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by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What car is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: What car is this?

More likely a Cartercar.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubbing noise???
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Rubbing noise???

Could be more than one issue. The steering problem could very well be the wrong drag link, or other problems. The grinding sound could be any of several things. Even a Ruckstell has one thrust washer on the right half that could maybe still be soft metal. If it has failed, the Ruckstell side will TR...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

I think antique automobiles have guardian angels. Given everything else in my life, I am sure I do not have one. But the model Ts? In one T, I sheared the pinion gear key in my driveway. I missed that Endurance Run, but I was okay with that when I thought of the places I was expecting to be that it ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Re: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock

I love all these things! I do worry about their future. As already mentioned. If prices go too low, nobody will invest the space, let alone the money, to preserve most of it. The way society is going now, in a few decades, most people in the middle and lower classes will not have any room for these ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should You Balance Transmission Drums
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Should You Balance Transmission Drums

A good reminder for all, and especially with a bunch of newcomers joining in. Thank you Dan McE One of the model Ts I had years ago, had a tired old throw together engine in it. When I was driving it, sometimes the vibration was considerably worse than I liked it to be. Sometimes it was fine It didn...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual front axle
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Unusual front axle

The car of course is no longer a model T, and it appears the arch of the spring may have been modified as well. Generally, the unusual after-market spring setup looks good. It would be an interesting accessory to have on a model T at any veteran car gathering.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1930 Model T ad in North Carolina
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: 1930 Model T ad in North Carolina

John K, Ray M, and David W are all probably correct! Just to tie it together a bit. Chevrolet did produce trucks called "model T". I don't know what the years were. However all the few I have seen were earlier four cylinder models. The model and serial number plates have been shown on this forum sit...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 2096

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

I just tuned in here. Wow! Glad you guys are fine. My dad always used to say that if things went bad, and you had to hit something? Hit something cheap! (And preferably soft?) It may sound flippant? But it really is good advice. Almost any time I drive, from when I was driving my grandfather's tract...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Body Number?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: 13T - Body Number?

Ford themselves did not build the bodies for their cars during the brass era. Pre-model T and first two years of model T, Wilson was one of if not the largest supplier of bodies to Ford. Wilson also supplied bodies to several other automobile manufacturers including Cadillac. By 1913, Beaudette was ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 666

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

We are hoping right along with you!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: End of an era

Sad, really. I was hoping you would keep for several years yet. You did a wonderful job making this car so much better than it was. I was thinking how nice it would be for you to get some more enjoyment from it. But I am sure you know best. And if it has moved on to a caretaker that will appreciate ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T with out Water
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Model T with out Water

Let me again add, I will NOT run a dry engine more than twenty seconds unless it is some sort of situation requiring it. I don't care if I did "get away" with it that time!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T with out Water
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Model T with out Water

I have known a number of people that would run a dry engine with no radiator for up to two minutes, and one fellow that would go to three minutes. Personally, I would never even get to twenty seconds. (Unless it was an emergency) "Emergencies" happened to me twice. A long time ago, my dad had to mov...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 629
Views: 77239

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Looks more like "wounded to the soul" to me!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Block ID
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Block ID

USA Ford stopped putting casting dates on blocks about 1922. Canadian blocks continued to get casting dates for several more years until almost the end of T production. The block shown with the dual "ford"script stamped at angles is a common replacement block. Although the intention was for the old ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons

I know one time I got cheated by a gasoline station! The old Ford pickup I drove for work for seventeen years, I knew quite well. A couple times I pulled into stations on empty, even to the point of hearing the first flow from the hose splashing onto the dry bottom of the tank. It held seventeen gal...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?

