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by Been Here Before
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?
Replies: 25
Views: 774

Re: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?

Some interesting responses. Not what I expected. The fact that the group who operate a car that can be maintained with a screw driver and a pliers, not to mention bailing wire, have forgotten that the horse will provide dung that can be burned for gas and the engine will operate. Who needs gasoline ...
by Been Here Before
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?
Replies: 25
Views: 774

Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?

I have been on an off the MTFCA site over the years. The owner of a 1922 Ford Coupe (over 40 years), as built except for the water pump and period brake light. I set coils by ear and buzz box. Car as built will travel 30 mph on modern roads. I have followed comments and questions over the years. See...
by Been Here Before
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended

Well winter is coming and some one may want to review the following article and attempt to determine how many Model T's survived. Probable the best way is to review each year of production beginning in 1908 and go all the way to 1927. Determining the survival rate of each year. Survival rate for the...
by Been Here Before
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1287

Re: Engine splash pans

If certain agricultural equipment can be used as an example, with a Thermosiphon system hoods, mud guards are not necessary in the design to keep an engine cool. Take for example the Farmall-International A from the 1940s. No water pump, yet it can run 8 hours and not over heat at 2-5 mph. The mud g...
by Been Here Before
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1287

Re: Engine splash pans

Comment...these hickey-do's that you are calling engine splash pans are referred to in the period literature for early automobiles as mud guards, or engine mud guards. Their purpose is to protect generators, magnetos, timers, fans from mud and gravel found on and from the early roads. The flat hour ...
by Been Here Before
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do to your T, January 1, 2100
Replies: 6
Views: 369

What did you do to your T, January 1, 2100

Well we are getting close to the first quarter of the 21 century. Will The model T survive in to the 22st Century? Born and manufactured in the first quarter of the 20th century, at the same time there were numerous publications on how to repair the Model T. With many learning how to keep the Fliver...
by Been Here Before
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To add lead or not to add lead?
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: To add lead or not to add lead?

Early Gasoline was purer, a relative term, than modern gasoline. The early gasoline used in the Model T's, at the time of production, did not contain an antiknock additive or , if you wish lead additive. The early gasoline generally had an octane of 70. Of course, gasoline could be souped-up by addi...
by Been Here Before
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorcycle Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: Motorcycle Oil

Motorcycle engine and transmission sharing the same sump? Well ever hear of a Morris Minor - the Mini? Engine and transmission share the same oil. And it works. One minor problem is the metal from the transmission finding its want in the engine oil galleys. Straight weight or multigrade worked fine....
by Been Here Before
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: World War 1 Model Ts
Replies: 26
Views: 1550

Re: World War 1 Model Ts

From 1928. Discussion on the Ford related ambulance in Europe WWI..
The Medical Department of the U.S. Army in the World War. Volume 3. By United States. Surgeon-General's Office · 1928 on line.
by Been Here Before
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1613

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

Truth in this ( from Steve Jelf post) "Vehicle registration records would probably tell it more accurately than we can." "It would be great if they did, but most states purge the records after a few years." We recently planned to get a 1970 Ford Mustang back on the road. Over the years off the road ...
by Been Here Before
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1613

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

Very small sample of 1940ish newspaper articles of Model T's on the road. Note that in most cases the drivers age indicates they grew up with the Model T.
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by Been Here Before
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on the international scale
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Model T on the international scale

Remember this was the Universal Car.
Estimated 40 cars still extant in India.
Recent examples from - Ahmedabad and Delhi and Mumbai
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by Been Here Before
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine dies when lights turned on
Replies: 16
Views: 472

Re: Engine dies when lights turned on

Posting for no reason - wiring for 1915.
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by Been Here Before
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Registry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: Model T Registry ?

