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by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 129
Views: 5065

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Most IMpressive!! Folks, THAT is how the MASTER does it!
All this is just to make the patterns so he can cut the real thing correctly!

Looking so very good Don B, so VERY good!
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Need help Id'ing this old car trunk.
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Need help Id'ing this old car trunk.

Good for you Mack C for making the effort! But I sure do not recognize it.
by wayne sheldon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Larry Streeter contact info
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Larry Streeter contact info

Larry used to be active on facebook. Because I cannot access facebook due to a slow local internet connection, I haven't heard anything about Larry for about five years. I don't think he was ever on this forum, even ten years ago if at all.
As I recall, Gary, I still owe you an email reply. :oops:
by wayne sheldon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

First notice, a tall (?) skinny and a shorter fatter in a collapsed T. "Must be Laurel and Hardy." About one second to realize it wasn't them, and isn't that Buster Keaton? Sure enough, and the other looks like Fatty Arbuckle.
Wonderful stuff! And that is a movie I have never seen.
by wayne sheldon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 14
Views: 828

Re: RAJO head questions

More over-head valve heads for model Ts have been ruined by people milling them way too much in order to increase the compression, than almost anything other than being sent for scrap when they were cheap. The really sad thing is, easily half of them never got put onto an engine after they were mill...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 916

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

Beautiful as always Stan H, beautiful as always!
by wayne sheldon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909-10 sidelight brackets
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: 1909-10 sidelight brackets

Peter E would KNOW !
by wayne sheldon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A-B-C Electric Start Adapter, Getting it to work
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: A-B-C Electric Start Adapter, Getting it to work

Remember, it was Cadillac automobile that introduced the world to the first practical electric self starter in 1912. This was likely a very early adaption for the Ford. Note, the ad shared by Dan T was October '17, and although a not quite accurate artist's conception, the car pictured is likely als...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1428

Re: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?

I absolutely agree with Scott C's assessment concerning post manufacturing machining of the ring. Had exactly the same conclusions myself when I zoomed in. John R, Many years ago, I had a driveshaft that could not use any (new or original) driveshaft bearing sleeve I had. Can't say for sure, but I w...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS VF Early Hood Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: FS VF Early Hood Ebay

Looks like the eBAd one might be a good deal? Although the seller sure doesn't know much. Both that hood and a brass radiator he has for sale he claims are OEM Ford and/or "original" parts. They are not. Still might be a good deal.
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1428

Re: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?

Thank you for that Scott C ! It is nice to know it is appreciated. I do tend to rattle on, and try to be as accurate as I can without going on forever. I am not nearly as organized as some of our better researchers. Dan T and Jerry VanO (to name only two of several) usually post some really nice pic...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1320

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

So nobody got them all! I like the shelves, somebody should have spotted that. The fan? Well hidden.
Thanks for the fun!
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 1428

Re: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?

Well, I did see such a ring before, However, the application was different, and I have not seen a similar one since. I was told what I saw was from an early Fordson tractor, but I don't know, I have doubts about that. The flywheel I had did have the magnets and screws like this one, with the toothle...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 31
Views: 1289

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

Towing to start as Norman K suggests can be a good way to get it going. Just one extra word of caution. Use a long rope as he suggested, but also, first, make sure whoever is in the T knows how to use the brakes and that they do work! Don't want to get confused and run into the towing vehicle. Welco...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1320

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

That IS a neat door stop! Are the springs from a model T hood hook? (Probably not, most hood hook springs wouldn't quite fit over a valve stem)
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1286
Views: 55230

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

If they were unsuccessful in disarming the bomb? Who had to replace their divot?
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: on E-Bay
Replies: 11
Views: 1192

Re: on E-Bay

Sorry Phil, that is not the one I was talking about. I had seen this one also, the upholstery, although not nearly correct, is tolerable. It does also have a lot of incorrectly placed buttons. This one has a really funky looking top, looks like the top sockets were extended at least four inches. And...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3381

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Hey there Tim W ! As I said, I had "issues" with them some years ago. While the parent Hughes for commercial systems was fine, the spin-off for home services was (shall we say?) less than honest. I haven't spoken with any of their customers in many a year now (since I got out of the commercial commu...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Loss of a wonderful MTFCA member
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Loss of a wonderful MTFCA member

Saddened to hear of this. Although I do not think I ever met him, through this hobby, I have known many like him. I understand the loss, and send my deepest condolences to all his family and friends!

