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by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: K N T
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: K N T

An early 1911 T. Note one piece spindles.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Discard These T Coils
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Should I Discard These T Coils

I fixed quite a few coils that had simple broken connections inside, often simple bad solder joints. Those have a tendency to test good sometimes, and bad other times. I know that a few of the ones I fixed tested that way. A couple of them, I tested with my ohm meter three or four times. Sometimes g...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A sad day for the Model T Ford owners
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

Re: A sad day for the Model T Ford owners

Losing someone like this is always very sad, and should never be taken lightly. Condolences to all his family and those that were fortunate enough to know him personally.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Discard These T Coils
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Should I Discard These T Coils

Bad boxes? May have good parts inside to repair an internal failure. Good box, bad inside? May need the box to make a rough coil nicer. A few years ago, I went through about fifteen bad coils and was able to make nine good ones by swapping pieces around. Several of them turned out to have simple and...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WELCOME! New MTFCA Executive Director
Replies: 16
Views: 764

Re: WELCOME! New MTFCA Executive Director

Congratulations on your retirement Susan!
And of course welcome to the new director.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 23
Views: 696

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

SOME fans, have a leading or cutting edge that would be flatter and do less damage to the radiator if the bracket were to break. And, SOME fans from the brass era with the steel circle/rim are cut in such a way that if the bracket were to break, the circle/rim would skid almost harmlessly on the fin...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 25 Drive Shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: 25 Drive Shaft

***Yes.***
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EARLY WISHBONES
Replies: 23
Views: 808

Re: EARLY WISHBONES

The early style wishbone was generally fine for the normal speeds of the day. Henry Ford's famous crash was due to excessive speed, and likely a pothole or rut that triggered the accident. Today our better roads are both a blessing and a curse upon the early model Ts. A blessing in that we can go fa...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 23
Views: 696

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Turning the fan around does not change the direction it pushes the air. It may or may not alter the effectiveness of pushing the air depending upon blade design. Many fans have defining leading and trailing edges, or differing blade angles for the leading edge relative to the trailing edge. Your Fla...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Intake Manifold Dates
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Model T Intake Manifold Dates

Is it iron or aluminum? I would speculate iron from the shape of the radius from lower manifold to intake ports. Also, I notice the "Ford" script. The early iron manifolds had a larger inside and outside around the radius into the intake ports, enough so that they are usually easy to see even in pho...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery carrier tool...old school
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Battery carrier tool...old school

I have seen a car battery explode! It was about like a cherry bomb, if not nearly an M-80! I was never dumb enough to play with those things, but some cousins of mine played with them a lot! It sure made a mess in my pickup. I had to hose out the engine compartment, clean it out, repair some damage....
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 114
Views: 17254

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Rich E, What you don't know, is just how much that picture of yours actually looks like Dan Haynes!

Hey there Dan! How is the new '14 shaping up?
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1504

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph (Progress made!) and (just added) Mag test result

I don't know from memory, but in the photo it looks like the metal pieces on the floorboards may be placed incorrectly? The pedals due to positioning do not fit evenly, even though the slots on the metal pieces are made evenly. You should have a bit more slot above the low pedal. It should be able (...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1504

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph

" however, I try to recall what it was like riding in the T when grandpa was driving." How many years ago was it that you rode with your grandpa? Most people are not really aware of this, but the gasoline we buy today is almost nothing like we were using thirty to fifty years ago. I could write page...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mohawk Auxiliary Transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Mohawk Auxiliary Transmission

Don't assume the shift pattern is the same as any other specific auxiliary transmission. The Muncie and the Warford are different. So which one could the Mohawk be like? (I myself don't know.) In the ad picture, it looks like it would be an "H" type pattern. To determine what is where, you can caref...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Knives
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Knives

Oh, well.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 869

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

Thank you Russ F ! A lot of the minute details of model Ts will never be completely sorted out. However, I find them interesting. And I do want to make my early '15 as correct as I can. Even though my car is a reassembled "parts salad", and should never be considered an absolute reference for someon...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 869

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

So it would then be a "spade" mount tail lamp? I have seen a few such lamps over the years, but always thought they were after-market replacements for earlier cars.
Thank you Trent B !
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 869

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

Trent B, I am a bit confused. You said " The first style began to be used in May 1915." The 1915 style bodies began serious production in January of 1915, so what bracket would have been used for those first four months? I have the correct "4 part assembly. It consists of the bracket, the arm, a 3/8...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 42
Views: 2505

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

To add to what Allan B said, the bracket/arm that the fan shaft threads into should have on the front end of the threaded hole, NO threads for about 3 mm. The fan shaft/bolt should have a "no threads" shoulder that should turn (thread) into that no thread area. This is very important! The no thread ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?

