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by vech
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Modern Ford Heater-Old Advertising
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: The Modern Ford Heater-Old Advertising

Herb I have that exact heater on my 1922 coupe. It works very well.... Almost too well! It will cook you in 40- 50 degree weather. I the summer, the "valve" won't cut the flow of hot air off, so I made a cap on the lathe to plug the end in the passenger compartment, to keep from being roasted. That ...
by vech
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T in the snow, in Mississippi
Replies: 4
Views: 606

T in the snow, in Mississippi

Here in the deep South, it rarely snows. The last time was about 12 years ago. We woke up this morning, to a white blanket, so I got the Coupe out, and we drove to the city park, and took some photos. It was still coming down, at 8:30 am when I took these.
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by vech
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Some members of my household are difficult to shop for.
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Some members of my household are difficult to shop for.

I forgot this photo, Here he is watching my wife polish brass!
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by vech
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Some members of my household are difficult to shop for.
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Some members of my household are difficult to shop for.

And when I'm working on the car, my cat "Dipstick" is always right there, keeping an eye on me. He follows me around like a dog
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by vech
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe

Changing the subject on your coupe. I see the setup for gas and wonder how you now get to the battery. I just bought an original barn find 1925 coupe and had to install and charge a battery. I will also install a battery cut-off as I have in all my cars. I can't reach the battery with what I consid...
by vech
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe

It is not a question of "how far are you from a gas station?". To me, the question is, "How far are you from a gas station that sells non ethanol fuel? I have a brass Stromburg OF carbs on both of my T's. Ethanol loves water. Water and brass don't like each other. I also have lots of antique BMW mot...
by vech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe

This may bend the originalists out of shape, but I got tired of spilling gas everywhere when I tried to fill the tank in the 1922 couple from a gas can on the side of the road. I converted our coupe to 12 volts with a 12 v alternator and starter, (from Snyders). The last time I had the tank out, I m...
by vech
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 817
Views: 106407

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

In keeping with the Christmas lights overload, what could possibly go wrong here?
by vech
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Our 2 wheel friends
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: Our 2 wheel friends

Some of us Model T owners are into bikes also. Here is my 1921 Victoria KR-1 motorcycle that I restored. They are quite rare. Victoria was a bicycle Mfg in Nuremberg Germany, and this was their first motorcycle. BMW made their first air cooled opposed twin engine in 1921. They sold the engine to oth...
by vech
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 44
Views: 1375

Re: What name have you given your T

The first T we bought was this 1915 Touring car. We named it in honour of my wife's 90 year old mother. Her mother remembers riding in a Model T as a little girl on the dirt and gravel roads in Mississippi in the 1930's. I made the front plate, by cutting out a sheet metal oval, and using hydraulic ...
by vech
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night

No, none of my cars, or motorcycles were in the video. The situation was, one of my good friends had underwent a major operation, and badly wanted to go on the drive. But the docs forbade him from driving. So I drove my ‘39 Ford pickup down to his house, and I piloted is 1911 Torpedo, and he rode sh...
by vech
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night

Last night, Mississippi ETV aired a program called "Mississippi Roads". The Magnolia Model T club was filmed, and I was in this video. Go watch it, A nice video The trick is going to be figuring out which of these old men I am! :lol: Here is the link. https://www.mpbonline.org/television/mississippi...
by vech
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2339

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

Thermocure will not harm rubber, or brass at all. No effects. The instructions say that heat speeds up the process. I recommend you drain and refill with straight water, and pour the stuff in, and drive it, to get it hot. At least 20 miles or more. Bring it back and drain it. Flush it out with water...
by vech
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2339

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

The company also makes a product called Themocure to dissolve through chelation, the rust in a cast iron block. I can give you first hand experience with this product. I have a 1915 touring car. I live in Mississippi and it get HOT here in the summertime. The car would overheat in traffic when in to...
by vech
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus
Replies: 17
Views: 2067

