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by wayne sheldon
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stick in time took out crank?
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Stick in time took out crank?

Ouch. Tough to lose a brass era block. Being a '13, it is marginal at best. But nobody knows for certain what ways the markets may go in the next ten to fifty years. That one may yet be worth repairing. If it were mine, I would be tempted to repair it
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 306
Views: 22531

Re: Foto of the Day

Adrian, I love that Morris of yours!
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 California License Plate
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: 1925 California License Plate

Interesting. I had seen a pair many years back, and never knew what they were for.
Thank you Larry "O" S !
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tools! And more tools.
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Tools! And more tools.

I love good old equipment!
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shorpy old time photos
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Shorpy old time photos

A wonderful, and incredible, story.
Thank you.
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Amazing how fast you are, and with doing such a daunting puzzle!
What can I say? But again it is looking SO-O nice!
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)
Replies: 43
Views: 4193

Re: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)

Kind of a funny thing. Just today, on a six hour ride with my grown son (a fine man!), I told him about this! I didn't realize it was the actual one year date, but told him it was just a year ago this month. We had helped his girlfriend move up to Oregon as she wants to continue her college educatio...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Early racing in France, great footage !
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Early racing in France, great footage !

When automobile racing was young! I loved it!
Thank you Leo.
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Chateau Impney hillclimb 2018 Pre War Class cars
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Chateau Impney hillclimb 2018 Pre War Class cars

Wow, Leo, that was incredible! I lost count, but it was a bunch of fantastic cars there! Quite a few nearly lost it near the "FINISH" sign. I thought the Amilcar had had it for a fraction of a second. So many of those cars, I expected quite a show, but I think what surprised me the most were the Aus...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Livingston Radiator Cap maybe off a T?
Replies: 13
Views: 698

Re: Unusual Livingston Radiator Cap maybe off a T?

Sorry Graeme, wasn't me with the Livingston cap. That was actually Alex Dragone on the other thread. I don't know if he still has that car or radiator or not? I have made wax impressions of other items, other radiator caps, and of a bean-plastic 1917 model T coil that was missing one whole side, and...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Livingston Radiator Cap maybe off a T?
Replies: 13
Views: 698

Re: Unusual Livingston Radiator Cap maybe off a T?

I have done repairs on similar items using wax (canner's paraffin) as a form, and J B Weld as the material. Once painted it looks great!
by wayne sheldon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 57
Views: 1497

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Appears to be a pre-starter mag coil ring, but not much earlier than '17. If it is in good condition, it would work fine. A large coarse rat-tail file would take care of the starter notch real quick! The notch doesn't need to be very deep, about a quarter of an inch. A lot of people however, would r...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight rings
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: Headlight rings

I tend to be with Larry on the calling things what they were and should be called. However, in this instance, I don't know WHAT to call that special rivet? It certainly isn't a standard type common rivet with that added pin, and it would take a special setting punch to leave the pin in place while p...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rob has a cover car
Replies: 15
Views: 924

Re: Rob has a cover car

Nice nice nice!
by wayne sheldon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting racecar
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Interesting racecar

Hey there John W, I don't know enough about motorcycles to give much of an opinion on the motor. There is a good chance it may be European as well. I did blow the picture up quite a bit (my computer skills aren't great, but a "right click", choose "open image in new tab", and even the undersized ima...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Somehow, I am thinking of a skeleton at the Halloween Black and White Ball?
by wayne sheldon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight rings
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: Headlight rings

Too broke to buy new brass rims. Too many things I need that I can't afford to buy. The later nickel plated rims I bought years ago for cheap in a lot-purchase of headlamp parts, many of which I needed. I have repaired three of the rims, but would like to do the one more so I have a spare pair, not ...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting racecar
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Interesting racecar

I think those were referred to as "cyclecars" and/or 'cyclecar racing" in Briton and much of Europe. While cyclecars had a very short popularity in the United States from about 1913 to 1915, their popularity began earlier around Europe and continued well into the 1930s there. Part of the reason was ...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight rings
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: Headlight rings

How about a slight drift question? Does anybody make the special stepped rivets in brass for the clips with the pins to hold into the bucket's slots? I have a brass (nickel plated) rim I would like to repair for my '15. But the pins are worn so badly that I think they would likely break though and c...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Outrageous costs of shipping stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Outrageous costs of shipping stuff

Now David D, don't go trying to confuse people with obvious facts!
There are a lot of companies that make more money off the shipping and handling "fees" than they do from the items they sell!
by wayne sheldon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.

Very nice! Somewhere, I have a similar pair. I used to wear them often with my speedster. However I haven't been able to find them since the last past time I moved, 14 years ago. But they gotta be here somewhere.
by wayne sheldon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 975

Re: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?

