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by wayne sheldon
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hard to believe
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Hard to believe

I lost my dad about fifteen years ago. Enjoy yours while you can. My Dad was actually quite difficult, and hard to get along with in many ways. But I learned early to look beyond that, and worked with him for many years. He was also brilliantly intelligent. And I am glad that I was able to be his fr...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attaching Data Plate 1913 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Attaching Data Plate 1913 Touring

I hold small nails/brads with long/needle nose pliers. As I tap the nail/brad in, I keep sliding the pliers to thinner and thinner areas of the jaws. It not only is nicer than hitting my fingers with the hammer (even a small hammer), it helps support the nail/brad so it is less likely to bend, and i...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 -1913 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: 1912 -1913 engine

I think 1912 (including early '13s) had more significant (?) detail changes in the engine blocks than in any other year. The serial number was in at least four different locations. Low on right side, behind water inlet, high above water inlet without embossment, and on the embossment added above the...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 389
Views: 24073

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

When I was working on the runabout a year or so ago, I had "misplaced" the frame to firewall brackets I had for it. So I wound up putting the firewall and hood former onto the body without the brackets in place. I couldn't afford to buy new brackets at the time and was trying to fit a bunch of thing...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 389
Views: 24073

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Hey there Don B! Neither the one on my '15 runabout nor the beat up rusty spare for a future project have that hole on them. And no sign there ever was a hole there. If memory serves, the early '16 center-door sedan I used to have didn't have a hole there either. So I would guess it was added at som...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cabin fever is setting in. The Good, Bad and Ugly-early Fords in PA two years ago
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Cabin fever is setting in. The Good, Bad and Ugly-early Fords in PA two years ago

I never got to meet or know Tim Kelly in person. However, I came to like him on the forums and seeing his wonderful cars in numerous club tour reports. I could tell he was passionate about the cars, and their history. Even though I never met him, I still miss his presence. I sympathize with those of...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Defying Gravity (photo)
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Defying Gravity (photo)

Thank you Henry P! Sometimes my recollection is off a bit (sometimes a bit too much!). I do appreciate corrections.
by wayne sheldon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice Day For A Swim (photo)
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Nice Day For A Swim (photo)

No worries Perry K/DS. I figured you were joking. (YOU? JOKE?) However my nature is to study photos and try to absorb the story behind them. I have this NEED to analyze things.
by wayne sheldon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Defying Gravity (photo)
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Defying Gravity (photo)

Do you know which one of the Navy blimps this was? The old Moffett Field Naval Air Station alongside Sunnyvale Califunny also has one of those blimp hangers. Under certain conditions, it has been known to rain inside the hanger! Growing up in the area, we used to hear about the USS Akron and the USS...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N/R/S race cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: N/R/S race cars?

Very nice addition to the long run of early Ford racing!
by wayne sheldon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 389
Views: 24073

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Now THAT is looking really good! Glad to see you finally have a hood former,and a nice one!
And thank you Steve M!
by wayne sheldon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hard to believe
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Hard to believe

Hey there John, Yeah, it would have been the early '40s. Some of us were fortunate enough to have good working time with our fathers. My Dad had so many interesting stories of growing up in the wild area of Nevada (around Elko). He told those stories over and over again, and I never got tired of hea...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 23
Views: 1076

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

The lamp may be off, but the name is nicely centered!
by wayne sheldon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hard to believe
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Hard to believe

For whatever it is worth. My Dad grew up around Elko Nevada. In out-of-the-way places like that, those days, auto supply stores and machine shops often carried "un-sized" connecting rods for cars and trucks. These were rods with new Babbitt poured, but not cut or machined to size. That way the shop ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
Views: 104727

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Did they look for Smee's alarm clock in the alligator bag? Or how about the crock behind the garage? You know, the one in which they pickled olives?
And who's alligator shoes were those left behind at Ernie's?

I think I need a root beer?
by wayne sheldon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison 14 spark plugs recommended gap?
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Edison 14 spark plugs recommended gap?

