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by Colin Mavins
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dash Clock Guru Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Dash Clock Guru Questions

As a rule I always turn my clock hands forward minute hand only, Mine is a 1910 brass rim wind I give it 4 turns of the rim which gives me 5 days. After 50 years in the car it started to slow down ,We would only get 2 days out of a wind, so I opened it up and it is a very simple clock . Oil with clo...
by Colin Mavins
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in 1914-Old Photo
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Model T in 1914-Old Photo

My 1912 has had Mag lights since 1915 installed by Dr Bond at a cost of $3.25 . The reflector clips into the original lamp rim,the burner is removed to allow clearance.
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by Colin Mavins
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????
Replies: 17
Views: 982

Re: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????

Kevin yes to the Bermuda bell No to the cow bell yes to the wolf whistle and Airmore
by Colin Mavins
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????
Replies: 17
Views: 982

Re: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????

I have all the bell and whistles on my car the explosion whistle has been on the car since 1967 makes a nice pop sound no engine damage in the last 60 years The car will do 50 MPH slower would be better,Cheers from Winnipeg IM001386.JPG and the kids love all the sounds the car makes , I have just ad...
by Colin Mavins
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD tail light
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: RHD tail light

The lens exchange is very simple if you have an original lamp I opened the flap of the lens on the inside about half way around, it is not soldered this makes it loose and easy to remove. Went back in the same way ,use smooth pliers to flatten the lip and it was again solid with no movement of the l...
by Colin Mavins
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD tail light
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: RHD tail light

I have swapped the lens so the clear is to the centre . This is a spring project as a rewire of the lighting is going to be done. Thanks Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD tail light
Replies: 8
Views: 392

RHD tail light

DSCN5957.JPG DSCN5956.JPG DSCN5955.JPG I would like to verify that a RHD Model t tail lamp would have the clear lens to the inside and the blue to the outside,I am going to install a right side rear lamp on the 12 T I have not been able to verify this lamp did exist. Two pictures I have of right ha...
by Colin Mavins
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford Music
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Model T Ford Music

You cant forget the ballad of Henry Ford It also talks of the Model t
by Colin Mavins
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2113

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

We have had snail mail in Canada for years so the slow down is normal , I have noticed a huge slow down in the US across all the couriers . I don't worry about the things I can't change, I just buy only what is a super good deal . The other problem is the closed border ,I can fly to the US but I can...
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring side curtains
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: 1911 Touring side curtains

You will have to add material if you don't have front doors Keith will have that info. I made the curtains and then fit them to the car using my cars original attaching points as they were different from the step side body. My plans were drawn from the original curtains by my Father. 1912 FORD MODEL...
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring side curtains
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: 1911 Touring side curtains

these are the windshield clips cheers Colin
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by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring side curtains
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: 1911 Touring side curtains

The windshield clips I got from langs repro
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring side curtains
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: 1911 Touring side curtains

I have the patterns for my 12 touring if you give me your email address I can send them to you , they give you all the measurements you need I have made one side for my car .
by Colin Mavins
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA
Replies: 17
Views: 1078

Re: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA

It would be nice but the way things are going I dont think it can all be saved . I print all of the information which I find applies to My car I also print anything I find interesting and put it in a binder. When I'm gone if it gets trashed I guess its not my worry. Our local club is dismantling the...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 3964

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

I've done nothing to her, she is still sleeping waiting for spring . With the nice weather we have been having I am tempted to take her for a spin. My front end parts are over due so my front axle project is on hold.
by Colin Mavins
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today
Replies: 16
Views: 951

Re: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today

I have seen that tool in Dads tool box but we never knew what it was used for, Dad got to box of tools and we found alot of it was for model t.
by Colin Mavins
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1:18 scale Classic Car Curation
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: 1:18 scale Classic Car Curation

I find it amazing that no matter how small you make a model t engine they all sound like the original .
by Colin Mavins
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 58
Views: 2569

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

Mine has not arrived yet ,but here in Canada we do have the original snail mail .
by Colin Mavins
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now
Replies: 34
Views: 1417

Re: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now

My problem is I have not sold any until about a year ago I still have my first a 1966 Barracuda I was 15 then 9 more 1967 Barracuda's 1967 ambassador convert and the1962 implala SS convert at one point I had over 100 cars my regret is not selling some sooner . Out of school 1979 living at home good ...
by Colin Mavins
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?
Replies: 25
Views: 1167

Re: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?