Not a stupid question at all. The answer is twofold. "A" Rip Van Winkle car can be any car that has slept quietly somewhere for a very long time. People tend to misuse this expression way too often just as they misuse words and phrases such as "original" or "barn find" far too often when they really...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 666

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

There are simply no words to express what I feel right now.
Be safe!
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Parts For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

Re: Model T Parts For Sale

No worries Steve T. I spent some time restoring a really rough pair of '15/'16 hinges, and got to know the several little details of them. Nearly all the visible pieces are different than the later ones. "Equal length" is a bit of a misnomer, as the "front-to-back" offset of the hinges causes a bit ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Parts For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

Re: Model T Parts For Sale

The windshield hinges are '15 to early '17.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Other old car photos

Burger, You need to get one of the 1909 model 20 Hupmobiles. Their headlamps are mounted a more standard height. But I don't think they offered this particular body that early. I could be wrong about that?
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Other old car photos

Also, the Sears appears to be one of the better models as opposed to the more basic model "H" or "J". It has the wider "cushion" tires. It maybe a model "K" which was also painted Brewster green instead of the usual black on the cheaper models. Sears even offered a model "L" which had 36" (if I reca...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Other old car photos

The first one is certainly a Hupmobile. I think probably a 1910. 1909 had a shorter radiator neck, and if I recall correctly, were nearly all the open speedster looking model. 1910 had slightly taller radiator necks, and offered a couple open and closed torpedo like models. 1911 and '12 model 20s ha...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.
Replies: 14
Views: 462

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

We're supposed to have the hottest day of the year in just a few days! Official prognostications say 104. We were supposed to have high temps a couple weeks ago, but the smoke was thick enough here that temps ended up at only a hundred.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34199

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Rich, One current hypothesis based upon unification theories of the formation of the universe is that every point in the universe is the center of the universe.
So the Mayor of Wallace may be right?
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

That looks fairly close to the correct fan setup for a 1916. The major difference is that the '15 and I think most '16s had a brass fan hub The 1917 through '19 hub is nearly the same except that it is made mostly of steel. Your fan is correct for a '17, and a perfect fit for a '16 and earlier (to 1...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?

George N, Royce is good people! I miss his presence here. Many years ago, I saw a tired old engine with a couple pieces of hard wood hammered into place between the pulley and the oil dam. Once they wore into the pulley, they seemed to stay fairly well. The engine had obviously been leaking enough o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I chased it, I caught it, now what do I do? Looking for info on 1913 Canadian Ts.
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: I chased it, I caught it, now what do I do? Looking for info on 1913 Canadian Ts.

A year or two ago, Russ Furstnow was researching the Canadian Ts to update and correct the judging guidelines. I think this was done through the MTFCI (Model T Ford Club International) as they are the ones that do judging shows and sponsor the Stynoski award. I am fairly sure Russ is a member of bot...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question, it this a late 1913 frame?
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Question, it this a late 1913 frame?

Ouch! Too bad they cut the sides out to fit in the later cross member. It can be welded back in and made to look good. However, welding frames requires careful consideration and welding quality beyond that of most "hobby" welders. The frame needs to flex when driven on any sort of uneven surface, an...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question, it this a late 1913 frame?
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Question, it this a late 1913 frame?

Looks like that rear cross member has been changed. And not done very well. Can't really tell what year the frame is from those pictures. The big determining factor to frame year is what and where all the various mounting bolt holes are. Firewall brackets were changed between '15 and '17, and those ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fatman Steering Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Fatman Steering Wheel

A "furniture" dowel isn't a specific "proper" term, but generally means one of the smallish dowels about two inches long, with spiral grooves for glue to fill and adhere to, and made of some very strong type of wood. A just "dowel" can be very large or small, in either diameter, or length, or both. ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Shortened Drive Shaft & Tube SALE CANCELED
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Shortened Drive Shaft & Tube SALE CANCELED

It may have been modified to fit behind a Chevrolet transmission. Either in a T, or a T rear end in a Chevy. The fit isn't perfect, and sometimes people butchered the T torque tube bell to fit better.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fatman Steering Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Fatman Steering Wheel