Looks like what you have is supposed to be 1911 or 1912 front fenders? 1912 is a funny year for front fenders. There were at least four significant variations, and I think the count is closer to six. Most 1912 front fenders did have the "bill" on the front end. However, offhand I am not sure about 1...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steel Felloes
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Steel Felloes

It looks like there may be something wrong with that wheel? Inside? Outside? Brake drum? You want the 30X3.5 steel felloes with the "straight up" sides (common on the 21 inch steel felloes) as opposed to the "rolled over" sides (more common for the 30X3.5 clincher wheels). I don't know why, but for ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 1321

Re: 1914 Stuff

Wow Larry, that is one nice original '14! I liked seeing the picture of the floor mat. About forty years ago, I bought about three pickup truck loads of miscellaneous model T parts and stuff. Amongst all the good and bad of it, were two original floor mats. Their condition was not very good, and the...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Off topic but FS
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Off topic but FS

One key difference between Chevy's 216 era engines, and most of the 235s from late 1954 onward, is the water pump. The 216 era engines, including the early 235s, had two fairly small holes on the front of the block, near the top, for the water pump. The water pump itself was mounted on a flat steel ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Low Head

There are exceptions of course. However, most spark plug holes I have seen that were damaged, whether by water/rust, or forcing in a wrong or damaged spark plug? Were reparable by simply running a correct tapered pipe thread tap in. Never go any farther than absolutely necessary to make the hole wor...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1144

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

Did it ever happen? I don't know. Did it never happen? I don't know that either. What I do know is that the effort to salvage more than a small amount of packing crate wood would cost a lot more than new wood would cost. Some of that wood may have found its way into floorboards as Linderman stock. O...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1385

Re: Mini rant, T related

Steve J said "This is why I don't believe in the plot theory of history. The existence of vast conspiracies would require a sudden, widespread outbreak of competence. :)" I agree 100 percent! And blaming these problems on "the virus" is just too easy. We had been observing severe declines in deliver...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Low Head

Absolutely definitely positively confirmed by some of the top researchers in model T minutia that most model T heads made in the USA did NOT have the year as part of the casting date, if they had a casting date on them at all. Some Canadian heads had the year included in their casting dates, and a v...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bargain?
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Bargain?

I wasn't sure at first, but I think it is the real thing. The last real one I saw for sale (on our site) sold fast for over a hundred bucks!
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1910 steering column question.
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: 1910 steering column question.

New springs may help with the early brass era quadrants? However, often they only make matters worse. The brass quadrants are bigger and thicker, and heavier, -- and softer than the flat steel quadrants most model Ts had. Of course, most of the wear is in the area where the throttle gets moved the m...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Monday engine, spot what's missing
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: A Monday engine, spot what's missing

Not enough personal experience with blocks early enough to have that issue. But I have heard that if/when the valve stems wear a bit too much, the intake leakage through the intake valve stems causes a negative pressure in the valve chambers sufficient to keep the oil from draining down through the ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Last Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Last Pics

I cannot say that I won't miss all these wonderful pictures the past couple of years. Thank you again so very much for sharing all these.
Now get out there and make good use of that new building!
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1910 steering column question.
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: 1910 steering column question.

I have had a couple of the repro quadrants. They work fine, and look okay, if you don't know what the originals look like. If you know how they should look? They just aren't right. Some people use silver solder to build up the teeth. I have never tried that myself. Although I have used silver solder...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Can You Tell Me About This Spring Perch ?
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: What Can You Tell Me About This Spring Perch ?