I don't know what will happen the my T, my son is learning but I will admit He likes the Barracuda's more . I am happy to drive my T as is . I do expect it to drive like my 1962 Impala it does drive perfectly as a 1912 model T. I had a car club member ask me how to make his T go faster , may answer ...
by Colin Mavins
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Perch puller
Replies: 19
Views: 1522

Re: Ford Perch puller

I don't know why it works ,a friend had 5 axles headed for the scrap pile because the perches were stuck he put them on his big press and used heat they would not budge. With my perch pusher I was able to remove 9 of the 10 perches with out to much effort. This is how mine work.The fuz go away if yo...
by Colin Mavins
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Perch puller
Replies: 19
Views: 1522

Re: Ford Perch puller

I find this tool odd because most perch removal tools are perch pushers not perch pullers all that I have seen attach to the axle and push the perch out . I have an Abco perch pusher it has four arms that hook the top side of the axle with the screw part at the bottom to do the pushing . I used it o...
by Colin Mavins
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Brass Stewart Speedometer Bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: WTB: Brass Stewart Speedometer Bracket

Ed I thought there was someone not to long ago that had made new brass brackets like this here on the forum
by Colin Mavins
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Brass Stewart Speedometer Bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: WTB: Brass Stewart Speedometer Bracket

Hello Joe You have to compare your car to other Canadian cars as the US cars are different ,a lot of the parts on a US car are brass but not on Canadian cars . My throttle and spark rods are not brass plated and never were ,there is know sign of any brass plating , crop nuts are not brass ,the piece...
by Colin Mavins
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To add lead or not to add lead?
Replies: 17
Views: 1187

Re: To ad lead or not to ad lead?

My T has ran on unleaded gas for 40 some years , in 2013 I broke the crank . The valves were up dated in 1960 ,in 2013 those valves and the original seats were in perfect condition. All that was done was a good cleaning and back together. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 1615

Re: 1914 Stuff

Here in Winnipeg the dealer offered natural wheels as fare back as 1912 ,one of our club members back in the 1960s how worked on my 1912 T when it was new told my Dad all the cars had painted wheels when new ,if the customer wanted natural wheels they would take a new set of the shelf and varnish th...
by Colin Mavins
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1797

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

We have 6 inch wide whites on the 1947 Chrysler a good cleaning with a SOS pad when the car gets a wash and they are still white , an all white tire would be more difficult . Its like brass if you don't want to polish brass don't buy a brass T . If you go white there going to be work. Cheers Colin D...
by Colin Mavins
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flying Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 1680

Re: Flying Model T

The cowl lamp was shot off when they stole it back from the warehouse One of our local club members drove a 1922 model T coupe every day to work until 1964 ,that year he bought a new car the old coupe is still in the garage still runs but could use a little work.
by Colin Mavins
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need some help ,what does this font fit
Replies: 2
Views: 479

I need some help ,what does this font fit

I bought some parts when I was building my right hand tail light and this font came with the parts. What does it fit and is anyone in need Thanks Colin
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by Colin Mavins
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how do you fix a gas leak?
Replies: 29
Views: 1513

Re: how do you fix a gas leak?

all right then I have learned something today we have never had this problem with any of are old stuff I guess we have been very lucky Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how do you fix a gas leak?
Replies: 29
Views: 1513

Re: how do you fix a gas leak?

My T has been in my family since 1960 the gas is never shut off once a year when it is parked for the winter the remaining gas is drained through the original drain and then closed in the spring we fill the tank and its good till winter. I don't know what problem is happening that you need to shut t...
by Colin Mavins
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 tail lamp bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: 1911 tail lamp bracket

The original tail light bracket on my 12 has square hoses and the carriage bolt with the square goes from the outside and the square nuts are on the back side out of sight the repro brackets have a round hole.
by Colin Mavins
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found something interesting?
Replies: 11
Views: 1949

Re: Found something interesting?

The rods that came out of the 12 when I broke the crank were DB rods we put the light weight rods in I also have the cast pistons and pins that were changed 60 years ago Dad kept every part .
by Colin Mavins
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Color for my 1910 Touring
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: Color for my 1910 Touring

Hello Darel My Dad thought green will black fenders was a great combination yellow pin strip is nice to
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Mine has been green for 60 years it was was only blue for 48 years Enjoy your car Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)
Replies: 15
Views: 1551

Re: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)

On my 12 it is closer to the frame than yours but does not touch the frame only the center part with the bolt touch the frame so I would say you are good Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting 1916 Engine Block
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: Interesting 1916 Engine Block

The person setting it up was left handed
by Colin Mavins
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian T Brass Rads Question
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Canadian T Brass Rads Question

