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by RalphS in NE Oregon
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Model T story - might be true
Replies: 6
Views: 863

A Model T story - might be true

This is a story my Uncle Paul told me forty some years ago: Back in the days when Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison, and John Burroughs were taking their famous camping trips, they drove into a gas station and Henry asked the attendant to check the air in his tires. As the kid bent over to...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moore gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Moore gearbox

Andrew,
I have a Moore that is missing the output shaft as well, so if you find two let me know.
Jay in Northern Ca posted a very complete discussion of the Moore transmission on May 6, 2010. Lots of pictures so you will be able to see what is missing on yours.
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire carrier . What am I missing to mount it ?
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Tire carrier . What am I missing to mount it ?

There is something different about this carrier compared to the ones I have for 30x3 1/2 tires. In addition to missing the bottom bracket, it has a continuous round shape to it. Mine have straight segments on the sides with a short flat on the bottom like the one shown in Dan Treases photo. Could th...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you ID the source of these diagrams?
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: Can you ID the source of these diagrams?

Royce Peterson has been posting some detailed carburetor rebuilding articles on his Model T Ford Fix site. The February 25, 2018 post has very detailed info on the Holley Model G, and its adjustment after rebuilding.
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ocean to ocean newpaper article
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Ocean to ocean newpaper article

Thanks for posting the newspaper article, Rod. Here are a few pictures for the overnite stop in Pendleton.
replica of 1909 car #2.
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by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 1927 Pickup Bed Box
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: 1926 1927 Pickup Bed Box

That looks like a Model A bed. Tip off: no bumpout for battery on left front of bed, and embossing on side panels is different than for a T.
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OCEAN TO OCEAN SLIDE SHOW
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: OCEAN TO OCEAN SLIDE SHOW

Anybody know the schedule when they are going thru Oregon? I saw them when they stopped in Pendleton 10 years ago and would like to see them again.
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: In-line fuel filter recomendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1550

Re: In-line fuel filter recomendations

I bought a 23 roadster a few years ago that had one of the paper filters installed. I live at the top of a nearly 10% hill and found that the filter gave enough restriction to flow to turn a 3 gallon hill into an 8 gallon hill. After backing home a few times I took the filter off and have had no tro...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”

There is more to this story than meets the eye. It was originally written as an essay in 1936, as "Farewell, My Lovely" by Lee Strout White. There was no Lee Strout White, it was a pseudonymous collaboration by Richard L. Strout and E. B. White. The title was later changed to Farewell to Model T and...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need TT bed info
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Re: Need TT bed info

George, mine is a factory closed cab truck. It has the same bracket at the back of the body as yours, but only uses the rear hole for the body and whatever bracket for the bed there was. This tells me that the C cab must have been slightly shorter since it used the front hole. The pics below show my...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need TT bed info
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Re: Need TT bed info

George, thanks for the pictures. My truck was built in December 1925 and has the two holes in the crossmember. The holes are about 2 3/4" apart, and from side to side are 27" apart to the inner holes. What does the front attach to? I have the two body support brackets at the back of the body but tho...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need TT bed info
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Re: Need TT bed info

Thank you George. When you have time would you mind posting a photo of how the bed is supported underneath?
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need TT bed info
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Need TT bed info

For those of you with factory Ford Script TT platform beds, what are the dimensions? How high is the top of the bed above the frame rails?
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 2396

Re: Changing clincher tires with flaps

Dave, The lube I use is appropriately called SLICK, Tire Mounting Lubricant, made by Warsaw Chemical Solutions. I was given a part of a jug by my local tire store, probably because it wasn't an item they normally retail and it would have been more trouble that it was worth to sell it. Worked great, ...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 2396

Re: Changing clincher tires with flaps

Picture didn't work; will try again.
Ralph
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by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 2396

Re: Changing clincher tires with flaps

Having the right tools helps a lot. Before I tried mounting my first clincher a few years ago, I got the MTFCA video by Fred Houston on mounting tires. In it he showed using a special hooked tire iron that makes the job easier. There are no dimensions to it, but I showed the video to a blacksmith fr...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Auxiliary Trans
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: TT Auxiliary Trans

Wallace, I have a Lincoln like that. You are missing a heavy casting that goes under the torque tube and bolts to the shifter with a bolt on each side. Mine also has a diagonal brace on each side that connects to the bolt that connects the two radius rods to the torque tube. This is what takes all t...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Fri May 31, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OH CRAP!
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: OH CRAP!

