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by Colin Mavins
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stick in time took out crank?
Replies: 14
Views: 722

Re: Stick in time took out crank?

I guess I was lucky then the 1912 crank went all that broke on the block was the timing cover we added the out side oil line in the rebuild.
by Colin Mavins
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail light Thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: Tail light Thoughts

The more light the better I have a right hand tail light for my 1912 which is going on this winter and I installed a 1950s turn signal switch which gives you four way flashers as well. The way people are driving the more light the better it may not save you from stupid drivers but at lest you tried.
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank

Thanks for the info I would like it to work just so I can say they work , in cleaning out the shop I found the pieces the car has had mag lights since 1915 Dr Bond installed them and they have been there ever since.
by Colin Mavins
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank
Replies: 6
Views: 358

brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank

This is my winter project I have collected all the information I can find from here and the internet in regard to this gas line. Most of this information and pictures are for 1911 the question is would it be the same in 1912 I think it should be the same but I could be wrong I'm guessing. In Dads pa...
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen

Thank you sir you have answered the questions Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen

The other question I have is where is the little ford I have been to the Henry Ford twice in the last 10 years and is was not on display only the 999 ? Henry must have saved it you would think.
by Colin Mavins
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen

That was a great show so now the question that's on every bodies mind ,what engine was in that racer I see that the engine is pushed back through the dash. Maybe a 6 cylinder? Cheers
by Colin Mavins
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring Top help required
Replies: 13
Views: 427

Re: 1911 Touring Top help required

When Dad did our top which he made from the original top he use the the red book Model t Ford restoration handbook .The top came out beautiful and is how 53 years old it may be worth the read cheers Colin
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by Colin Mavins
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring Top help required
Replies: 13
Views: 427

Re: 1911 Touring Top help required

This is a ford drawing for 1912 , the amount of bow that you are going to insert into the socket depends on the height of the bow as per your drawing your mounting holes are not at body level , the drawing show the mount hole is level with the top of the body. You need an proper height of the bow be...
by Colin Mavins
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ten Commandments for antique cars
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Ten Commandments for antique cars

More stuff from Dads filing cabinet he kept everything, I don't know what I'm doing wrong it's blurred until you click on it
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by Colin Mavins
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 939

Re: The spark plug controversy

This looks like Steve is bored and needs a new project LOL Cheers from the getting more snow great white north.
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clock location
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: Clock location

The right side would make it visible to the driver or we had a 15 way back that had an accessory dash board.
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clock location
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: Clock location

In 1912 there is a letter to ford dealers which states the only options allow by ford were tool box clock and robe rail ,It would be nice to have those accessories
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by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 in Hemmings
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: 1909 in Hemmings

They show the serial number 904 if my memory is correct it should be a 2 pedal 2 level car as this is one of the cars Royce was working on some years ago. Please correct me if Im wrong. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: location of the oil can
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: location of the oil can

ops wrong place sorry
by Colin Mavins
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: location of the oil can
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: location of the oil can

Don't you wish you could buy that now for 10 cents
by Colin Mavins
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: location of the oil can
Replies: 7
Views: 421

location of the oil can

I have seen in many photo's that the oil can is mounted on the right side {passenger side} of the engine. Ours has always been on the left . Is there a proper location or was it put it were ever you want . I have seen many Canadian cars on the left and many US cars on the right, Cheers Colin dgjjity...
by Colin Mavins
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top shrunk
Replies: 22
Views: 797

Re: Top shrunk

You could always make your own top Mom showed Dad how to sew ,my brother and I pumped the old singer and in one week end it was done . We must have done something right it is still on the car and looking great 52 years later.
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by Colin Mavins
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Im looking for contact info for Mike Strachan
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Im looking for contact info for Mike Strachan

Well that would explain why I cant contact him Thanks Colin
by Colin Mavins
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Im looking for contact info for Mike Strachan
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Im looking for contact info for Mike Strachan

Im looking for Mike Strachan In Abbotsford BC I have a phone number but I cant made it work. He owns a Canadian 1912 touring I would like to get pictures of as there are not many examples . Thanks Cheers Colin from Winnipeg MB
by Colin Mavins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Six Talks by the Jolly Fat Chauffeur
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Six Talks by the Jolly Fat Chauffeur