Like Dan McEachern says. The last past one I removed was in beautiful condition, so I wanted to use it and not damage the gear in any way. I put a LOT of pressure on it with a good (fairly large!) gear puller, and it wasn't budging a bit! And I hit the puller with one of the largest ball-peen hammer...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

Re: model B Ford update

Hey there Bill Austen! I remember Wil Faulstick talking about working on that model B for Ed Towe. As I recall, he said the car was an intact survivor car in the early '50s, when a previous owner sent the engine out to a machine shop to be rebuilt. Somehow, the original engine was lost by the shop, ...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha News
Replies: 16
Views: 1213

Re: Chickasha News

So very nice!
I have never been there. I so much want to go, but I know I cannot go this year. Hope yet.
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen
Replies: 19
Views: 915

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

A wonderful synopsis of the Ford racing cars!
Thank you Rob!
W2
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

Re: model B Ford update

Looking better and better! Do we get to know who owns this car now? I guess the reason I am curious (beyond the I like to know who has some of the more interesting cars?), is that I can see you are putting a lot of time, effort, and doubtless money into this project! While there would be a lot of pe...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Aluminum Body
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Aluminum Body

For Fords. Most of the outer metal skin on the early 1915 center-door sedan was aluminum. Some 1909 touring car bodies also had aluminum skins. The 1923 model T fordor sedan was mostly aluminum skin and doors. For '24, some of skins became steel, but I think the doors were still aluminum for part of...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: Memory

I have a 16 MM hand crank movie camera from about 1930 (maybe slightly earlier). About fifty years ago, I took movies at an antique automobile meet in the SF Bay Area. It was fun, I have film of my '25 Studebaker coach being driven by a good friend! I really would like to do it again. But I doubt I ...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s

Dick L, I suspect you are right!
Some wonderful pictures nonetheless. Thank you for sharing them.
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1088

Re: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

I think you are getting the hang of life with model Ts! Antique automobiles in general, and model Ts in particular, as a hobby is not for everyone. One must be able to put in the efforts, and be slapped in the face. Persevere in getting the car ready for the "Big Tour" with the national or regional ...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID Needed Please, Unknown Manifold Heater Shroud
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: ID Needed Please, Unknown Manifold Heater Shroud

I would imagine that the "bump-out" should correspond with a bump-out on the exhaust manifold. Since it is near one end of the shroud, not the other, and most intake/exhaust manifold combinations have such bump-outs near the middle where the exhaust is used to warm the crude gasoline of the day, I w...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen
Replies: 19
Views: 915

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

A wonderful short video, very enjoyable to watch and listen to.
(About five minutes)
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s

A lot of interesting photos in that series. Sad to see so many beautiful older architectures being torn down, even so long ago. Unfortunately, sometimes, it is quite necessary for progress as future needs (like wider roadways) are often difficult to foresee. I am curious why they say the linked-to p...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I do think those rear fenders are a "flat curve" as opposed to a compound curve or "crowned" fender. Depending upon the angle of the photograph, it can sometimes be very difficult to tell the difference. However, being one to study so many original era photos, as well as photos of current cars for s...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 658

Re: Brazing the steering quadrant

Welding brass is quite tricky! Unlike steel, the transition from solid to liquid is fast, and with only slight color changes, difficult to see it coming. Also, because brass does conduct heat much more efficiently than does steel, a large area can be ready to simply flush away all at once without mu...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Looks like a '16 to me! Not only that, in this picture, you can see what type of bracket holds the sidelamps, and how it angles down from up high.
by wayne sheldon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with identifying early cowl
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Help with identifying early cowl

Looks like a coupe cowl. Wooden firewall and looks like it had a steel dash for the ammeter etc, so likely a 1919 to 1921.
by wayne sheldon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: Memory

One thing does remind one of another. When I was really little, before Kindergarten and into first grade, we used to shop at Bettencourt's market on The Alameda in San Jose. It was just a few stores down from Andy's Pet Shop, famous for their parrots. I remember chocolate bars going up in price, I t...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 57
Views: 1497

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

The U-joint is supposed to just slip out from the back of the transmission. The hole in the U-joint ball is just for the grease from the grease cap in the ball clamp collar to get inside to grease the u-joint. There IS a pin to hold the U-joint onto the drive shaft. There are two small "bolt caps" (...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ? re new pinion bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: ? re new pinion bearing

First, the disclaimer. I have never used one of the new improved pinion bearings, although I do think they are a good idea. The original factory setup, the Woodruff key is supposed to extend slightly beyond the pinion gear for the inner bearing sleeve's notch to lock into and keep it from working or...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 57
Views: 1497

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

It looks like you have a pretty good handle on what a T is all about! Work seems to be going well, things looking pretty good (but that steering ball sure needs some good grease after a proper cleaning and fitting!), and progress is being made. And quality family time is a wonderful plus! Good stuff...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1034

Re: Speedster build.