Burger is exaggerating about how much it rains in Seattle. My sister lives there and she says it only rained once last winter - course it started in October and didn't quit till May.
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Thu May 30, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EZ cold start jack
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: EZ cold start jack

George, I don't plan to carry it with me since the car starts fine with the crank when it is not cold. I have been playing with it more and it can raise the axle with only a 2' long 2x4 arm. This could be a cheap and easy way to take the load off your tires when the car is stored for the winter. Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Tue May 28, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EZ cold start jack
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: EZ cold start jack

Even with the car in neutral, there can be a lot of drag in the 25 clutch discs due to the oil between them still trying to hold them together some. And you can have a little drag in your bands. You have to overcome all this when you are cranking with the wheel on the ground. With one wheel in the a...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon May 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EZ cold start jack
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

EZ cold start jack

I started my 14 for the first time this year yesterday, and since it was cool I couldn't get it started normally so I resorted to jacking up a rear wheel and got it started OK. It's a pain having to jack it up so today I decided to try to build a simple axle lifter to do the job easier. This is what...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Sun May 26, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Won't run on all cylinders HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: Won't run on all cylinders HELP

You nailed it Scott. He couldn't find a leak with the propane test, but he took the intake manifold off and found a misalignment with the gasket and reset it. It's running on all four now! And he took out the magneto post and cleaned and it's running on mag now too, which it wouldn't yesterday. He a...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Sat May 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Won't run on all cylinders HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: Won't run on all cylinders HELP

Great suggestion Scott. He will try the propane torch check next. He did replace the head gasket and freeze plugs already because he had coolant seeps. So the manifolds were off and gaskets replaced with new gaskets from Langs. But there still could be a poor seal. Car came with a Holley G on it whi...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Sat May 25, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My car is fighting me?
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: My car is fighting me?

I can't tell from the picture, but is your fan bracket straight like the 17-25 ones, or does it have a bend near the top? It should have the bend near the top for the brass radiator cars. Look in the Lang's catalog for a good picture of each.
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Sat May 25, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Won't run on all cylinders HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: Won't run on all cylinders HELP

Forgot to mention that we had done a compression test. 40psi on all cylinders wet and dry. Don't see how it could be timer since we have spark on all four. Idea of plugged intake manifold worth checking out.
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Sat May 25, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Won't run on all cylinders HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Won't run on all cylinders HELP

Helping a friend get his 1915 running after a 20+ year sleep. With difficulty with coil box he got it running poorly on 2 cylinders. All new wiring. Rebuilt Patterson coils. We can short out cylinders 3 & 4 and just about kill the engine. Slight effect on 2, no effect on 1. We can see spark on all 4...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help id vehicle
Replies: 14
Views: 1588

Re: Help id vehicle

The rear end and rear portion of the frame is definitely Ford TT, but the front of the frame is not. Maybe they welded a Ford and Dodge frame together in the middle of the car. The body looks like a cut down 26-27 Ford car body, not a Dodge.
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Steam Cars
Replies: 49
Views: 3894

Re: OT - Steam Cars

Rich, thanks for starting this thread - it is really interesting. I was at that steam car tour in Sun Valley in 1988 and remember seeing many of those cars. It was my first, and only, occasion to be around a bunch of steam cars. I will always remember the first nite when they all came back to the mo...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Classic tractor fever-Fordsons tractor at auction
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Classic tractor fever-Fordsons tractor at auction

That's a fabulous story. Thanks for posting. And I thought you had just misspelled Fordsons.
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lots of 1919 Ford for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Lots of 1919 Ford for sale

I live in a rural Oregon county with a current population of about 7000. It had a population of around 10,000 in 1919. Here is an account from our local paper on April 3, 1919: ' Sales of automobiles promise to break all records in 1919. Many cars have been bought already, and the season is just get...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hauling a Model T
Replies: 21
Views: 2258

Re: Hauling a Model T

I hauled my 14 touring 600 miles on an open trailer this past summer using a different method. My trailer has a front bar so I just tied the front tires to the bar with several wraps of flat straps. Then I ran a heavy duty ratchet strap from the front of the trailer over the front axle shackle, then...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Engine hoist
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: WTB Engine hoist

I heard back from my blacksmith about making a copy of the hoist from the original plans. He will make me one for about $325, but if there is enough interest to justify making a run of 10, he would make a jig which would allow him to make additional ones for about $275. Anybody interested?
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Engine hoist
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: WTB Engine hoist

Randall, I too would like to have one, so I have asked a local blacksmith what it would cost to make one based on the detailed drawings in "Modern Methods of Ford Repair" that was mentioned last year when this topic was discussed, and where your pictures came from I think. He is working me up a cost...
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: ‘13-‘14 T rear axle halves
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: For Sale: ‘13-‘14 T rear axle halves

George, I'm not interested in buying them but was very interested in seeing what the "pumpkin" looks like with the riveted axle halves removed. Had never seen this before; might be interesting for other folks too if you were to post the pictures on the general discussion section.
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting 1914 to Electric Start
Replies: 20
Views: 1681

Re: Converting 1914 to Electric Start

Another thought. You could find a good running starter engine to replace your existing engine and keep the original engine in its unconverted state to sell to the next owner, hopefully far in the future.
Ralph
by RalphS in NE Oregon
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Brass Era Auto Camping Olympic Mountains, Washington
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Old Photo - Brass Era Auto Camping Olympic Mountains, Washington

Interesting way to carry the spare tires. Looks like they must have a board across the flats of the rear fenders and the tires tied to it.
Ralph