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by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More pics
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: More pics

Allan, Both the pictures aren't clear enough for me to figure out what the thing/logo/initials whatever are, but I do not recognize it. Things like that were fairly common in this country back in the 1910s. Not only could one buy their car's maker name (marque), one could order special cut personal ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More pics
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: More pics

Hey there Tim J!
How is that leg doing after the Fordson tried to rip it half off?
Looking good in that Aeronca!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More pics
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: More pics

Another bunch of wonderful photos! Pictures five and six center-door sedans are interesting. Both with oil sidelamps and 30X3 front wheels indicating that they are 1917 or 1918 models. Picture number six shows the car with visor headlamp lenses of the style used for a short time in 1920, but the ove...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floyd Clymer
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Re: Floyd Clymer

In his later years, he was also the owner of a small publishing company, producing many thousands of copies of hundreds of books on many subjects. A lot of the books were written by him, on various automotive subjects. They also published books by other authors including reprints of historic automot...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 year ago today, 03-05-1921. However, this story begins in 1906.
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: 100 year ago today, 03-05-1921. However, this story begins in 1906.

Great stuff Rob H and John S !!
Than you both.
Amazing to see the K racer there a year after breakdown and presumed junked!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Cattle Trailer
Replies: 34
Views: 1122

Re: Model T Cattle Trailer

Susanne, I have heard several tales like that over the years. I was also told many years ago that a half load of cattle was the only thing worse than a half full tanker truck!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Cattle Trailer
Replies: 34
Views: 1122

Re: Model T Cattle Trailer

That has got to be one of the neatest trailers I have ever seen to pull behind a model T! You might not want to consider carrying full grown cattle in that, but a couple calves, sheep, or hogs? Why not? "History in the context of its day" again. Poking along at twelve miles per hour was great when a...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 year ago today, 03-05-1921. However, this story begins in 1906.
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: 100 year ago today, 03-05-1921. However, this story begins in 1906.

Wonderful stuff! This K special has intrigued me for several years. I have a couple photos of it on my computer (harvested from the internet a few years back) and have read some of the information before. It is nice to see this tied up and corroborated nicely. People don't realize that automotive te...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2021 BAKERSFIELD SWAP MEET-BACK ON- PLEASE READ!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1226

Re: 2021 BAKERSFIELD SWAP MEET-BACK ON- PLEASE READ!!

There will be a lot of lingering issues due to this whole covid mess! I am sure the date wasn't an option this year, and it may be necessary to get a foot in the door to get it and keep it going. I also think that the Arizona meet has wonderful possibilities, both short and long term. I wish I could...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919 Model T valuation
Replies: 26
Views: 608

Re: 1919 Model T valuation

The color DOES effect the value, whether people like it to or not. The simple fact is, that if a collector car is painted an appropriate/correct color, it will appeal to many thousands of hobbyists and collectors that want their car to be correct. Any collector car painted in a wrong color, will onl...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I D car.
Replies: 39
Views: 1278

Re: Help I D car.

A real puzzler. I know I have seen that steering wheel on something, just can't remember where or what it was on. The switches box on the side of the steering column was a common type used on numerous makes for several years. They were a quick add-on when a lot of manufacturers suddenly had to incor...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 engine serial number placement
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: 1912 engine serial number placement

1912 was a very interesting year, engine block wise. In the course of less than one year, the serial number was located in four different places! The earlier production (mostly late calendar 1911 '12 models) had the serial number located below the front of the valve chambers next to the timing gear,...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

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

Does that mean if you pass 'GO' you collect two hundred dollars?

I love that car!
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet
Replies: 30
Views: 1302

Re: 1916 Coupelet

What a beautiful pair they will make!
Now on to the 1917 couplet!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual hood ornament , seeking info
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: Unusual hood ornament , seeking info

It looks like it is intended to fit with a Motometer, so I would speculate late 1920s coupled with the chrome versus nickel plating. A neat piece!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straightened my frame yesterday.
Replies: 12
Views: 843

Re: Straightened my frame yesterday.

Sounds good to me. A lot of such repairs can require two to four hours of fiddling around, getting what is needed set up and ready. Followed by ten to fifteen minutes of actual repair time. The repair is easy. It is the dread and setup that is difficult.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This story involves a Vanderbilt cup racer, Thomas Flyers, and a lowly Ford. It's going to take some time.....
Replies: 27
Views: 982

Re: This story involves a Vanderbilt cup racer, Thomas Flyers, and a lowly Ford. It's going to take some time.....