With a few rare exceptions (like sheltered ring gaps), spark plug gap is a factor for the ignition system, the power (voltage versus rpm and other factors) and coil capabilities etc. Spark plug gap shouldn't vary more than about one thousandth from one brand and/or version to another (and that one t...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice Day For A Swim (photo)
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Nice Day For A Swim (photo)

My first thought also was a river ferry. But I am not so sure of that. The surrounding grass appears to be running right into the water. As rule, grass does not generally do that (unless the river has just swollen up). The cars are spaced out a bit. Even a basic raft ferry that large would maybe (de...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn Swap Meet CANCELED!
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Auburn Swap Meet CANCELED!

Sad. But most likely unavoidable. If it is remembered at all, 2020 will be known as the year of the shutdown.

Thanks Phil L !
by wayne sheldon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Baseball and a Model N
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Baseball and a Model N

Neat! Two of America's favorite pastimes (in their early days) in one picture!
by wayne sheldon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
Views: 104727

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Did Smee ever find his alarm clock?
by wayne sheldon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3882

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

I keep wondering how many people over say 55 will end up dying of heart attacks or strokes due to inactivity. Many thousands have maintained better health by physical activity, long walks, often in groups at parks, and other activities at senior centers. Now they are so limited, most will spend much...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

For years, I used a variety of coat hanger and/or screwdriver methods. Even though I had a couple hundred old tools of all sorts of oddities. Every time I was installing an engine, it just seemed quicker to use what was at hand rather than look for something better. One day a few years ago, after re...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921

Interesting design. I wonder how well it really worked? Such a large "sled" up front, cleated rear wheels, and mid-ship outrigger skis could easily result in loss of rear traction in a bad place?
Appears to be a '15/'16 T in there?
Thank you for sharing this!
by wayne sheldon
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bird's Eye View (photo)
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Bird's Eye View (photo)

Mr Burger should like this one! Since those are likely telephone wires, the voltage will be fairly low, and generally harmless to a human being. Of course, tangling in them and falling onto the road in front of a coming race car could have deleterious effects on one's health. Tearing wires down duri...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?

I don't know offhand which months and years used which of all the variations of early pans and hogsheads. I do know that there were a bunch of variations, and that at some point around 1910 both the pan and the hogshead got a wee bit wider (the difference is about a half inch or less). The flywheel ...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a TT windshield?
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Is this a TT windshield?

The tinted visor is an after-market accessory. I doubt that either of them were ever on a TT. But that doesn't mean they couldn't be made to work and look good?. TT windshields were almost all flat across the bottom, not curved to follow a stylish cowl. A flat bottomed windshield should be easy to g...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 1112

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

It probably was about five years ago, quite a few people on this and other forums shared a lot of information about that trip! Edsel and a few of his wealthy friends in two other cars made the trip together. One of the other two cars was a Stutz (I believe a Bulldog Touring?), the other marque escap...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Engine number question

My first reaction was the same As Kerry's. Possibly a non-Ford replacement. Ford at that time was beginning to have problems with after-market suppliers offering cheap and poor quality replacement parts. That is why the "Ford" script began being put on MOST T parts from the authorized manufacturers ...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?

I certainly would NOT try a flywheel with a starter ring gear in the earlier narrow pan (too close for comfort, and asking for a disastrous grinding sound if something got tweaked just a bit!). I don't have any personal real experience with this one, although I did do some measuring for someone else...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Massacre (photo)
Replies: 34
Views: 1371

Re: Massacre (photo)

Picture was taken somewhat later than the "Great War". The coupe smack middle of the pile in this view is a '24/'25 model T. Just above it and to our left of it is a model T two door sedan (not offered until '23). Most of the cars appear to be newer than 1920, and near '24 or '25. I'll bet several o...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
Views: 104727

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

I may never again eat lemon meringue.
Yes I will. I still eat sugar frosted flakes.
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 1099

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

It could also be fabric covered. Airplanes used fabric over wood because it was extremely light weight before super light weight metals were readily available. Weymann built a considerable number of very high end custom bodies for both American and European built chassis during the classic era. They...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice photo 1909-10 Touring
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Nice photo 1909-10 Touring

Larry S, I had the same thought when I first looked at the picture yesterday!
Wonderful picture in spite of the limited detail. I tried looking at the running board to see if I could tell if it was '09 or '10, but couldn't. I still like looking at it again. And again.

