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by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When nobody worried about scratching their T
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Re: When nobody worried about scratching their T

The blurry T at Bland's hut is a mid to late (slab side) 1912. The lumber-hauling T is almost definitely a 1913 based upon the windshield hinges and braces (windshield folds forward). The top-down T lazily enjoying the quiet side of the road I "think" is a '14, although I cannot be certain of the hi...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Question re front spring perches

Sounds good Richard G!
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by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When nobody worried about scratching their T
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Re: When nobody worried about scratching their T

Wonderful pictures of model Ts at work (and maybe play?).
Thank you!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not Ford front leaf spring?
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Not Ford front leaf spring?

USA built Ts also had one longer leaf nearly reaching the shackle end.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Question re front spring perches

I have never been a big fan of knurling for fit. Although I will admit to using knurled pistons a few times years ago. The problem is that knurling creates both high and low spots in an attempt to raise the surface and make a tighter fit. In reality, the high spots are not even enough unless one gri...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Question re front spring perches

I have had original parts that were so loose, no apparent cutting, wear, or modification, to explain it. And I have had axles with perches in them that my big old Smith Gauge torch could not get hot enough to free them. Twenty tons of press only mushroomed the perch threads. Once the perch was ruine...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - T lunch vendor
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: Old Photo - T lunch vendor

We had this one, and at least one more photo of the same car and girls, on this forum some time ago. I just looked quickly through some of the gallery, and did not find either photo, so it was most likely more than a year and a half ago. I tried moving almost anything that should be in the gallery o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Any ideas?

Buick for a number of years used a carburetion system, that split the carburetor into different sections. Float and jets were in one area, throttle body in another (really makes it tough to try a different carburetor on them). While I have never seen one exactly like that one, they had a "two pipe" ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need mounting details for hood rod retainer clip regarding what kind of screws were used
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Need mounting details for hood rod retainer clip regarding what kind of screws were used

My NOS one doesn't help much with where the cut off end of the lacing would be positioned. Simply because it never had lacing on it. The hole for the end of the lacing is a bit over a half inch center to center from the rivet holding the clip in place, and empty. The beat up firewall may add another...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

Open toad shoes may look nice? But I always thought they were a bit squishy to wear.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 measurement
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: 1909 measurement

I don't have any measurements to offer. Just wanted to remind all that tops and windshields were not standard equipment for most of 1909. Ford factory offered a few different windshields, and at least two different tops. At least one of the factory '09 tops sat very high in the back when folded down...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need mounting details for hood rod retainer clip regarding what kind of screws were used
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Need mounting details for 4061F clasp regarding what kind of screws were used

The little closed end half round clip with "ears" the end of the hood's center rod slips into. (Took me longer to find it in my parts book than to find my two firewalls.) I have two such firewalls. One, heavily used, beat up, modified for a speedster many years ago. The other, appears to be new old ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

I don't know about pie are being square? But the best Modesto Califunny peach cobbler were square!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 1299

Re: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

Alan, Here in the USA, most cars, almost from the beginning, had a "model" year. Usually, the "model" year would begin about September in the autumn months preceding the "calendar" year change. However, this has never been "officially" so, nor has it been in any way consistent or reliably so. Automo...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: What is this?

Just glancing back at the picture. You have one of the little ones that goes over/around the end pin. It is wired into the center part of the larger one, but not a part of the larger one. A little tricky to figure out how that little thing goes on. Makes sense once you do figure it out.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: What is this?