A very interesting story! One detail in particular caught my attention. In the Journal's 16 February 1907 article "FORD RUNABOUTS CARLOAD COMING", it describes the new Ford four cylinder runabout as having "a long wheelbase". I needed to chuckle at that! As always, it is important to remember to kee...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This story involves a Vanderbilt cup racer, Thomas Flyers, and a lowly Ford. It's going to take some time.....
Replies: 27
Views: 982

Re: This story involves a Vanderbilt cup racer, Thomas Flyers, and a lowly Ford. It's going to take some time.....

I wasn't going to say anything about that. However, I believe that other car photo could be argued to keep this thread "model T related". I am sure it is a "French front" Oldsmobile, and most likely an Oldsmobile model T (believe it or not). A good friend has one. Interesting car to ride in (I rode ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This story involves a Vanderbilt cup racer, Thomas Flyers, and a lowly Ford. It's going to take some time.....
Replies: 27
Views: 982

Re: This story involves a Vanderbilt cup racer, Thomas Flyers, and a lowly Ford. It's going to take some time.....

Such wonderful stuff! I have seen a few pictures of that Vanderbilt Thomas over the years, but didn't know that much of its history. Very interesting.

Looking forward to more of the story!
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit Thrust Washers
Replies: 18
Views: 1037

Re: Babbit Thrust Washers

I have had (still have!) several original thrust washers as nice as the one Steve J shows! However, oh so many years ago, the very first model T rear end I rebuilt, I found the nicest one you could ever find. I had set up a work station at the back of my parent's place. When I was done putting the t...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding machines
Replies: 31
Views: 1397

Re: Welding machines

One cautionary note I would add on buying oxyacetylene welding equipment. I would imagine the rules on this vary somewhat from state to state, but yours are likely somewhat similar to here in Califunny. The hoses, gauges, tips ,valves etc are all most likely yours (possible to be leased!), and can b...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it ok this brake shoe and rear end?
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Is it ok this brake shoe and rear end?

I have straightened several model T backing plates, including 1913/'14 ones. Usually no problems. I have done some cold, several hot, and my feeling has been that hot worked better and more smoothly. The only one I ever had serious problems with, and basically I destroyed it, was an early Hall-Scott...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: An odd question about sound.
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: An odd question about sound.

More modern brake drums sound like hitting an anvil because they are cast iron. It was discovered that cast iron has a better friction coefficient than does steel. Most brake drums during the 1920s were still steel, and will ring like a bell. While model Ts may have a desirable tone, you really want...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

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

Looks like you are shaping that car up nicely!
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odds and ends
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: Odds and ends

I don't know what to think of number 6.The wheelbase looks way too long to be a N/R/S. (Could have been lengthened?) Rear suspension looks right. However several other cars looked similar there. The body also looks too long. And is that a large gasoline tank hiding under the folded top? Or something...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring car
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: Touring car

Tom R, I had noticed the pith helmet, but missed the bare feet! I suspect India is very likely. The face of the man and maybe turban look Indian to me. Some very nice fellows from India work at a local gasoline station. I enjoy chatting with them. The turban if that is what it is doesn't show well, ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked Engine Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1083

Re: Cracked Engine Block

A 1912 block may well be worth the cost to metal stitch something like that! A 1916? Not so much.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked Engine Block
Replies: 18
Views: 1083

Re: Cracked Engine Block

Are you sure the cylinder hasn't been sleeved? From the photos, it may have been. Often, over the years, cracks like that were 'repaired' by sleeving the cylinder and nothing more. Metal stitching the surface would be an improvement. However proper sleeving of the cylinder is a 'fix' that has worked...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring car
Replies: 18
Views: 1196

Re: Touring car

A whole bunch of interesting photos in this thread! I have spent about an hour looking at them all. Two very unusual model Ts are the two touring cars with after-market wire wheels! Those that have suffered through my many blatherings may know that I consider after-market wire wheels on model Ts bac...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID of car - is it an early Model T torpedo?
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: ID of car - is it an early Model T torpedo?

I zoomed in closer to the photo. I am fairly sure the other car is not a White. Probably European or British?
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID of car - is it an early Model T torpedo?
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: ID of car - is it an early Model T torpedo?

