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by Mike Robinson
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag post short.
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Mag post short.

I was driving at a steady speed and it shut off completely. Restarted on battery fine but didn’t run anymore on mag. I’m just happy it wasn’t the mag that failed.
by Mike Robinson
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag post short.
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Mag post short.

Has anyone had a mag short out from what I think is band lining and oil touching the post ?My mag failed and after checking the switch and replacing it found this at the contact point For the post. All connections were good and still no voltage. I cleared that goo away and all is ok now.
by Mike Robinson
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB. Electric fork mounted Headlights
Replies: 1
Views: 172

WTB. Electric fork mounted Headlights

I am looking for a pair of electric fork mounted headlights for a 14 Speedster project. Mike 209-404-7911.
by Mike Robinson
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama
Replies: 19
Views: 1860

Re: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama

I have a restored side shift and it works great . It’s for the Ruckstell. A little fun on a Speedster.
by Mike Robinson
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Covered Oiler
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: Covered Oiler

I will buy that ! Send me a note for the total. Mike Robinson
by Mike Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contact Information for Don L Ritchey (California)?
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Contact Information for Don L Ritchey (California)?

Yes , He is in Modesto uses part of a shop in Riverbank. I see him on occasion and can get you his number. PM me and I will get it for you.
by Mike Robinson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 8 volt Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: 8 volt Batteries

Everything is new. Dismantled the car and started over. I had the dash apart to look for a gas leak (26 car) and probably caused the loose headlight and amp wire to be loose. Before I install any new lamps I will test the voltage with the engine running and see if the voltage goes up to 10 or 12 vol...
by Mike Robinson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 8 volt Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: 8 volt Batteries

I think the loose wire at the switch was possibly the problem. The engine was running at the time I tested the lights. I installed the new starter and the battery at the same time so a 8 volt battery was not really needed . The old engine and starter combination turned over fine . The new engine wit...
by Mike Robinson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 8 volt Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: 8 volt Batteries

I did find a loose wire on the back of the head light switch. Maybe that contributed to the problem. I put in a new bulb and it instantly burned out. Burned bulb number 3. Checked the voltage at the lamp socket. 8 volts.
by Mike Robinson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 8 volt Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 553

8 volt Batteries

I have installed a Rajo head on my T. I am trying an 8 volt battery to give the rebuilt starter a boost. It works great but now the headlights are burning out. I am using 6-8 volts bulbs . Is there an alternative 8 volt lamp or a LED lamp that will work on 8 volts ? Is there a resistor that will onl...
by Mike Robinson
Wed May 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Victor Headlight Door
Replies: 0
Views: 201

WTB Victor Headlight Door

I need a used brass headlight door or even two that match.
by Mike Robinson
Sat May 02, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,
Replies: 22
Views: 2154

Re: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,

A hose reel can be made out of an old T or A wheel when it is damaged beyond use.
by Mike Robinson
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Train Whistle
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Train Whistle

$50.00 plus shipping
by Mike Robinson
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 23 to 25 one man top
Replies: 1
Views: 384

23 to 25 one man top

One man roadster top. Looks like it only had one installed top on it. Very tight and in good condition. Wood is in nice condition.Looks like the original rivets holding the wood. Could be hard to ship unless it is taken apart. $400.00 plus shipping
by Mike Robinson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help to ID top irons
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Help to ID top irons

This looks to be a 1923 to 1925 one man roadster top. I will be posting it for sale but I don’t want to ID it wrong. Looks like it has only had one top on it.
by Mike Robinson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Several Bumpers
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Several Bumpers

Ok. You can send me you email and I will get you my mailing address . You can also call or text at 209-404-7911
by Mike Robinson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Several Bumpers
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Several Bumpers

Yes I will hold them. You can send a check and they can stay here. If you need to use PayPal I can possibly get set up with it.
by Mike Robinson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Several Bumpers
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Several Bumpers

Bumpers are in various condition. $25.00 each plus shipping but that might be prohibitive because of there size. Located near Modesto Ca.
by Mike Robinson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Single water or gas cans
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Single water or gas cans

$20.00 each. Plus shipping.Pretty good condition. One can has some rust inside from water but still solid. Others look good. One is missing a cap.
by Mike Robinson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Exhaust Cutout
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Exhaust Cutout

I can remove the header pipe and it will be cheaper to ship. I will drop it to $40.00
by Mike Robinson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas Oil Water canister set
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: Gas Oil Water canister set

Sold to William Harper. Thank you MTFCA.
by Mike Robinson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Train Whistle
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Train Whistle

How about $100.00 with shipping included ?
by Mike Robinson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Exhaust Cutout
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Exhaust Cutout

Good condition Climax Brand. Moves freely. $50.00 plus shipping
by Mike Robinson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Train Whistle
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Train Whistle

No manufacturers name on this . It has the adapter for the tail pipe. $100.00 plus shipping.
by Mike Robinson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas Oil Water canister set
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Gas Oil Water canister set

Good condition overall. One spout will need a repair. Two are very clean . One has a small amount of crud in the bottom. No rust out. $175.00 plus shipping.
by Mike Robinson
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 8485

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

1926 Roadster pickup with Ca. Commercial plates.
by Mike Robinson
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 6303

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

Completed the restoration of my 1926 Roadster Pickup with the last part I needed. Stan Howe sent me the Zenith U5 carb for the Rajo Head I needed.
by Mike Robinson
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this part?
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: What is this part?