There were several types of such devices made, and that is one of the worst, and most common. The problem is that it clamps onto the front axle and allows the tie rod to slide through it. The tie rod is made out of steel tubing, and not all that thick. As the rod slides, the side of the rod pressed ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thank You Dave - Mark - Glen At Chaffin's Garage
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Thank You Dave - Mark - Glen At Chaffin's Garage

Ed Archer introduced me to Glen Chaffin I think more than 40 years ago! I have met Mark and his wife a few times at Bakersfield. I have never bought a lot of stuff from any of the vendors (usually too broke to buy good stuff that way). But when I do, for most of 40 years it has been Chaffin's. Dave ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1904 Autocar parts
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: 1904 Autocar parts

Perhaps a silly question? Is this parts search any relation to a discussion currently on the AACA forum concerning a previously unidentified early frame and partial chassis? It may or may not be Autocar. You may want to check this. https://forums.aaca.org/topic/345332-can-anyone-identify-this-early-...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Edison 14 spark plug
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: WTB Edison 14 spark plug

I don't have any I want to sell, but if you are trying to match what you have? You should post a good photo or two, or a very good description including major dimensions, number of ribs (if any) near the top of the porcelain, and whether the base is "take-apart" or not. I have had, and seen, a fair ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: If it don't work the first time,try again and again
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: If it don't work the first time,try again and again

Very nice setup Scott. Boy, your side panel looked considerably worse than my '15's passenger side panel was. I did have to make a patch panel, and repair a break where the two pieces (front and rear pieces of the side panel) were originally spot welded together.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: If it don't work the first time,try again and again
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: If it don't work the first time,try again and again

My dad used to joke that if you made something too long, it would be difficult to make it right. However, if you made it too short, you could always scab a piece in to fix it!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 88th birthday June 21
Replies: 25
Views: 698

Re: My 88th birthday June 21

Happy birthday!
(Couldn't let this go by without shouting it out loud!)
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So how do I get this stuff out.
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: So how do I get this stuff out.

Having over the years found a couple small bolts, a broken bolt head, nuts, several washers, a big cotter pin, in that little junk trap, no way I would recommend leaving the piece out! Like Rich B says, remove it if there is good cause to do so, but replace it. I braze them back in if need be. One e...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: K.D. driving one of the rarest Ford’s on the planet, 1905 Model B.
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: K.D. driving one of the rarest Ford’s on the planet, 1905 Model B.

Wonderful! I hope it makes it to the OCF (this year or next?) so many people can see it, hear it, and watch it go! Historians need to correct their views on Ford's earlier large models and put them into the proper context of their time. As you said, technology in those years was changing very quickl...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1684

Re: Accident today

R.V., Those "secret" names and numbers can be fun. And of course, one MUST be careful to not abuse the privilege. Many years ago, a lot of the work we did was "overseen" by the FCC. Along with that, my dad did do consulting work for some very special clients. Occasionally, we would run into someone ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1684

Re: Accident today

From the looks of that fender? Unless it was already in poor shape with lots of welds and too much filler, it should be an easy repair. About a day bolted to something solid (the frame?) and a come-along rigged in just the right direction. Pulling it back slowly while relieving stresses using the us...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1916 Buick barn find
Replies: 41
Views: 4323

Re: 1916 Buick barn find

Wow Robert! Quite an accomplishment! I thought maybe you would be keeping this one. However it seems we cannot keep them all, can we.
Good luck with the model G. The learning curve working on the '16 should be of great value on the G. And the G is likely a bit less complicated and lighter.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT

Wooden fire wall and beaded rear TT housings? Two pre-'23 details and a '24 engine? Other parts, fenders, hood shelves, frame to body brackets could pinpoint it closer, but I suspect your TT is early '20s with a later engine.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1684

Re: Accident today

I am so pleased that you are okay! The car can be fixed, and will probably be better than before after everything is checked, repaired,or replaced. Take it easy for a day or two.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 942

Re: The File mystery

When I was a kid, I was taught that files were very valuable, and had to be treated like a fine instrument. It was basically true, good files were expensive, and using them incorrectly or tossing them in with wrenches and the like would ruin the edge quickly. I can see a kid being taught that way, a...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 49
Views: 2300

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

"I inspected the differential thrust pins today: 5 are sheared off. Going to be fun drilling them out..." Probably just pressed in and not hardened steel. Sometimes once the drill bit begins to bite in, the remains of the pin just spins out. At least in the housings, the pin is stepped, with the bas...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Star Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Star Engines

