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by Susanne
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Horn Bulb
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: 1914 Horn Bulb

I know of people having fought the corruption of certain "manufacturing vendors overseas", and I swear, unless you can travel there to hold them to account and keep them honest, this kind of thing is not uncommon. Also... I had a family member who went through this... decided to turn his hobby in hi...
by Susanne
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford script
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Ford script

The one in the first post.
by Susanne
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Cattle Trailer
Replies: 34
Views: 1122

Re: Model T Cattle Trailer

And my uncle (who is a bowtie affectionado) used to say that a quarter horse was the power rating on most Ford cars... :lol:
by Susanne
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Took the Ford in for service and
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Took the Ford in for service and

Reminds me of the old slam they used to say about Franklins - Great cars, but you need to check the frames for termite damage... That is one clean, well lighted, and organizd dealership... Mr. Ford would have been proud. BTW - white coveralls added to that until they got dirty. And dirty they would ...
by Susanne
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Cattle Trailer
Replies: 34
Views: 1122

Re: Model T Cattle Trailer

You can say that again. We had a cattle hauler bringing a mixed load of herefords (Smaller heifers, larger steers & a pair of full sized cows) and someone at the yard half-loaded the top part of the trailer with the 2 cors and all the steers, then filled the bottom with the lighter heifers... he too...
by Susanne
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bunch of T’s
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: Bunch of T’s

I agree, these are fascinating and give a feel for the days when our cars were young.. plus the captions are a blast... #3 - early Ford ad slogan - "When you have a Ford, you won't go to the dogs." #15 - Providing you excellent service, Manny, Moe, and, um, "Mac"?? #21 - I was told it was a drive-th...
by Susanne
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg MB1 post moved to services?
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Stromberg MB1 post moved to services?

I'm just glad this post is here so we can x-ref them to the other sub-forum.
by Susanne
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Cattle Trailer
Replies: 34
Views: 1122

Re: Model T Cattle Trailer

Darn, I love that trailer (complete with round felloe wheels) - the patina is great, and I'd say that once you stabilize the bed (maybe blacksmithed round stock from the "fron motor mount" to the end of the bed (wonder why the builder never did that??) it looks like it was built to m-o-o-o-o-ve some...
by Susanne
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Screen Sides build
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: TT Screen Sides build

It was called Cyclone after the company in Michigan in the 1880's (at least here), it wouldn't surprise me if they opened a branch in Australia... IIRC the famous "rabbit proof fence" was made of Cyclone mesh. It's history is to me (who installed many, many rolls of the stuff) was fascinating - it c...
by Susanne
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking forward to being on the road.
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Re: Looking forward to being on the road.

#9 -
"Ernie, I just can't get it to start..."
"Well, Clem, I think she's flooded."

first in the last bunch - The first pre-MTFCA national tour... (I think some of us were there...)
by Susanne
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odd Carbide headlight burner
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Odd Carbide headlight burner

Glassworkers head for working with "spun glass" and glass tubing. You wanted the hot spot where both flames cross each other (ergo the adjustability of it). (One of my long ago former coworker's brother had a custom neon sign shop; each of his workstations had these heads mounted to a workbench to b...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Screen Sides build
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: TT Screen Sides build

Wow!!! Nice save on the "wavy" cyclone material (which is becoming, if not unobtanium, Hardtofindium, in its own right) and REALLY cool on the repop sides.
by Susanne
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP- Bakersfield Swap Meet
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Re: RIP- Bakersfield Swap Meet

...but truly came to an end when the parking lot rental went from $200 per year to $12,000!! The event would only NET about $1000... before the price hike!!! The person they dealt with for 20+ years retired and was replaced by someone who was going to correct the public school systems perpetual cas...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Body Number 1922 Center Door
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Body Number 1922 Center Door

This is the number on my '22 Centerdoor I just realized how awesome that picture is - From the club for those new-fangled Fords with shifty transmissions and clutches: 1920. Efforts were started in 1916 to locate a Ford assembly plant in Des Moines. The facility was completed at Nineteenth St and G...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Get What You Pay For
Replies: 38
Views: 1703

Re: You Get What You Pay For

I remember driving past the Chevron refinery in Richmond one evening years back and seeing a few different brands of tankers getting filled up there. Surprisingly to me it was the "cheapy" brands - 7-11, Acme oil, Thrifty Squirrel/Terrible Herbst, a couple "jobber's" tankers, but none of their own t...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 1879

Re: Oil Dipstick?

:lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: _________ (phone call a few short years ago... from a place a few miles down the road... ) "Hello, this is Susanne, whassup?" "Honey, the car is making a funny sound." "What's it sound like?" "Kind of a ticking sound... here, listen..." (Sound of 2 shot rods...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 72
Views: 2859

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

And one I hadn't thought of until now... It was my granddad's delivery wagon, my dad's (and a lot of people's dads, and mom's) first car, and (most remarkable to me) they held a LOT of auto production records for decades (most car of one model built, most built in a year, most built in a day, etc.)....
by Susanne
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Get What You Pay For
Replies: 38
Views: 1703

Re: You Get What You Pay For

Dallas Landers wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:32 pm
On our local news tonight, gas station sold gas with 70% water. Dealing with many complaints.
They were just trying their hand a making their gasoline more, um, green... since algae is green, well... :lol:
by Susanne
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electroless Nickel
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: Electroless Nickel

Thanks, Jerry... I have an early 20's Harley and I was (seriously) tempted to get the jugs electroplated, but knowing this, I think I'll get an electroless set up.

Question - how do I keep the nickel from the inside of the jugs doing this?
by Susanne
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 1879

Re: Oil Dipstick?

Thanks, hudson... I'm going to put in an order as soon as Tuesday comes back around (I wanted to wait because I figured Tom would have been flooded with orders...). And I agree 110% - This is our fun, our release, and our hobby, please don't let it become a way to kick each other, treat each other l...
by Susanne
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 1879

Re: Oil Dipstick?

My knees are shot, to the point I have an extension on the gas shut off so I don't have to get on my knees and then spend a painful 5 minutes getting back to my feet. Not that I *can't*, but it takes the enjoyment of working under my car. And callling me "lazy" would get you 2 words from me, the sec...
by Susanne
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thanks Tim Morsher
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Thanks Tim Morsher

OK, to add to Tim's hat filler... :D I've gone crazy at times looking for some very specific "goodies" and every time he's worked with me to find them he has been probably one of the most stand-up guys I've ever had the honor and pleasure to work with! He's one of those people I hope to eventually m...
by Susanne
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trucks an such.
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: Trucks an such.

The guy with the truckful of bushel baskets reminds me a lot of the pallet recyclers you see nowadays, sideboards roped together, and stacked to the rafters...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 72
Views: 2859

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

It's that you have a car that was built light yet rugged enough then to keep running (with TLC) now 100 years later, not necessarily the fastest horse in the stable, nor by far the most powerful, but it'll get you there, get you back, and simple enough for even those with the least mechanical knowle...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 1879

Re: Oil Dipstick?

I was hoping to see a link to the website in the "Services" section of the forum...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trucks an such.
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: Trucks an such.

Very First Picture - SoCal Edison invents the step-side 5 passenger pickup.
by Susanne
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 model t questions
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: 1926 model t questions

Parts are fairly easy to get, there are a lot of vendors who sell repop and used parts...

If you can post a few pictures of your new baby, that would help us a lot to see what you're into.

As long as they don't want shares of a diamond mine, it's prety hard to go wrong.
by Susanne
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 1879

Re: Oil Dipstick?