Well, an attempt was tried with Coupes: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/352801.html?1365199929 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/473713.html?1409277840 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/624351.html http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/815671.html?1512871019 Out...
by Been Here Before
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K, according to Rob
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Ford Model K, according to Rob

Rob, As the model K was raced, was the car used in the races a "special", or was it one that came directly off the production line. Reason I ask, the post I presented from India indicated that the American cars used in races were not what a customer could purchase. The race cars, such as the Model K...
by Been Here Before
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building a fake race car 1909-1910
Replies: 0
Views: 314

Building a fake race car 1909-1910

A news article from the India circa 1910 about the construction of "specials" that are to be stock and compete in races. It appears that in the early years of the automobile age the stock cars that appear in races were not stock at all but specials with a mess of upgrades. The author points a finger...
by Been Here Before
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 831

Re: Alternative fuel

From 1916. One has to remember that the first produced gasoline was a "pure" product, later to be less pure and not suitable for automobile engines. If a heavy fuel such as # 2 fuel oil is introduced in an internal combustion engine it needs to be preheated first. KEROSENE VERSUS GASOLINE IN AUTOMOB...
by Been Here Before
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1649

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

At one time as a daily driver I had a MG-1100 with a 1098 cc engine. In the summer the thermostat was removed an a water restrictor was used in place of the thermostat. No cooling issues. Attached current examples of coolant restrictors. With a Thermo system thermostats and restrictors are not neede...
by Been Here Before
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1649

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

May be the question of having a water pump on a Model T Ford was answered in the Ford Times May 15, 1909? That date issued in the use of the Gravity or Thermo-syphon system for a Model T Ford. According to the author, writing for Henry, he made the statement that the cooling with a water pump was re...
by Been Here Before
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP?? Part two
Replies: 2
Views: 252

HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP?? Part two

The question of having a water pump on a Model T Ford was answered in the Ford Times May 15, 1909. That date issued in the use of the Gravity or Thermo-syphon system. According to the author, writing for Henry, made the statement that the cooling with a water pump was regulated by the speed of the m...
by Been Here Before
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2383

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Suggest some research. Start with this - Model T Ford in speed and sport Paperback, 1974 by Harry Pulfer (Author)
by Been Here Before
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1649

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

Maybe this should be a separate topic, but if a water pump takes 3 to 4 horse power to turn. How much in horse power could be gained by removing the magneto/magnets and use a distributor or conventional magneto? From the literature of the period, it was about 1921/1922 the water pump was being offer...
by Been Here Before
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1208

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

It was mentioned that this thread should be helpful. It has to be remembered that before the Model T and even after the Model T thermosyphon was used on both European and American cars and farm tractors (Farmal A - check out a 1945 unit). One reason the method of cooling was inexpensive - translated...
by Been Here Before
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1208

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

So I will ask the experts. If one does use this mentioned radiator, will it cool the engine sufficiently if a water pump is installed?
by Been Here Before
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1208

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

This should be interesting. Here is the question, if this radiator is used in a Model T designed for thermo-syphon cooling will it work and cool a Model T without a water pump? The reason for the question is if it is designed for a modern V-8, an modern hotrod, that used a water pump, how or why wou...
by Been Here Before
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator not showing charge on meter
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: Generator not showing charge on meter

Check the Third-Brush?
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by Been Here Before
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1649

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

So if you use a "waterless product" or waterless coolant, isn't that a form of alcohol or permanent antifreeze?
by Been Here Before
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1649

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

Another consideration for antifreeze. ISFI 2008 International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology ANALYSIS OF ETHYLENE GLYCOL-BASED ENGINE COOLANT AS A VEHICLE FIRE FUEL CONCLUSIONS The test data concerning ethylene glycol engine coolants and the associated analysis presented in t...
by Been Here Before
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?
Replies: 17
Views: 885

Re: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?

Out of curiosity, any one check out the MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET for Redline Water Wetter and review the individual chemicals used in the product?
by Been Here Before
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1649

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

So here is a question for the experts. Over time a cooling system will have scale form. If the scale is not in constant circulation, moving through the system, it will build up in the radiator and in constricted places in the motor block. This causes over heating. If the owner does not flush out the...
by Been Here Before
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1649

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

"In other words it’s a patch up of other problems." This advice would be true for using a distributor, a ECCT, using an I-Timer. and a list of stuff to make the T better. For me, the radiator is kept clean and open. Flush every two years. No Bar's Leak when there is a leak. And I still use a water p...
by Been Here Before
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?