Those old type composite rims are getting a little tough to get in good shape. In my silly opinion, it should be repaired and preserved as best as is reasonable. They do tend to have a shrinkage problem with age, and often results in fitting issues and sometimes caused them to break. I repaired one ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fatman Steering Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Fatman Steering Wheel

After-market steering wheels, whether "fatman", locking, combination, or just simple nicer wheels than that plain old black thing Henry provided? They were made by many many different companies, and there are NO standards they followed. I have been fortunate over the years that several damaged wheel...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door project
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: 1922 Center Door project

Looking good W V !
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Purchase - date & advice
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Purchase - date & advice

The car appears to have been extensively restored, although some years ago. As mentioned by others, it appears some details may have been changed at some time in the car's past. A fact about "branch" assembly plants, especially ones not inside the USA, is that they often do not adhere to the normal ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Tudor Sedan
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: 1915 Tudor Sedan

It is a common photograph of one of at least two different prototype center-door sedans built in 1914. It has been published in dozens of books and magazines over the past 3/4 century, usually NOT telling that it was NOT a production model. Several photos of the prototypes were taken in 1914, and sh...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a 1910 T1349 Hub Wrench?
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Is this a 1910 T1349 Hub Wrench?

I didn't want to reply when I first read the OP, because I am not a tool expert. But I don't think I have ever heard of Weston Mott supplying to Ford. It would anyway be great for someone with an early T wanting to have a "proper" tool kit, but not looking for maximum points in judging. You should m...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

Oh so very long ago, at work we had to have some custom antenna mounts made and hot-dip galvanized. Because it was done by the pound, and the company had a large minimum charge, I was able to have every loose T rim I owned at the time done for free! The wonderful thing about hot-dip galvanize I foun...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!
Replies: 35
Views: 1751

Re: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!

AAA was officially founded in 1902. It was formed by combining a few already existing automobile clubs, and expanded by incorporating other automobile clubs from around the country. So actual beginning dates are varied by the individual clubs incorporated into the AAA, some of which predated the 190...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"
Replies: 21
Views: 987

Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

I second number six for the calendar!

I love that truck.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: National Road Ohio-A look back
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: National Road Ohio-A look back

Another '15/'16 runabout! Sometimes I think there are just too many of those around, then I see so many in photos that they seem to be an iconic car that just belongs.
I need to go work on mine.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pics
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Pics

The car also has H&D type shock absorbers, second only to Hasslers in popularity on model Ts. Also interesting. The oil sidelamps have unusual font bowls. Flat bottoms with a rib around the middle. These are very similar to some of the very early '15 style side and tail lamps. Similar lamps were als...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pics
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Pics

Notice the last photo, '15/'16 touring car has a replacement brass radiator.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pic3
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Pic3

Hi Allan! I just about did a double take when I first saw that picture. I had to look again to make sure it wasn't the '15/'16 coupelet which was manufactured for two years. Russ Furstnow recently completed a restoration of an incredibly nice early '15 coupelet, and has since begun restoration of a ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pic3
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Pic3

Wow! Second photo. In front of the garage is parked a '15/'16 runabout. However, of much greater interest, is the early 1917 Coupelet with the top folded down! A model made for only a few months, and in very low numbers. Even photos of the cars are rare. Thank you for posting these! (And so many oth...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS
Replies: 23
Views: 2295

Re: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS

Dog-gone, you are dang near giving it away! If you cannot get a better buyer by tomorrow? I guess I can scrape up $150, and hopefully put it to good use. Next I need to figure out how to get the money to you. Thanks to the good bank I have liked and used for thirty years being bought out? I no longe...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 2061

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

Oh shoot. I never met him in person as far as I know. We exchanged a couple emails several years ago, and discussed cars and projects through forums many times. He knew so much about model T Fords, and so many other antique automobiles, trucks, and other related collectibles. I have seen photos of s...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Coupe just went by
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: A Coupe just went by

You? Behave?
Wish I was close by. I would love to stop in.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 1278

Re: Fresh mag ring?