Thank you Darel L and all!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pitchmen and Old Cars
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Pitchmen and Old Cars

I have one of those "trombone" kazoos!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3882

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

We had a bit of a scare at our house this past week. Linda (my wife) got real sick, fast. For three days, she was sick as the proverbial dog. And she was scared. She nearly died a year ago from the flu which turned into pneumonia, and has several other underlying health issues. Along about Thursday,...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
Views: 104727

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

You should be more careful about such mentions, Herb, David Dewey could be on his way over as we speak! Wouldn't want him in trouble with the viral lock-down police now would we.
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 389
Views: 24073

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Still no hood former? I thought you got one a few months ago?
I do have one I am not currently using, but may need later. And believe me, you don't really want to fix it up. Most of the metal is there (but not all!), and it is twisted more than a bit!
But if push comes to shove?
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend

I would like to hear from a couple of our BEST electrical engineers on this. I know a lot on the subject, but i also am well aware of what I do not know. Personally, I would think several times, and hesitate at the idea of using a battery charger for this. My reason? I tried something similar a few ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 1112

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

Love the Schacht! Perry K's three. Edsel Ford's customized '15 touring on his Chicago to San Francisco trip! A 1912 open roadster. Notice the curved rear fenders. These are the ones that predated the 1915's "first" curved rear fenders! An early '17 runabout. While many of the details, wheels, oil si...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this car
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Identify this car

I don't think it is a Ford. Not a proper one certainly. The seat isn't right, the rear deck isn't like any NRS model. I can't tell with any certainty whether it is a chain drive or torque tube? It could be a one cylinder Cadillac? They made so many variations! The hubs are too shadowed to be sure ei...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your special T....
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Your special T....

Hey there David D! You were at the '74 Queen Mary meet!? One of my longtime best friends had a model A ('29 Murray town sedan) and wanted someone to ride with him down and back. A few other close friends also wanted to go, but couldn't take that much time off work, so they flew down for a couple day...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My whatamacallet project for the shop
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: My whatamacallet project for the shop

Looks great! Can I borrow it? Just kidding. You are too far away to be practical. Actually, I have a good portable lamp my grandfather built (probably before I was born!) using one of those wonderful old flying saucers and a 300W bulb. I don't use it very often, but when I do, it does a fine job! An...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC

And the "Olds Motor Works" was only four dollars seventy-five cents! I would suspect that may not have been the company officially building the Oldsmobile automobiles. Been awhile since I read their early history, but the Olds Motor Works was as I recall Ransom E Olds' Father's company (gives new me...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 760

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

When I first met Phil Lawrence, I was working part time and going to college part time, and working on my first speedster as much as either work or school. And speaking of school, Phil was still in high school! As for being a model T person? He took his driver's license test driving HIS 1914 model T...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ebay and Corona Virus
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Ebay and Corona Virus

We have used informed delivery for a couple years now. It is handy, especially with incoming packages to be left in the package lockers a quarter mile from our house! In our area, there is a lot of trouble with mail delivery. The "post office" doesn't do a lot of the delivery, local contractors do. ...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC

As the plot thickens! An interesting turn of events I had not read before. I always enjoy reading the results of your research. However, this has a bit of intrigue attached to it.
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: two questions.