If anyone has the interest to read this ford book from late
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1911 there is a copy on the net at www.Canadiana.ca I found it by googling the title
by Colin Mavins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Town Car
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: 1911 Town Car

well I can close the book on that thanks
by Colin Mavins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Town Car
Replies: 5
Views: 847

1911 Town Car

I found this post card in my Dads stuff is this T still on display and is this Museum still around. Just wandering cheers Colin
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by Colin Mavins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3847

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

I reality there is no easy fix for people how are distracted while driving, One of the T guys here was hit by a semi he was doing 50 mph the truck driver did not see him ,he died later in hospital .
by Colin Mavins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3847

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

I put a 1950s type add on turn signals which has a 4 ways built in winter project is to add a second tail light you can never have to much red light on the back of your car these days.
by Colin Mavins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***

went to the dump today and came home with a trunk full of parts and this early gas tank
by Colin Mavins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***

That looks better great job Thanks Colin
by Colin Mavins
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***

Let he start by saying the work your doing is fantastic and I have a correction for you the 11-12 tank has the mounts riveted to the bottom of the tank the later years use the strap mount you are showing
by Colin Mavins
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD NEW set of #2819 Brass 1911-1912 Hub Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: NEW set of #2819 Brass 1911-1912 Hub Caps

I have a set like this they where purchase in the early 1970s in California as being nos . my question is when did they start making reproduction hub caps. If they started reproducing brass caps after 1975 then that would make them the real deal Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2437

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

I'm going to guess the coil box upgrade was common a my original 1912 also had a 1915 coil box the original 12 box was under the back seat. The car was used as an every day driver till 1936. Cheers
by Colin Mavins
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1522

Re: 1915 Parts

this is an easy fix for your hub cap problem ,just leave your hub caps you have on your car when someone tells you you have the wrong caps on your car tell them if they find the right ones you will put them on. you will either get the right ones or they will leave you be . I remember we had a 14 tai...
by Colin Mavins
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 7535

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

That Steve is like the energizer bunny he just keeps going and going . I am exhausted Thanks for the photos Steve. Cheers Colin From the how white North
by Colin Mavins
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much time to pull an engine?
Replies: 19
Views: 1198

Re: How much time to pull an engine?

I pulled the engine on my 1912 I pulled all the thing you listed my engine was hanging on the hook 4.5 hours 2 more hours it was stripped to a bare block
by Colin Mavins
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Model T Roadster Value ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1229

Re: 1916 Model T Roadster Value ???

16 engine with a later flywheel and a later starter hogs head a 6 volt battery that you charge at night when your not using your car.
by Colin Mavins
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 12 column tube
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: 12 column tube

on my 12 the off set hole lines up with the fire wall bracket cheers colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need photos of 1914 Roadster body wood
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Need photos of 1914 Roadster body wood

these are from the 14 touring -roadster plans Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: needed wood plans 24 roadster
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: needed wood plans 24 roadster

I have roadster plans but they are 1915 to 1922 so I do not know what the difference is in 1924
by Colin Mavins
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: just for fun
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: just for fun

Thanks Keith I have a complete spare cable and a box full of links and ends we knew it had to break sooner than later. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: just for fun
Replies: 3
Views: 610

just for fun

I asked my Father 5 years ago how long will the speedometer cable last , me did not have an answer other than it was original to the car and it works all is good . Today I took the car in a parade and it happened ,one of the links broke. So the answer to the question is 107 years,my guess is the war...
by Colin Mavins
Sun May 26, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question regarding details of top installation on my '13 Touring
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: Question regarding details of top installation on my '13 Touring

Hello my late 12 Canadian car does not have the flap and never did , the original top was replaced in 1967. The original top is in the garage in a box.
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by Colin Mavins
Mon May 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 3072

Re: What timer do you use

We have always used Tiger timers Dad picked up a stock of about 100 nos Tiger timers back in 1965 . The T uses 1 every 2-3 years, and its the roller that wears out. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sat May 11, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Top Strap Bracket at Windshield information needed
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: 1912 Top Strap Bracket at Windshield information needed