1919 was the year that MOST parts had "Ford" script applied to them.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-25 Touring Price
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: 1919-25 Touring Price

There are several very active local clubs around Southern Califunny. Contact a couple clubs (contact info is found through the forum's home page), and find some members near you. People in these clubs like to share the hobby, and finding a few that you can get a ride with, and probably even an early...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Can You Tell Me About This Spring Perch ?
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: What Can You Tell Me About This Spring Perch ?

Interesting. It might be an after-market replacement, Western Auto or something similar. Early front perches roughly 1909 through 1912, did not have the 'boss'. The actual purpose for the boss was to position the 'center' which simplified and sped up the machining/manufacturing process. One of hundr...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: All original 1913 touring for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1380

Re: All original 1913 touring for sale

The 1913 touring body was weak in the rear seat sills, resulting in problems showing up soon after the first ones were sold. Ford responded with an early recall, having dealers install metal brackets on the sills and secondary body to frame brackets on some cars. The factory put those changes onto c...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Help identifying manifolds
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Help identifying manifolds

Interesting. The squareness of the area around the fourth cylinder port and clamp indicates it is a late production manifold. It doesn't look like the threads were ground off, so they could be unfinished castings? However, it appears they may have been run somewhat? Another possibility is that they ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1724

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

I have never had or used one of the "modern Warfords". So take what I would say with a grain of salt. I would imagine that it is a basically standard synchro- clutches gear system. IF (my big IF again) the clutch in the T's transmission isn't centered to a near neutral (full disengage without band d...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: World War 1 Model Ts
Replies: 26
Views: 1506

Re: World War 1 Model Ts

Sounds like somebody wasn't taught enough history in school? Not surprising these days, especially in Califunny. Henry Ford was a pacifist, and basically did not support the war. Ford helped supply ambulances to tend wounded, and some other support vehicles. In addition to that, model Ts were often ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Could this fit a Model T?
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Could this fit a Model T?

That plates thing John Warren posted is simply bizarre! I have done it twice now. Worked both times. I can usually focus my eyes and cheat those tricky pictures, but not that one.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone date an engine for me please
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Re: Can someone date an engine for me please

BODY number BODY number! In the brass era, Ford did not build their own bodies. There were several different companies that supplied bodies to Ford those years. That steel plate is about one inch by six inches, and should be attached on the front seat riser or front floorboard sills. That particular...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 running again.
Replies: 22
Views: 1290

Re: My 1910 running again.

Wonderful! So very pleased to hear this.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1724

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

It is like I told my wife about fifteen years ago when she hit a deer. (Nobody loves deer and thinks they are beautiful more than my wife!) And like Daryl B (above) said, sometimes the timing and placements just work out wrong. I don't care who you are, or how good you really may be, ANYBODY can hav...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1573

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

Henry P, I do well remember that vegetable truck! It was a Kleiber, 1929 or '30 as I recall. It was painted a sort of battleship gray. I remember reading in the 1960s that the original engine had worn out several years before, and been replaced with a Mercury V8. Outwardly, the truck looked unchange...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1573

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

From before the age of two, until fully seven, we lived in a nice old home (rented) in one of the old neighborhoods in San Jose Califunny. My mother didn't drive in those days, so we walked to a lot of shopping and stuff. There was an old man that we would often see driving around the area in his mo...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's the difference?
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: What's the difference?

On most parts, Ford did not begin putting (or having outside suppliers put) the "Ford" script onto the part until about 1919. So it is possible that it is an earlier part. If I recall correctly, your T is a 1926 model. A 1926 or '27 model uses different spindles than all the earlier years did. The '...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?

The main reason for the longevity of wooden spoke wheels in this country was simply people liked to keep using what they were familiar with. A secondary reason was that large enough plates of steel were costly in those days. And the giant presses required to stamp a strong dish shaped wheel were als...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Runaouts
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: 1914 Runaouts

Thank you so much Hap T for clearing this up! I always enjoy your postings and excellent record keeping. I have already bookmarked this thread so that hopefully the next time I want the information, I can find it. Just to be clear. I am not the "Wayne" that got his dad's '14 touring car. I am restor...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Runaouts
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: 1914 Runaouts

If I recall correctly, there were at least five companies supplying bodies to Ford in 1914 and '15. Beaudette was the largest supplier those years, I think Fisher and Wilson supplied a lot, but Wilson was basically on the way out with Ford. Fisher supplied a lot of the sedans, couplets and coupes fo...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning out the drawer
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Cleaning out the drawer

