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by Susanne
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Qantas safety video
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Qantas safety video

It did (tho I also got it off the video)... talk about forward thinking? Then again, commercial air service in 1920 was WAY outside the curve, yet it makes sense it would be in Australia, where (like Alaska) air transport was (and in some cases still is) is the best solution...
by Susanne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Qantas safety video
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Qantas safety video

I always wondered where "Qantas" came from - thought it was aboriginal... Very cool!
by Susanne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attaching Data Plate 1913 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Attaching Data Plate 1913 Touring

Take the brass nail, a spot of adhesive on the end of a pin punch (like rubber cement), stick the nail on the end of the punch, line up and whack with a hammer. Otherwise, you'll be looking for a long, long time for the missing nails. Also the later (mid-15) plates did NOT have a number stamped in t...
by Susanne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 118
Views: 6287

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well I got some more parts in the mail. I just need the centering tool for the cam shaft cover. It's on the way soon. Just got this cam shaft gear and the blots for the oil pan. The last guy used regular bolts with no holes for the cotter pins. See I now have a brass car. Ha Ha Ha. To bad no-one wi...
by Susanne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 46
Views: 6153

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

The guy who has a block under each arm... That was my late uncle Bucky - Extremely, um, "Heavy set", worked in the auto wrecking industry, he would pick up long blocks and move them around the yard... V8 short blocks , one in each hand. Always knew that if ever got him mad at me, I'd best just shoot...
by Susanne
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a garage mate for our '21 T?
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: a garage mate for our '21 T?

Nothing wrong with a 490, just have plenty of rear axles in stock...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curtains Drawn (photo)
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Curtains Drawn (photo)

Of course they did, it's what comprises the back window of the top... otherwise it wouldn't be able to roll up, as it did on the early tops. One of the big complaints was that it yellowed and cracked (not unlike today!), so a number of firms made glass replacements for the square windows in later to...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Engine number question

Early heads also have the same casting date - I'm thinking it was probably a stamped metal plate screwed onto the mould for the casting... My 12/7/15 head from the block of the same date has one similar near the back edge... part of why I'm fighting not to lose that head to the numerous cracks it's ...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Engine number question

Casting Date - May 23, (19)18. It was before they went to the round markers common on later engines...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coker tyre buyout.
Replies: 25
Views: 1985

Re: Coker tyre buyout.

Sadly, Dunlop Birmingham no longer makes bias-ply or beaded tires... I was thinking the same solution, but found this out the hard way...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curtains Drawn (photo)
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Curtains Drawn (photo)

I agree with that, although I have to agree with a comment made by a friend of ours, that the "authentic" ones do make the inside of your car darker than god's pocket... however, there's nothing like being somewhat warm and comfortable in inclement weather!
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This General Discussion Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: This General Discussion Forum

That's because they're closing the forum down due to the CoViD-19 pandemic... everyone wanted to get in one last look before it all went away. There's also something about the Federal Govt. wanting to ban all touring cars because they're concerned the open air exposure could help spread the virus to...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 1111

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

wayne sheldon wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Edsel Ford's customized '15 touring on his Chicago to San Francisco trip!
I'm not sure which I like more on this car, the wire wheels or the vent in the cowl...

Any more info on it?
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coker tyre buyout.
Replies: 25
Views: 1985

Re: Coker tyre buyout.

I wrote Blockley to find out if they were going to be making other sizes, and was pleasantly surprised that Julian wrote me a direct reply. Part of his reply to me is reposted below... Last year we produced a 30x3 1/2 with a Diamond tread pattern, and we are currently advanced with the 30x3 size you...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1439

Re: A Complicated Man

I'll make a prediction: given the option to chose Henry Ford or Greta Thunberg as a person worthy of emulating, my choice will undoubtedly condemn me for all time. :shock: my gosh Scott ! You choose Greta ?!? :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: (Channeling my "inner Greta"...) HOW DARE YOU! :x :lol: :lol: :l...
by Susanne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Damage Theory

Someone tried to repair a warp in the fender, but ended up doing a hack job? :lol: I'll take separated fan blades for 100, Alex! When you look at the slot, it came from the bottom traveling up, and was stopped by the lip in the top of the fender. If it were something come down from aboce, it would h...
by Susanne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Massacre (photo)
Replies: 34
Views: 1371

Re: Massacre (photo)