That should make a fine speedster! I don't think that shell looks too bad. Although a better one would take less time to rework and make nice. The fit between it and the hood and cowl looks good to me. I wish I had a better shell to offer, but almost everything I have is low style, too early. The on...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1034

Re: Speedster build.

Thank you Frank B ! I thought everything you said was perfect!
by wayne sheldon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1034

Re: Speedster build.

Yeah, Harold S, I usually use the term "era correct", but it is basically the same thing. Speedsters can be "restored" to represent just about any era from the brass era, the roaring twenties when speedsters really had "their day", or the barnyard cruisers or full out racing cars built from model Ts...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1432

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

I cannot swear that it is correct, considering all the messing with and poor condition of the body before I got it. However, the radiator, hood,and turtle deck while not yet permanently installed have all been test fitted and seem fine. The rear surface of the rear cross-member to the rear surface o...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1432

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

Doing my '15 runabout a few years ago (still not done yet :( ), I did much like Scott C did. I had some remnants of the original wood, and an old second hand set of wood plans for the runabout. The plans were not complete, but they did help a lot with areas my old wood was totally gone. The thicknes...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I am munching on M&Ms as I read this!

Hello,my name is Wayne, and I am a chocoholic.

Looking good Don B !
All those little details can take SO-O much time, yet can be quite satisfying to get right!
by wayne sheldon
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?

I took a T rear end apart many years ago, it was one of the worst I ever saw. Every moving part was junk, roller bearings in pieces. Even the housings weren't much good. I did manage to salvage some bolts and nuts. When I got it apart, the remains of grease was mixed with what appeared to be ground-...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1432

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

Mike, If that is a genuine '15 runabout body, the panels were pieced together originally! The new design was intended to begin at the usual model year change around August to September of 1914. However, the stamping machines already in use couldn't quite handle the slightly more complicated compound...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: Ethanol gas

We, all of us on this thread, are dancing on the edge of the thread being pulled by the admins for good reasons. But I do see this stuff as important to our beloved model T's future care and use. I hate politics. People that endure a few minutes of my ranting in person may not believe that. But I do...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Reproduction side aprons have never been made exactly correct. It isn't something that needs to be really concerned about. No restored T using reproduction side aprons is really right, which means most '15/'16 Ts we get to see on tours and shows. Those actually look closer to correct than most of th...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: Memory

I was a strange kid (I really was!). I was always asking questions. I was about five (I know because we were riding in the 1941 Chevrolet my dad had when I was little) when I figured out that not all the answers I was getting were the truth (a polite "shut up kid ya bother me"). I was always asking ...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

That do be a Purr-ty lookin' model T Tony B !
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 34
Views: 2973

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

A sad day indeed for the hobby. And an even sadder sign of the economic times our foolish politics have put our country into.
Glen does need to retire and enjoy his cars for a change.
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Firestone Model T 5 Lug Front Wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Firestone Model T 5 Lug Front Wheel

What size is it for? The ads you show are for earlier type 30X3.5 clincher type wheels. The wheel you have may be for a 30 inch size, but it also looks like it may be for a 21 inch balloon size.
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My T hauler is finished.Almost.
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: My T hauler is finished.Almost.

Twelve grand??? They must be nuts! (Or crooked!) In Califunny one can buy a similar single axle utility trailer brand NEW for just over a thousand dollars! When I bought my heavier duty two axle sixteen foot trailer about 20 years ago, it was only slightly over two grand NEW. I know they have gone u...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hudson Iowa Street scene-Old Photo
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Hudson Iowa Street scene-Old Photo

If it is a Studebaker, and the lack of detail in the photo and position of the spare tire make it difficult to be sure, it would have to be a '15 or early '16 model six cylinder. (6 based upon the length of the hood). The later '16s had a divided front seat, one could squeeze between them to get fro...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 918

Re: The spark plug controversy

Bar-rney Goo-ogle, with his goo- goo- googley eyes! My Linda has signed up for facebook a couple of times because of something family does, gets mad at facebook and the way they do things, and tries to "un-join". They do make it tough. She signed me up for it about ten years ago. In those days, our ...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An article my Dad wrote in regards to Ford of Canada documents
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: An article my Dad wrote in regards to Ford of Canada documents