John K, The cartoon character is in fact supposed to be Dopey from the 1937 Disney film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". The rendition is poor, so that I did not recognize him when I first looked at this thread, and I had to look closer to see it. Dopey was the only one of the seven dwarfs in Disn...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Widetrack Rear Fenders
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: 1913 Widetrack Rear Fenders

That appears to be a wide-track fender. Check very carefully whether the rear end (axles) is/are properly centered and square with the chassis. Also check that the body is squared, and the running board brackets. Any and/or all of those things being off even a small amount can result in the rear end...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pic of key please?
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Pic of key please?

Some of those boxes use a key similar to an old suitcase key. Simple, flat, and only one tooth. Anyone of average DIY skills could make one with a little trial and error. A good locksmith might even have a ready made one hanging on a hook just waiting for you. Some of those tool boxes need a special...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did Some T's have rough cut spring leaves?
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Did Some T's have rough cut spring leaves?

If the end of the spring is cut straight all the way across the end of the leaf? I can't say with any certainty about Canadian built model Ts, however, for USA built Ts I have never seen or heard of Ford factory springs being like that. Very few cars back then of any make ever did that. However, som...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords in the city
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Re: Fords in the city

Hey there Rich E, I wondered about Overland also. Most pictures I have seen of the Overlands those years had black radiator shells. I knew a few people that had them years ago, and do seem to recall being told that nickel shells were available as an option from Overland. So that is a possibility.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas & Grub
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Gas & Grub

Thank you Jim R. That seems to explain part of the when and where. I zoomed in on my laptop, but couldn't pull out enough to read the sign on her behin'.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords in the city
Replies: 23
Views: 899

Re: Fords in the city

Allan, The two cars in front of Liggett's Drug store? The front one I do not recognize. The radiator shell is somewhat distinctive, so someone familiar with the marque should know it when they see it. The second one. I zoomed in as close as the detail would allow. It appears to be a Packard, probabl...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas & Grub
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Gas & Grub

Some wonderful photos. Street scenes and service stations. I wonder where and when the "Floyd's Place photos were taken? Although they are sepia toned, I don't think they are that old. The "Credit Cards" sign sort of gives it away. Also, in the one from the "Gal's" backside, it appears a relatively ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Mark Osterman - The Lost Lincoln
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Mark Osterman - The Lost Lincoln

I wonder how many people here know that when Sears discontinued building the Sears autobuggy in 1912, they sold their interest and the designs to another company that used the forms and machinery to continue building the high wheel cars. They had to use a different name, so for about a year or a bit...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how far do wood bows go into the top iron.
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: how far do wood bows go into the top iron.

Varies a LOT! Years, makes, models, outsource suppliers, quality and correctness of replacements, old repairs, alterations etc etc etc etc. Regardless. What matters the most is the finished height/length/width of the entire top. If you have that information, the "slide-in fit" is done until the fina...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, Early 1909 Flywheel Magnet
Replies: 14
Views: 1060

Re: WTB, Early 1909 Flywheel Magnet

I doubt that a later magnet could be safely altered due to the position of the bolt hole. One could be cast or forged if you know someone with the skills and equipment to do that. I think one could be bent and whittled out of bar stock and not be prone to fracturing the way the later ford magnets do...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this event please
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Identify this event please

I don't think they are new cars. Many have tool boxes, at least one has a spare tire lashed on the side. Some look like they have been camping for awhile. I don't think car 21 is a Ford at all (I think I can see part of the front spring?). If the detail were more clear, we might be able to see more....
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc wheels: how can I mount old Chevy disc wheels on a T?
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Disc wheels: how can I mount old Chevy disc wheels on a T?

Best to find a matching set of Jaxon wheels if you can. Although they may look alike, there are at least a dozen variations in the 21 inch Jaxon disc wheels. The center disc is basically the same, however, there are at least four different widths of the steel felloe, and I don't know how many variat...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, Early 1909 Flywheel Magnet
Replies: 14
Views: 1060

Re: WTB, Early 1909 Flywheel Magnet

This is the sort of thing that almost anyone in the hobby could have sitting in a junk box or on a shelf. I know for a fact that I do not have one, and do not recall anyone that I think did. But a lot of people have restored early brass Ts with later flywheels and transmissions, used later field coi...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Can anybody ID this bar clamp?
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Can anybody ID this bar clamp?