I can't say for sure, but it looks like the one above the 5 spoked wheel is a T with a clamshell rear end... :cry: Of course, when this was taken, they were all just old junker scrap cars... nothing of value at the time, other than scrap value. It's no different than a pile of 1990's Pick-n-Pull rej...
by Susanne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1439

Re: A Complicated Man

I talked to a few friends of mine... their families are vehemently anti-Ford, pro-GM, brands, (Think the "C" word) and it dates back to their great grandparents wanting nothing to do with this guy or his cars over this very issue... and those feelings were passed down, father to son. Hey, you can, I...
by Susanne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone making lever extenders or reverse pedal extenders?
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Anyone making lever extenders or reverse pedal extenders?

I have one, I think I got it from Langs or Chaffins... it's a cast aluminum piece, and actually makes the old style pedals a little more intuitive, as you can index your C and B feet off the sides of the reverse extender... Since I don't spend that time going backwards (looking backwards, sure, but ...
by Susanne
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 1099

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

Whoever built that sure wasn't loafing around... (Knew you'd get a rise out of me...) That really is a cute design... the cab is really unique, Of course we're on the wrong side of WW2 to find one, but if we could, what an amazing project that would be... Another one I'd like to fond (someday) is th...
by Susanne
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Don't Drown, Turn Around!
Replies: 5
Views: 726

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

Just remember, to your great grandkids, the teens just ended last year, and this is the start of the roaring 20's... :lol:
by Susanne
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?
Replies: 11
Views: 666

Re: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?

It looks like a rear one, but mounted backwards. Has to do with the reverse flow of electrons to project a light in front of a vehicle, instead of letting the light hust toss them out there to be absorbed eventually by the ether... :mrgreen: That was why early headlights ran on acetylene - it needed...
by Susanne
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?
Replies: 11
Views: 666

Re: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?

You nailed a question that has bnothered this 20th (maybe 21st) mind for a long time... I have a pierce arrow rear tail light assembly that has green and white to the rear, but no red, and I know the red tail lights were standardized in the 1950's, but even knowing this it throws me for a loop... be...
by Susanne
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 5605

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

And I think I was on somewhere around the turn of the millenia. I do remember I was still on the bay bridge at the time, and it was one of the few bits of both sannity and insanity at the time. Life got complicated for a while, and it was somewhat, um, a hot LZ here for a while, so it took quite a w...
by Susanne
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster for only $39,500!
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Speedster for only $39,500!

No way. It's got good bones, but 100 MPH? Too many flat surfaces, the fenders themselves would cost you MPH, not to mention being in the wind - the driver would be like a big sail. And that's a C35 head - nice, but it's neither a crossflow nor a racing head. The truly fast speedsters are shaped the ...
by Susanne
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3880

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Squirrel food. Except there's a run on acorns as well... :lol: People just making sure they don't get it, and don't give it, whatever it is. I'm still getting over a case of (I think) flu, so I'm not going anywhere nor doing anything except cleaning out my Winfields and respective manifolds, catchin...
by Susanne
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 907

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

Gotta shove those dead horses (and Wintons that failed) out of the way... --giggles--

Seriously, tho, I love the municipal uses of the T, especially early on...

One of these days i'd love to find a Winton... 'nuff said!
by Susanne
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control
Replies: 18
Views: 1968

Re: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control

I've seen this forum delve into the dark side before... and while I missed the impetus of what this was about, if it was similar to sidetracks previous, THANK YOU for stopping it in its tracks...
by Susanne
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 42
Views: 3633

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

All I can say is...

YAAYYYY!!!!
by Susanne
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hayes wheels - what would you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 1870

Re: Hayes wheels - what would you do?

I agree with Steve on this - when we had the rims of the 20 done, we had them hot dipped, and they turned out absolutely gorgeous... plus when they "normalized" out from super shiny, they still looked good. The silver paint, IMO, is close, but not the same...
by Susanne
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hayes wheels - what would you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 1870

Re: Hayes wheels - what would you do?

Up until about a year ago, I often got away with it. However, in the past year or so, Califunny has cracked down on such things. Items that Amazon used to ship to me? Instantly a note pops up saying it cannot be shipped to my address. Forget paint. I cannot even buy the same brass polish available ...
by Susanne
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6544

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Pulled the exhaust manifold, checked it, media blasted it, and repainted it with "flame proof" paint, 2 coats of primer, 2 of color, and man, it turned out pretty. The flameproof black is kind of a matte black, so it really pops. Then feeling ambitious, pulled the winfield carb and manifold, separat...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scam?
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Scam?