I was going to ask how would one change the oil after this conversion, but I see that's been addressed... I have modified the car so I don't have to crawl under it every time I want to shut the gas off... Tho it's always a good idea to inspect the car's undersides every so often, being older it real...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake/reverse external band adjusters
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: brake/reverse external band adjusters

I'm running a Ford Faithful oil cover, so I have to remove the cover every so often to clean and flush it anyway, and it gives me a chance to look at my drums along with my bands... if I had something that made me more lazy, I'd be in trouble!!! :lol:
by Susanne
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who D.A.T. Ignition System
Replies: 43
Views: 6824

Re: Who D.A.T. Ignition System

Putting my hand up... :D I'll send an email.
by Susanne
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: 1915 San Francisco

I saw pictures of the Ford PPE assembly "line" and some of the characteristics of those cars were what led me to believe my car (Aug 15) is a PPE car... I'd love to find someting showing body numbers (that would settle it once and for all) - the year is right, the timing is right, the location was r...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 2089

Re: stupid men

Be careful, my friend, she may hand you your screwdriver... :shock:
by Susanne
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14 Canadian Touring
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: 14 Canadian Touring

That hurts! I wonder if it was repaired or scrapped? The Caddi doesn't look beyond repair... The Ford, on the other hand... well, it's just a Ford, throw it away and get a new one. Maybe even one of them new-fangled ones with the electric headlights... heard the price even went down on them. :mrgre...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Services - A New Forum Section
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: Services - A New Forum Section

I would recommend a more conservative approach - the Services subcat was just started, why not let that run for a while and see how that works before we start adding more "weight" and potential for contention to the forum... What I fear (having been a forum mod elsewhere) is, by adding a section del...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 2089

Re: stupid men

I found one of those "Moore Drop Forge" Ford wrenches next to the old well in our former house (I took i as a sign to buy the place --lol--), cleaned it up, detailed it and hung it on a wall. $40+? Man, maybe I should go into the Model T parts business... As to Miss Spaghetti Strap in Winter in New ...
by Susanne
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Closed cars
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: Closed cars

Below the coupe there's a "family portrait"... I don't know what worries me more, the "bulges" in the 2 guys respective pockets ("Mr. Sneer" has a revolver in his right coat pocket, the guy behind him has a smaller one in his left jacket pocket), or the eyes on the woman holding the guy with the sne...
by Susanne
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tag On Seat Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Tag On Seat Frame

I remember reading in a forum post a few years back that the metal body tags were Baudette bodies... The FIshers (and Ford) built bodies were stamped into the wood to the right of the floorboards. There were instructions when ordering body parts the dealers had to include body nimbers because of the...
by Susanne
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 Runabout
Replies: 18
Views: 2591

Re: 1914 Runabout

WOW! 35,000 for a '14 Roadster? I'm happy it found a new home, but... yikes! Talk about our hobby going into the stratosphere? I'm kind of worried, as I want to build a pre-'16 T speedster (and have a chassis in sight) and this might put the bar way outside where those of us with moderate means can ...
by Susanne
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo self steering spindles
Replies: 12
Views: 841

Re: Rajo self steering spindles

Thats kind of what I was thinking... Modern roads, gran prix racetracks, or anywhere where pulling the car str8 ahead, it would be awesome... If you had something like the Brickyard or Daytona where you have a constant pull to the left, maybe not so much so... but when I made my (not quite so faceti...
by Susanne
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Model T worth today?
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

Re: What is a Model T worth today?

Hey, if he wants to give me 75+ large, maybe more, we can talk. :D
by Susanne
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID car ?
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: ID car ?

That strange recurve on the bottom of the windshield lower half would be a giveaway - whatever it is I sure want one! Darned pretty car! Question - how do we know that the green shown in the colorized version is what that color was? Always wondered how they could take a shade of monochrome gray from...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo self steering spindles
Replies: 12
Views: 841

Re: Rajo self steering spindles

I heard they're terrible and horrible, a menace to society, for safety's sake you should let me take them off your hands... :lol:

Seem like they'd work... tho backing up might be tricky...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB chassis
Replies: 4
Views: 1594

Re: WTB chassis

Hey Ron, I sent you a PM...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring car
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: Touring car