I am pleased to hear that a lot of that stuff has gone to new homes! I have seen a few other postings and noticed a lot of good stuff in the backgrounds. I am currently not in a position to add to my project count.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Request for expert advice to help date a photo
Replies: 18
Views: 743

Re: Request for expert advice to help date a photo

Yes a '23 T. Cars in those days got dirty fast on the unpaved roads they were mostly driven on. But the oily dirt gunk built up on the front hub takes a few years usually. The felt seals "usually" don't leak much for the first couple years (unless they have special grease fitting hub caps on them?)....
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what is an original 1920 frame worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: what is an original 1920 frame worth?

Running board brackets? Which style? What about the spare tire and battery brackets? Fender brackets? Location makes a big difference. Some parts of the country have lots of frames, other areas seem to have nothing within hundreds of miles. I would imagine in this case it would be near Napa in Calif...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All the same. " NOT "!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: All the same. " NOT "!!!

Is it possible the door could be from a '14? The shape is very close, but the door hinge is a half inch off (higher if I recall correctly). Even among only '15 to '25s, the shape of doors does vary more than most would like to believe. When I got my '15 body (date coded February '15), we tried about...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe
Replies: 33
Views: 2247

Re: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe

Wonderful!
Congratulations.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing front crossmember wear
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: Repairing front crossmember wear

Because of family "issues", I almost always work alone. For riveting frames. I have a chunk of old steel about 3/4 inch thick, inch and a half wide, and about six inches long. I drilled a couple dimples near one end to sit over the rivet heads and C-clamp it in place with two small but fairly heavy ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum

I never really got into collecting the stuff, but I do still have the 027 Lionel train set I got for Christmas in 1958 (or was it '57?). I added more track and a few accessories many years ago, and always wanted to set up a nice layout somewhere. Pretty much have given up on that. I also have most o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Posting Photos to Classified or Discussion Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Posting Photos to Classified or Discussion Forum

I never had much trouble getting pictures from my computer onto the website. However since my old digital camera died and we had to replace it with a new one? I can't figure out a decent way to get pictures from my camera onto my computer! My wife and my son have tried talking me into getting a "sma...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frame front corner bracket shape?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Frame front corner bracket shape?

'26/'27 model frame to fender mount, been butchered and bent. Earlier than '26 did not have such fenders or mounts. Depending upon the speedster you plan to build, you could straighten and repair them, or further alter and use them. or cut off even with the outside of the frame rail and treat it lik...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: My Shop Stinks

If you could bottle that wonderful aroma and sell it, you might make enough to build a whole new nice shop?

I hesitate to endorse products, but find that some of the Febreze air freshening products do seem to work well. I suspect they may not be up to that Herculan task however.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: How many of us ?

And I saw that newspaper, and knew a couple people that had met Phil around that time. He was the talk of the hobby in the San Francisco Bay Area for some time! I met Phil soon after he had his license to drive and have considered him a good friend ever since. I wasn't going to tell my tales, but wa...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A little something to read and remember.
Replies: 12
Views: 680

Re: A little something to read and remember.

Some of us too young to have been there or even remember the days from our "safe" distance do remember from our common histories. I recognized what I was reading within the first sentence, and lovingly reread the whole thing. History, and understanding it is important.Always has been. Always will be...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe
Replies: 33
Views: 2247

Re: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe

3/4 may in fact be 3/4, however some manufacturers did use a different thread pitch. I have a small box of (not enough) miscellaneous grease cups. Along with a number of complete good cups, are several parts and pieces, some in good condition, some, not so good. Among those, are several perfectly go...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help me identify this
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Help me identify this

Even the 1909 model T had a block letter "FORD" hubcap. The "Ford" script was on most, but not all 1909 model Ts on the radiator, as well as on the early number plates attached to the seat riser or dash. Significant use of the script does not go much earlier on any part of the Ford automobiles. I ha...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed May 27, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question
Replies: 14
Views: 661