Hello there Andre! Do I recall reading that you bought this car after the accident? If so,how much do you know of the car from before the damage? I zoomed in on the pictures. There are a lot of incorrect parts, wrong years mixed and matched together. That makes everything suspect. And did you use AN...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3882

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

First. I think I need to stop reading the adventures of KD before going on to the rest of OT. It takes a few minutes to get my brain back into our universe? My wife wanted to bake some cookies the other day, she does that occasionally. But we were low on flour and Crisco. I had to go to the store fo...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
Views: 104727

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

It is a well known fact that it is quite difficult to exercise ghosts as they really do not like to be muscle bound!
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

Adrian, I don't know just where NZ stands on the "asbestos issue", but I know Australia is off the wall nuts about it. As a "used to be" contractor, I have been through numerous asbestos workshops and seminars. Frankly, I think most of what we hear today is pure political maneuvering. Yes, it can be...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

Do you plan to refill it and actually use it? Personally, I wouldn't use a POL tank that was rough enough to require sand blasting. If the surface of the thing is that rough, or damaged in any significant way, I wouldn't want it to tempt anyone to fill it in the future. Acetylene pressures are fairl...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1879

Re: Radiator Caps

Hey there Tim W! I always love to hear from you and read your posts. Computer technologies and I have a difficult relationship. I liked my old flip phone. It did everything a phone should do and more. But, then the companies that ran the systems decided to "expand" into "new" territories, and in the...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
Views: 104727

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Congratulations on breaking through the 100,000 views ceiling!
A round of Happy Sally for all! I will have have a root beer myself.
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How about Half a T?
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: How about Half a T?

Hey there Dane H! Neat car! A half a mind, a hacksaw, equals half a model T ! Wonderful tale, and neat little car. I hope you can find out more about it.
Thank you for sharing the pictures!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 658

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Funny the things people won't fix. Many years ago, my dad bought for a hundred bucks a nice older half-ton pickup truck. It had been through three people's hands before he got it, everyone said the rod knock was so bad the engine had to have been ruined. We towed it home, and he and I started to wor...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
Views: 104727

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Thank GOODNESS that Chevrolet has the faux landau irons on the right way! I get so disgusted seeing the cars with the landau bars on the wrong side or upside down, or both.

I think I have been couped up too long!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 760

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

Thank you David D !
I needed a good laugh.
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 760

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

Hey there David D ! I love lemon meringue pie! Big problem for me though,is that when I get around truckloads of model T parts? I go NUTS for the parts I need! By the time I can tear myself away from the T stuff,the pie is all gone! One fun thing about the current situation? One can go off on an unr...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 79
Views: 3848

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Starting to look really good!
Thanks for the update.
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1135

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

John T, Nice! Thank you for sharing such nice pictures of those coils and box! Are the points on those coils basically the same size, fit, and dimensions as the common later points? I can see that they are very early versions of the points. But I have heard (not sure about it though) that some earli...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1879

Re: Radiator Caps

Thank you Rich B for the photos! I wish I could figure out a good way to get pictures from my camera onto the computer. Once on the computer, I have no trouble posting them. But ever since my old (2005?) digital camera died about three or four years ago, both our new cameras have the most idioticall...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Mechanics- 6 Foot Rule?
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: Model T Mechanics- 6 Foot Rule?

Interesting photo! Thank you Tim R for posting so many wonderful photos. I do wish the detail was more clear, but sometimes that is all we can get. I can't tell if the T is a touring car or runabout, but the windshield says it isn't an enclosed body. It is also quite beat up, looks like a lot of har...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Perch Thread Size
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Rear Perch Thread Size

Scott C is probably right on the money! Those nuts are an old used-to-be standard, that hasn't been used significantly in several decades. For that reason, nuts are made in small runs by specialty manufacturing companies, and if their quality control is a bit lacking? Poor fit is a likely result. Th...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 headlight issue
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: 1916 headlight issue

I suspect that the bulbs you have gotten are still not the right ones. The proper magneto bulbs for for the model T MUST have two pin contacts! And neither contact can have continuity to the base. They should NOT have two filaments, but that is possible (depending on how the bulb is wired internally...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 389
Views: 24073

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Colin M et al, Louvered hoods were sold as after-market items soon after the '09s hit the streets. In Australia, hoods were stamped with louvers when new and sold that way on new cars. Nobody I think knows for certain the reason why. However, speculation has been that with such a large portion of th...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 658

