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by Jeff Perkins
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Model T Story
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Interesting Model T Story

Here is some Minnesota local history concerning production of Model T’s and the glass needed for the cars. Picture shows loading of new cars on a barge in the Mississippi River at St. Paul in 1925. https://www.startribune.com/did-ford-motor-co-make-millions-of-windows-from-sand-mined-from-beneath-st...
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 35
Views: 2192

Re: What have you done with your T in January?

Yesterday I drove my Model A to my winter storage. There I parked it and started my Model T and drove that back home to my shop for it’s annual safety check and maintenance. A distance of 8 miles one way. This is in Minnesota in January. Never have driven either before in the winter. Roads were dry ...
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy New Year from Norwalk
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Happy New Year from Norwalk

As always Tim, you are my hero! A very happy new year to you and Connie. J&D P.
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Black era taillamp lenses F/S
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Black era taillamp lenses F/S

Here is a taillamp door with a very nice lens. Also included is the clear lens for the license plate light. Note the clear lens has a nice purple tint to it, for what it’s worth. $35.00 for the pair INCLUDES priority postage anywhere in the continental USA. Scampoutatcomcastdotnet or PM.
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I stopped by this place yesterday....
Replies: 2
Views: 753

I stopped by this place yesterday....

]Many thanks to Mike at Classtique Upholstery for all the quality product and help he has given me for my various Ford projects. I stopped by yesterday to pick up a set of door panels for my 1919 Touring.
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by Jeff Perkins
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 17
Views: 1104

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

Every year or two when this topic comes around on the forum I have to get my copy out and read it......
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915-early17 W/S Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: 1915-early17 W/S Frame

Back to page #1.......
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915-early17 W/S Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 390

1915-early17 W/S Frame

No rust through, really nice, hinges (work good), top hooks and curtain tabs are there. No lamp brackets.
$135.00 INCLUDES postage in the continental USA. scampoutatcomcastdotnet or PM
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Rear view mirror

Sold pending payment.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rear view mirror
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Rear view mirror

Rear view mirror that mounts on sidelamp, looks quite “aged” but no cracks in the mirror. Really a neat piece. $30.00 INCLUDES postage in the continental USA. PM or email scampoutatcomcastdotnet
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Locki

SOLD Pending funds. Thank You!
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Sold

Locking front license plate bracket, secures the crank with your padlock, not a cast one, stamped steel. Neat accessory. $50.00 includes postage in the continental USA. PM or scampoutatcomcastdotnet.
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 running again.
Replies: 22
Views: 1512

Re: My 1910 running again.

Hi Darel!
I cannot view the videos either!
Jeff P.
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steering Wheel w/ brass spider F/S
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Steering Wheel w/ brass spider F/S

Sold pending payment.
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steering Wheel w/ brass spider F/S
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Steering Wheel w/ brass spider F/S

15” wheel with solid brass spider includes original brass nut. $160.00 INCLUDES postage in continental USA.
PM or email scampoutatcomcastdotnet.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1929 Model A Coupe.
Replies: 22
Views: 7412

Re: FS 1929 Model A Coupe.

Bob, I cannot believe you have not sold this car yet!
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4944

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

I patched up (soldering) the old radiator......no leaks! I like the look of the honeycomb so will leave it for now but I usually install a new radiator on every T I own in time.
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Number vs Serial Number
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Engine Number vs Serial Number

Here is some data on three 1914 Tourings I have owned over the years....if these make any sense..... #1 - motor# 421895, casting date 1-17-14, body plate# 433216, seat riser stamped 4-14-88029 (Beaudette body) #2 - motor# 440077, casting date 12-1-13, body plate# 399855, seat riser stamped 1-14-6838...
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1770

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

ericmac wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Us T guys really have it good when it comes to parts.
Amen to that....So do the A’s. Having restored a Packard and a Porsche in the past in addition to owning many Model T’s and A’s I stay strictly with the Fords.......so many suppliers with quality parts.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1770

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

New radiator for my 1913 was purchased last spring. Thank You Brassworks! I do not plan on polishing it so eventually it will match the patina on the rest of the brass lights on the car.
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3917

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

After a 20+ year hiatus I got this recently purchased 1919 running......
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3917

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

After body being separated from frame for a little over a year, we placed them back together after a thorough mechanical review of the chasis. Fenders, running boards and splash apron were removed when i got it. This the the first time this cut down touring has had the body and those parts on the f...
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1929 Model A Coupe.
Replies: 22
Views: 7412

Re: FS 1929 Model A Coupe.