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If you print the drawing it should be the exact size Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sat May 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Firewall Question
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: 1912 Firewall Question

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here is a close up the brass trim is original as are the brackets Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri May 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Firewall Question
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: 1912 Firewall Question

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Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri May 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Firewall Question
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: 1912 Firewall Question

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if you enlarge you can see the clamps cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 0
Views: 306

1937 Horch

I have been working on a 1937 Horch I have just finished with mounting tail light and the grill and rad shell on and its off to paint. The 1967 Ambassador has all the body work done as far as welding goes, It was a show room car so it is fully loaded but it was well used. I start the varnishing of t...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 12829

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

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I am working on going faster so not working on the T but did have it out for a drive then changed the oil and filled the oilers and grease cups . Now back to the ambassador we now have the wheel well done . Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about the turbo 400 clutch kits
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Re: Question about the turbo 400 clutch kits

When we did our transmission we bought new 400 turbo disc's from the local trany shop and fix them to the original drum by removing the unwanted material. This has worked perfectly for the last 10 years with no problems Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My old 30 X 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 22
Views: 2130

Re: My old 30 X 3 1/2 tires

Yes they are a tight fix but we have had over size tires on the 12 T since 1952 that we know of and there is no problem 1952 to 2009 were original goodyear 2009 till now are T drivers all Over size.
by Colin Mavins
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat

The Blue 1911 T that sold on the forum 16,500 is how on ebay bidding at 22,100 It will be interesting to see how high it goes
by Colin Mavins
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another E-10 experience
Replies: 21
Views: 2114

Re: Another E-10 experience

Here in Canada our ethanol I believe is 10% ,I have no problem running the T on this fuel. Yes after 7-8 months it will be crap, at the end of driving season I drain the tank and run it out off gas. I just started it this weekend fresh gas ,two pulls it was running like a clock.
by Colin Mavins
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913
Replies: 28
Views: 2358

Re: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913

Hello again there are 3 1913 here in Manitoba one of which is not restored with a B block all 3 are Canadian cars and all are wood coil box with the triangle KW switch key on the right side,The brass plate has no paint on it . As for what you have how my 1912 had the same upgrade, the picture is the...
by Colin Mavins
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about 1912 Dash and Steering Column
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Question about 1912 Dash and Steering Column

My 12 is a one piece dash but what you will find is the repro dash is made from one pattern most likely 1910 or 11 and sold as fits 09 to 12 . Just a possibility .
by Colin Mavins
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 4066

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

I had my 1912 T up to 45 mph and there was more to go but lose my nerve, you have to ask the question . How fast are you willing to go on 100 year old hickory spokes. Its runs very nice between 25 and 35 . I keep it to 30-35 on the highway and 20 around town. I have all ways said if you want fast bu...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1ST of 3 to come home, check it out
Replies: 35
Views: 3644

Re: 1ST of 3 to come home, check it out

Hello Robert You mentioned that the low head on your 1912 T has Made in USA so it is a replacement , My original head on my 1912 has Made in USA on it ,but is much smaller than the later heads. Cheers Colin model t 11-02-13 003.jpg
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 8574

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

I lifted the cover and it was still there ,another month should do it Cheers from the not so frozen north
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Draining Block
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Draining Block

I always drain the car hot any water left will evaporate with the heat in the block we have done this since 1960 with no problems
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dash Clock Repair?
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Dash Clock Repair?