Thirty to sixty years ago, that is what passed for "rebuilt". All they did was soak most (never gets all) the dirt and oil out, or some people burned the outer insulation off (hoping the inner insulation wouldn't be badly damaged!), then coated with the "red stuff". In actuality, it usually worked o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS
Replies: 23
Views: 2295

Re: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS

Grr. Any idea what shipping would be? Could the grapevine get it to Erik Barrett's in Auburn? I really don't need one at this time. It IS awfully tempting? The price is right! How decent do the gears appear to be? I do have a half blown one just like it with some decent parts still.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drop A Cent (Tim Morsher) Where Are You?
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Drop A Cent (Tim Morsher) Where Are You?

Well Tim, you sure got my "junk" out fast a few weeks ago. The top saddles are mounted on the runabout (I never did paint them, too nice as is), and the steering wheel rim is restored, looks beautiful, and mounted on a very happy to be ready to use spider I have had for a decade.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

David Dewey, Gene French, and about six others I know of?
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 22
Views: 2043

Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Chris M, Thank you for all that! I always enjoy your contributions, especially on Montier history.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 68
Views: 4558

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

I really enjoy looking at all the old tractors! Wish I had one to share pictures of. When I was really little, we used to spend part of the summer at my grandparent's ranch in Modesto during the peach harvest. I was too young to be allowed to do much work, although I often accompanied my dad or gran...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34199

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Looks spot on!
Thanks Rich E.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Rear inner brake band help

Check all rivets with a magnet. Brass plated steel rivets are often sold as "brass" rivets. You do NOT want to use steel rivets (brass plated or not), as they will eventually rust (might take a few years if the car stays in the garage, very quickly if it gets driven in rain or fog). The rust (a sign...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this light bracket for?
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: What is this light bracket for?

A good picture from a side angle would confirm it either way. To me it does look like the '15 runabout tail-lamp bracket missing the license plate extension (I have one for my '15 runabout). At this angle, I cannot really be sure.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS
Replies: 23
Views: 2295

Re: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS

I wish someone would buy number 2. It is so tempting, but I do not need it. And there are some things I DO need.
Bump.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More from the “Almost Tour” in Minnesota
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: More from the “Almost Tour” in Minnesota

I love to see people doing good things they enjoy! Heading to Buffalo ey? "You go home and get your scanties, I'll go home and get my panties, and then OFF we'll go! Shuffle off to Buffa-, Shuffle off to Buffa-, Shuffle off to Buffa-lo." A bit racy, but it was 1933. I love the movie "42nd Street"! (...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 CA Dash Tags
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: 1915 CA Dash Tags

Wow! Looks good enough to me. I have wished for years that someone would set up a simple way to make these to order. I have a set of '15 plates for my '15 (if I ever get it together?), and wished I could get the dash tag to match. All my years of playing with these things, I think I have only seen a...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34199

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Yeah, lovely. I have wracked (racked?) my brain over it already. I can think of two automobile lines that used a similar shield-like shape for their radiator badge and advertising symbol. However, I do not think that car is either of them. The two cars are Maxwell, and Mercer. The radiator shell bea...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1760

Re: Not done anything all of July

No boredom here, simple real concern for a valued friend. I miss that about our old forum. So many people here that we care about. We want to hear about their health, and even family troubles. We want to send our thoughts, and wishes (prayers if one prefers the term), and delight in hearing when the...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damn Pigeons
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: Damn Pigeons

About thirty years ago, we went on a Catalina Caper tour with the model T club. About fifty model Ts loaded onto an open freight barge, and towed across the channel to Catalina Island. The club members took a faster ferry over to the island and awaited the arrival of the cars. One of the model Ts ne...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road

Andrew, A lot of what I know about the early production problems of the 1915s I learned from Royce! He used to participate on this forum quite a lot. I like his forum also, but wish he would still share his knowledge here as well. (I also know there were reasons he left here and I won't push that is...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BEN SNYDER'S #220
Replies: 21
Views: 2284