I have had an up close look at this car and it is NICE.....REALLY NICE. Bob offers his cars on several sites which cater to hobbiests. However, as everyone knows, anyone with the right amount of “green” can buy a car and do whatever they want with it.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wtb wood pickup box
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: wtb wood pickup box

Erik Johnson has a really neat and interesting one he would sell. Give him a call.
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pleated upholstery F/S
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Re: Pleated upholstery F/S

Sold pending payment.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pleated upholstery F/S
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Pleated upholstery F/S

I have this section of upholstery left over from a project I bought. It has never been installed in anything. I don’t think it it for a Model T but perhaps. At any rate could be used on a speedster or whatever. It is made with a very heavy vinyl and backed with burlap. It is 66” at its widest point ...
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike and Classtique
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: Mike and Classtique

I have had the good fortune to work with Mike on several upholstery projects on a couple of cars I have owned in the past. Great support from him. The last time I bought a top boot I drove to his new shop in Lindstrom MN. Good thing he has lots of room there as he sure is one busy guy! He always has...
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 88th birthday June 21
Replies: 25
Views: 2066

Re: My 88th birthday June 21

Darel, you are the most spirited car person I know! Sure do miss seeing you and LaVernna at the swap meets this year.......and the Afton 4th of July parade is canceled 😢😢😢. Well, my wife is now on the board of the historical society so maybe we could make you and LaVernna grand Marshall’s next year!...
by Jeff Perkins
Fri May 29, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!
Replies: 13
Views: 1848

Re: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!

My wife’s grandmother lived to be 107, passing in 2005. Lived in three centuries! My favorite story she told was of the first time she saw a “horseless wagon”. The family lived on a farm in Finlayson MN, up north. One spring day in 1905 (she was 8 yrs. old) the children were playing in the yard when...
by Jeff Perkins
Fri May 29, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fall Hershey
Replies: 43
Views: 3901

Re: Hershey news

Thank You Wayne for speaking the truth.......
by Jeff Perkins
Fri May 22, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 2027

Re: Brass "conversion"

Thanks Scott!
by Jeff Perkins
Fri May 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 2027

Re: Brass "conversion"

Here is my 1913 (correct chassis with newer wheels and a 1914 windscreen) mated to a 1917 body back in 1953. A very FUN car to drive. I really don’t give a darn about what the experts think.
by Jeff Perkins
Sun May 17, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upholstery Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 2250

Re: Upholstery Suggestions

I used one of those $10 blankets you could buy in Mexico years ago in a speedster I had.
by Jeff Perkins
Sun May 17, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 7842

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

I stumbled across and purchased this 1919 Model T only 15 miles from me. Car fully painted but unassembled, interior half installed, no top but have irons. All mechanically rebuilt (yes!). It will keep me busy during these slow times.v
by Jeff Perkins
Sat May 16, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request
Replies: 25
Views: 2487

Re: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request

I’m with Steve J on this.....Rustoleum satin black with a brush is easy to use, durable and touch up blends in nicely.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat May 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 7842

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

Tim, maybe, just maybe, possibly, I might have seen a speck of dirt on your Model T..... :D :D :D maybe it was my glasses! In the meantime I drove my Model T to the bait shop to pick up leeches for fishing. The Walleye fishing opener is today on the St. Croix River which is the border water with Wis...
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: restoring springs
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: restoring springs

I agree with Mark. I did the front and rear springs on my 1913 this past winter. I wire brushed mine, wiped them off and painted with Slip-Plate. No paint or primer as per instructions from a respected old time mechanic in my area. I am very satisfied with the results.
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An interesting video of a European Model T journey
Replies: 19
Views: 2272