I son't know if it's a NOS scam, but it seems like a spurious part... :lol:

Sorry, Larrry... this stinks. Got hit by one of them a few years ago (from another forum), and it'll drive you bats for a while.

Good luck!!!
by Susanne
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sacramento laws
Replies: 18
Views: 1537

Re: Sacramento laws

I'm more for more people from OUTSIDE California posting POLITICAL COMMENTARY about California... NOT. :roll: Save your Bravo Sierra for elsewhere, guys. This isn't the place. - - - - - - - - - - The question is legit - Yes, Sacto county passed that POS law YEARS ago (long before it was fashionable ...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 30 x 3 1/2 inch clincher tires
Replies: 11
Views: 923

Re: 30 x 3 1/2 inch clincher tires

Wonder what they did for front tires, since there aren't any 24" tires on the "approved" list...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T V8!
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: Model T V8!

I'm kind of surprised he didn't use fork and blade style conrod pairs, as those were common on motorcycles of the era. I'm wondering if it would have been possible to retain the original ignition... There were 16 magnets, 16 coils, and it divides between 4 and 8 pretty well... Of course the spacing ...
by Susanne
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen Fords recovered
Replies: 16
Views: 1964

Re: Stolen Fords recovered

I don't understand... they look like such fine, upstanding citizens... :? :lol: :roll:

In the old days, The T was a family's horse... and back then, they had a set penalty for horse thieves... :mrgreen:
by Susanne
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 3226

Re: Join or Renew

... and the Vintage Ford showed up in our mailbox, and, well... what can I say?? :D I probably wore them out as I did my Ford Service book... You know it's bad when your hih school locker had VF centerfolds taped inside... (oh yes I did...). Neighbor of ours when I was still young was a borax and go...
by Susanne
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 3226

Re: Join or Renew

$40 bucks a year to support a group that keeps not just our machines alive, but the knowledge to do so? How could that be a bad thing?

The Magazine - is icing on the cake. :mrgreen:

Hey, if I can do it... YOU can do it. Your car depends on it.
by Susanne
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves
Replies: 17
Views: 1003

Re: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves

Mdia blast, penetrating kroil, heat and repeat. Drive the stems out (if you can) from the bottom. Remove what you can, and then drill out the remainder of the stems and have them honed oversize and drop new guides in. You may have to also do the seats, if you can do your own machine work you will co...
by Susanne
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 23
Views: 1970

Re: LEDs when turned off

I agree with Mark... if I want to show the car and not drive it, I'd find a set of GE Mazdas, but if I'm driving it, I want all the light out there I can get.

Unfortuantely, I have yet to see an LED bulb that runs well on variable voltage AC... :?
by Susanne
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Item on Minneapolis Craigslist
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: Interesting Item on Minneapolis Craigslist

Post-T era... I'm wondering if it was more like an inspection case for someone like a zone manager checking a parts department to make sure they were carrying all the hardware they were supposed to... or substituting spurious parts... It's a neat collectable, and it's true, I've never seen one befor...
by Susanne
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric conversion for Kerosene lights
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Electric conversion for Kerosene lights

I made my own for my taillight using a socket out of a marker light and a 28 volt aircraft bulb - hot from the headlight switch on the dash, and grounded next to the lamp. It was a matter of necessity - the '15 taillights have an anomoly in their design where if the wind catches it from the back of ...
by Susanne
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 47
Views: 5087

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Ahh, if we only had the space and time and manufacturing resources you have down in Corona up here in the (currently frosty) north state... And of course, a healthy pile of cash... losing you and your business will be a hard pill to swallow, but yeah, I absolutely understand wanting to enjoy life, a...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

Re: Poster location is gone

Chris, as long as you're there... Something I am curious about. The second entry shows the alleged "joined" date - down to the time - and puts it in 2019 somewhere. Yet you go down to the bottom - and it says when you ACTUALLY joined the "board" (in my case back in 1999 somewhere, and likely it was ...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 2000