I have 4 rads 1912 -13 and 3 top tanks all Canadian which are all plain , I have never seen an early brass rad with made in Canada on it. Cheers from Red Hot Manitoba
by Colin Mavins
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 10
Views: 4033

Re: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds

This is not a B block its 141640 mine is 146808 so 5200 apart, but mine is Canadian built
by Colin Mavins
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 10
Views: 4033

Re: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds

At serial number 141--- this car is the closest car to mine and looks the same as mine . My serial number is 146--- Nice to see I will keep these pictures in my T book
by Colin Mavins
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing balance beads
Replies: 13
Views: 1816

Re: Installing balance beads

Is it because you guys are driving high miles on your cars why are you balancing your tires , my 12 has original wheels the first set of tires new in 1953 lasted until 2014 the second set has no problem will wear or vibration , so I have to ask why do it . The other question is once the beads are in...
by Colin Mavins
Sun May 24, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early hubcap wrench
Replies: 15
Views: 2115

Re: Early hubcap wrench

I have all the tools including the early hub cap wrench but know one ever looks at them because they are in the tool roll under the seat, I think I have been asked and showed them twice. My big expense was the early tire pump at 50.00 bucks it sits on a shelf because the later ford brass pump works ...
by Colin Mavins
Sun May 10, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Year E & J had seperate rivetted triangle?
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: Year E & J had seperate rivetted triangle?

The triangle reads Edmunds & Jones Detroit 666 and you could buy the triangle from Gilbert metal product back in the early 1960's
by Colin Mavins
Sun May 10, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Year E & J had seperate rivetted triangle?
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: Year E & J had seperate rivetted triangle?

The 1912 Flanders touring here in Manitoba also has the Rivited triangle
by Colin Mavins
Sun May 10, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Year E & J had seperate rivetted triangle?
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: Year E & J had seperate rivetted triangle?

My late 12T has E+j 666 with the riveted triangle they are original to the car and the car is Canadian built. The other 12 that was here and is now in Ontario also has the riveted triangle lamps also an original car. 122.JPG IM001497.JPG You also my find the Australian cars have them but I can't fin...
by Colin Mavins
Mon May 04, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Oil Video
Replies: 53
Views: 4754

Re: Transmission Oil Video

My screen has the slot as in Randy "s picture
by Colin Mavins
Sun May 03, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Oil Video
Replies: 53
Views: 4754

Re: Transmission Oil Video

Just to stray a bit that is an interesting set up with the explosion whistles is this for a louder sound or do you get an offset or two tone explosion,just curious Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun May 03, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Oil Video
Replies: 53
Views: 4754

Re: Transmission Oil Video

I have found this interesting ,after the magnet took out the transmission post I removed the magnet as there was enough space for it to get out. I never though of wiring it in place, my screen does have a long slot not holes I have to guess it came that way it was installed by Dad in 1995 I do get o...
by Colin Mavins
Sat May 02, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - E&J Model 666
Replies: 21
Views: 2227

Re: 13T - E&J Model 666

I know of at least 10 1913 Ts that are all brass like the 12 are including the windshields and are original cars so your car may be correct, As for judging I would not be concerned just have fun .
by Colin Mavins
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 door check straps
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: 1909 door check straps

Check for a Tandy leather shop or other leather supply shop I just bought 4 inch wide leather for door stops on the 1937 Horch they had black an natural they also had the brass rivet ,leather in 2,3,4 inch cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what is this
Replies: 1
Views: 550

what is this

Back in the 1990's Dad and I pull this frame out of a creek it was made into a trailer. He sold it for 800.00 but the guy never told Dad what it was ,he was thinking model R,S,N, can anyone identify this frame so I can put this to rest. This frame did come with a T shaped serial number Ford tag numb...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 single contact headlights
Replies: 9
Views: 1264

Re: 1915 single contact headlights

My 1912 has accessory 1915 mag head lamp conversion ,one wire from the switch to the left lamp and one wire from the left lamp to the right lamp and if memory serves there is a ground wire on both , the 12 brass lamps have the lamp fork lock bolt on the inside of the lamp and the ground wires are co...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood plans
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: wood plans

well I tried but I did learn something today so that is good Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood plans
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: wood plans

The roadster plans I have are 1915 to 1922 I do not know if there is a difference in 23
by Colin Mavins
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s wrong with this picture?
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: What’s wrong with this picture?

You may not know it but someone is in your back seat taking pictures
by Colin Mavins
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Goodbye Old Friend - Tire Report.
Replies: 17
Views: 2376

Re: Goodbye Old Friend - Tire Report.