Re: An interesting video of a European Model T journey

Thanks for adding the video Rolf! I actually saw Dirk gassing up the Model T in Duluth MN. back in 2013. He got away before I could greet him. Rolf, I sent you a PM.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An interesting video of a European Model T journey
Replies: 19
Views: 2272

Re: An interesting video of a European Model T journey

Bill Mullins wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:31 pm
I would like know what kind of tires he has.
Good question Bill! I will try to find out, if I do I will post.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your whole family
Replies: 26
Views: 3279

Re: Lets see your whole family

Wife and I in red, our two sons, their wives, four grandchildren and Grandma Betty, keeping law and order, standing in front.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An interesting video of a European Model T journey
Replies: 19
Views: 2272

An interesting video of a European Model T journey

Here is a nice story about a winter time trip around Europe in a Model T. Although the language is Finnish, the subtitles allow an understanding of what is transpiring. I think of Steve J. Or Dave H. Or Dean when a see videos of Model T journeys.

https://youtu.be/Qj5ABgjuK2c
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 8667

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

Went for a nice ride in the country, stopped by the local historical society for a picture.....
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Oops.....ran out of gas on the way home....duh......rescue!
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by Jeff Perkins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vendors Closed because of COVID-19
Replies: 12
Views: 2011

Re: Vendors Closed because of COVID-19

Just got my order from Snyder’s yesterday.
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your special T....
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: Your special T....

I bought my “1913” model T a year ago. I sent a picture of it to Erik Johnson who immediately identified the car as one his father Bob bought off a farm in July 1951 as a 19 yr. old enthusiast. Same car same driver 68 years later.
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: ‘13/‘14 Radiator F/S SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 536

‘13/‘14 Radiator F/S SOLD

Sold, Thank You MTFCA!
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 162
Views: 14364

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

Both of my antique cars and legally registered with YOM plates
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 12027

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

New radiator (from Brassworks via Birdhaven) was installed Sunday.
Kinda like putting a silk bow on a sow..........
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 12027

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

I was going to install a new radiator in my Model T. As soon as the hood and old radiator were removed I took one look at the motor and ugh, it needed a painting pretty badly. So, there it is. Now I have to coat the intake/exhaust manifolds with high heat paint and reassemble. Should be on the road ...
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator prices
Replies: 28
Views: 4405

Re: radiator prices

I would also like to add I have purchased a radiator from Berg’s in the past and it was nothing short of perfect!
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 12027

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

A most pleasurable task was accomplished today. I woke my Model T up from its’ winter nap and prepared it for the coming driving season.My son stepped right up and offered to take it for a shakedown cruise. I planned on being the copilot until the queen of their household pulled rank on me. Needless...
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator prices
Replies: 28
Views: 4405

Re: radiator prices

Mark Nunn wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:14 pm
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Four weeks? I ordered mine 6 weeks ago and I'm still waiting. Of course, Brassworks charged my credit card on day 1.
Birdhaven did tell me six to eight weeks for delivery.
Mine was four weeks and Birdhaven did not charge me until it was delivered!
Same price as Brassworks too.
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator prices
Replies: 28
Views: 4405

Re: radiator prices

I just received my new Brassworks radiator ordered through Birdhaven Auto Parts. It took FOUR weeks and fit perfectly. Yes, it was expensive but that is the price of admission today.
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Minnesota Swap Meet
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Re: Minnesota Swap Meet

Yes, the swap is Saturday April 18 at Bob’s farm. Hope to see you and Bernie there. Hopefully Bob will chime in with any additional details.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Multiple coils
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: Multiple coils

Just one of many examples of what is old is new on today’s automobiles!
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question

Keith,
I have never had a problem nor have observed any “ballooning” with my dust covers on any open Model T I have had. Last week I just had my runabout drive by my house at about 30 mph, wife taking video. All looked normal, even the driver!
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NRS Project FS in Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Re: NRS Project FS in Canada

C’mon Wayne....don’t let those little things get in your way😀😀😀!
That project is not for the faint of heart!
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Magazine
Topic: I'm sure looking forward to the next issue
Replies: 3
Views: 2531

Re: I'm sure looking forward to the next issue

Another Rich Eagle painting the I love.....that makes how many???
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 Model T Invoices
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: 1919-20 Model T Invoices

“But then, ya' never know, right?”