Re: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus

I could not agree more, concerning problems with ethanol in gasoline. I never run ethanol fuel in ANYTHING that has a carburettor. I only buy it if I have no choice, when I am driving a carburettor equipped vehicle, and use it up as fast a possible when I get home, and refill with real gasoline. If ...
by vech
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Jimmie Guthrie Memorial run in the UK 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 399

The Jimmie Guthrie Memorial run in the UK 2019

Yes, there are photos of Model T's but there also is various antique bike and other antique automobiles in the UK. It is worth looking at, if you have not seen this photo gallery. This is the event in 2019. It was cancelled in 2020 due to the virus. There are 314 photos to look at. Here is the link:...
by vech
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 3186

Re: Turn signals

On our 1915 touring car, I put LED boards in each light, and added a second oil light to the rear, and have directionals front and rear, and obviously brake lights on the rear. In order to keep from butchering or changing the oil lights in any way, I took the carriage bolt that mounts the lights, ou...
by vech
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 162
Views: 14444

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

Here is my 1922 Mississippi tag on our 1922 coupe.
by vech
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 3186

Re: Turn signals

I neglected to mention that I bought from Restoration supply, a self cancelling turn signal magic box, that I am really pleased with. You can find it here: https://restorationstuff.com/ And, I bought off of Fleabay an old add on directional switch for the steering column and used it after replacing ...
by vech
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 3186

Re: Turn signals

I have a 22 coupe. In the interest of safety, (with today's idiot drivers) I searched ebay and found these two antique arrow directionals to use on the front. They are 4 inches in diameter. I made the stalks out of steel round stock and flat bar, and a bit of welding, to mount them under the same nu...
by vech
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 4710

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

A dear friend of mine, (who passed away several years ago) who owned a small machine shop, had a sign on the wall, that said "An organized person is one that is TOO LAZY to look for things" :lol: I never forgot that sign....
by vech
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 3 kelsey wheels 1 Hayes wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: FS 3 kelsey wheels 1 Hayes wheel

The Hayes wheel and one rear Kelsey wheel is sold.
by vech
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 2644

Re:E Timer

First, I bought an E timer for my 1915, and I was so impressed with it, (NO more problems with loosing a cylinder when running) I bought another one and put it on our 1922 coupe. Both cars perform flawlessly now, (with freshly tuned coils) and I am very pleased with the E timer. Both cars are now ma...
by vech
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 3 kelsey wheels 1 Hayes wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: FS 3 kelsey wheels 1 Hayes wheel

Jack, I'm pretty new at this, I have owned model T's for only 3 years or so. have 9 rims total 5 are brand new matched rims, but they would not fit any of these wood spoked wheels correctly. The other 4 rims, that were mounted on the 4 wheels in the photos are not all the same and I and not dead sur...
by vech
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 3 kelsey wheels 1 Hayes wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: FS 3 kelsey wheels 1 Hayes wheel

Nobody interested in these? Make an offer...
Vech
by vech
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 3 kelsey wheels 1 Hayes wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

FS 3 kelsey wheels 1 Hayes wheel

I removed these from our '22 coupe and spent a lot of time refinishing the wood of all four wheels with Restoration Supply's Clear penetrating epoxy sealer. The finish on the wood is beautiful and very hard! The wood was in very good condition and tight on all 4 wheels. After I wasted all that time ...
by vech
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 3123

Re: "OK, boomer" Think about this.

I consider Social security a government Ponzi scheme. When it was started, a lot of people never made it to 65 years old, and they got to keep the money. Those that did make it, and started collecting, never lived long enough to get back the amount they paid in. That's why they keep raising the reti...
by vech
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt
Replies: 22
Views: 4075

Re: Buffalo Wire Wheels - New and Rebuilt

My testimonial for what it is worth: The wheels and hubs and caps Kevin makes are 1st quality stuff. I bought a set of 4 hubs, 4 wheels and 4 locking nuts. My '15 drove so much better with new hubs and wheels, ( they all turn true, with no hop or wobble) I bought a second set for my 1922 coupe. I ha...
by vech
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos
Replies: 16
Views: 2798