Re: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question

David S, They use a modern timing belt with teeth on it. Something that did not exist much over fifty years ago, let alone when the model T was even just a used car. As I said, I have seen a few of these. Between the hokey mounting, modern belts and pulleys, they just look bad. I think one of the de...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed May 27, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

It is only seven weeks till St Swithin's Day! I do hope this shelter in place is over with by then.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed May 27, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help identifying top bow saddle
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Need help identifying top bow saddle

Fords in the USA did not use those from the factory. However after-market sellers offered a wide selection of them to use on Ford Ts. A lot of other cars (probably more than didn't!) did use them as original equipment, some earlier than 1910, on up into the late '20s. Identifying what car may have u...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed May 27, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question
Replies: 14
Views: 661

Re: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question

My personal opinion? (Sorry about any offense?) I have seen several such belt driven distributor setups over the years, and I do not like them. Whether they use a vintage distributor (not common), or a modern four cylinder distributor (most of them?) The drive system is not very authentic or era pro...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue May 26, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where does this brace go
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Where does this brace go

Just curious. Are you sure it isn't a somewhat deformed front fender bracket? I am not an "improved" Ford expert, but I do know that Ford changed the brackets and headlamp mounting to at least four variations which may explain the difference in the holes not being the same. The one bracket (lower in...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue May 26, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Low Head heavily milled
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Low Head heavily milled

I hate it when people do that to heads. It really is pointless. However, I may be willing to try to run it. What would you take for both this one and the cracked one, and about how much for shipping (I think I owe you about eight dollars for the steering wheel rim pieces which cost more than the est...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon May 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is June's California "T" Tour doing enough to protect against Covid-19?
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: Is June's California "T" Tour doing enough to protect against Covid-19?

That, and another gallon or two of sanitizer is probably the best thing you could do! Yeah, we are living in an "interesting time". (Reference an ancient Chinese combination blessing and curse.)
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun May 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attic Find
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Attic Find

Allan, I agree on both points. Most likely a convenient piece to mount the lamp with.
I have several (6 to 8?) of those "diver helmet" side and/or tail lamps. Only two have the brass inner piece.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun May 24, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attic Find
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Attic Find

The sidelamp with the single clear lens and the "ball" shaped inside appears to be a late '15/'16 though maybe as late as '18 or even maybe '19 (still debated?). Notice the row of small holes (punched) around the base of the chimney. Those holes were eliminated probably in 1917, the "ball" inside MA...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun May 24, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early hubcap wrench
Replies: 15
Views: 1053

Re: Early hubcap wrench

These wrenches have got to be one of the best current examples of dealers and flippers NEED to KNOW what they are dealing in! The genuine early Ford wrench is quite rare, and very desirable! Therefore, it is VALUABLE! Literally, almost worth its weight in gold (well,I haven't checked the price of go...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat May 23, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

Brenda's cousin enjoyed using the monkey grip tires on the baby's perambulator as well as her sneakers and pushing the baby and carriage along the walls. All went well until she took a left turn onto the ceiling and the bay fell out.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri May 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41300

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I am amazed by the results, and the speed at which you achieved such a fantastic automobile from such a messed up pile!
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri May 22, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kerosene headlight identification
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Kerosene headlight identification

That is a fairly rare lamp. I am not certain, whether these were actually used on early 1915 models, or maybe were an after-market replacement from the same time frame. There were several (about a half dozen at least!) different variations for the early 1915 side and tail lamps. Some of the verified...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri May 22, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 782

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

Thank you Chris B for all you do! It is really appreciated.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu May 21, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 782

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

So it has been replied to again fourteen times! Each reply counts as a "hit", and spammers get "paid" based on "hits". (Sometimes the "pay" is nothing more than points or credibility of some sort. This is why offensive posts should be flagged for removal without being clicked into. I actually have n...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu May 21, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 827

Re: Brass "conversion"