Re: BEN SNYDER'S #220

I agree. Although the detail from that photo being blown up is lousy, the angles between the spindle and axle definitely appear to be that of an early one-piece spindle.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road

Forty, fifty, years ago, good original early '15s often had '13/'14 style rear ends in them. The 1915 style open cars were delayed getting into production due to complications with stamping the new style cowl and side panels. Other than a handful of prototypes completed summer of 1914, and a few (le...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS
Replies: 23
Views: 2295

Re: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS

Somebody needs to buy that last Warford needing the weld repair. I am very tempted but have no business buying something I just really do not need right now.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS
Replies: 23
Views: 2295

Re: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS

For what it is worth. I had one of the little two speed (direct and under) transmissions (not yet sold in the viewer's upper left corner) many years ago. I was told it was a "Jumbo" Junior, by the same makers of the Jumbo Giant. I later did see (but do not have a copy of) an advertisement for them w...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Making Spokes
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Making Spokes

Foot powered wood lathes were made and sold well into the mid 20th century. They also date back to the early 1800s. Most local blacksmiths and wheelwrights needing spokes to repair a wheel during the 1800s hand carved the spokes using a draw knife. A good wheelwright using a draw knife and a tenon c...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: MASCOTS
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: MASCOTS

A look at the lion's shield may help? It may be one of Peugeot's lions, or a special art piece maybe for Peugeot or ?
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - The Friendship Ford Is On The Road
Replies: 18
Views: 1611

Re: FJ - The Friendship Ford Is On The Road

So incredible! Such a fine looking car. I do hope everyone involved is rewarded with it being at several major early car events over the next few years. This is an important historic automobile the people need to see and hear!
My thanks to all involved.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 1695

Re: 1908 Buick

" what’s the best way to paint spokes evenly?" On a solid old barbecue spit. Add length to the shaft if needed, and support to hold the weight of the wheel. Some blocks or cones to help center the wheels (fronts and rears will likely need different blocking). The spit motor needs to just turn the th...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Time to Re-tire?
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: Time to Re-tire?

Allan, Thank you for that! I am kind of glad to know it wasn't an Australian tyre. I do wonder what it was however.
Hope all is well with you and yours.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Time to Re-tire?
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: Time to Re-tire?

Some of the T tires made in Australia in the '60s and '70s still had cotton cord in the casing. Looks like that is one of them. I had one about twenty years ago that looked like new, but the cotton cord was so weak I could rip the sidewall with my bare hands! (And Atlas I ain't!) They are the only '...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dead Engines Can Run?
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

Re: Dead Engines Can Run?

Believe it or not! A very good friend of mine broke a crankshaft in his touring car. Traveling with a friend, rides were hitched and they returned shortly with pickup and trailer. Just for kicks, he turned the crank, and the broken ends sorta kinda latched together. He was able to gently drive it up...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dead Engines Can Run?
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

Re: Dead Engines Can Run?

Many years ago, I rode with some friends (8 or 9 of us) in two cars (one model A, one model T) headed for a meet. It was almost 200 miles each way, we started out before sunup. About two thirds of the way there, something in the T went Kabang and the car started running very badly and making a lot o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 1695

Re: 1908 Buick

I would imagine that Erik B is well outfitted to handle the tight offset of the crank journals. However, just in case, I have a nearly hundred year old manual crank pin cutter that could do the job. It may need a bit of freshening, mostly proper sharpening of the correct cutter. It is generally in v...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please critique my 1916 Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 1017

Re: Please critique my 1916 Touring

Personally, I would not worry too much about anything on the engine as long as it is working well and safe. A wrong engine is a wrong engine. The wrong manifold clamps work fine either direction, and as long as the generator cover keeps most dirt and rocks out,? No big deal. Generally, I think cars ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Time Speedster
Replies: 15
Views: 1378

Re: Old Time Speedster

I would think it is fairly recent. I know some were made like that back in the 1960s.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils

To continue. I don't know why? But I have been having problems on this site lately also. Slow to load, jambs up. Sometimes it won't accept uploading my reply. I am not having any such issues on the few other sites I frequent. I have not complained about it because I do not like to complain. I unders...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils

Please don't worry about it Stan! We love you. It is the computer that is an idiot.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update on accident
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: Update on accident

Thanks and glad to hear that Richard! When I looked at the original pictures of the damage I thought maybe just maybe the hit was outside the frame enough that it might have been okay. I have seen quite a few decent looking model Ts found to have bad frames over the years. If it all lines up okay, m...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Time Speedster
Replies: 15
Views: 1378

Re: Old Time Speedster

This is wonderful! I did not recall the "Old Motor" posting, although I probably did see it six years ago. Like so many old pictures on the internet, I knew I had seen the photo before a few times. I began saving good pictures I liked a few years ago, in part to share from time to time in appropriat...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils

I wish I had some extras to send to you. People on my side of the 48 think the silly things are GOLD! I rarely find them for sale around here for less than ten dollars for rough ones totally unknown what the internal condition is. And usually they are much more than that. It took years for me to acc...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update on accident
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: Update on accident

Did you straighten the frame? Or find another?
Sorry about the bum steer on thinking where one was.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 614
Views: 59968

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Never forget.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update on accident
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: Update on accident

Pleased to hear that you are fixing this one! Our antique cars that have lasted this long should be allowed to continue further, and I know you feel the same way. They should also be driven, enjoyed, and seen.
Thank you for the update.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1483

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

I have seen original Dodge screenside material. A good friend many years ago had a very nice one, restored from a solid original. Not really like chain link. Not at all expanded material. It was steel wire run through a crimping machine that gave it a zig-zag kind of shape. The wire other than the z...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Time Speedster
Replies: 15
Views: 1378

Re: Old Time Speedster

Hey, I posted that over there! I have had it on my computer for several years, but probably stole it from here? I made a comment over there that I am bothered by this photograph. It mostly looks so right, it must be a brass era photo, right? But a couple things strike me as odd. Yes wire wheels were...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting 1916 Engine Block
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Interesting 1916 Engine Block

Interesting. I have seen (seen pictures) of a few like this. One must wonder why a small percentage of blocks would have been cast with this anomaly.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pest-o-lite tank and regulator F/S
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Pest-o-lite tank and regulator F/S

Hey there Linus. Many early automobiles as you know used acetylene gas headlamps. And as you said, many of them had carbide to acetylene gas generators. Such lamps began on automobiles slightly before 1900, and actually went back several decades for other applications (including miner's lamps). Howe...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194678

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

And a fine St Swithin's day it was!

No rain in the forecast here.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T parts question
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Early T parts question

Dan T, I have noticed that several times before, and applaud you referring openly to the car as a "faux '09". I know that some "purists" object to anything that is not entirely correct to its stated year. Frankly, I think that sort of hard line is an impossible dream. Only a few truly untouched cars...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1609

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

Oh so very wonderful! Happy to see you doing this one. These special cars need the best of the best to give them the restorations they deserve. I know of one other couplet that restoration was beginning on last year, someone living not far from you. I wonder if that is the one Ray Wells is working o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID’ing front end set up.
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: ID’ing front end set up.

The front spring is a messed up put-together super heavy duty (I have a similar one in my pile). You would need to take it apart to see how many leaves are straight and decent enough to be used. I see some that are broken halves (must be drilled for the center bolt). There may or may not be enough g...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1760

Re: Not done anything all of July

I have been sorta worrying a bit. Wondered if the kidney stones had kicked you in the gut?
Take it easy for a bit, then get well QUICK!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you date a TT?
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: How do you date a TT?

Ford generally had a bit of a crossover time when changes were made. Most things (the under-axle wishbone being an exception in 1918/'19), cars got the change before trucks. Both cars and trucks were being put together at numerous "branch" assembly plants located in several states around the contine...