A wonderful find of important history! Thank you for sharing the article.
by wayne sheldon
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Babbit thrust washers

What Rich B said is a very good description of the "Babbitt" washers and their place as an ancient "used to be a good idea". The metals mix varied from day to day, and therefore the survival ability also varies a lot. When I was getting started in this hobby a bit over fifty years ago, most hobbyist...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Looking good!
by wayne sheldon
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another New Guy Intro
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Another New Guy Intro

Welcome to the affliction! That looks like the perfect model T to me. While the color may not be exactly correct (so who cares? It is a nice color)? It is a nice looking car, and needing a bit of work to sort it out, but basically ready to begin enjoying! It is nice enough to show up and park with o...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: Ethanol gas

Fred S and Eric D, A funny silly little side note. By the time I was eight years old, I understood I didn't really belong in this state. I did grow up in San Jose, Califunny, and have lived here almost my entire life! But by the third grade, I was proudly proclaiming that I was NOT a native Californ...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Don B, I have never been into golf. However, working in cutting edge electronics and communications systems, quite a few years ago, I was privileged to be watching the live uplink across the (then new) satellite in real time as Tiger Woods was finishing a round on some (I don't think I knew then wha...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversion Chart for Car Ads
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Conversion Chart for Car Ads

I love that list! (Seen it before somewhere?)

For "One owner". I prefer "Not counting the dozen or more dealers and flippers that haven't been able to really sell it either."
by wayne sheldon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Finally and at last! Maybe the question of whether or not such '16 models were built can be put to rest. I do not fault Bruce McCalley in any way whatsoever. He did as much as anyone, and WAY more than most, in furthering research into the model T's history! That he was never able to find solid evid...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: Ethanol gas

I dislike these discussions. Often run past them and try to ignore them. Too many opinions, all too often bad ones, although in this thread so far there are mostly good opinions and several good and true facts given (thank you guys!). No doubt about it (in my opinion) that the garbage they sell as "...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?
Replies: 18
Views: 1243

Re: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?

Bud, It is a bit hard to understand in our modern sense, however, at that time, casting and gasket technologies did not make a removable engine head as we know it today practical. Henry Ford was not the first. But he and his engineers were among the first to perfect the idea. Among the very first pr...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 26
Views: 824

Re: Where to start?

Well, everybody has their own preferences, needs, and abilities. Either car could be best depending on your feelings, family, time or abilities. From my point of view, and I do not wish to insult anyone, but the "depot hack" is not a correctly done car, or body. It could be the more fun car? Or not?...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 35
Views: 1697

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Heart-wrenching about the grandson! So pleased that he will be okay and a happy ending. Over the years I have known of a few cases that were not so good. Drift alert! We had three kids, all quite different. The first, was very fast, and very loud! He ran all over the place, the whole time YAYAYAYAYA...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?
Replies: 18
Views: 1243

Re: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?

Oh boy! Your 6-40 roadster, the super-T racing car, and this "N" should all be together at the next OCF! Three of Fords early and fastest together. Incredible!
by wayne sheldon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?
Replies: 18
Views: 1243

Re: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?

Nice to see your research postings again! I look forward to more installments.
Thank you.
by wayne sheldon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Make, Model, Year
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Help identifying Make, Model, Year

I didn't know that you had a Paige Charley! I don't think this is a Paige however. Paige had a very distinctive hubcap from about 1915 into the early '20s. Although they varied slightly through those years (aluminum or nickel plated brass), the basic shape had a large round area behind the smaller h...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Year Radiator Shell
Replies: 13
Views: 539

Re: What Year Radiator Shell

I am fairly certain that round holes were used on at least a significant number of 1917 model year radiator shells. I have seen them on original and restored from original cars. I had one such shell that also had only the small bolt size hole for the radiator mounting. It certainly appeared to be or...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Autowa bodied Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Autowa bodied Model T

One of several old forum threads about Dan Treace's Autowa touring car when he was finishing its restoration. There is some general history, and pictures of another Autowa roadster being restored at the time. There was a recent thread about an Autowa roadster being restored coming up for sale. I do ...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Take a look at these spurs!!
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Take a look at these spurs!!

I can hear the "jingle jangle jingle, as I go - ridin' merrily alo-ong!"

Those are beautiful! I have done enough heating and hammering to make parts for my various car projects,that I can imagine the amount of work that went into those! Incredible.
by wayne sheldon
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1467
Views: 68299

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

Herb I, is your dyslexia acting up again? Everyone knows that only God can walk on water. Of course, God sometimes comes for visits disguised as a dog.