Some people just "hokey on" a junk brass radiator and old hood with home-made hood former that nothing fits. Looks okay from about a hundred meters. (I have seen a couple such cars, later fenders and all.) Or, one can spend about three to four thousand dollars on Rootlieb fenders and hood and a new ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu May 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Tools

Interesting?
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu May 21, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 782

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

Looks like it is still there! Disgusting stuff that has NO place on any sort of family friendly website. Fourteen replies, I wouldn't even click on it to see who or why, although I am sure most replies would be complaints and likely to flag the offending post. It should be possible to "flag" offensi...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue May 19, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cherry picker arm length
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: cherry picker arm length

A model T engine -transmission unit balances somewhere between cylinders three and four. Variations for hogshead types, starter or not, engine head or not and other things. I went down and measured my '15 runabout. Thirty inches full reach should be more than enough. Twenty-six inches would likely w...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon May 18, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We’re moving
Replies: 12
Views: 1258

Re: We’re moving

Ol' Granpappy Amos and the girls and the boys, the family known as the "Real McCoys"!
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon May 18, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood wheel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Wood wheel Question

NO NO NO! I KNOW people have done this. And I KNOW most of them have worked out okay. And, in theory, IF the right epoxy type glue were used, AND the spoke was otherwise hard and solid, it would probably be alright. HOWEVER! The tenon replacement, being a separate piece of wood from the rest of the ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon May 18, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rim question
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Rim question

"There are 30x3 1/2 tires with removable split rims". Such wheels and rims did exist, however, Ford never used them. Before proper advice can be given, we need to KNOW what wheels your car has so we can know what rims are needed. Clincher or straight sided is one factor of the tire. Rim size (diamet...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon May 18, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

1927 (more or less). The final year of the originally produced model T Fords! Also the year of my Paige sedan, and the final year for the Paige-Detroit Automobile Company.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun May 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

Ah yes, the wonderful Slumberbanker. Nothing better than a Slumberbanker under which to bank one's "Z"s.And Studebaker built the best.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun May 17, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: WTB Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3

I reminded myself why I stopped searching eBad for things a couple years ago. No matter how I phrased my search for "Vintage Ford" magazine, I had to look through a thousand "Life" "People" "Hot Rod" "Playboy" and dozens of other bullc### magazines for maybe 150 "Vintage Ford". If I left off the wor...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun May 17, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: WTB Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3

If it can help anyone to find it, it is also known as "Vintage Ford" May/June 2004, and on the front cover it has the front of a yellow Mercury body speedster. The rest of the car, an Indian motorcycle, and model T center-door sedan on on the back cover. Interesting that Joe K found a volume 39 numb...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun May 17, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

According to the counter, it is now post 1922, which may mean '23 skidoo ! The height of the model T's heyday.
And,"we're off to see the lizard, the 'pun-erful' lizard of odds!" He says there is still a chance I will be back tomorrow night?

Hey, I gotta keep reading all the rest of this stuff!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat May 16, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

According to the counter, it is now 1915! And my runabout gets spit out that factory door. Finally, electric lamps are the wave of the future! And that unsightly old brass will soon be a thing of the past. See you at Ernie's. I think I need a root beer. Either that or I really need a lot more of tha...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat May 16, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

Well, the counter still seems to be unsure of where at we are? So it is either 1913 or 1914. Either way, the Ford moving assembly line is up and running! Spitting model Ts out the factory door like the world has never seen! And at where is our hero KD at this time? What incredible mysteries of the u...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri May 15, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pandemic 1918 / 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1258

Re: Pandemic 1918 / 2020

Spanish philosopher Jorge Santayana is often credited with the saying (translated) "Those that do not learn from history, are destined to repeat it". Winston Churchill later said almost the same thing (I believe when he was arguing against appeasing Hitler). I have often stated that"Human beings are...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri May 15, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New London to New Brighton cancelled
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: New London to New Brighton cancelled

Ouch. I can always hope my situation can improve a bit by then?
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu May 14, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

Thread post 1908, Ford begins production of the model T! Also the last year of the fabulous model K 6-40 and the NRS series! This is relevant to KD in that he did so love his model T speedster! Hmmm. I post one, the post count went up two? Sebastian needs to look into this. Well, 1909 then. First ye...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu May 14, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old wall mounted phone
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: Old wall mounted phone

I don't know how much longer the infrastructure will support it, but with a secondary push button dialer, one can still use the old dial phones.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu May 14, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

And now, KD post number 1904, the year Ford introduced their new model B big touring car!