Re: Ethanol gas

You really do get a lot of oil dilution when you have downdraft carbs that leak into the crankcase via the rings... like on a motorcycle, or on a downdraft car. On a T - when the carbs leak, generally it's out the air intake on the carb. Sometimes out the float bowl top. I've yet to see one leak out...
by Susanne
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions from a newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 1282

Re: Questions from a newbie

Sounds like it could be carburetion, maybe too lean? check your vaporizer for cracks, and make sure you have good crush gaskets under the maniforld hookups. Beautiful car... trying to chase the history of a "branch" car (one built at a branch, not at Highland or Rouge) is always interesting and a ch...
by Susanne
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

Re: Poster location is gone

Good question, a lot of us kinda want to know where our brethren (and Sistern) of the Model T are. Never worried me if someone knew where i was from - actually, if someone up here near Mt. Lassen got stranded in their T, I would hope they would know they would have a helping hand nearby... So yeah, ...
by Susanne
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 1227

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

6-8 volts are battery headlights. 9 volts are early (series) Mag Headlights (just don't rev the motor too far at night)... 18 volts are the same, but wired parallel, not series. 24 volts are aircraft lights... they work, but man, are they dim. I ran one in my taillight conversion using a wire off my...
by Susanne
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 1227

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

Either the passenger side headlight socket is grounded or there is a short to ground somewhere in the wire that goes across to the drivers side. If the drivers side bulb was blown neither would work. Yep, this. One of the downfalls of a '15 running stock lights is normally if you lose one, you lose...
by Susanne
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clock location
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: Clock location

There is no specific location for a clock... since '15 was the first year Speedometers were an accessory, it COULD go where the speedometer is. But being an accessory, any location is fair game. I've also seen some double mounts (on other and earlier cars) where the speedo and a Clock were one over ...
by Susanne
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 1404

Re: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

aDave Where in holy name of Henry Ford do you find a battery that last 10 to maybe 15 years ? There's no such critter in my neck of the woods ! I hear you. I had an alleged "84 month AGM" mattery in one of the modern cars that was dead in 18. I had another that was a 72 month battery that lasted le...
by Susanne
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conductive lubricants vs non-conductive (dielectric) lubricants
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Conductive lubricants vs non-conductive (dielectric) lubricants

I haven't seen it for a while, but if you ever find a bottle or 4 of motor oil with graphite in it, don't walk, RUN away from it.

At least if you want to keep your mag working. Same with your timer...

HORRIBLE stuff. I *guess* it was fine for modern iron, but definitely a no-no in a T.
by Susanne
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S Snow Chains 30 X 3 1/2
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: F S Snow Chains 30 X 3 1/2

Email sent...
by Susanne
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Model T story - might be true
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: A Model T story - might be true

One of my early jobs was in a *real* service station with a real shop in it (none of this MiniMart stuff)... we had "Full Service" where, yep, for a huge 10 cents a gallon more (big money back then) you got your tires, oil, battery, belts, water and coolant checked and your windows washed while the ...
by Susanne
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry needed a locking steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Henry needed a locking steering wheel

I needed to "unlock" mine to get the cover off the steering box. While it was apart, I fized the mechanism and had a local locksmith make a new pair of keys for it... Not that anyone could figure out how to start it, but it's nice that it works! (And yes, you never know when some rascallion will try...
by Susanne
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 3199

Re: Oil pump

Great topic. I'm trying to work out how to rig an oil pump on a pre-19 motor... I have a pre-19 block that's been drilled and tapped for pressure oil but don't have an idea how the person setting this up was planning on pumping oil...
by Susanne
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spiral Tube Radiator.
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Spiral Tube Radiator.

1913-1916 are the flat sided radiators, 1917+ are the rounded-side radiators. They remind me of something from the front of a tractor. It IS a nifty idea, tho... if the tubes had rubber o ring seals,to and the tank was also sealed to the top of the able to be removed or installed not with a solderin...
by Susanne
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1214

Re: RAJO head questions

Exactly. They did a demo in shop class this year on a head milling machine (using a modern, junked, cracked head) to show just how easy it is to overmill a head in to a water jacket. I also remember someone selling a stock T head that had been milled into the water jacket... :shock: Remember, these ...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4613

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I'd love to see the flow characteristics on the "squished" ports... I wonder if it was an attempt to get a flat dispersal of the combustable mixture to improve burning characteristics?
by Susanne
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: not model T Continental engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1942