Re: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos

I have a set of four on this 1923 Coupe. I'm going to sell this car eventually when I get the 1922 coupe finished to my liking,
by vech
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A trick to stop an oil leak on the hogs head
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

Re: A trick to stop an oil leak on the hogs head

No, it is not on the low band. On early cars the shaft for high gear comes through the aluminium hogs head on the right side. I understand that on later cars, that was not an open hole.
by vech
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A trick to stop an oil leak on the hogs head
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

A trick to stop an oil leak on the hogs head

I have a 1915 Touring car, with the aluminium Hogs head. Naturally, it leaks a lot of oil out from around the steel shaft on the right side. Fixing it "properly" involves removing the hogs head, and machining a groove for an O ring or even bushing the hole. That is a lot of work, and time consuming....
by vech
Sun May 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler pack nut loose
Replies: 21
Views: 3529

Re: Muffler pack nut loose

Our '22 coupe kept spitting the new brass nut off of the threads of the new exhaust manifold, so the last time, I made a clamp for the nut, using a everyday modern muffler clamp, that I welded a short piece of scrap flat bar, in the center of the stamped sheet metal part of the clamp. Worked like a ...
by vech
Sun May 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 17176

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

I put the top down, on our 1915 touring car, and repacked the car with everything I thought we might need, and loaded it in the trailer between rain storms, in anticipation of leaving this coming week for the Tennessee T's Reelfoot lake tour. Screenshot_2019-05-12_09-23-44.png Screenshot_2019-05-12_...
by vech
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beamish Open Air Museum "Steam Fair" photo link
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Beamish Open Air Museum "Steam Fair" photo link

Go here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/drewgrant/ To see lots of photos and short movies, of very early cars, Steam tractors, and motorcycles: This is the Beamish Open Air Museum "Steam Fair" this weekend in England. There are some Model T's!
by vech
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 6428

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

I didn't have to get her to support the T addiction! A couple of years ago, my wife and I visited a friend of mine, Richard Poole, who asked me if I had ever driven a model T. I said no, but I'd like to try. We took a ride around the neighborhood, with me driving, after a 1 minute lesson about what ...
by vech
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT model T engine powered submarine
Replies: 20
Views: 4120

OT model T engine powered submarine

I just found out about this. T thought I would share this with ya'll. At the Grand Gulf Military Park in Vicksburg, Mississippi, is a one-man submarine that was powered by a Model T Ford Engine and used during the early prohibition period to bootleg whiskey and rum from Davis Island to Vicksburg, Mi...
by vech
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 9902

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

My 96 year old mother in law's name is Ezma. Needless to say, we named our 1915 touring car after her. I made the plate from scratch, and hand painted her name on it, and bought the "1915" numbers from Lang's.
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by vech
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 12865

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

I finally finished assembling the the new Ruckstell rear end, along with two new axles, new spider gears, new ring and pinion gears, new sleeves for the roller bearings, new axle seals, inner and outer, new universal joint, and I painted it. If will will ever warm up on a weekend, I'll re-install it...
by vech
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My first T
Replies: 26
Views: 4294

Re: My first T

Since I am a new guy, I aquired my first T, this 1915 touring car, a scant 2.5 years ago. I was warned the cars seem to multiply, and they have, we now have added a 1922 coupe and a 1923 coupe. Now the work will never end! :lol: My wife is in the 1915 and I am on my 1925 BMW R32, the photo was taken...
by vech
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T auto polo
Replies: 17
Views: 3075

Model T auto polo

The UK Daily mail has a rather interesting article on using model T's to play polo rather than horses. There are some great photos.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... derby.html
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by vech
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Explain Your Avatar
Replies: 41
Views: 7680

Re: Explain Your Avatar

If you can read mine (it’s kinda small) it is rather self explanatory. But the best part is, it is a brass plaque my wife had made to stick on our 1915 touring!
by vech
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Image test
Replies: 17
Views: 3499

Re: Image test

Let's see if I have it figured out.