It is a sad reality of our aging hobby. SO many of our aging best are reaching this point.
by wayne sheldon
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3381

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Hey David D ! How is Lloyd coming along fixing his T?
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3381

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Fred S, Sorry, I do not remember just where I read that story. I know it was a very long time ago. I believe it was in a book, but no idea what book it may have been. Back before I had to earn a living, I read a lot of books, on wide varieties of subjects. I was always very interested in history, an...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Re: Remove Hogshead

Hey Don A ! So, who has been beating you with a stick?
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Talk about speedsters please

Model Ts are something a person needs to be drawn to. With their idiosyncrasies, and considerable safety issues, a model T is something that needs to be understood, and cared about. In return, they connect their caretakers with a connection to history, their own and the world's in general. Model Ts ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: on E-Bay
Replies: 11
Views: 1192

Re: on E-Bay

There have been several "restored" '14 to '16 T touring cars on eBad lately. None of them has been particularly good. This one has some right stuff on it. It also has some really wrong things on it (the entire windshield is a late '17 to '22). The upholstery is decent, but not done correctly, nor in...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front crossmember spred
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: Front crossmember spred

Only a quarter inch spread isn't much, and some people would do a little finagle and run with it. However, that is a bad idea. While a quarter inch isn't much, it throws the geometry off between everything from the firewall forward. Everything would be off a bit, the hood, the steering, the general ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3381

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Fred S, Spread the word! Shout it near and far! About a hundred million people in this country need to WAKE UP!
by wayne sheldon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1320

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Looks like this could turn into an "iron-man" contest?! How many T pieces in the little iron man standing on the corner of the mezzanine. I am not even sure that any of the pieces are model T, even the gear eyes? I see two engine valves, but they look too large to be T. The large gasoline (could be ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 129
Views: 5065

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Golly you work fast! I know most of that is just roughed in, and that some (if not all?) may even have to be cut from scratch again (not just re-trimmed). I like the way you clamp the various posts to get the fit right and hold their positions. It certainly helps in getting the dimensions right for ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3381

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Hey there David D ! No, I haven't seen any details of this wreck other than a distracted driver didn't "see" the car going down the road ahead of them. Fortunately, I hear that nobody in the T was seriously hurt. So at least we can be thankful for that. And I don't understand the notion that the T i...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3381

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

It goes far beyond just stupidity. Although my favorite saying about "stupid" certainly applies here. It goes into psychology, and brain wiring. The human brain is not wired from birth. It is designed to grow, and adapt to how it perceives it needs to be. There was a case in medical history of a "no...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FYI New scam using Apple ID
Replies: 3
Views: 196

FYI New scam using Apple ID

My wife just got an email supposedly from Apple ID saying something had been purchased on her account. The email was well written and looked okay. But she doesn't have an Apple account! On closer look, it was addressed to "Dear Customer". While the first 3/4 of the sender's address looked appropriat...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The Mortgage Lifter; was: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: The Mortgage Lifter; was: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"

My grandfather was a peach grower for much of his adult life. It took many years of hard work before he (and of course the bank!) owned his orchard. Only to lose it a few years later when the crash dropped the price of peaches below the cost to grow them. Being a hard worker, he found a way to share...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 495

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

My apologies Scott C, I hadn't noticed the name on the posts. The brass era Ts had both hood latches go through the frame rail, whereas the black era Ts had only the front hood latch went through the frame. The rear mounted outboard on a piece of wood which was bolted along with the hood shelf back ...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 495

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

He would need to drill considerably larger holes in the frame to try a couple of the suggestions above. Not necessarily a good idea. The best idea short of keeping the car "no starter" would be to install the fenders and hood clips before installing the starter. The brass era cars without a starter ...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 2086