At the time we went with the Universal T driver tires because they were the same tread pattern as the Good Year But since than have herd the T Drivers don't last , is there a tire that has reputation for longer life .
by Colin Mavins
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Goodbye Old Friend - Tire Report.
Replies: 17
Views: 2376

Re: Goodbye Old Friend - Tire Report.

The tires on our 1912 touring were put on new in 1953 made by Good Year they were still on the car and working well until 2012 ,we had a wear issue on the right front. They had small cracks in the side wall and about 20,000 miles . At this time I was driving the car 15 miles into town on the hi way ...
by Colin Mavins
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rewooding instructions needed please.
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: Rewooding instructions needed please.

Hello Frank I sent you a pm Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 16
Views: 2472

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

If you have the reflector and the problem is the reflective silver take same aluminum foil ,crunch it up than straighten it out and form it over the old reflector . this will make your tail light shine bright. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 ball model t Carb
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: 5 ball model t Carb

Thanks for the infor the deal is done Moms happy and the 4 carbs are on there way to Ontario , one less thing to deal with Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 ball model t Carb
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: 5 ball model t Carb

I have been offered 1500 hundred each I just don't want to rip him off I have been watching prices and they are all over the place. All I have to do is say yes but I also want to be fair to Mom and him Thanks Colin
by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 5923

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

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This would be Me and Mom in Bigfork Montana I believe 1963 I would be 2 years old
by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 ball model t Carb
Replies: 4
Views: 990

5 ball model t Carb

Is 1500 hundred dollars for a model t 5 ball Carb a fair price or should I say are they worth 1500 dollars?
by Colin Mavins
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Are these Parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: What Are these Parts?

Looks the same as my 1912 windshield clamp
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by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Just curious

We have some of Dr. Bonds journals he was the original owner, and in them he wrote how he enjoyed polishing the rad , but nothing else he also replaced his brass side lamps with all black lamps in 1915.
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 162
Views: 15081

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

This is what I have on the car now it can apply to the car or the driver
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by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 162
Views: 15081

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

DSCN5838.JPG DSCN5836.JPG 101.jpg That is me at 17 years old going off to war 1915 , the 37 tag is pre license plates half way through 1911 plates start and the 1912 plates go on the car for pictures we do not have YOM plates here in Manitoba. Yes I'm still going strong at 122 years old. cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 626
Views: 78180

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Don you are doing an outstanding job on this car, but I fear your going to need more cars because at this rate you will be done by June . We knew a guy have would restore 5 model A at one time in the winter months, I am not than fast. great job Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 626
Views: 78180

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Thanks Wayne our model t population is very depleted in my circle and in the early day as a kid I did not pay attention to the detail. I did ride in a lot of cool cars, when on tour my brother and I would hitch a ride on the out going tour and come back with Mom And Dad in the later year I got to dr...
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 626
Views: 78180

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I found a picture of a 1912 Model t with a full louvered hood as in the picture of the 15 centre door
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by Colin Mavins
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X plugs
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Champion X plugs

In my search for more coil points I found 2 Boxes of new champion X spark plugs, what I have never noticed before as I have new X plugs but they are made in the USA ,and I thought they were all Made in the USA . My 2 new boxes are all Made in Canada . The things you learn when you are quarantined fo...
by Colin Mavins
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: Water pump

here's what I did , I bought a temp guns , the ones you point it at a spot and it gives you a temp reading . Run your engine up to running temp with the water pump on ,take reading at different point , front head back head rad . Then take the water pump off , do the same thing . On my 1912 it run co...
by Colin Mavins
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Retainer Clip Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: Hood Retainer Clip Question

I think you will find it is not attached at the front , this allows you to remove your hood . It will not flop around when you have the hood latched . My 12 is open like that at the rad and a hole in the hood former works great for the past 108 years. If the hood pops out place it back in and away y...
by Colin Mavins
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 dashboard moulding corner finish
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: 1912 dashboard moulding corner finish

I have a 1912 I have not found a picture yet but the molding on my car is the original and at the corners it is cut on a 45 degree angle at the corners and fix tight, it is 3 pieces screws are in the centre of the molding.
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting picture from 1912
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Interesting picture from 1912

In most cases Canadian cars don't have spares like that but I believe this is an order for a company so maybe special order . We have never carried a spare tire there is 3 tubes a jack and tire irons in the trunk . Since 1960 we have not had a flat ,I leaned how to change tires when we put new tires...
by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting picture from 1912
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Interesting picture from 1912

I found this book in dads stuff it was published by ford in 1962, for as long as I can remember we have been docked points at judging for the little clip that holds the horn tube at the bottom curve of the driver door . Well looking at the first car in the picture it sure looks like a little clip ho...
by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 626
Views: 78180