Harold....The longer I have populated this planet more coincidental things seem to pop up. You got it....one never knows!
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 Model T Invoices
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: 1919-20 Model T Invoices

RV,
In the course of my Model T ownership years I have had two 1914 Tourings which were 74 #’s apart, motors cast on the same day. One had a Wilson body, other was a Pontiac body.
That and a buck will get me a coffee!

I would be thrilled if I actually found one of these cars!
Jeff P.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved cars, actual first date of production?
Replies: 17
Views: 2600

Re: Improved cars, actual first date of production?

I have a friend who has a very early improved 1926 Tudor. His firewall has the holes for a firewall mounted coil box with very old and hard rubber plugs in them. His actual coil box is in the correct location.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 Model T Invoices
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: 1919-20 Model T Invoices

Keith, I do not know nor am I aware of when the first starter equipped cars were made. I did glean this from McCalley’s book: “The last of the non starter cylinder castings and transmission covers were made on May 28, 1919 and from then, on all cars, starter or not,used the starter type cylinder cas...
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 Model T Invoices
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

1919-20 Model T Invoices

I have a friend who has approximately 20 invoices of T's sold through Auto Service Company of Copas, MN. He allowed me to make copies. Hopefully someone will have one of these cars. Most all list the name of the original purchaser of the cars. Some invoices have two or three cars listed on them. Her...
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 11418

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

Finished up my total rebuild of the front suspension, all bushings replaced and new spindles. Also included disassembly of the spring and painting it with slip-kote. Took the car out for a spin (26deg.F.) and it drove very nice. I really noticed the difference.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1923 Ford Model T Touring. $8,000 SOLD!
Replies: 16
Views: 5248

Re: 1923 Ford Model T Touring. $8.000

Patience my friend, patience. Your presentation is very good but it takes time to sell. Not everyone reads the forum every day. The stats below were at the time of my post. Good Luck with your sale, it looks like a great deal at 8K. “ In total there are 161 users online :: 28 registered, 2 hidden an...
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 8149

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

This past Wednesday I stopped by Classtique to see Mike and pick up my new top boot for my runabout. Fits perfectly.
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 2576

Re: Babbit thrust washers

I recently joined this fraternity when I disassembled the rear on my ‘13 Runabout. This washer was intact, the other was in crumbs at the bottom of the differential.
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1911 parts, E & J headlights & more
Replies: 10
Views: 1936

Re: WTB 1911 parts, E & J headlights & more

I suggest you call Bob 507-458-6778. He does not do text or PM.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1922 Touring for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 4668

Re: 1922 Touring for sale.

Scott, Thank You for the clarification. It looks like a very nice car. To the owner: Good Luck with the sale!
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1922 Touring for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 4668

Re: 1922 Touring for sale.

One man top and slanted windshield would indicate a 1923-25 body??
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which hook for 1915?
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Re: Which hook for 1915?

Steve, PM sent......
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Only 81 days left
Replies: 15
Views: 2660

Re: Only 81 days left

It’s a terrible swap meet. Marietta is a historical town, and history is bunk! What a waste of time ! Too much good food to eat, the inside of the huge building is so much warmer than the freezing outside. The club members that put it on are way too friendly. There are far too many neat things to d...
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sieger Depot Hack Bodies
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Sieger Depot Hack Bodies

Does anyone know if John Sieger is still building these bodies? He is/was located in Missouri.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 7188

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

Great idea Neal! The person who restored my Model A 25 years ago did something similar.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 7188

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

Complete rebuild of the front suspension on my 1913 Runabout.......
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 4370

Re: Your thoughts please.

Sadly life moves on. Making adjustments to compensate can be difficult. The seniors I know (including myself) who can make adjustments seem to do better. Those who don’t struggle more. I would definitely install an electric starter and continue to enjoy living and driving my (your) special Model T.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 36
Views: 3464

Re: Talk about speedsters please

This is one that I really like......
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are these the correct windshield support rods?
Replies: 12
Views: 1976

Re: Are these the correct windshield support rods?