Thanks. Makes sense now.
by Mike Robinson
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this part?
Replies: 5
Views: 760

What is this part?

I found this in a box of spare parts with a Model T I bought.
by Mike Robinson
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 6187

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

Made some racks for my Roadster pickup.
by Mike Robinson
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restored Stromberg OF
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: Restored Stromberg OF

Nice work! Did you have to make the missing nut from the top of the float in the first photo?
by Mike Robinson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 12
Views: 1967

Re: Cleaning nickel safely.

1367EC07-2A2E-482E-AF39-584EFD49C8C3.jpeg Just a follow up on stains on my nickel radiator shell from duct tape . I tried a few products but the stains remained . Then as suggested I looked for a product that mentioned Nickel in its line up of metal it would clean. I tried Flitz Metal polish an it ...
by Mike Robinson
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a 1926 Radiator.
Replies: 11
Views: 1412

Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Yes . The new springs were to long. I used the old ones. I also preloaded the bottom spring as suggested. That’s the only way I could get enough thread to start the nut. All good now . Thanks for the help.
by Mike Robinson
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a 1926 Radiator.
Replies: 11
Views: 1412

Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Seeing a more clear drawing really helped. The lower thimble didn’t fit the hole drilled in the radiator flange . I had to ream it out. When I got the roadster the hood didn’t fit right . It was sitting up to high. Now I see why. Now everything lines up. Thanks.
by Mike Robinson
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a 1926 Radiator.
Replies: 11
Views: 1412

Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Thanks, This makes it much more clear . I will check out the gallery. I didn’t know to look there. Mike Robinson
by Mike Robinson
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a 1926 Radiator.
Replies: 11
Views: 1412

Installing a 1926 Radiator.

Does any one have a clear view or cutaway showing the proper installation of a radiator on a 1926 T ? I have a Ford manual but the photos aren’t clear as to the correct layout of all the Layers of parts starting with the fenders on up to the crown nut.
by Mike Robinson
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 Fordor Body
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: 1926 Fordor Body

SOLD Good luck with your new Fordor body Matt. Please send photos with your progress.
by Mike Robinson
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 5277

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Seeing the doors installed brings the color pattern together. Maybe it served as some sort of taxi or shuttle car.
by Mike Robinson
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Zenith S4BF with manifold *sold*
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: For Sale: Zenith S4BF with manifold completely rebuilt

Hi, Is this still available and what is the mounting stud measurement between studs? Mike Robinson 209-404-7911
by Mike Robinson
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 Fordor Body
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: 1926 Fordor Body

Main body doors and seats. New lower price $975.00 wood looks to be in pretty good shape.
by Mike Robinson
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale 1921 Touring body.
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: For Sale 1921 Touring body.

Sold
by Mike Robinson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this part for ?
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: What is this part for ?

How does it mount on the car and did it really help in any way ?
by Mike Robinson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this part for ?
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: What is this part for ?

Mike Robinson wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:22 pm
What is this part ? Looks like it could go on the front axel under the motor mount. What would be it’s function ? It was in a box of T parts.
by Mike Robinson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this part for ?
Replies: 4
Views: 818

What is this part for ?

What is this part ? Looks like it could go on the front axel under the miter mount. What would be it’s function ? It was in a box of T parts.
by Mike Robinson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 12
Views: 1967

Re: Cleaning nickel safely.

Thanks . That is what I am worried about . Doing damage to the finish. It’s to nice to wreck it by rubbing through or making things worse with the wrong process or chemical.
by Mike Robinson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 Fordor Body
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: 1926 Fordor Body

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by Mike Robinson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale 1921 Touring body.
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: For Sale 1921 Touring body.

Mike Robinson wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:21 am
I have a 1921 touring body with fenders and a frame. Top irons Wind shield spare tire rack metal tire rack and miscellaneous parts. $750.00 I will be digging it out of the barn and can get some photos.Mike Robinson <a href="tel:209-404-7911">209-404-7911</a>
by Mike Robinson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 12
Views: 1967

Re: Cleaning nickel safely.

It looks like a chemical reaction from the duct tape through the cloth covering that was protecting it.
by Mike Robinson
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 12
Views: 1967

Cleaning nickel safely.

