model M Lambert. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/822076/881787.html?1544090925 The bottoms of the radiators where the crank protrudes are slightly different than the wrec...
by Erik Johnson
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ohio 1910
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Ohio 1910

If it is friction drive, it could be a Lambert.

There are so few photos of round radiator Lamberts online it's hard to make a comparison.

A couple rotated photos to make online comparisons easier - upside right and upside down.
by Erik Johnson
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ohio 1910
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Ohio 1910

The turned over car is not a Franklin.

Although it is barrel nose, it is not air cooled - it has a radiator and is water cooled.

I thought it might be a National but I have ruled that out.

I don't think it is a Lambert.
by Erik Johnson
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!
Replies: 20
Views: 2843

Re: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!

Google the club website with the term "5 millionth".

The car in question has be discussed at length a few times in the past starting back in 2007 when it was listed on eBay.

It reminds me of the 1934 Ford Bonnie and Clyde death car - all seven of them.........
by Erik Johnson
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 2140

Re: Top install question

Allan: If the fabric is drill (actually woven on the bias), you can cut strip as long as the the bolt or roll of fabric is. The width of the bolt or roll is irrelevant (the width of a typical bolt of fabric is 45 inches wide or 60 inches wide). For example, if the roll of drill is 100 yards long, yo...
by Erik Johnson
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 2140

Re: Top install question

I understand that the hypotenuse measurement that I provided is only the length of the line from corner to corner of a 60" x 60" square. As you indicated in you post, any parallel lines to the or left of that line are shorter. However, nobody installing a Model T top should have to purchase a 60" x ...
by Erik Johnson
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1910 IHC restoration thread
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: 1910 IHC restoration thread

My father has owned his 1910 IHC Model F roadster for 69 years.

Leroy is an acquaintance of my father.
by Erik Johnson
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 2140

Re: Top install question

Larry: You don't have to buy a whole roll of Turf top material to obtain leatherette cut on the bias in order to cover the front bow in one single piece. When we were at Classtique's shop, we were told that is not possible to get a long enough piece cut on the bias because the roll of Turf grain top...
by Erik Johnson
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 2140

Re: Top install question

From the factory, on a two-man top, the leatherette on the front bow is a single piece. I'll take some photos and post when I'm back home and have some time. I believe your problem is the material used is too heavy/thick. Classtique supplies one long and two shorts (one for each curve) because, I be...
by Erik Johnson
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD - License Plates. IL, MI, MN, NY
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: SOLD - License Plates. IL, MI, MN, NY

RE: "A" and "B" on Minnesota plates. "A" plate is for a passenger car weighing less than one ton. "B" plate is for passenger car weighing one ton and over. The A and B plates were introduced in 1921 - the first year cars were taxed based on weight. Eventually, Minnesota got smart and dropped the "B"...
by Erik Johnson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1829

Re: Top Material

Larry:

That's a photo of the eyelet from the original top boot from my dad's 1917 touring.

The black or gray woven material seen though the eyelet is the strap.

I posted the photo in this thread:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/11 ... 1284826007
by Erik Johnson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 2140

Re: Top install question

I maintain that the original leatherette on the first bow is not the same thickness as the leatherette top material. It is thinner than the top material and comparable to the thin leatherette currently available that is used to cover the door panels. I have two sets of bows with the original leather...
by Erik Johnson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 2140

Re: Top install question

On a 1917 Ford, the leatherette covering on the front bow goes all the way to and slightly covers the metal socket. The leatherette is supposed to be cut on the bias (so the weave and warp are at a 45 degree angle) so it can be wrapped around the bow without puckering when it rounds the corners. Sam...
by Erik Johnson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2983

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

The purpose of seat belts is to avoid what is called the "secondary collision" of the occupants inside or outside of the vehicle. That is, upon the vehicle's impact, the occupants inside the vehicle remain in motion until they themselves hit another object - inside the automobile or if they are ejec...
by Erik Johnson
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resonable priced 1915
Replies: 9
Views: 1665

Re: Resonable priced 1915

Square felloe wheels are not correct for 1915.
by Erik Johnson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Rands Windshield including Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Brass Rands Windshield including Rods

Daniel:

I sent you an email.

Erik
by Erik Johnson
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Rands Windshield including Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Brass Rands Windshield including Rods

Still for sale - will bring to Bob Peterson's swap meet in Kenyon, MN this Saturday, June 27.
by Erik Johnson
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Vanguard Windshield Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Brass Vanguard Windshield Frame

Still for sale - will bring to Bob Peterson's swap meet in Kenyon, MN this Saturday, June 27.
by Erik Johnson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Rands Windshield including Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Brass Rands Windshield including Rods

Got it, thanks.
by Erik Johnson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Rands Windshield including Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Brass Rands Windshield including Rods

Complete and ready-to-install brass Rands windshield with laminated safety glass and hard-to-find Rands adjustable rods. Price is $850.00 All the brass was professionally buffed/polished at a local plating shop. Upper panel measures 41" x 10 3/4" Lower panel measures 41" x 12" I plan on bringing thi...
by Erik Johnson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Vanguard Windshield Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Brass Vanguard Windshield Frame

Vanguard brass upper windshield frame including parting strip and four hinge screws. Price is $65.00. There is one stress crack in the frame as shown in the photos. This does not effect the function of the frame and can probably be easily filled-in or repaired with silver solder. Frame measures 41 5...
by Erik Johnson
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Request for expert advice to help date a photo
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

Re: Request for expert advice to help date a photo

The car is a 1923 Model T Ford touring or roadster.

The date the photo was actually taken would be harder to pinpoint. However, if you know the state where it was taken, even a partial view of the license plate as shown in the photo can help determine the year the photo was taken.
by Erik Johnson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A part found- what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: A part found- what is it?

Here is a 1932-35 Ford truck badge.

Note the copper/brass where the cloisonne is missing.
by Erik Johnson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A part found- what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: A part found- what is it?

It's a Model A badge.

It's spent a long time in the ground.

The blue cloisonne (porcelain) is gone.

They were nickel or chrome plated over copper or brass. You can see evidence of this on my example where the porcelain is chipped.

The solder on the back is for the stud.
by Erik Johnson
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dash (firewall) rain gutter / drip strip
Replies: 15
Views: 1073

Re: dash (firewall) rain gutter / drip strip

The first photo you posted is my 1917 roadster.

In 1917 the metal cap did not have a gutter and is not correct for 1923.

Don't know what year the gutter was added to the cap but I'm sure your '23 should have a gutter. You'd have to do some research.
by Erik Johnson
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Harold Lloyd's Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 1903

Re: Harold Lloyd's Model T

I don't use the forum's key word search. I didn't use the previous forum platform key word search either. I simply use google as I explained in my prior post. If you click on the links I previously posted showing the results of a google search of "Harold Lloyd" on mtfca.com there are plenty of pre-2...