Guten tag, Michael, It is not a typical USA built torpedo. Although the fenders look like they may be? The cowl? USA 1911 torpedo model Ts did not have a cowl. The windshield is wrong, and the door and seat and how they meet, although similar, is not right either. I would suspect the photo was taken...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T # 714
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: Model T # 714

Does that car have a louvered hood? Or is that maybe pinstriping. Funny. I was just sorting through a couple hundred era photographs and saw a louvered hood on a 1912. The funny part about it is that I have an original louvered hood for a pre1912 T. I can't tell if it is an original Ford factory hoo...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 126
Views: 13544

Re: Speedsters

Rich E said; "Beautiful! There aren't many Speedster Pickups. Multi tasking? Great Thanks Rich" Wow, about fifty years ago, we had a club get-together at a friends house. He had a solid original speedster pickup sitting between his driveway and his house. Not much more than a frame and the body, but...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss of drive - exact cause
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Loss of drive - exact cause

I have heard of that a couple times before. Unusual, but it does happen. I know Ed Archer did that on number 4 about twenty to thirty years ago.
I also have had a couple driven plates with loose rivets. I always check them closely when I put an engine together.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Sold for $5,878.00
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: 1915 Sold for $5,878.00

Just thought I would ad these to the color discussion. Not clear if it is USA or elsewhere, but it clearly isn't black. The runabout based upon the windshield appears to be 1917. There may be some writing or logo behind the door. Whatever that means, it could mean it is a commercial car and as such ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Sold for $5,878.00
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: 1915 Sold for $5,878.00

I looked rather closely at the photos in the listing when it was on eBad. It is clearly a mix of parts and pieces from about 1913 well into the 1920s. The photos were not very good, but I could clearly see a lot of later parts. Whether the body and/or frame was or wasn't late brass era, I could not ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield Hinges Question
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Windshield Hinges Question

Thank you John S! That should help some people a lot.
It also illustrates the forward offset fairly well.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield Hinges Question
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Windshield Hinges Question

NS Jeff, Interesting. It could be fun to get a bunch of known parts laid out on a table and compare all the minor variations. I came back looking for this thread. I was searching through some year's past forums trying to find some threads I had bookmarked for my own research, but the bookmarks were ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R
Replies: 34
Views: 1964

Re: 1907 Model R

So, Jerry V O, your memory cannot be too "faulty", you are almost right-on the numbers! I got out my copy of Pate's book, and in chapter 04, page 3, the chart he shows gives approximately 7,000 model Ns from 1906 through 1908, approximately 2,550 model Rs from 1907 through 1908, and a total of appro...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R
Replies: 34
Views: 1964

Re: 1907 Model R

And just to add some clarification and confusion to the discussion. I noticed a question about the serial numbers versus the models. The N the R and the S all started at serial number one. So serial numbers below some count will be duplicated on all three models. Above that number, and below the sec...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seeking opinions on 1912/13 oil pans
Replies: 15
Views: 728

Re: Seeking opinions on 1912/13 oil pans

Mark Herdman did a wonderful job sorting out and describing the continuous changes in model T pans! Thank you Mark H wherever you are! In short. A lot of relatively minor yet significant changes were made during 1912 and early 1913 model years. The big one everyone obsesses over is of course three r...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mostly 1919 , I think ??
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: Mostly 1919 , I think ??

Someone that KNOWS model Ts of that era needs to check it over closely and determine what and how things are wrong. Your photos do not help much at all. I can tell that the windshield frame is assembled incorrectly, just can't tell how incorrectly beyond the fact that the front to back of the hinge ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield Hinges Question
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Windshield Hinges Question

I don't offhand have any really good photos of the hinges themselves. As proper assembled units, they are easy to tell apart. The later offset/uneven fold style have one short and one long arm each side. The even fold, all the arms are short both sides. While some of the smaller pieces, springs, bol...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield Hinges Question
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Windshield Hinges Question

All photos had been posted on this forum in the past. Thanks mostly to Jay in Northern Califunny and Herb, as well as others.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield Hinges Question
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Windshield Hinges Question

It should be noted also, that the photo with the man and child looking over the wall? Is a Canadian touring car. That is the reason for the top rear window (sometimes properly referred to as "lights") being different. Also, if you look closely, you can see the driver's door opens unlike the USA buil...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield Hinges Question
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Windshield Hinges Question

A couple more later ones. One up, the other folded down. Again, notice the location of the hinge pin, well above the top of the lower glass.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield Hinges Question
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Windshield Hinges Question

It has a form-a-tractor kit on it, but shows the later windshield folded down fairly well. Notice the differences.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield Hinges Question
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Windshield Hinges Question