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I found this little book while cleaning out more of Dads stuff and it turns out I have a pic of the centre door lights
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by Colin Mavins
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wow i say WOW
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Re: wow i say WOW

Wow Richard you have a way with words it's like I was there with you I think I will give my old girl a try Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 13457

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

the local car club which is having there 60th anniversary has now cancelled the spring fling and the world of wheels car show is now cancelled , this week is the start in Winnipeg they are cancelling all big events but the Government is keeping the casino's open looks like 3 weeks of shut down and w...
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 626
Views: 78180

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I have never seen these lamps before and have never seen a picture of a centre door with them ,are the factory or an accessory . I think bob showed one on here to, just wondering. cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 2129

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

My question is were they made in the States or in Canada did Detroit make any right hand drive cars
by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Windshield Clips for Side Curtains
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Re: Windshield Clips for Side Curtains

My mistake is was Langs the part number is SC-BRC and back in 2014 they were 34.85 for a set of 4 cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Windshield Clips for Side Curtains
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Re: Windshield Clips for Side Curtains

I think its Snyders is were I bought them from for the 12
by Colin Mavins
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 2079

Re: 1937 Horch

I will have to take more pictures
by Colin Mavins
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 2079

Re: 1937 Horch

Before building his own cars Mr Horch worked for Mercedes My thinking is that is why the 2 brand are so much alike , you have to look closely to tell them apart . I did not know The Audi ,Horch thing , he was not allowed to use the Horch name after the war for some reason That is a clever way to sti...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 2079

Re: 1937 Horch

The Horch is an Audi the 4 rings of the Audi emblem are Horch Audi Dkw Auto union On the rad shell are Horch , auto union, and the 4 rings Prior to the war there were the high end auto in Germany. About 600 Model 853's were made from 1936 to 1940 . cost was about 5000.00 Deutsche Marks in 1937
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 2079

Re: 1937 Horch

This car was a staff car used by Dr Werner Best not a nice guy by any means as for parts ebay Germany works for common stuff , otherwise you make it . This car was about 90 percent there most of what is missing is brackets and mounts which I have made but are hidden and will not be seen until it is ...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 2079

1937 Horch

I have not had much time for the T this winter because I'm trying to finish the Horch
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by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: windshield glass
Replies: 19
Views: 3081

Re: windshield glass

I just had 3/16 glass cut for the 1937 Horch and the glass was in stock ,if Canada has it there must be a glass shop that can get it in the States .
by Colin Mavins
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 3715

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

Having the engine on a stand so you can turn the engine is the way to go you will find this out when you put it back together it will be so much easier Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 2492

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

We put turbo 400 disc's in the 12 in 1990 works great . we did it to stop the creep when starting ' before the rebuild when you started the car you put your leg on the front tire it would creep until it run for 10 or 15 seconds it does not creep anymore
by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 fender fit
Replies: 22
Views: 2682

Re: 1911 fender fit

If someone has there 11 close by take a measurement from the frame to the top of the fender I cant my 12 is at the farm
by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 fender fit
Replies: 22
Views: 2682

Re: 1911 fender fit

In the second last pic you have the skirt bolted to the frame undo these bolts the fender will come back in line
by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 fender fit
Replies: 22
Views: 2682

Re: 1911 fender fit

with the fender iron removed can put the fender in the proper position, if so the problem is with the iron, if you cant get the fender to sit correct with the front loose than the problem is with the fender. When I broke the crank I had the fender off when i put them back on they fell right into pla...
by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 fender fit
Replies: 22
Views: 2682

Re: 1911 fender fit

i would check the fender iron it self it could be the wrong one . it appears to be to long maybe a wide track iron ,do you have this problem on the other side. If not compare the two irons . I checked my 12 and it is straight and I only have about a quarter inch through the fender bracket . Thats wh...
by Colin Mavins
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 4314

Re: bicycle speedometer

I think not ' if you look down the pics there is a sending unit that mounts to the fork and a piece that mounts to the spoke of the wheel I don't know how to mount this on your car and get a correct reading. I think Steve has experience with this ,he will chime in soon. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates
Replies: 11
Views: 1828

Re: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates

The Canadian rads have tags I did not know the Us rads did the same ,learn something new every day.
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 2389

Re: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft

After breaking the crank in my 1912 and getting lucky with no block damage, my thinking now with the early block I am currently working on an open valve 1910 block is spend the money on a scat crank and drive without the worry of breaking the crank. Just my 2 cents Cheers Colin