Maybe a portable drill that clamps between the bit and the "table" which has adjustable positions to fit different thickness frame rails and boards. Fit the "table", spin the wheel to apply pressure from the bit to the board, and start cranking! Holes needed to be drilled to mount bodies and frame s...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911-1912 oil pan
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: 1911-1912 oil pan

Layden Butler knows this stuff better than almost anybody I have ever met, and I have known him for over forty years. I always enjoy chatting about details with him. I will add, I "think" I can see enough of the pan arm that folds over to the top of the frame (the foot?) to say it is an even pressin...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pinion gear---is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: Pinion gear---is this normal?

Thank you Joe Bell for a good solid answer. I knew some pinion gears had the notch, and some do not. Never knew when or why.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEED HELP TO IDENTIFY CAR MAKE AND MODEL
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: NEED HELP TO IDENTIFY CAR MAKE AND MODEL

Definitely NOT a Ford! Not many details to make a positive identification, and I am not a Dodge expert. So if some of our Dodge brethren can look in here they may be better able to help. Zooming in close, the finger ridges around the rim look like some of what I know Dodge did use. What little I cou...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What car is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 898

Re: What car is this?

I haven't been very active with the things I enjoy for too long now. However, when I was, I went on quite a few tours, knew a lot of good people in the hobby, and met a lot of collectors. On a Horseless Carriage Club tour I went on about fifteen years ago, we drove for miles through the California r...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: all brass 3 screw Holley carburetor
Replies: 14
Views: 1278

Re: FS: all brass 3 screw Holley carburetor

Looking at it again, I notice that the brass bowl appears to have been repaired and strengthened by adding a brass band around near the top. That would reduce the value a little bit.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: all brass 3 screw Holley carburetor
Replies: 14
Views: 1278

Re: FS: all brass 3 screw Holley carburetor

I don't know how good they are, or what issues they may have had, but I see asking prices for more common Holley Gs up around two hundred. That seems a bit high to me, but I have been around for quite awhile and not followed current prices much. I do remember when good ones could be had for ten buck...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 19
Views: 1150

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

I love looking at photos of people I know on tours in years past!
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1185

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

Thermosyphon is a natural reaction to basic laws of physics! It will work whether you want it to or not. No pump needed for use on a model T engine. Modern cars may NEED a pump because the larger engine creates about three times as much heat as a model T engine does. Thermosyphon speed is limited by...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What car is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 898

Re: What car is this?

More likely a Cartercar.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubbing noise???
Replies: 23
Views: 945

Re: Rubbing noise???

Could be more than one issue. The steering problem could very well be the wrong drag link, or other problems. The grinding sound could be any of several things. Even a Ruckstell has one thrust washer on the right half that could maybe still be soft metal. If it has failed, the Ruckstell side will TR...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1288

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

I think antique automobiles have guardian angels. Given everything else in my life, I am sure I do not have one. But the model Ts? In one T, I sheared the pinion gear key in my driveway. I missed that Endurance Run, but I was okay with that when I thought of the places I was expecting to be that it ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock

I love all these things! I do worry about their future. As already mentioned. If prices go too low, nobody will invest the space, let alone the money, to preserve most of it. The way society is going now, in a few decades, most people in the middle and lower classes will not have any room for these ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should You Balance Transmission Drums
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Should You Balance Transmission Drums

A good reminder for all, and especially with a bunch of newcomers joining in. Thank you Dan McE One of the model Ts I had years ago, had a tired old throw together engine in it. When I was driving it, sometimes the vibration was considerably worse than I liked it to be. Sometimes it was fine It didn...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual front axle
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Unusual front axle

The car of course is no longer a model T, and it appears the arch of the spring may have been modified as well. Generally, the unusual after-market spring setup looks good. It would be an interesting accessory to have on a model T at any veteran car gathering.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1930 Model T ad in North Carolina
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: 1930 Model T ad in North Carolina

John K, Ray M, and David W are all probably correct! Just to tie it together a bit. Chevrolet did produce trucks called "model T". I don't know what the years were. However all the few I have seen were earlier four cylinder models. The model and serial number plates have been shown on this forum sit...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 2537

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

I just tuned in here. Wow! Glad you guys are fine. My dad always used to say that if things went bad, and you had to hit something? Hit something cheap! (And preferably soft?) It may sound flippant? But it really is good advice. Almost any time I drive, from when I was driving my grandfather's tract...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Body Number?
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: 13T - Body Number?