Ford used a lot of different windshield hinges between 1908 and 1927. The usual reference to "even" and "uneven" folding windshield hinges has to do with the straight windshield used on open bodied model Ts (USA built) between 1915 and 1922. The even folding windshield hinges were used on 1915 open ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This Was Then: Some assembly required
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: This Was Then: Some assembly required

I don't think I would want to find a still boxed brand new model T and be able to get it for myself. I would be so conflicted by it. Oh I would so much want to put it together and have a brand new zero miles model T!!!!!!! However, I would so much want to keep it as the historic treasure it truly is...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: High Wheeler

I thought so. Thank you Mark G!
W2
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: High Wheeler

I was wondering if that was Becker's Holsman?
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henrietta's history.
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Henrietta's history.

Thank you Allan B for sharing this with us here! That is such a fantastic piece of history, and the way you have preserved it to be used as well as representative of its place in history is wonderful.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Model T Story
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Interesting Model T Story

Interesting. Where I live, is historic gold mining country. When we moved here, one of the 'disclosures' we were given was that the entire area has mine shafts around, and that many of them are not mapped, and unknown! Just before we bought and moved here, a man was killed while sitting in his kitch...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS???
Replies: 17
Views: 930

Re: NOS???

"NOS" used to and still should mean new old stock from back in the eras when the cars were being built and/or used as regular transportation. Or shortly thereafter. Like too much language these days, the lines on it have blurred a bit much. I often see "NOS" used in online advertisements to list wha...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: High Wheeler

Looks like Erik Johnson nailed it!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested
Replies: 17
Views: 1424

Re: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested

With simple alterations, you should be able to fit your drums to proper wood wheel hubs. Ford's wood wheel hubs changed very little from 1912 through 1927, and the wire wheel hubs for 1926/'27 are very similar except for five bolts instead of six. So provided the wire wheels you have are Ford wire w...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Speedster project, another problem, update

I have read of a rear cam bearing that was a bit too tight. It seized onto the camshaft and spun in the block. Repairing the blocck after it was discovered was quite difficult because the wear in the block was not even or centered.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA
Replies: 17
Views: 1183

Re: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA

Hey there David D! Well, you know how I feel about this stuff. How our model T friends are doing does not belong in OT.
Tell him "Hi!" from me.

To help keep this model T related, is he getting that runabout fixed up yet?
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mercury drop axle
Replies: 14
Views: 1024

Re: Mercury drop axle

Looks about the bottom of the axle to the bottom of the spring perch bushing.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Speedster project, another problem

Dan McE, He said that the bushings were used, and a bit but not terribly loose. Even so, you are right that the gears and/or bushings could be seizing. Thanks for the additional support for testing that way.

By the way. What are you doing wasting time at this hour?
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Speedster project, another problem

Les S's suggestion should be the first test! If it is the transmission, and the bands are not dragging severely, it should run okay with the rear wheels safely off the ground. If it labors and stalls with the wheels off the ground, and the bands are not dragging? That eliminates almost everything el...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was the Model T good value for money?
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Was the Model T good value for money?

"Calm down, they make good stuff, in fact nearly everything is made there." Certainly true. Of course, that is why half the middle class in this country cannot get a decent paying job these days. After thirty years in high tech contracting, I was earning $25 per hour. Family and health issues made m...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: High Wheeler

The Ackerman Principle goes way back to the early 1800s. I have sometimes wondered what sort of vehicles it was originally developed for. I do know it has been used on horse drawn wagons with complicated steering tongues. But I don't think it was ever very common that way. The "Horseless Age" magazi...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: High Wheeler

I suspect Erik J is correct. There were a lot of companies that manufactured and sold high wheel type automobiles, and a few actually looked very similar to that one. However, it didn't take very long for the early experimenters to discover that a full swinging front axle didn't work very well witho...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Spoke Void Filling?
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Wood Spoke Void Filling?

I don't know about that "High Bond" stuff, never seen it before around here. Regular Bondo should never be used on wood. I made that mistake many years ago and spent years occasionally replacing areas that flaked off. And I did some good preparation, clean and primed etc. I have used J B Weld to fil...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub caps
Replies: 18
Views: 889

Re: Hub caps

Allan, I have heard of aluminum hubcaps from a couple other sources. I just have never heard or read anything yet that I consider to be definitive. I look forward to reading what you find about yours. I know the zinc one I have is extremely lightweight. Written records and photographic records I fin...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 1271

Re: Model T Year and body style?