The '15 in the first picture... I want those Firestone demountables... VERY cool accessory... BTW - I mentioned the difference between '15 and '16 headlight rims in a different post - you can tell the difference here, between that photo (with the brass rims) and the later ones below... 1 & 3 are '15...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trying to date a photo
Replies: 24
Views: 965

Re: Trying to date a photo

Headlights are '15 - the brass rims stand out more and have a lighter color in the original photos than the black rims... the front right fender has a bend in it, and there's a ding in the left splash apron... I'll hazard a guess considering their clothes and say maybe mid to late 20's? Maybe 30's...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2132

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

I realized as well there were 3 separate sets of stamps used on that block... different sizes, different numbers, etc... 2 different sizes of "1"' (one matches the "3", the other doesn't), and the 2 and 8 are smaller... I doubt those were done at Highland, and I wonder now if they were even done by ...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 T popping and running hot
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: '26 T popping and running hot

Jellified (old) gasoline in the carb that keeps it from flowing... especially at the main jet. Also recheck your timing, especially since you replaced the timer. IIRC (someone correct me if I'm wrong) the Anderson timer is set using a different "gauge" than the stock Ford timer.
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: May need pedal extensions
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: May need pedal extensions

Don't forget the pillow behing her back so she doesn't slide away from the steering wheel when she hits the brakes!
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: TT

I think I have a case of lust over that wrecker - with a tow dolly and stiff-leg struts... and the C cab... Wow. Just... Wow! The Hilltop Dairy wagon rates a VERY close second to it... I wonder if the "Texas Livestock Sanitary Commission" truck was also their "rendering" pick-up... that would have m...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2132

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

It's too bad someone altered the casting date on the '16 block Steve posted... you can see the weird shape of the "6" turned into a "5"... At least they didn't mess with the serial number, but I'm not sure how one could change it back to a "6" easily... It also shows the unusual "serifs" on Fords 1 ...
by Susanne
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To young or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: To young or not?

Put blocks on the pedals, and she'll be good to go!!! (Dont ask how I know... --grins--)
by Susanne
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To young or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: To young or not?

Get them involved in keeping the car cleaned and polished. If minor repairs need to be made get them involved - even if it's to chase tools, or teach them things like "lefty loosey" on parts you've found for cheap at a swap meet... One of the first things I was trusted with was taking a carb off a m...
by Susanne
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Services - A New Forum Section
Replies: 32
Views: 2275

Re: Services - A New Forum Section

I think this is a great idea, it helps those who provide the hobby with expertise a way to let those looking for that expertise a way to connect. As long as it doesn't become like the "Service Department" at the Rogue plant... :lol: Also, I was thinking that while we do have some people that provide...
by Susanne
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three shifts?
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Three shifts?

All the times I worked the graveyard shift it was either the First shift, third shift, or the dog watch... (Does a greyhound shift go faster than a St. Bernard shift??)... depends on who you worked for and how they set up their scheduling boards... I am guessing for prodution purposes the factory ha...
by Susanne
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB chassis
Replies: 4
Views: 1594

WTB chassis

Still looking for a later ('19-27) running chassis for the speedster project... hopefully running, and not too rough. Earlier ('14-18) is OK but I know these go for more, and I'm trying to do this on the cheap. Don't have a lot to spend on it, and willing to put the work into it but it would help a ...
by Susanne
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Sold for $5,878.00
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: 1915 Sold for $5,878.00

Not bad!!! I hope the new owner of the car knows about us, so we can congratulate him or her on their new family member, and coerce them into our dark, dark following of these black cars... :lol: Even though that one is bright green. And if not, I hope someone can find out who it was, and let them k...
by Susanne
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help
Replies: 23
Views: 1736

Re: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help

No but I will now, thanks!!! ;)
by Susanne
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FOF Part
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: FOF Part

It's not off a T - I've seen something like that where a spring clip (with a little tab) slides in the slot to lock it in place. It's also similar to a shear bolt on a snowthrower, but the end of the threaded section is kinda too short...
by Susanne
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T smoker
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: Model T smoker

I'm trying to figure out if the turtledeck is just wood storage or if that's a BBQ rack as well...