Ford themselves did not build the bodies for their cars during the brass era. Pre-model T and first two years of model T, Wilson was one of if not the largest supplier of bodies to Ford. Wilson also supplied bodies to several other automobile manufacturers including Cadillac. By 1913, Beaudette was ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

We are hoping right along with you!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: End of an era

Sad, really. I was hoping you would keep for several years yet. You did a wonderful job making this car so much better than it was. I was thinking how nice it would be for you to get some more enjoyment from it. But I am sure you know best. And if it has moved on to a caretaker that will appreciate ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T with out Water
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: Model T with out Water

Let me again add, I will NOT run a dry engine more than twenty seconds unless it is some sort of situation requiring it. I don't care if I did "get away" with it that time!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T with out Water
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: Model T with out Water

I have known a number of people that would run a dry engine with no radiator for up to two minutes, and one fellow that would go to three minutes. Personally, I would never even get to twenty seconds. (Unless it was an emergency) "Emergencies" happened to me twice. A long time ago, my dad had to mov...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 750
Views: 94603

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Looks more like "wounded to the soul" to me!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Block ID
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Block ID

USA Ford stopped putting casting dates on blocks about 1922. Canadian blocks continued to get casting dates for several more years until almost the end of T production. The block shown with the dual "ford"script stamped at angles is a common replacement block. Although the intention was for the old ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons

I know one time I got cheated by a gasoline station! The old Ford pickup I drove for work for seventeen years, I knew quite well. A couple times I pulled into stations on empty, even to the point of hearing the first flow from the hose splashing onto the dry bottom of the tank. It held seventeen gal...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?
Replies: 14
Views: 911

Re: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?

Not a stupid question at all. The answer is twofold. "A" Rip Van Winkle car can be any car that has slept quietly somewhere for a very long time. People tend to misuse this expression way too often just as they misuse words and phrases such as "original" or "barn find" far too often when they really...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

There are simply no words to express what I feel right now.
Be safe!
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Parts For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1598

Re: Model T Parts For Sale

No worries Steve T. I spent some time restoring a really rough pair of '15/'16 hinges, and got to know the several little details of them. Nearly all the visible pieces are different than the later ones. "Equal length" is a bit of a misnomer, as the "front-to-back" offset of the hinges causes a bit ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Parts For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1598

Re: Model T Parts For Sale

The windshield hinges are '15 to early '17.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Other old car photos

Burger, You need to get one of the 1909 model 20 Hupmobiles. Their headlamps are mounted a more standard height. But I don't think they offered this particular body that early. I could be wrong about that?
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Other old car photos

Also, the Sears appears to be one of the better models as opposed to the more basic model "H" or "J". It has the wider "cushion" tires. It maybe a model "K" which was also painted Brewster green instead of the usual black on the cheaper models. Sears even offered a model "L" which had 36" (if I reca...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Other old car photos

The first one is certainly a Hupmobile. I think probably a 1910. 1909 had a shorter radiator neck, and if I recall correctly, were nearly all the open speedster looking model. 1910 had slightly taller radiator necks, and offered a couple open and closed torpedo like models. 1911 and '12 model 20s ha...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.

We're supposed to have the hottest day of the year in just a few days! Official prognostications say 104. We were supposed to have high temps a couple weeks ago, but the smoke was thick enough here that temps ended up at only a hundred.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 409
Views: 42240

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Rich, One current hypothesis based upon unification theories of the formation of the universe is that every point in the universe is the center of the universe.
So the Mayor of Wallace may be right?
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 42
Views: 2505

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

That looks fairly close to the correct fan setup for a 1916. The major difference is that the '15 and I think most '16s had a brass fan hub The 1917 through '19 hub is nearly the same except that it is made mostly of steel. Your fan is correct for a '17, and a perfect fit for a '16 and earlier (to 1...