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by Been Here Before
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who manufactured hinges?
Replies: 13
Views: 573

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: 573

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: 573

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: 512

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: 555

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: 796

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: 345

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: 6
Views: 611

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: 6
Views: 611

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: 3876

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: 3876

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: 921

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: 1145

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: 591

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: 517

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: 552

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: 220

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: 220

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: 1302

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: 1302

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: 1650

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: 1409

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: 632

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: 784

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...