It must be new, otherwise I think the hood would be discolored... but man, I love the smoker idea! (Just don't grab the "radiator" when you go to crank it! :shock: )
by Susanne
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 13
Views: 1684

Re: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**

When you get it PLEASE let us know, I have a B sized BB body that is perfect but for the manifold flange on top that has a radial crack 60% around it...it makes me sick, as I want so bad to rin this carb, but I know, lest I build a brace to hold it up, it will fail... What you are doing is a true GI...
by Susanne
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 t
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: 1915 t

California...
by Susanne
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tribute to Mother
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Tribute to Mother

Our prayers are with you, Scott... Mine passed back in 1973 (when I was a kid) and my mom-in-law a decade back, and while it's not as bad now, the ache never really goes away... :cry:
by Susanne
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are balloon tires the same as clinchers?
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Are balloon tires the same as clinchers?

And a clincher uses the high pressure of the tire (20 PSI per inch of width) to hold the bead of the tire solid against the inside of the rim, which is shaped (nominally, anyway) to fit that bead... Similar to the way a high pressure bicycle tire works. That's why it's a bad idea to run a clincher a...
by Susanne
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: URGENT! WIRING ON EARLY ELECTRIC-START T - OR TRYING TO CONTACT WARWICK LANDY (OR SOMEONE WITH CANADIAN SERVICE MANUAL)
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: URGENT! WIRING ON EARLY ELECTRIC-START T - OR TRYING TO CONTACT WARWICK LANDY (OR SOMEONE WITH CANADIAN SERVICE MAN

Never even knew such a creature existed... I noticed the blocks are the early style, no boss on the right side as the USA motors had from 1919... Of course, this makes me wonder if, using this bracket (or a repop thereof, as the originals are likely both pretty rare and a 2 year only item) you could...
by Susanne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Horn

Semi Related - I have a "hand klaxon" that soounds like an anemic duck on it's last leg... I tried adjusting the center nut & screw, but it only proceeded to lock it up. Loosening it so it would run went back at best to the sad sound it almost makes... I'm kind of at a loss, as there doesn't seem to...
by Susanne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Town Car
Replies: 29
Views: 7063

Re: 1915 Town Car

You and me both!
by Susanne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ac brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Ac brakes

(Pssst... it's Sonora, not Senora... ;) )

And thanks for the link!!
by Susanne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheel rim plated
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Re: wheel rim plated

Are they in the galvanizing business, or would they have to set up a special tank to do that? Seems WAY high to me... At that cost a 3 gallon pail would be a few hundred bucks... each. :shock: Galvanized garbage can? That's a half grand can at a half a grand a piece... Did they explain WHY it would ...
by Susanne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo- truck conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Old Photo- truck conversion

They look black next to the radiator, and also the sidelights look to have black rims and tops... so I'll venture to say it was a '16. And man, I sure do like that truck body.
by Susanne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?
Replies: 20
Views: 2124

Re: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?

Frank B.... I didn't EVEN NOTICE the "brow" on the chick's cap!!! :lol: :lol: :oops: :twisted: I noticed the yellow arrow and writing meant to (re)direct attention to the cap... :? And the Vanadium steel is fairly critical - otherwise you could be accused of making a spurious part. :lol:
by Susanne
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheel rim plated
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Re: wheel rim plated

Go hot dip if you can. Back when I was a kid I sent my Hayes rims to be hot dipped, it was cheap (I think they charged all of $10 a piece, maybe less) and they came back prettier than a pyroxylin-dipped Packard... :lol: Funny enough I remember the place I sent them to also did trash cans - hope work...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2138

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

All I know is Maine is west of California by way of Russia and/or China, I've never heard back from anyone who I sent Christmas cards (making me think they got lost in the system), the US postal system wasn't as bad in the previous 56 years as it has been in the past 4, our postal workers are gettin...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA

I ended up with a few copies of Ford Dealer & Service of various years, all of them in really dry, crumbly, fragile shape (as in if you tried to open them in anything less than over a humidifier the likelihood was that the page would crumble in your hands...) I decided (after gritting my teeth) to s...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was the Model T good value for money?
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Was the Model T good value for money?