Re: not model T Continental engine

They're still alive as Continental Aerospace Technologies, a *lot* of private aircraft run Continental engines... Also, they still make both air-cooled (inder the "Wisconsin" brand) and liquid cooled industrial motors. Back then they built engines for a bunch of different makes... May not help a *lo...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1767

Re: 1915 Parts

I'll jump in. My August 15 car has no electric horn nor the button for it. As it was technically a "branch" car (parts shipped to a branch and built there, although this one was from the exhibition line at the PPIE) I'm not surprised... then again, Typical Ford SOP was apparently "use whats on hand"...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1680

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

That 1/2" makes a difference. I didn't notch one on my car, and sure enough, it took out the then rubber valve stem. (lesson to self - always pay the money and get brass stems!)
by Susanne
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 4614

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

He was able to crawl out of the car but ended up getting taken to the hospital, was released later in the day. Car was on its side, the down-side (left) rear wheel was broken off, the body looked like it took some pretty serious internal damage After the shock wears off, tho, it does look repairable...
by Susanne
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Local Ford Agency Blank Check
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: Local Ford Agency Blank Check

Nice find! I think I'd have to frame that one for the wall of the shop!
by Susanne
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Champion X spark plugs

The one on the left is a hotter plug, the right one allows the heat of the plug to bleed off into the head easier. The hotter the plug, the better suited it is for slow, laborous work as it burns off the carbon easier. Faster motors need cooler plugs.
by Susanne
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 2557

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

What in the... ??? Um. No. make that NO. Let's see... it's a pile of parts someone threw together to make something they could somehow sell. As a something. Like a bunch of car parts mushed together to make... something. It's been a LONG time since I saw a $100 collection of car parts... this almost...
by Susanne
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?

This is why Fords outsold the competition back when they were built and designed to do this. The whole reason T's have open channel frames, 3 point suspensions, and use a liberal mount of springy Vanadium Steel.

Like they say in movies... No T's were harmed in the making of this picture.
by Susanne
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 3844

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

adave's post; you cannot give rides to 18 year olds or younger unless the vehicle was designed with proper belts & restraints. I took my driving test in a '15 roadster without seat belts (or turn signals... or back up lamps... or 2 tail/brake lights... or NHTSA approved rollover protection) at the ...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1493

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

in the late 70's, I worked in a truck shop that had a welded heavy steel pipe tire cage that had bowed out sides from rings that cut loose. Back then we still had split ring rims... ALL new employees got rotated through tire changes when they first started (maybe to lose fear of the things), and mor...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 3844

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

If I'm in a roadster, does this mean I have to lock my children in the turtledeck, strapped to a carseat? Since, of course, they can't be in the front seat...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 3008

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

OK... Electrical, Mechanical, or Hydraulic?
by Susanne
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 3008

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Smith's... it's not a Form-a-Jack, is it? (Godawful screw jack things that were the scourge of british car owners in the 50's...) I like the idea of a combo oil/water pump that runs off the mag, combined with a rectifier and regulator so you can charge a battery from the mag. How's that? Am I close?...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electrical connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Electrical connectors

There's a metal tube inside the black insulation that the bullets plug into on either side.
by Susanne
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 3149

Re: flat towing a T

Until the ignition switch jostles over to "mag"... :shock: It just makes it easier to tow, subjects the drive train to less reverse stress without having to pull it over on compression, and reduces the heat generated from said compression... I'm still trying to figure out how leaving the plugs out w...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 3149

Re: flat towing a T

I've seen a couple of films like that but it's been the tow rig taking a vehicle considered (by the standards of the day) to be not worth repairing, to the foundry to be remelted down... :( so it really doesn't matter if they're running the gears without oil and damage the clutch plates, transmissio...
by Susanne
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield ball choke horn
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Winfield ball choke horn

The "ball choke" is actually a muffler - it changes the tone of the allegedly annoying "hiss" that Winfield carbs have to something less "in your ear"... I've never really noticed that it was particularly annoying myself, but I guess some people do. Maybe because I run the car a little faster and th...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas up the Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Gas up the Ford

It would be fun to re-create that Shell station... wonder if any of these are still around? Noticed also there's (apparently) pumps on both sides.