I purchased a 1926 nickel radiator shell that was wrapped in rags and then wrapped in duct tape in 1979. The tape caused a stain on the finish that doesn’t wipe off. What product would be safe to polish it out? The staining is just dull areas.
by Mike Robinson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale 1921 Touring body.
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

For Sale 1921 Touring body.

I have a 1921 touring body with fenders and a frame. Top irons and seats. Wind shield and lots of miscellaneous parts. $750.00 I will be digging it out of the barn and can get some photos.Mike Robinson 209-404-7911
by Mike Robinson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 Fordor Body
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

1926 Fordor Body

Does anyone have interest in a 1926 Fordor body? The body looks really solid . Comes with the seats and doors. Some small rust spots at the bottom of the body under the rear fenders. If interested call Mike at 209-404-7911 I will post photos when I get it out of the trailer.
by Mike Robinson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: STROMBERG LF IN GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: STROMBERG LF IN GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION

Is this an updraft that would work with my Rajo? Mike Robinson 209-404-7911
by Mike Robinson
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Importance of a Good Weld and Where to put it!
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: The Importance of a Good Weld and Where to put it!

My shop took a hit this winter. Branches hit two cars.
by Mike Robinson
Mon May 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Roadster Pickup Bed
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: 26/27 Roadster Pickup Bed

The thickness of my 26 is 13/16 . My bed has been replaced in the past but it fits correctly.
by Mike Robinson
Sat May 11, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Roadster Pickup Bed
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

26/27 Roadster Pickup Bed

Does anyone know how Ford would finish the wood in the bed . Oil , stain varnish or paint ? Or was it just left natural ?
by Mike Robinson
Wed May 08, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a 26 roadster body.
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Installing a 26 roadster body.

Yes the holes are there.
by Mike Robinson
Wed May 08, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a 26 roadster body.
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Installing a 26 roadster body.s

Thanks for the photo of the blocks. That really helped. I will set it up as suggested and things should line up a lot better.
by Mike Robinson
Mon May 06, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a 26 roadster body.
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Installing a 26 roadster body.

After painting my 26 roadster pickup I am installing the body back on the frame. When I took it apart there was wood in odd places between the frame and body. Things really didn’t line up right either . Does the body bolt directly to the frame or should there be some type of spacer like a rubber was...
by Mike Robinson
Mon May 06, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 13903

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

Picked up my 26 T Roadster pickup from the paint shop Friday.Im very happy with the results. Now the real fun begins!
by Mike Robinson
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tour Dogs !!
Replies: 19
Views: 2937

Re: Tour Dogs !!

Oliver, First day we got him.Eight weeks old.Broke him In right away. He is eight months old now and sits up as tall as me! He needs a leash on as I think he would go over the door to greet another dog.
by Mike Robinson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sand Blasting a Model T
Replies: 18
Views: 2842

Re: Sand Blasting a Model T

Thanks for all the input from your experiences. I will try it myself first with sand and see how it works.i will also try paint remover. If I end up taking it to the local shop I will have them do a test piece like the tailgate and see how it looks. The paint on the T is very hard and fairly thick. ...
by Mike Robinson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sand Blasting a Model T
Replies: 18
Views: 2842

Sand Blasting a Model T

I am getting ready to prepare my 26 Roadster Pickup for new paint. Does anyone have a recommendation on what media would be best? Sand, glass beads ect. I have been told sand can damage the metal and warp panels. The local powder coating shop said they do car bodies using sand without any problems ....
by Mike Robinson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts on When Calls The Heart
Replies: 8
Views: 1862

Re: Model Ts on When Calls The Heart

A couple episodes back the owner of the lumber yard sat in the drivers seat as his wife hand cranked the engine without pushing in on the crank . If spun over very quickly but the funny part was hearing the starter crank the engine in the background
by Mike Robinson
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 11325

Re: What have you done with your T in March?

I got this old speedster project back out that I started about 10 years ago. I installed the engine last week and now need to make time to get the rest of it done.
by Mike Robinson
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head installation
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: RAJO head installation

I will need to do the same on mine . I always thought this was sold as a bolt on accessory. I might just save this for a future speedster project we’re I can move the firewall. Thanks
by Mike Robinson
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head installation
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: RAJO head installation

By chance a friend of mine has the later modified B head. we set it on my block and the head clears the firewall nicely but the rockers still hit the firewall and the valve cover is also hitting the firewall. Even with that head cutting would be needed. I have not seen this done on the later firewal...
by Mike Robinson
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head installation
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

RAJO head installation

I am looking for information on installing a RAJO B head on a 1926 T Roadster pickup. it looks like I will need to modify the firewall and possibly the gas tank to get the clearances needed to install the head. Has anyone done this installation before on a 26 ? This is a stock pickup and I don't wan...