I have a copy of 'Ford Dealer and Salesman' from 1922. In it is a snake oil ad which claims that some device will effectively make gas cost 15c instead of 25c. I conclude that gas cost 25c in 1922. I think $1 in '22 is $15.5 now, so that means fuel then was the equivalent of $3.88 now. So be thankf...
by Susanne
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1348

Re: Physically hard to Crank

You know, if it was always easy to crank, then all of the sudden became "stiff" or difficult, you may have other internal issues such as a slipped piston pin or hung up band...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Key or info on Corbin Tool Box Lock
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Wanted Key or info on Corbin Tool Box Lock

The blank for that Corbin, to make today, would involve taking a steel "billet", boring the hole for the internal pin, milling or filing the wafer to fit the hole, then doing as I said above to match the internal wards... I did this - one time - for a toolbox key for my old harley, it was a horrendo...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1919 CA license plate star
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: 1919 CA license plate star

I'd almost die for a set ofporcelain era Diamond E Ca plates - those are the cat's pajamas, the holy grail of someone wanting to build a mid to late teens "official" vehicle... 99 44/100% of them were sent to Sacto and shredded... as was the policy of the time. In '16, the front "bear" was blank, th...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1921Touring
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Re: FS 1919 Touring

Agree... please post pictures.
by Susanne
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lockpicking old locks
Replies: 31
Views: 1686

Re: Lockpicking old locks

Dan left out the real fun one, an oxy-acetylene torch with a small cutting head. Never had a problem with it not going through whatever hardened steel the shank was made of... :mrgreen: On old warded kocks I've made blanks of the approximate size of the key (slot and depth), coated it with Dykem and...
by Susanne
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1090

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

If you think the "T" market is bad, try a pocketvalve Harley. I got mine as a kid for the outrageous sum of $1000, and knew it needed work... but I got it because parts were dirt cheap and it was a project I could afford (and had room for)... Now it costs more to buy a carb for one than I paid for t...
by Susanne
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 64
Views: 7846

Re: Playin in the shop today...

I like the copper... looks more authentic.
by Susanne
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: photos of Model T assembly off the train
Replies: 34
Views: 1869

Re: photos of Model T assembly off the train

Wow, good catch, thank you!!!
by Susanne
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?

You'll want to pull the wheels and visually inspect the components as well (the trailer shop will do this)... I've seen trailer brake systems with "ventillated" discs - worn through to the webbing between the 2 disc surfaces or pads worn so bad what's rubbing the disc is the puck, as the pads are go...
by Susanne
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Western Electrical gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Western Electrical gauge

it dates from the right era, but is not the meter you're looking for. This one is from the front of an electrical contactor control box... we had (maybe still have??) these in the basement of the Posey tube (built in the late 20's), it's part of the "magic" that keeps the lights on, the emergency ph...
by Susanne
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: photos of Model T assembly off the train
Replies: 34
Views: 1869

Re: photos of Model T assembly off the train

I'm going to guess late 1918 - there's still a coilbox switch, I don't see a starter button forward of the gas tank or a battery "box"... but the demountable rim being there would tell me it's after 1917... Couple things I noticed - the rear tires have a tread on them, the fronts don't. Also the shi...
by Susanne
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Dyke's Auto Encyclopedia F/S
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Dyke's Auto Encyclopedia F/S

Never an unhappy buyer of a Dykes Encyclopedia. Ask any owner of one! Reminds me of the famous Packard ad "Ask the man who owns one".... (And yes, hey also had a separate Packard section - amazing reading!) I have a number of them, including the first edition, with the red cover and the unusual (al...
by Susanne
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

(A little ditty to the infamous tune of Auld Lang Syne...) May 2020 be forgot and never to return, to no more sad and crazy times and dumpsters that have burned We're glad to see it done and gone and welcome twenty-one Without the stress, and much less mess to each and every one So raise a cheer (an...
by Susanne
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy New Year from Norwalk
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Happy New Year from Norwalk

A verry happy and prosperous New Years to both you and Connie from me and the Doc here in Viola!!
by Susanne
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909: How red was red?
Replies: 14
Views: 1417

Re: 1909: How red was red?