In 1919 the Army Air Corp was concerned about radiophone communications and the ability of the pilot and ground to be in communication because of 1. noise of the engine and 2. the noise of battle. I would guess the answer as to how ignition interference was solved by looking to early aviation. If th...
by Been Here Before
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing fan belts
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Repairing fan belts

Some pictures of a 1914 Singer 29-4 "patcher" sewing machine. A similar machine that may have been used by a Ford supplier to manufacture side curtains, floor mats, and even fan belts. Or reinforce a fan belt.
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by Been Here Before
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing fan belts
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Repairing fan belts

Briefly, the machine was in storage for about 20 years, used by the family for harness repair. It is a Singer class 29, an industrial machine, commonly known as a “patcher.” Mostly this type of machine was found in harness and shoe repair shops. I will down load a pic of the actual machine later. Ou...
by Been Here Before
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing fan belts
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Repairing fan belts

Anyone have success repairing their own flat fan belt with a vintage Singer 29-4 treadle sewing machine? Or repairing visors, side curtains, tops floormats.....
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by Been Here Before
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?

Someone once stated education is repetition, repetition, and again repetition. As there was a recent topic on the forum about radios in model T, the attached was presented in the Forum sometime back but, time to present again. Motor truck magazine for 1921 presented an article about an experimental ...
by Been Here Before
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to hobby and am looking for swap meet in or near northeast TN!
Replies: 45
Views: 1438

Re: New to hobby and am looking for swap meet in or near northeast TN!

Too, by 1923 Ford Motor Company was offering "New Type Model T Bodies," to owners and dealers. Included were all parts to up grade the styling including Sedans, Coupes, Touring, and Roadster, and the radiators stuff. Ford Service Bulletin, Sept 1923.
by Been Here Before
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1374

Re: Coils not working

A suggestion: google - model t ford owners manual troubleshooting Find: Search Results Web results Ford Model T Service Manual www.cimorelli.com › mtdl › servicemanual PDF development of a successful repair business, in fact it is the only safe ... manual containing instructions on the care and oper...
by Been Here Before
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

Of course if you lived a few miles from a dealer what would you do. No HCCT, no electronic device, no telephone or even internet. Just your owners manual. Maybe a copy of the Ford Owner. Well you buy or make a coil tester and set your coils to draw 2.5 amps.
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by Been Here Before
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A period battery charger AC to DC
Replies: 1
Views: 295

A period battery charger AC to DC

To produce a period magneto battery charger consider this. Dykes motor manual mentions a Warner battery charger for the Model T. The Warner system uses a wet RECTIFIER to convert AC from the Magneto to DC to charge the battery. The device would either be mounted on the outside running board, of if y...
by Been Here Before
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for pictures of Model T era auto service vehicles
Replies: 21
Views: 1655

Re: Looking for pictures of Model T era auto service vehicles

Looking for ideas on advertising and lettering, try a journal such as American Garage and Auto Dealer.
by Been Here Before
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T oil pressure tech question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Model T oil pressure tech question?

Foot Note: a. Have a 1947 Farmall A with thermosyphon cooling and oil pump factor that holds 35-40 psi hot.
b. Have a 1950 series 1 Land Rover that has an out board oil pump for motor, made from a power steering pump.
by Been Here Before
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T oil pressure tech question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Model T oil pressure tech question?

So is there an oil pump? A reserve oil tank with separate pressure pump? If no pump why an oil gauge? see: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/77565.html?1231522080 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/117697.html?1261431005 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/762611.html?149832...
by Been Here Before
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The advice of E. B. White and the Model T.
Replies: 0
Views: 422

The advice of E. B. White and the Model T.