Like Steve J says, a lot of bits and pieces put together. The seats are not Ford, the lower body section may or may not be (most likely not). Some parts are probably from 1913 or 1914, many parts are after 1920. Regardless, it could be a really fun beginning model T! Do some research, have some loca...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub caps
Replies: 18
Views: 889

Re: Hub caps

I don't know. I can't recall ever reading anything definitive about when nickel plated brass and steel hubcaps were used. Records and empirical evidence seem to indicate that both were used on and off for about ten years. I "think" nickel plated brass hubcaps were used almost exclusively in 1917.I h...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1916-20 Steel Hub Fan SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: FS 1916-20 Steel Hub Fan $80

Jonah, We-ell----, it would be possible to make one of these work on a 1927, but a lot of trouble for something so wrong and costing more than the right thing would. There are a couple variations to the 1926/'27 fan assemblies. One of which is a longer reach shaft and hub that does not work well wit...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 513
Views: 54093

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Oh, I love that treelined road! I love all those roads.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 117 years ago today.
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: 117 years ago today.

The article is an interesting read! Thank you Rob for sharing this here. I of course was familiar with the history of the event, but the article added interesting insights. Wow. That Henry and so many others of the early days of the automobile and the racing thereof sure had guts aplenty! I found th...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 513
Views: 54093

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Rich B, I certainly do hope you bring the subject up again! I also enjoy riding horses, although I have never ridden very much. We did have a horse of our own for a short while about fifteen years ago. Long story I don't wish to go into. I have always enjoyed your occasional comments about your "pon...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the job and not
Replies: 18
Views: 1306

Re: On the job and not

Norman K, There has been so much misinformation, opinions, documented evidence that is absolutely in conflict with mountains of photographic evidence, that I don't think this will ever go away. People have shared records from Ford's letters to dealers and sales brochures that actual sales records an...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the job and not
Replies: 18
Views: 1306

Re: On the job and not

A bunch of interesting photos! Thank you Tom R. The 9th with the two girls on the back of the 1926/'27 roadster? Notice the spare tire is a 30X3.5 clincher. The 13th, the girl with the 1925 coupe. Clearly the coupe is not its original factory black. Given the shade of the unknown film type, it is di...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions about accessory brakes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: Some questions about accessory brakes.

John, I would appreciate hearing what you find. I have seen steel wire woven into brake type lining material. It is not common (at least I haven't seen it more than a few times?), and very fine steel wire (almost like coarse steel wool?). What I saw was old enough that the steel wires had already ru...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions about accessory brakes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: Some questions about accessory brakes.

John, I would appreciate hearing what you find. I have seen steel wire woven into brake type lining material. It is not common (at least I haven't seen it more than a few times?), and very fine steel wire (almost like coarse steel wool?). What I saw was old enough that the steel wires had already ru...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions about accessory brakes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: Some questions about accessory brakes.

John Saylor, Were the grooves caused by the lining? Or the rivets? A problem that never seems to go away, is that rivets are often sold as "brass rivets" when they are actually brass plated steel rivets. This was happening over fifty years ago! And I ran into it again only a few months back. Back in...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 513
Views: 54093

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Ever used one of those posthole augers?
I have.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheels and rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1715

Re: wheels and rims

I suspect someone in the past cut that felly out to better fit a wrong rim. That is one of the main areas that rims and fellies of different manufacturers don't fit. Cutting it out that way would be a bit extreme, and not a good idea. Check the fixed lugs on the rim for a name, or compare with photo...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Edison spark plugs

The multiple electrode thing is basically a bit of snake oil that has been around for a very long time. Many very early spark plugs (think before 1901) used a multiple point or ring type arrangement before experimenters went to the more common newer design. The ring or chamber style early plugs foul...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pick your choice
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: Pick your choice

So difficult to say. Every computer screen, just as every television set, displays colors a bit differently. Having worked professionally in that field for many years, I had many opportunities to see numerous sets side by side showing the same image. It is amazing how much of what we "see" is actual...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Torpedo
Replies: 19
Views: 1886

Re: Torpedo

I never actually saw one myself. However, twice over the years I heard of a water pump distributor combination that was driven by a chain or toothed belt. I was never sure whether it was an original era piece, or something someone made a few of. One of the people said it was original era, but I wasn...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Torpedo
Replies: 19
Views: 1886

Re: Torpedo

Typical "don't know antique cars" poorly done ad. Pictures don't show well, top isn't put up properly. Cannot tell just how much is wrong or right with it. In the first place, it technically isn't a "torpedo" roadster. It may or may not be a real 1911 open roadster. Just can't tell from the pictures...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday To Kim Dobbins Who Turns 49 On December 31st !
Replies: 16
Views: 1111

Re: Happy Birthday To Kim Dobbins Who Turns 49 On December 31st !