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Leo v S, Corruption, and dishonesty, have been with us since before the first pre-human began to walk upright. Yet, I firmly believe that it has never been as bad as it has gotten in the past 40 years.
Yeah. That is just my opinion.
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1742
Views: 104727

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Ah, the hollyhocks! I just love Hollyhocks. My great-aunt Halloween (Her real name!!!!!) living in Nevada a half century ago, always kept dozens of Hollyhock flowers. When I was little, they stood taller than I was. I liked the flowers, their donut shaped seed pods, and faint yet pleasant aroma. She...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas life span
Replies: 14
Views: 692

Re: Gas life span

Hey Hal, Gotta love this Califunny gas. I have had it go bad in a few months. On the other hand? I want to tell you about my broken (Ford) Eggs-pedition. The thing quit running almost a year and a half ago. Naturally, just after putting in a half a tankful of gasoline. Too expensive to pay someone t...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 658

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Sadly my Netherlands friend, I don't think we have had an honest election in this country in thirty years!
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another ‘What Is It’
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Another ‘What Is It’

That whole end is strange. Could have been for some special purpose, maybe a trailer anchor to lock the wheels straight? Or a steerable trailer tongue? (I have one of those rigged up for emergency towing of a model T.) It also could have been something simply available to repair a broken end on the ...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 658

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Said it many times.

"I can make almost anything but money or music, and I can fix almost anything but a horse race or an election."
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diagrams of early to late frames
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Diagrams of early to late frames

It was Mark Herdman of Australia that provided a few excellent threads about the changes in the model T frames from the beginning into the '20s. Try this one for some of the earliest frames http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/356544.html?1366444998 There were a couple other threads, but goog...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 389
Views: 24073

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

The side windows was one of the several things REALLY messed up on my car when I got it. I did say it was a bad '50s restoration. All the side windows had been replaced with clear plastic sheeting! Cut to fit-NOT. The curves on the top were off by half an inch. Edges were rough. Common '50s car wind...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 389
Views: 24073

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

That picture of a center-door sedan is one of at least two prototypes built by Ford to explore the idea of offering enclosed body cars as a regular production item. I believe that one of the body manufacturing companies offered a couple of their standard body offerings used by several other automobi...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 32
Views: 2320

Re: Speedster build.

Oh ouch! I am glad it wasn't worse, but still? I guess now you have to recheck the magnet/plates heights? And that shin will throb for a week!
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 32
Views: 2320

Re: Speedster build.

Always be very careful with lifting! I have never had any real back problems, and often lifted things one shouldn't. However, I have known many people with serious back issues, including my wife, my father, and two of my longtime best friends (one missed my wedding 43 years ago because he was in tra...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting picture from 1912
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Interesting picture from 1912

Interesting. The car appears to be a mid-year '12, and the horn's flexible tubing is definitely anchored near the bottom-back of the "door". The flexible tubing on the other cars are routed a bit differently. They mostly appear shorter, and pulled tighter to above the bottom of the "door". Although ...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: COVID 19 and the Model T Hobby- A letter to my fellow hobbyist.
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: COVID 19 and the Model T Hobby- A letter to my fellow hobbyist.

I agree with you 99 percent! (Hey, no two people should ever agree 100 percent, that ain't natural!) I think I have enough engineering, math and science, history and philosophy background to have a pretty good handle on most things going on in our world. I do not really fear this virus. While it tru...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 32
Views: 2320

Re: Speedster build.

The brass screws should extend about 1/16 inch or only slightly more beyond the surface of the gear. A simple light hit or two with a medium ball peen hammer should be sufficient to keep the screws from backing out. Ford factory used a "waffle" punch, which gives a better spread. A center punch coul...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IT'S STILL ON - Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Re: IT'S STILL ON - Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.

Hopefully, things will be returning to normal by then! Wish I could go, but not this year it seems.
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster for only $39,500!
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Speedster for only $39,500!