I saw that there was a posting of the E. B. White tale of the Model T, “Farewell, My Lovely!” I wonder how many actually seeing the posting have read the text. Certainly the information is valuable to a new owner, or one wishing to own a Model T. And if read before ownership or even after purchasing...
by Been Here Before
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”
Replies: 19
Views: 2801

Re: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”

There are many books describing the operation of the Model T. But maybe...just maybe, a new owner needs to read White to understand just what Model T ownership is about before purchasing a car...then asking the forum for advice after the purchase.. "There wasn’t much to base exact knowledge on. The ...
by Been Here Before
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Alexander Y. Malcomson Erased From Ford Motor Company History
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

Re: FJ - Alexander Y. Malcomson Erased From Ford Motor Company History

Also see, "The Model T Reconsidered."J. E. Endelman, Ed.2008. pp 10-20.
by Been Here Before
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wanted Off Topic Carb Knowledge
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Wanted Off Topic Carb Knowledge

From 2015....http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1426218508
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by Been Here Before
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnetos and centrifugal force
Replies: 0
Views: 519

Magnetos and centrifugal force

Occasionally there is a post of an individual finding an object attached to a magneto magnet when the engine is stopped. Of course, this object has been near the magneto and magnets for some time and only noticed when the engine is stopped and the covers removed to expose the magnets and magneto. Un...
by Been Here Before
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 3919

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

I really wonder what attracts folks to vintage cars. The ownership is driving a vehicle manufactured long before they may have been born, or they want to relive their youth. Operating a vehicle that require them to think rather than a microchip. If you want a vehicle with air then purchase a car of ...
by Been Here Before
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 3576

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

I may have missed the memo, but this discussion on going fast mentioned engine and drive train. And brakes. But would wheel, rims, and tyres be important? Certainly the use of wood spokes need to be tight and solid. They are safe up to at least 60mph, and at 30 mph should be no problem. And speeds a...
by Been Here Before
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who manufactured hinges?
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Re: Who manufactured hinges?

Pic #4, with E, may be from EMCO , Eberhard Manufacturing Co. Note item 9512.
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by Been Here Before
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who manufactured hinges?
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Re: Who manufactured hinges?

1920 Parson's Hinges - a supplier to Ford and others.
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by Been Here Before
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who manufactured hinges?
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Re: Who manufactured hinges?

Ternstedt Automobile Body Hardware..strap hinges, piano hinges, rear deck hinges, ...(1921).

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by Been Here Before
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How may Modet Ts
Replies: 3
Views: 809

How may Modet Ts

So the story goes in 1927 15 million Model Ts were produced. and production stopped. There were still Model Ts in service. How many? Well, for 1929 there was a an article stating that 8,000,000 were still running. Any disagreements?
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by Been Here Before
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Farm implement sales and Ford Model T.
Replies: 1
Views: 751

Farm implement sales and Ford Model T.

Livingston County Daily Press and Argus, Howell, Michigan. Armstrong and Barron, Agents were dealers in International Harvester farming equipment.

Announcing the Model T Ford was available for sale a week earlier, March/April 1908.
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by Been Here Before
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is easier to repair: A or T?
Replies: 15
Views: 1669

Re: Which is easier to repair: A or T?

Well with a Model T -- tape, wire and string is all you need to keep one running. Last year, my has it been that long, we drove to a show, and a visitor informed me that my fan belt was beginning to separate. I had a 12 mile drive home. I found a rool of duct tape in the boot. That was last year. I ...
by Been Here Before
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T timers - July 1908
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Model T timers - July 1908

So the audit indicates that by Sep 31, 1908, lists three Model T's were sold.

In July 1908, a new timer for a Model T as well as N and R was available too.

from Detroit Free Press page 21 (23 July 1908)
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by Been Here Before
Sat May 30, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For the Experts - Ford History
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: For the Experts - Ford History

The two articles fro the 1908 Horseless Age indicated Henry Ford was to release a new model - the Model T. The 1 April notice gives the information for a 20 hp car to be the Model T, and the article on taxis indicate that the current 1908 taxi has the specs of a Model T chassis and running gear. The...
by Been Here Before
Thu May 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For the Experts - Ford History
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

For the Experts - Ford History

According to the current Model T Ford reference book, Model T Ford, McCalley, the Model T made its first appearance 27 September 1908. My question, what constitutes the first Model ? Is a Model T the chassis and running gear, less a body? Or is a Model T a complete car appearing with Model T running...
by Been Here Before
Thu May 28, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 60
Views: 6277