49 ???? Where did this kid come from? Ehh, Humbug! Regardless, Kim D, Happy Birthday! And to 'Kerry" as well! Wait a minute Frank vE? If you were born in Australia, maybe you were born a day later? Or would that be a day earlier? So maybe you are a year younger? Or is that a year older? Whatever, Ha...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1556

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Happy birthday to the master!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old member could use our prayers
Replies: 25
Views: 1967

Re: An old member could use our prayers

This is a tough one to hear. I always enjoyed reading his posts. I sure hope for the very best for him.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 28
Views: 3147

Re: 1908 Buick

Dang you work fast!

Thank you for the update.

Happy Holidays! And a wonderful New Year.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Signing out for the year.
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Re: Signing out for the year.

My mother's family had raised peaches outside Modesto Califunny for a few decades. Because of this, my family got to know a few crop duster pilots fairly well, and kept in contact with a couple of them for many years after grandpa sold the orchards and retired. One of the pilots moved out of the cen...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Car Light Or?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Car Light Or?

I am not sure, but I believe the intention was to hold a candle in that long tube. Not much light, but enough for a slow carriage or sidewalk on a dark night. It looks like it may be a real thing, however, thousands of cheap copies have been made and sold as decorations. I have seen some at places l...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tomorrow I make a sad journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: Tomorrow I make a sad journey

Looks like some more really fine work by a true craftsman!
I wish he and his family an easy road ahead.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Set of 4 old hub caps
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: FS Set of 4 old hub caps

Jonah, No, the wooden wheel hubcaps do not fit the standard model T '26/'27 wire wheels. Those wire wheel hubcaps are totally different. There were a few after-market (not Ford made) wire wheels that did use the wooden wheel hubcap, because they were made to mount onto the wooden wheel hubs. However...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did all ts have generators? And other questions about coil testing.
Replies: 34
Views: 1426

Re: Did all ts have generators?

"Do I have to spin it really fast?" Not if the magneto spacing (clearances) is close to right, magnets properly charged, and the coils in good condition and PROPERLY adjusted, and all other mechanicals in generally good condition. A very good friend of mine likes to set his up so a slow quarter turn...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 US Ts with forked headlights question
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: 1915 US Ts with forked headlights question

Thank you Russ F and Dan T for the additional facts. At least thirty years ago, I accepted as a probable fact that open 1915 style USA built model Ts did not have fork mounted headlamps. I remember when I was just getting started in this hobby over fifty years ago, being told that early 1915 open Ts...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP Jay Klehfoth
Replies: 27
Views: 2278

Re: RIP Jay Klehfoth

Oh, shoot. So sad to hear this. I never got to meet him in person, but always loved the "Life in the Slow Lane" he wrote. I very much knew and appreciated all the things he did for the model T world.
RIP Jay.
My condolences to all his family and close friends for their loss.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 US Ts with forked headlights question
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: 1915 US Ts with forked headlights question

The early folding top couplet is quite interesting. With the acetylene gas headlamps, it is not a standard production car. It could even be one of the very few prototypes built summer of 1914. Or, while not very common, there are enough 1915/'16 and even black radiator 1917 models with gas lamps to ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sidelights 1924 Coupe?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Sidelights 1924 Coupe?

For all practical purposes, NO model T Ford coupe was fitted with sidelamps from the Ford factory after about January of 1919. The removeable pillar coupes of 1917 and '18 had sidelamps. The folding top couplets of 1915/'16/'17 had them. And, a very few early 1919 model suicide door coupes manufactu...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tomorrow I make a sad journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: Tomorrow I make a sad journey

Sad. Too few real craftsmen left in too many fields of repair. I knew I wouldn't be able to avail myself of his services due to cost and distance, but I always enjoyed reading of his accomplishments in saving the early stuff! I often wished I could have my T brass radiator sent there. I am currently...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Received another Model K a few days ago.......
Replies: 17
Views: 1147

Re: Received another Model K a few days ago.......

When I was growing up, an uncle had one of those old printing presses. He died in a plane crash when I was twelve, and the press was handed down to his kids, and placed in the barn at their mother's old house. Within a year, my older cousin was earning money printing cards and invitations, as well a...