Sure, I'll bite. :mrgreen: I use a LOT of natural pigments in one of my other hobbies (religious iconography, using egg tempra as the binder), at one time I was under the impression that sure, ALL the original colors were so dark as o be black... Until I started playing with natural vermillion, some...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1712

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

I was told that a "3/4 cam" was halfway between an "RV" cam and a "Full Race" cam... I have NO idea exactly what that means in real world numbers for lift (.275" lift? .300 lift? .340 lift?) and the whole x degrees thing - How do you change a cam profile without totally screwing up a motor, what mak...
by Susanne
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F-S TIGER TIMERS
Replies: 18
Views: 1374

Re: F-S TIGER TIMERS

I'd like to get my name on one, thanks!!! PM sent.
by Susanne
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2648

Re: Shipping T parts

Mark Nunn wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:03 am
I'm hopeful that these two truckloads of T parts arrive before spring. :D


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Are those '13s or 14s?
by Susanne
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Results of MTFCA Board Elections
Replies: 11
Views: 890

Re: Results of MTFCA Board Elections

Congratulations and best wishes on stepping up and continuing the legacy of the MTFCA! And Congratulations on being placed in the hot seat, Rachel!!
by Susanne
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tanks
Replies: 29
Views: 1892

Re: Gas Tanks

Containment device, Liquid (n.o.s.), Cylindrical (or oval), with inlet/outlet apetures (threaded), 9-10 gallon range. :D
by Susanne
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shaving a t cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 1066

Re: Shaving a t cylinder head

There was a picture a while back (don't remember where, probably tBay) of someone selling a head (IIRC it was a low head) that they had shaved, they had literally chewed well into the coolant passages to where the head looked like a skeleton... they still claimed it was "usable" and it was a "steal"...
by Susanne
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too busy
Replies: 13
Views: 1233

Re: Too busy

Dan McEachern wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:17 pm
Tony- keep the bucket and toilet brush. You will still need to PAINT the T, and the toilet brush can be used between the spokes.
Fixed it for you. :mrgreen:
by Susanne
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 843

Re: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions

The white tires (or tyres) look fine and are "authentic" (alhoughg the pictures make them look more gray than white), but they don't last. At least not driving them on asphalt or concrete. Same with the Non-Skids - they were designed to grip on dirt roads, and not skid... but they wear like a knobby...
by Susanne
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlamp switch questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: headlamp switch questions...

If i have to run at night I leave the Ruckstell in low and try to keep the engine revved. It's a challenge just to keep enough light on the road to see the deer as it stares you down. :shock: I have given a fleeting thought to (--gasp!!--) retrofitting 12V lamps and a battery, just so I have a chanc...
by Susanne
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch DU4 - Correct For A Model T?
Replies: 28
Views: 1092

Re: Bosch DU4 - Correct For A Model T?

The part that always confused me is if it's CW FACING the gear on the front of the mag, or CW as if you were facing the back of the mag (like sitting on top of the mag if you were a gnome)... It's not the first time I've tried to suss this out and yet it still perplexes me... Is it facing the gear, ...
by Susanne
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel Flow part II
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Fuel Flow part II

4 gallons an hour? Darn, that sounds anemic for a hot engine, depending how you're feeding it and how hard you push it. I think that's what I spend, maybe a hair less but not much, on my slightly fast but not Fronty-engined '15 touring... I may be wrong, but yeah, I can get more than that out of my ...