Hello My 1912 has a Stewart clock in it and was told the same thing ,I got brave one day I bought a spare clock with the thought of using it for parts it did not run. I opened it up it was a very simple rim wind clock ,used clock oil on all the moving parts and it started to run. I also did this to ...
by Colin Mavins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant Recommendation
Replies: 45
Views: 4023

Re: Coolant Recommendation

On my 1912 we always used water because the anti freeze would leak at the brass fittings and at the water pump. I have removed the water pump and used a valve lapping compound on the brass fitting to seat it better . Anti freeze would work now but force of habit and I'm an old dog I will use water ,...
by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walkerville ford factory Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Walkerville ford factory Canada

This was in the 1916 Winnipeg news paper
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by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: old photo Winnipeg 1912
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

old photo Winnipeg 1912

27 early Russell cars, today there are none in Winnipeg . This is Winnipeg 1912 the cars you can see all have 1912 plates black with white crest and numbers this was a cab service
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by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where did you get your rear axle shafts
Replies: 25
Views: 2548

Re: Where did you get your rear axle shafts

I picked up nos axles on two swap meets locally here in Winnipeg , I am surprised there is not more NOS parts in the States to be had, when we rebuilt the rear end most of internal parts were found NOS locally. As of late I have been buying up all the NOS that is correct for the 12 , Dad always said...
by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low head questions
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Low head questions

model t 11-02-13 003.jpg This is the original low head on my Sept 1912 Canadian touring , the casting date is above the ford and split by the head bolt one part on each side.As it sits the cast date is not readable. In the summer when the car is out in the sunlight I will have try and read it maybe...
by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a 1912 steering column?
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: Is this a 1912 steering column?

The column in My 1912 is one offset hole and square holes ,and my spare column also has one offset hole and square holes. It is my understanding that the one offset hole would make it a 1912 column, the round holes maybe a different manufacture,or someone over the past 100 years or so has drilled th...
by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA resource guide & membership directory
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: MTFCA resource guide & membership directory

I was just wondering how often these are issued I found the 2005 and this 2010 is there a 2015
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford advertising from Winnipeg 1909-10-11
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Ford advertising from Winnipeg 1909-10-11

Our first Ford agent not til Dec 1909 all Ford cars in Western Canada sold through Winnipeg to dealers west of here. The advertising really increases in 1912 I have over 50 different ads for just 1912 some are the same ad as the States but I would say 90% different.There are 43 different ads with th...
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford advertising from Winnipeg 1909-10-11
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Ford advertising from Winnipeg 1909-10-11

Our first Ford agent not til Dec 1909 all Ford cars in Western Canada sold through Winnipeg to dealers west of here. The advertising really increases in 1912 I have over 50 different ads for just 1912 some are the same ad as the States but I would say 90% different. fgfggg (2).png DSCN5375.jpg downl...
by Colin Mavins
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA resource guide & membership directory
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: MTFCA resource guide & membership directory

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Here is a picture is this a every year book?
by Colin Mavins
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Canadian 1912 Engine Casting numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Original Canadian 1912 Engine Casting numbers

Thank you I was going through pictures and found some from 2013 when we were fixing the crank. It seems that with out a picture to prove it your wrong so my thought was to let the pictures do the talking . It must be working ,i have no PM's calling me wrong. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Canadian 1912 Engine Casting numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Original Canadian 1912 Engine Casting numbers

There was no problem with the number it was the fact that the casting date was above the engine number. There was no date on the transmission.
by Colin Mavins
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA resource guide & membership directory
Replies: 5
Views: 969

MTFCA resource guide & membership directory

I found one of these books in Dad stuff but do not recall ever see it > It is 450 pages hard cover from 2010. Are these books a yearly -every 5- every 10 years book or a one off Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘Matching Numbers’ Add any Monetary Value to a Model T?
Replies: 20
Views: 1848

Re: ‘Matching Numbers’ Add any Monetary Value to a Model T?

The early cars the engine and dash plate match until the production numbers took of and then there is separation.
by Colin Mavins
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grandchildren and Model T's
Replies: 20
Views: 1913

Re: Grandchildren and Model T's

This is my son's first driving lesson He seemed to be the only one that Dad let touch the brass he's 25 how.
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by Colin Mavins
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Canadian 1912 Engine Casting numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Original Canadian 1912 Engine Casting numbers

model t 11-02-13 013.JPG 2014t 034.jpg model t 11-02-13 014.JPG 814036.jpg 814038.jpg Over the past 4 Years I have been blasted by the experts ,that every thing I say about my 12 is wrong so I will let the pictures talk for he. As for the ford there is no Made in the USA on this block never had nev...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN OR US BUILT 1913 TOURING?
Replies: 15
Views: 1334

Re: CANADIAN OR US BUILT 1913 TOURING?