Is the thread still off topic? One wonders.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu May 14, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare 1907 Ford Model T
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Rare 1907 Ford Model T

Only off by twenty years. What is a quarter century between friends.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed May 13, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

I just now noticed that my total (since reboot!) posts has just surpassed Columbus and the ocean blue.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed May 13, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2109
Views: 137471

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

Ah-HA! More proof of time travel! A vintage photograph showing MODERN hundred dollar bills! A goodly sum to be sure back then.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed May 13, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muncie question
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Muncie question

Apparently, yes they did. A friend of mine got stung by one of those about twenty years ago. I have never seen an ad for one, but his was not the only one I have heard of. And I did see his.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed May 13, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm lost on this one, Help.
Replies: 13
Views: 934

Re: I'm lost on this one, Help.

A truly stuck valve will remain open and give no compression. However, a "sticky" valve may "float". It takes a nearly a second to close, which is fast enough to pass a standard compression test, but even at an idle (say about 300 rpm, four cycle motor, 600 cycles per minute), the valve must close i...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue May 12, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

Back in the days when I was actively collecting? I used to go into antique shops looking around, and dealers would ask me what I collect. I would usually first respond something to the effect that I just needed to look around and see what I could find. Sometimes some dealer would get a bit snippy an...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue May 12, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?

Is the neck cast brass? Or cast iron? Or formed steel (not likely on a brass radiator)? Cast brass is fairly easy to solder. Cast iron is not. Especially with the "eco-friendly" solders available these days. Even if cast iron was soldered before, it is not uncommon for the cast iron and old solder t...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue May 12, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: 14 Touring

All three are wonderful pictures of '14 touring cars!
Thank you.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue May 12, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: 14 Touring

The first one looks like none other than Harry Lauder! Before he became Sir Harry Lauder. True Scotsmen are torn between loving and hating the man. He was loved by many, his songs, folk histories, and such. Others thought he clowned around too much, undignified. Certainly, he capitalized on his heri...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat May 09, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S Ford script oil can
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: F S Ford script oil can

Oops. I believe there is a typo in the phone number. I may try to call Ed tomorrow.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu May 07, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 394
Views: 41907

Re: Foto of the Day

Why does that running board three pictures up make me think of Salvador Dali?
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu May 07, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: speedster dashes
Replies: 18
Views: 1174

Re: speedster dashes

I think a Campbell's Tomato soup can would be just about right!
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed May 06, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignorance is Bliss or Is this big trouble in little pieces??
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Ignorance is Bliss or Is this big trouble in little pieces??

? Looks like maybe the hardened steel clutch guides that were used inside the brake drum '25 through '27? Have to carefully check the sizes to know. It would take about three or four of the six to come out and create that much debris.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed May 06, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the bears are going crazy on lockdown
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Even the bears are going crazy on lockdown

Don't just SIT there! Find a SCAPEGOAT!
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed May 06, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glass retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: glass retainer

I like Steve J's idea! It depends upon what sort of "setting" it has. If the glass is set in just the original brass channel? A few drops of oil around the edges and allowed to sit for a day or two can help a lot. If the glass at some time in the past was set in using setting tape, or a rubber like ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue May 05, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, pulled pan found oil leak problem ..
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Speedster project update, pulled pan found oil leak problem ..

Just a thought. The pan arms angle out and over to go around the bolting surfaces. You should be able to stick a large screwdriver or steel rod in there (I know I have used a screwdriver to clean the crud out of that space). If you were to carefully heat the low area, it should expand down (guided b...