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Oh Geeze, Ed! I am so saddened to hear this. We of course knew for several years that he was nearing this point. But it still saddens the heart so much to realize the day has arrived. Howard touched so many, in the antique automobile hobby in general. In the speedster crowd in particular. And in so ...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: 1915 Parts

In general, the 1915 in many aspects is classic Ford contradiction at its best. Many original factory "records of changes" still exist. Sales literature, brochures, and advertisements abound. Countless histories have been written. And hundreds of good survivors (both unrestored and restored) exist t...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 129
Views: 5065

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Beautiful wood kit! Some assembly required. The original '15 center-door in the photos appears to be a real early '15. I would be interested to know more about that car. I believe that production of the true '15 center-door sedan ended fairly early in 1915. I have heard but do not know, production e...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My T hauler is finished.Almost.
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: My T hauler is finished.Almost.

Wow! The T and the hauler both look great! You do nice work my friend!
Thank you for sharing the pictures here, although I do think they should be on the General (all model T!) Discussion.
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1286
Views: 55230

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

Personally, I like Murray's Hair Dressing Pomade myself. One small "two-finger" gallop with a little warm water and your hair stays nice no matter how fast you drive your speedster!
by wayne sheldon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MODEL T JINGLE BELLS
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: MODEL T JINGLE BELLS

Very nice! Thank you for taking the time Stan. I am sure it will be enjoyed and appreciated by many here.
Happy holidays, Merry Christmas! And all the best to you and all you hold dear. Travel safely.
by wayne sheldon
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: System update successful

Hey there Jeff!
It did say those things. The problem is that I don't drink coffee!
I gotta whine about something.
by wayne sheldon
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: System update successful

Perry Kete said "Well the neighbors have been dancing around in their yard during the snow storm naked!" You mean the snow storm was naked? About an hour ago the website said it was down for maintenance. Was that strange? All kidding aside. Thank you so very much. You "admin" Jeff and Chris B for al...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 216
Views: 13665

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

When I was little,we had icicles to decorate the indoor Christmas tree with. They were made out of lead.
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: very old junk yard
Replies: 14
Views: 1394

Re: very old junk yard

That stuff has been sitting for a lo-ong time! I have seen trees grown around cars several times over the years, but that big tree growing around the TT cab is almost incredible. And I have never before seen a tree grown around a milk can that way.
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3381

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Looks like it may be a center-door sedan.
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo, Brass touring car and family
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Old Photo, Brass touring car and family

I should also remind that the 1914 style/model car was manufactured up into April of 1915 calendar year. So, "technically" it could actually be an early '15. I tried zooming in to the side lamps, but the detail wasn't clear enough. And I am not really any sort of expert on side lamps anyway. They do...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo, Brass touring car and family
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Old Photo, Brass touring car and family

1914, or possibly very late '13. I can see the bottom of the driver's fake door, and the windshield is folded back (unlike the the '13).
by wayne sheldon
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3381

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Well, google is useless. Wrote my request four different ways (Including model T, Ford and the date) and all they want to tell me about is a Cessna plane crash.
by wayne sheldon
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A Painting of a Curved Dash Olds.
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: A Painting of a Curved Dash Olds.

Beautiful, work of art in every best sense! It captures so much, the car, the surroundings, the mood. Wonderful! The Curved Dash Oldsmobile and I have a long and troubled relationship. When I was growing up, around San Jose Califunny, things like the "Bliss" horseless carriages were popular with the...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motor Serial Number
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Motor Serial Number

Mark G gave a good answer. The fact is that to get a full answer to your question (If one is even possible?), we must know as close as reasonable what year the engine block is. Blocks had minor changes all through the years of model T manufacture, and even beyond. There were several major changes as...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Plastic coils
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: Plastic coils

Personally, I hate those things. But why I hate those things may not be what you think it is. The truth is, good ones are good. Bad ones are bad. The real problem is that it is tough to tell the good ones from the bad ones. They have been making "those" plastic case coils at least since 1965, before...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1286
Views: 55230