The dynamics of air resistance are fascinating. It is an exponential progression. Up to about 30 mph, the air resistance is negligible, and actual wind direction has as much or more effect that the actual road speed does. At 40 mph, road speed begins to have a much more significant effect. Even a ta...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield appears to be Cancelled
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Re: Bakersfield appears to be Cancelled

HCCA has been confusing with cancellation notices being crossed out that way?
However, they also posted this on their website yesterday

https://www.hcca.org/NationalNews.php?99.pdf

Sounds cancelled to me.
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race

Leo, Thank you for these and so many early racing links you have shared on our forums! One of the things I found quite interesting about this one was all the driver's names. Just a simple thing. I am more used to studying American racing history, and recognize a lot of driver's names. While I recogn...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 2323

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Jim in Peach Tree City, I have read of your issues before, and do not mind however often you repeat it. That is a tough path you take, I am pleased that you continue and thankful that you have a supportive spouse. Keep restoring (I know of no better therapy than recreating something from chaos), and...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 30
Views: 1995

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

"Sanity check"? I think you're crazy! But in a good way.

Aren't we all?
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster for only $39,500!
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Speedster for only $39,500!

Some cross-flow B series (like the BB) can be made to do a hundred. I know of a couple that could do it for sure, and one that has been clocked at 95 (NOT a guess!) a few times! But this is a C series (I don't know which one?) I won't say it COULDN'T be done? But I would have doubts that any likely ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Year Identification Help
Replies: 24
Views: 707

Re: TT Year Identification Help

Dallas Landers is probably drooling at those rear fenders you posted pictures of! His beautiful Martin-Parry restoration is missing them! Awhile back he said the last thing he has to finish on his TT is to replicate a pair of rear fenders for it. I tell you this so that although not particularly val...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - This 1904 Ford Model B Is Coming Back To Life
Replies: 25
Views: 2847

Re: FJ - This 1904 Ford Model B Is Coming Back To Life

A bunch of interesting stuff! Thank you for finding and posting these things. A pointless side note. I keep seeing the town name Elmira (New York). For so many years, I usually connected to that town from the Jimmy Stewart movie "It's a Wonderful Life"! The Bank examiner says it a couple times to Ge...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Race Car Project
Replies: 69
Views: 6040

Re: Race Car Project

Twelve fifty for THOSE!? Sounds like a bargain.
Glad the damage wasn't severe.
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 1446

Re: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?

I have used snug fitting nails for a long time. I did have a few about thirty years ago that the nails were too hard, and fractured. No problems since.
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old car photos from Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Old car photos from Toronto

Great stuff! Thanks John G !
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control
Replies: 18
Views: 1968

Re: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control

I did see it! I do NOT want to say much about it. But believe me, it NEEDED to be deleted. Unfortunately, it involved two people, both occasional posters here, names known by many, with a serious dispute. Sadly, SOME details of the dispute MAY be pertinent to many regulars here. However, the forum i...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y

Thank you Scott C!
Dick F, Excellent point! Likely that both the hammer and shovel may have been used that way.

Wonderful photos! Thank you all.
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y

Silly me, I decided to figure which of the two pictures was taken first or second, and about how far apart. The sledge hammer standing almost identical, along with the shovel handle sticking up from the dug trench almost exactly the same, led me astray to thinking the two spots were right together. ...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1135

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

R V beat me to the post (I type slow and got interrupted again). He should know.
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1135

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

I have read (and believe to be true considering the sources) that originally, they were flat black, some sort of metal coating like gun-metal bluing. Whatever it was, it didn't stick very long and only ones never exposed to the "elements" show any signs of the coating (although I have seen a couple ...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 New York City movie
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: 1911 New York City movie

Neat movie! I have seen it before in its original format. It is much nicer to see "upgraded" this way, and looks a bit more natural. The delivery truck is quite interesting. I suspect that it is a motorized drive wheel setup that was marketed around that time to convert horse-drawn wagons to motor w...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good news for Russ Potter
Replies: 18
Views: 1236

Re: Good news for Russ Potter

Wonderful to hear this!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winding motors by hand
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Winding motors by hand

And I KNOW it usually gets a laugh because I am still Chuckling!