Re: Ford history questions

Really a 1920's farmer using a radio with battery...why not a free power crystal set to listen to WLW or KDKA?
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by Been Here Before
Tue May 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 60
Views: 6277

Re: Ford history questions

I believe if a little research is in order, one would discover that a Bosch Magneto, retail was $30.00 (in 1916) new. A manufacture would have paid less order in bulk. See Automobile Dealer and Repairer
by Been Here Before
Tue May 26, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors for non stock engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1793

Re: Carburetors for non stock engine

I have always wondered why those tuning a T would not want to use dual carbs...over carburetion?
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by Been Here Before
Tue May 26, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 20
Views: 2042

Re: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .

Well as some say "It's your car do what you want." I am puzzled why any one would want to own an early vehicle and make modern improvements - I can see period up grades, but to add options that were not options at the time the vehicle was manufactured seem to defeat the reason in having a vintage ve...
by Been Here Before
Thu May 21, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Tools

Every once and a while on line new and useful tools are found. I plan to add a set of these to my left and right hand hammers.
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by Been Here Before
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Manifold Running Red
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: Exhaust Manifold Running Red

Interesting that the question of coloured exhaust manifolds come up on occasion. May I suggest that a review of an training manual from WWII be reviewed. It may help with the manifold colours and the flames. (exhaust colour Allison V-1710)
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by Been Here Before
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is the T?
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Where is the T?

From the site: Building in the Past. Today's Sunday building in the past: Heart River Lutheran Church, Mandan, North Dakota, 1930s
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by Been Here Before
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Plates
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: 1917 Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Plates

A 1917 Pennsylvania vehicle registration issued to a driver in Blair County Pennsylvania.
by Been Here Before
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Plates
Replies: 1
Views: 394

1917 Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Plates

For those from Pennsylvania or who collect Pennsylvania Vehicle Registration Plates, or who want to use a period registration plate, this may be of interest. I often see publications such as the Antique Automobile Magazine of the Model T Ford Forum carrying letters from those wishing to find a long ...
by Been Here Before
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second
Replies: 25
Views: 2274

Re: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second

For some more information on the magneto vs speed chart this was found dated 1916. The Ford Supplement found in the Dykes 6th edition from 1916, provides the following information of the magneto output and speed with factory gearing. At an engine speed of 500 RPM in low gear a speed of 5.589 MPH and...
by Been Here Before
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second
Replies: 25
Views: 2274

Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second

Noticed where a new way of calculating speed (and possibly engine speed - rpm) by measuring magneto out put. The meter has been presented on the forum. A meter that allows for measuring the output of the magneto. From 1921, a page showing the relationship of magneto output and speed. The only thing ...
by Been Here Before
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 2476

Re: I Timer

The ignition system of a Model T. 1. Magneto, four induction coils, and a mechanical timer, and back up for exciting coils - six dry cells. And a crank to stat the motor. 2. Magneto, four induction coils, and a mechanical timer, and six volt wet cell and crank to start motor. (Battery charged by eit...
by Been Here Before
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Early Photoshop?
Replies: 10
Views: 2111

Re: Period Picture- Early Photoshop?

Every story - and photograph - has a beginning. To be repeated by others. A related earlier article has a similar jump had been successively completed by Daredevil Charles J. Wilson of Chicago in 1922. The affair was the cover story published in the October 1922 “American Automobile Digest.” The mag...
by Been Here Before
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting Coils(and other factors as carb adjustment, and mechanicals) and Vehicle Performance
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Adjusting Coils(and other factors as carb adjustment, and mechanicals) and Vehicle Performance

Over the years both on the old and new Forum there has been discussion on improving the enjoyment of the Model T. A vehicle that was to bring cheap transportation to the world. Most discussion has been the induction coil. Now that resourceful individuals have up graded the alignment and test equipme...
by Been Here Before
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The future on Old School
Replies: 4
Views: 999

The future on Old School

So "tuning" coils now is looking at the future to improve the performance of the old induction coil. It great that the future is helping the ipod users develop an app to make a buzz coil sing better. I still tune my coils old school, with a tried an true tester and make certain cushion spring is fre...