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

Was this Harvey Fierstein related to the actor of these todays? I have always enjoyed his wonderful performances and portrayals. There are several movies in which he is merely a supporting actor, yet his brief performances always add such character. In the 1996 "Independence Day", he is working in a...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help ID this spindle marking
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Help ID this spindle marking

A mixture of parts to be sure. Just how much of a mixture is not so sure. The key is in the spindle arms. The photo is not angled right for the left side, but the right side is clearly a later (raised offset) arm. I "think" the left may also be a later one. As Steve T points out, the flats on the sp...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

Thank you David S ! I never did know what to call them. I think I still have one in my box of small chain miscellaneous left over from a tire chain repair many years ago. Now if I can just remember what to call them for more than a few days?
by wayne sheldon
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

The easiest fix for tire chains a couple inches short is a handful of chain repair links. The threaded open side type are easiest to use, and not very expensive. Another type may be a bit cheaper, if they can still be found. They are split tapered on one end. A bit open when bought, then you force t...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snow anyone????
Replies: 23
Views: 1061

Re: Snow anyone????

Terry et al, Right here, right now, and for about the past hour, in our part of the foothills, IT IS SNOWING! Well, nothing sticking on the ground yet.Maybe tonight. While typing, the trees turned white, and snow is beginning to stick on the ground. I like 'lliteration. Long lines linked. Consonants...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Champion X spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Champion X spark plugs

Are you referring to the size of the wire used to make the electrodes? I don't think they really understood the effect of "heat range" of spark plugs that far back. That said, I am sure that the size of the wire would make some difference in the plug's heat range, however, I suspect the difference w...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Thankful
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: I'm Thankful

I will say "Thank you for posting this here!" Personally, I think how our model T friends are doing heath-wise belongs in the general discussion. But that is me. I very much recall the accident you had with the tractor. Since I was driving similar tractors on my grandfather's ranch when I was six, I...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

Very nice! Thank you for sharing these photos and scans! I did not realize that particular type of chain clamp went back that far. I have had and used several sets using almost exactly those clamps many times years ago. I think one of the (believed modern-ish) sets I have that are really close to fi...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 129
Views: 5065

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Within a sixteenth of an inch sounds pretty good!
Thank you for my chuckle of the day!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased
Replies: 18
Views: 1495

Re: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased

Like Allan B says, the bolt is a shackle bolt from a larger car or maybe truck. With that type of grease cup, it would likely date from the early '10s into the mid '20s. What it may fit is mostly a size thing. Such shackle bolts were somewhat generic and sold by diameter and length. That motorcycle ...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 129
Views: 5065

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Are you sure twenty ton is enough?!
Kidding. The last one I straightened I use a trailer tongue and leverage!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2128

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

Very nice! And one of my favorite of all factory Ts! One line of advice though. If you plan on driving the car much AT ALL? Remove those front shock absorbers! They may have helped with the ride back in the day at speeds under 20 mph on rough roads with no traffic? However a flaw in the design (whic...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Electric Tail Light Question
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Electric Tail Light Question

Most of those, the ones with the little tabs inside for it to slip into and hold it in place did use a kind of clear celluloid plastic for a "lens". I usually use a piece of thin clear material cut out of something like a juice bottle. Not hard to find a piece flat enough in the needed size to fit a...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T

You guys are good! At first look I thought it was a '14 also. However, looking closer, it very definitely is a '13!
by wayne sheldon
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: 1915 Parts

I am surprised Larry Smith did not comment on the "high F" hubcap. As I understand it, the high "F" hubcap was a one year only about 1913, and they are difficult to find in good condition. The '14/'15/'16 brass hubcaps are very similar to the later ones, with a slight difference in the outer edge of...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: RIP, Brenda Bender
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: RIP, Brenda Bender

It is always so difficult to lose loved ones and/or friends that we care about. Our deepest condolences to Mike and all their family and close friends.
by wayne sheldon
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sometimes you get lucky
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Sometimes you get lucky

Most impressive! I like unusual early lamps on model Ts. With all the different manufacturers, I wonder just how many different tail-lamps Ford used for the '15/'16/'17 models?
by wayne sheldon
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pin striping on early cars and wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: Pin striping on early cars and wheels