I would check the serial number it may be a poorly stamped B If it is a C ,it may be a Us car with a Canadian Block. My Sept 1912 an original car that was complete running driving car with original engine only has Ford on the block nothing removed the casting date is above the serial number ,the bod...
by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

Re: What are these

It would also look like the flying Pyramid was used here in Canada all the way through the Model T Years.
by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

Re: What are these

May 23 1925 Winnipeg Tribune How the plan works
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by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

Re: What are these

Winnipeg Evening Tribune Decmber 30 1924 page 9
by Colin Mavins
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

Re: What are these

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Easy to find when you know were to look Winnipeg 1924
by Colin Mavins
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

Re: What are these

Well that answered the question I will go looking in the local papers a little later than 1912 and see what I can find Thank you every body Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

Re: What are these

My guess is Dad had them because of the winged pyramid and being 1912, But I have never seen any thing related to selling used cars that far back
by Colin Mavins
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 owners manual
Replies: 21
Views: 1988

Re: 1913 owners manual

Its nice to have the real deal and my Dad over the years pick up almost all of the original literature ,but it is nice to have a copy you can handle and not worry about damaging it. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 4632

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

I have owned my T for 2 years but Dad owned it for 56 years before me Dad also owned his 47 Chrysler for 58 years I have owned my 66 Barracuda for 43 years. The 42 Jeep and the 47 Chrysler sedan where cars Dad and I worked on in the last 20 years My Barracuda is under going re- restoration 120.jpg 1...
by Colin Mavins
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

What are these

found these in Dads files I don't know what these are .
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by Colin Mavins
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 owners manual
Replies: 21
Views: 1988

Re: 1913 owners manual

Hello Mark you can copy any of the literature from Cimorelly library
by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A must have tool
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

A must have tool

I had picked up this tool from ebay and have now had the need to use it on a friends car, and let me tell you it work very well. I still put rags around the work space but this holds the washer and nut ,got things started it was great . I believe they are available at most suppliers, best money I ha...
by Colin Mavins
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Body and Serial Number Data Collection Input Wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

Re: Body and Serial Number Data Collection Input Wanted

116.jpg 1912 Canadian touring a complete car when purchased 1960. Serial number 146808 Built in Walkerville Ontario Canada Sept 1912. Engine and dash plate are the same, body number G7652 built by Gray and sons Chatham Ontario, Radiator number 7102 built in Walkerville . Four opening doors, all Edm...
by Colin Mavins
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gilbert Metal Products
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: Gilbert Metal Products

Thank you I will give them a call on Monday Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gilbert Metal Products
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Gilbert Metal Products

I would like to know if Gilbert Metal Products is still out there . I'm going through more of Dads stuff and I am rebuilding a pair of 666 E+J lamps Dads go to guy was Gilbert Erickson, and since the phone number only has 5 numbers my guess is he's gone or maybe not. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 4632

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

Mr Strube Can you tell me about the wheels on your Model T's I have never seen anything like these Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I have a question for the boys down under
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: I have a question for the boys down under

101.jpg Yes I would, I have made a right hand light and I am going to add it to my 1912 T I know its not correct but the more red when you hit the brakes the better. Distracted Driving here in Winnipeg Canada is a big problem. The picture was me in 1977 doing a local movie about going to war . Chee...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I have a question for the boys down under
Replies: 5
Views: 718

I have a question for the boys down under

I was looking through photo's I have saved of the years and I see that on Mr Mullins 1912 car his tail light was on the right but there is a light bracket on the left . Did he have 2 tail lights at some point? The other question is are your tail lights right handed and what I mean ,is the blue lens ...
by Colin Mavins
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests
Replies: 39
Views: 3163

Re: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests

You my find some of the guests are members I do not always log in sometimes I just look around see whats happening and leave,you only need to log in to post or look at the photos cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are they doing here?? 1912
Replies: 13
Views: 1609

Re: What are they doing here?? 1912

I dont see any plug wires so they mite be cranking but they are not starting. Cheers Colin