I am guessing... looks like a 24 or 25 license plate on the Ford?
by Susanne
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26-'27 brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: '26-'27 brakes

Years (and years) ago I saw a T set up like that, small drum, not large - the (lined) parking brake would expand at the same time the external band would contract, squeezing the drum. IIRC I asked the car owner about it and he said it worked really good, but it was a so-and-so to get all 4 shoes syn...
by Susanne
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 26953
Replies: 8
Views: 3020

Re: 26953

Sorry, dupe post, unable to delete. :oops:
by Susanne
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 26953
Replies: 8
Views: 3020

Re: 26953

Pictures and more info, please...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Specs??
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Engine Specs??

This is kind of embarassing... but I really don't know the answer, and can't find it. I received a '17 short block that was babbitted, but missing literally everything else. I was going to start sourcing parts, and all of the sudden, it hit me... WHAT were the "standard" specs for a T engine? I have...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possible Scam
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Possible Scam

707-210-xxxx is Napa or the Napa Valley... possibly Sonoma. If he's not from there, or you can't go there to do the deal in person, then I'd just say no and move on.
by Susanne
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Sophia Renken's red 1923 T roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 3200

Re: Sophia Renken's red 1923 T roadster

I was going to ask the same question... :mrgreen:
by Susanne
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford ignition switch frustrations
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Ford ignition switch frustrations

Take it aparMy 15 had a similar issue, IIRC I was able to clean up the contact "post" (mine was pitted and corroded) and give it a new life. Worst case scenario you may have to replace it and the contacts it sits in (do both while you're there)...
by Susanne
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Things that you never expect to find...
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Things that you never expect to find...

My dad was on their board for a number of years, and had it (along with a number of his cars) there as part of a display. I figured it was fine as it protected the chassis and eventually (after the dust sttled from my divorce) dad and I could get back to building it - by then,we had also accumulated...
by Susanne
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Things that you never expect to find...
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Things that you never expect to find...

My car that I dumped my savings into to buy as a kid, and was subsequently lifted by a museum and then given the cold shoulder "We know nothing' stinkeye... I know, I snivel about this a lot, but even 20 years on,losing something I put every penny I saved for a decade and a half, just to have someon...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: 27 T magneto issue

Bad switch or wiring. the later switches (oval plate in the dash) had issues on their contacts. And IIRC no one repoped these (someone should have!!!). The earlier switches were easier to rebuild, and the coilbox switches were EXTREMELY easy to rebuild It may also be a wiring issue - wires on T's vi...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: 27 T magneto issue

See below - duplicated my post, sorry!!! :oops:
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 headlight wiring question
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: 16 headlight wiring question

Early ones (15/16) didn't originally have the coil - they were a simple push/pull switch on the dash, Mag to Switch to headlight wire. Wired in series, you were ok unless you really overspeeded your motor. Of course, if one goes out, they both go out. But in series, with the 9 volt "Ford" bulbs, it ...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE
Replies: 25
Views: 2422

Re: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE

If you take your car to a show or tour, and don't want it dinged/scrathced/etc., then never leave its side. The bird cage incident was just negligent from the airhead on his phone... you either suck it up as oart and parcel of showing your car, and get it fixed, or get the license of the damager and...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: Looking for a wheel

Foreign market (Canada, UK, etc.) cars ran 30x3.5" (23" rims) all around. US cars in the pre-demountable era ran 30x3 in front (24" rims), 30x3.5 in the rear. Demountables (available from 1919) ran 30x3.5 all around. A US pre (or non) starter car that was sent to Canada would have 30x3 fronts. I won...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you work a Ruckstell?
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: How do you work a Ruckstell?

And now to throw even more confusion... The Ruckstell gave a "half low" range to the Ford 2 speed - If you were to work your way from low to high, it would be Ruckstell low (lever back) + Ford low (pedal mashed) --> Ruckstell High (Lever front) + Ford Low (pedal mashed) --> Ruckstell low (lever back...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 1598

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

I suspect the autobiography was done looking at the "rosy haze of history" of one of the most successful products ever... So making it sound like the business decisions of the T were in 1909 (months after the actual launch), in addition to the statement "All Fords will be painted black" is looking n...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: What is it?

Witht he indents I'd say it's for a governor set-up, not a food feed... the indents change the operating speed. Probably missing a couple parts to pick up on the wins from a fan or etc...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

You could buy a running chassis for $220. Build a buckboard body out of $10 worth of wood, and there you go... Add some sheet metal, and some accessories, and go play on the 1/4 mile dirt track...