Hey there Tony B ! Details, exactly where and when, I can't help you with. However I do know that although a lot of sales literature says that the 1913s had pin striping from the factory, photographic evidence indicates that only early '13s actually had pin striping. Photographs that are close and c...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pig N Ford race
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Pig N Ford race

I guess they still hold those races? I haven't heard anything current for a few years now. But those races go way back, before WWII I think. Much like hill climbs and endurance runs, people build special model Ts just for this "sport"! People that regularly participate in this event can be quite pro...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Nebraska Leather license plate Value
Replies: 40
Views: 1787

Re: Nebraska Leather license plate Value

I have been following this thread with great interest from the beginning. I made no comments, because I had nothing really constructive to add. Like Erik J, I never personally made a specialty of collecting plates, but have been around them quite a bit, used YOM plates on several cars, and had many ...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, 26/27 coupe, sedan firewall
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: WTB, 26/27 coupe, sedan firewall

Clarification would help. Coupe/sedan I would imagine means a coupe or "two-door" sedan, NOT a four-door sedan. The four-door sedan for '26/'27 uses a firewall very similar to the ones used on all T body styles in '24 and '25. There are no holes for the coil box because the '26/27 sedan used the sam...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 129
Views: 5065

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Allan B, USA production also used those "bent strap iron" brackets for a short time in early 1916 models. Apparently, with some speculation involved, the plan was to change to the later style. However, probably due to one of the usual production delays, the new brackets weren't available on time. Pu...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1186

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

For whatever my opinion is worth? (You must do what is right for you regardless of ANYBODY"S opinion!) I bought a model A coupe almost fifty years ago, and drove it home. It was not nice enough (by a lot!) to keep it as it was, so I immediately took it apart and began restoration. I was on my way. H...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Spring Clip Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: Front Spring Clip Configuration

An early taper leaf front spring also. It naturally belongs on a 1916 or earlier T, but as another piece of the car's history, maybe a taper leaf spring should still be there? It may be that whoever added the extra clamps was trying to compensate for the lighter spring? There were six-hole castings ...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Critique needed..is this a 1919?
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: Critique needed..is this a 1919?

I am not sure about the engine/spring brackets, but the hand crank is the later type, beginning in 1920. Oil side lamps I think were added at some time, I don't think that particular bracket was used by the factory for the earlier coupes. I think I can see the cross brace for the earlier forged runn...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 129
Views: 5065

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

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A few pictures of my '16 many years ago, on tours.
by wayne sheldon
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 129
Views: 5065

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

1915? 1916? While they may look alike in photos? They are TOTALLY different bodies! The '15 skin is mostly aluminum. The '16 skin virtually all steel. The rear tub is multi-part sections, the aluminum rear tub as a skin is one piece. while very similar, near every dimension is different. I have neve...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1178

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

To add to what Michael Paul said about Califunny's deer population. When we moved here fourteen years ago, we routinely saw eight to twenty deer almost everyday! After about five of eight years of drought, they had eaten everything they liked and began starving to death. Most weeks now, we don't see...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Transmission band lining question.
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Transmission band lining question.

Michael D, I imagine the first photo is of the 1912 transmission, the second is likely the "unknown" 1926 transmission he mentions. But good to point it out for the benefit of less knowledgeable readers.

Always happy to see your posts! Did I see your name on the Lang's calendar list again?
by wayne sheldon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Transmission band lining question.
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Transmission band lining question.

All of the above. It was favored by many before the days of Kevlar, due to its long lasting and the ability to be abused by drivers that didn't want to learn how to handle soft cotton linings. There are two problems common to such linings. One, they tend to wear the drums a bit much. The lining bein...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 1867

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Oh I love those buildings. One can only imagine the history of a place like that! The T should be right at home there.
Thank you.
by wayne sheldon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help identifying a radiator and cap
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: Need help identifying a radiator and cap

Very interesting after-market radiator. While most after-market radiators were made with a filler neck that would fit a standard T radiator cap, or therefore a standard accessory for a T cap. A few did use any of other neck sizes or threads. Another possibility, is that someone may have changed the ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.