My former 1912 had the slight bend to the rods.....can’t remember the construction detail.
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 5618

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

I have an 800 sq. ft. shop insulated well with a natural gas forced air furnace hung from the ceiling. A ceiling fan helps circulate the warm air and drive it down to the (cold) cement floor. I keep the thermostat at 45 F. all night and put it at 60 F. for daytime use. A comfortable place to work on...
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 5153

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

The best “oil” I have for restoring leather and softening leather in my cars is rendered bear fat. Really. A bottle was given to my F-I-L years ago by an Indian from Northern Minnesota. This is a native tradition from long ago. Gary in turn passed it along to me for my cars. I have used it often on ...
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 5153

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

Quote Wayne Sheldon...” One line of advice though. If you plan on driving the car much AT ALL? Remove those front shock absorbers! ” Bob, I had one “crack” on my ‘14 I bought from Mike S. a few years go. Yes, get rid of the fronts when you can. I have a pair of NOS early spring perches I will give t...
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo: 1941 AACA Outing
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Old Photo: 1941 AACA Outing

Yes, Walter was one of the 14 founding members of the AACA.
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo: 1941 AACA Outing
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Old Photo: 1941 AACA Outing

It seems so rare that old photographs are properly noted on the back. These are really interesting on both sides. Nice find!
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My techy son and my speedster
Replies: 11
Views: 2303

Re: My techy son and my speedster

My son is an accomplished machinist and (mad!) fabricator who will make anything I need for my cars....I just have to give him a drawing or blueprint. It often takes me longer to do that than for him to make the part! Peter and I (and many others I’m sure) are fortunate to have sons involved with th...
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc
Replies: 11
Views: 2013

Re: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc

This fall I disassembled and inspected the differential in my 1913 Runabout. This thrust washer was the good one, the other was in very fine crumbs all over inside. I am now a member of the “Loyal Order of the Babbitt”. Oh, well, at least I am not yet a member of the two piece crankshaft club!
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 11286

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

As long as the rear axle on my ‘13 runabout is out for a rebuild I removed the rear spring. A good inspection after cleaning revealed no damage. A nice coat of slip-plate was applied and I will reassemble and install when dry.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

See picture, top axle is Model T, bottom looks exactly like a T but shorter. It has not been cut or welded. Is it for a clown car? How about a FWD conversion? Opinions please!
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Model T Rear Axle Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: WTB Model T Rear Axle Assembly

Brendan, PM and email sent......
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Model T Rear Axle Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

WTB Model T Rear Axle Assembly

I would like to buy a Model T rear end, small drum style, assembled. Can be A fresh rebuild or a KNOWN good condition used one. I do not want to get involved with shipping, I wish to inspect. I will pickup if in the eastern half of Minnesota or central/western Wisconsin. Do you have a rebuilt rear a...
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north
Replies: 33
Views: 4105

Re: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north

That is a great choice of destination for you and your T. We vacation there often, traffic is generally light and there is plenty to see and do. We have come across Model T tours in progress several times over the years, participants say it is one of the best places to drive your T. We again will va...
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 11286

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Time for a little “exploratory surgery” to see what we have inside.......also preparing the A for its winter nap.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1923 Depot Hack parts
Replies: 12
Views: 2702

Re: FS 1923 Depot Hack parts

Contact info?? I have tried email and PM, no response!
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1923 Depot Hack parts
Replies: 12
Views: 2702

Re: FS 1923 Depot Hack parts

Clay, I sent a PM a couple of days ago......
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 7265

Re: Post your favorite sign

Spotted these two in Cuba:
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by Jeff Perkins
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T
Replies: 28
Views: 4373

Re: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T

Great read Dave! You and Steve J. Are the epitome of troupers, facing each challenge and keeping your humor. BTW the top prop knobs are on the way, one for a spare.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 397643

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Steve, Thank You for posting your great pictures AND for identifying cars and people when you can. Jeff P.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 5201

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

In 10-20 years when a lot of us are gone 80’s and 90’s cars will be the coming attraction. Time will tell. I think this scenario is happening now.....I often drive my 1991 Miata to evening cruise ins and the younger crowd is all over it. The last event I drove it to there were three others like it!