Be kind to canines. Because you never really know.
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-An Auto polo Team
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Old Photo-An Auto polo Team

I don't recall that one either.Neat photos! Thanks Herb I !
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forklift rods
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Forklift rods

I have heard of forklift radiator cores being used in model Ts. But never heard about forklift rods?

Actually, I wouldn't mind a little more information on the radiator core myself.

(Bumping this up. Maybe someone can answer the OP question?)
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: Down Under Fires

My wife is a bit of an internet news junkie, and she has been updating me on their situation often. Really nasty down there. Hearts and wishes go out to all involved.
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Passing the hat...
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Passing the hat...

No joke! Google maps a few years ago had a major thoroughfare between two small towns (about 40 miles South of Grass Valium) where if you followed the directions given, would make you turn down a side street, then left into a strip-mall parking lot before heading back out onto the road you had just ...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

All I know is that I sure don't know?????
by wayne sheldon
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Don B, I don't know about you sometimes. You are about two hours ahead of Califunny in the time zones, and when I, a notorious night-owl, post something at two o'clock dark Califunny time, and then you, with a two hour time differential, post a reply after me? Sometimes I wonder as the sun begins to...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straight sided tires
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Straight sided tires

I may be able to get the ball (tire?) rolling off the top of my head. The straight sided tire started becoming popular around 1910. It had a somewhat slow start slightly earlier. Between 1905 and 1910 there were several, sometimes odd, sometimes convoluted, miserable to work with, variations on clam...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s Model T era banjo
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: 1920s Model T era banjo

From back when people not only expected things to work, but also be beautiful and admired.
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Hey there Don B, That was john Page of Australia that posted those framing pictures (Thank You John P !). I spent some several minutes looking at them myself before my previous post and also noticed several differences between them. I know that at least two body suppliers provided c-door bodies to F...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

To me, this is all very interesting. When I restored mine about 25 years ago, I didn't get very much into the wood or body structure (hence I can't answer some of your questions). My car was a basket case when I got it. It had been badly "restored" back in the '50s, with a LOT of wrong parts. But it...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 35
Views: 1697

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

You have been driving this thing around for how long now? It should be just fine for another few years, shouldn't it?

Just kidding! Yikes!
by wayne sheldon
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ....Beating a: “Dead Horse!”
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: ....Beating a: “Dead Horse!”

Not my era/area of expertise, but I'll give the ball a shove. I "believe" a '23 to '25 touring top socket set "can" be made to work with some minor modification. I think I have seen a few pictures of cars with that "error". I also think that some adjustment to the "bows" is required to make them fit...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

(Me, chuckling!) Although not exactly correct, the car pictured is actually a 1914 built prototype for the true '15 center-door sedan. It had curved front fenders, carriage lamps behind the top of the doors, and gas headlamps. There were at lest two such cars built, and at least one photo exists of ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column
Replies: 29
Views: 987

Re: Steering column

No worries Danny D ! Those of us paying attention here already know that you didn't cut that early column. The fact is, probably hundreds of such columns were cut that way over the many decades before these parts became a bit more expensive and rare. Most by people that wanted to save the most valua...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11121

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

"It's a tough project. I'm also getting some feedback that Ford NEVER MADE BRASS ERA CENTERDOORS !" Yeah, that is a tough one. A figurative minefield of opinions and half-truths bandied about, with no yet real confirmed answer. Just as a clarification, Ford certainly did build the earlier aluminum b...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column
Replies: 29
Views: 987

Re: Steering column

I have restored and enjoyed several speedsters over the years. More than most, I try to keep the speedsters I have really close to correct for the years they represent. Personally, I prefer for them to have a quality (or lack thereof?) that they would have likely had back in their day (not the worst...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Freeze plugs

Most prefer brass or nickel. Seriously, a genuine US five cent coin. Purists will use a buffalo nickel. Others are content with a Jefferson nickel. They must be dished a bit first, but actually can work okay. And not only that, the silly things are cheaper than buying the genuine plug manufactured f...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A sucker for chocolate
Replies: 22
Views: 693

Re: A sucker for chocolate

Glad to see that you got another! Furry friends are something no good person should be without for very long. When I saw the thread title, I was thinking thoughts of a different kind of chocolate. I have a real weakness for eating chocolate. Candy, cake, ice cream, I don't care. However, I discovere...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun accessory for the stocking
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Fun accessory for the stocking

NICE! I like those. I also have one, NOS. Now I just need a car that I would want to use it on!

Merry Christmas!
by wayne sheldon
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

Looking good so far Mack! To echo what Joe Bell said, IF that is a two-piece valve, get rid of it! Of course, that goes for any two-piece valves in any engine you plan to actually drive. However, be aware, not all valves with two little holes on the top of the head are in fact "two-piece". Good (so-...