Interesting tale! Frustrating how some of these hidden and/or lost treasures are treated so poorly by people that seem to have no real concern about their historic significance, whatever that significance may be.
by wayne sheldon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 1867

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Steve P, Said " it might be bit intermittent as I am in the middle of renovating a 17th century farm cottage, the T's are a bit of a distraction!! "

Everybody needs distractions!
However, I would also love to see more photos of that farm cottage!
by wayne sheldon
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Newbie

Welcome to the affliction! Very likely it seems to be in gear because sitting too long often causes the clutch discs to stick together. Usually, they can be broken loose without harming the car in any way. However, it is best done with the help of someone used to model Ts because you usually have to...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 1830

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

This one reminds me of a very similar vehicle I looked at a couple times almost fifty years ago. So, as I comment about its price, remember, Ts and parts were a LOT cheaper back then. And, coincidentally, it also was part Essex. What that thing was, was a delivery truck, built probably during the de...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 1830

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

Thank you Dave H, and Steve J. I do prefer to be able to see "things" that people are talking about. And I do see maybe a couple hundred dollars worth of parts there, IF they didn't ruin things like the fenders by the bad mounting work. Just like all you good people said. Yard art, a bunch of bits a...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ‘Understanding Your Brass Car’ by Harold Sharon
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: ‘Understanding Your Brass Car’ by Harold Sharon

And one really should admire anyone that would juxtapose Rodin's "the Thinker" with early automobiles.
by wayne sheldon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these ??
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: What are these ??

The two with the short bolts appear to be the rears and bolt in place of the rear axle spring perch. The two without bolts (bolts are missing, but should be fairly standard) should be about a quarter inch narrower than the rears. They bolt through the spring perch holes (In the axle!) with a long he...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 1830

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

I HATE HATE HATE facebook! SOMETIMES I would like to see something posted there. BUT I CAN"T! Between the way their gamers rig their programming, and my not-quite-a-DSL barely twice a dial-up speed, I cannot get anything anymore to load and be viewable. Why the mindless gamers of the world think fac...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc

"Babbitt" thrust washers did not last a hundred years and then suddenly begin to disintegrate. Rate of corrosion varied by degree of contamination, ambient weather conditions, humidity etc. My first model T I was working on about 1970, was only a bit more than forty years old at the time. Following ...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just broke off the rivet heads in my driveshaft housing
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Just broke off the rivet heads in my driveshaft housing

Don'tcha jus hate it when that happens? I guess it really matters whether you have a good one leaning against the back of the shop? Or do you need to find and buy one? If it were me, I would cuss a minute, go choose my best one out of the small group leaning against the storage shed, and start clean...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 2819

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

A long time ago, I knew of two solid, complete, and very nice totally original '26/'27 Fordors. Clearly the original paint, one was a tan color, the other was about dark olive green
by wayne sheldon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton
Replies: 14
Views: 1765

Re: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton

Thank you, Harry L, that link tells of a man passionate about history and his hobby.
by wayne sheldon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton
Replies: 14
Views: 1765

Re: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton

It is two years since David Corry was killed on the historic run. David Corry was driving a 1902 Benz. News reports of today's accident are still sketchy. And of course it will be some while before many details will be revealed. The driver of the Knox had left the planned tour route for some as yet ...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton
Replies: 14
Views: 1765

Re: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton

So very not good! Was it only last year or two years ago now that a London to Brighton car was hit and the driver killed? I know there was an extensive investigation to follow that incident, however I never read of a conclusion to that investigation. Regardless, my heart and condolences go out to th...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I swear...
Replies: 14
Views: 1013

Re: I swear...

What did who know? Steve J? George C? Rich B?
by wayne sheldon
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember

The cross member that Steve J may show a picture of has the sharpest, clearest, stamping I have ever seen. I have had and seen many cross members with faint stampings that even scraped and cleaned a bit were barely visible.
by wayne sheldon
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 10533

Re: Model T Special build.

Hey!? Everyone needs a copilot for the endurance runs!