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by Hap_Tucker
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new guy intro
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: new guy intro

Cory, I'm 60% sure the reason your photo posted as it did is it was not located on your computer. (I'm out on a limb on this one. T questions are much easy for me to understand -- computer magic is way beyond me...). Any way if you want to test that idea, use the same technique you posted the link t...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new guy intro
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: new guy intro

Cory, Welcome to the affliction as many of us say.... I'll repost your photo as I'm not sure if it will show up 2 years from now with the URL way you added it. It might, I just don't know. And you can click on the photo below and it will be much larger. Engine -.jpg I like your engine stand - it loo...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 09-19 floorboard riser to firewall bracket dimensions
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: 09-19 floorboard riser to firewall bracket dimensions

Warwick, You list 1909-19 for the years used. Lang's has 1911-1916. Bruce McCalley's Price List of Parts CD shows that the USA 1918 Price List of Parts has it listed as used 1909-1914 and Bruce has it listed as used 1909-1914 also. The Lang's url is: https://www.modeltford.com/item/3651.aspx Bruce h...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 in Hemmings
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: 1909 in Hemmings

Direct link to the Hemmings advertisement: https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ford/11t/2349258.html Colin, Yes, #904 was repaired and worked on by Royce. He says it is a 3 pedal 1 lever car. From the posting at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/593997.html?1450009883 Royce...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo, Brother in Dad’s RPU. 1955
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Old Photo, Brother in Dad’s RPU. 1955

Dave, Great photo. Note if you zoom in on it you can see that it is a cut off touring with the door jam visible at the back of the front seat. You can also see the head of the bolt in the side of the body that holds the back of the front seat frame and body together. The windshield bracket is for th...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1406

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Back in the last century ... OK the middle to earlier last century before the days of routinely using multi-weight oils etc. it was very helpful to jack up the rear wheel. With the multi-weight oil is is not as critical -- but still helps if the temp is below 40 F or so. Below is from page 10 & 11 o...
by Hap_Tucker
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES!
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES!

Happy New Years and wishing you all the best in the coming year.

Respectfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1856

Re: Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Respectfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1030

Re: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?

I believe that Classic Wood will sell individual pieces see: https://www.shop.classicwoodproductsllc.com/BODY-WOOD_c36.htm . You will need to call them to confirm that. And it may be a case where they once did that but no longer do that? But if you call you can find out for sure one way or the other...
by Hap_Tucker
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1030

Re: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?

R.V. is being really modest...he wrote that article and did the rewooding on his 1923 (a low cowl roadster). The club allows us to share his article to help promote the hobby as well as to help get a few more T's back on the road. If you would like a free scanned copy, for non-commercial use, drop m...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low head, no Ford on it
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Low head, no Ford on it

Joe, For Canadian production they used the USA engines up until around May 1913 - so those would be the same as the USA engines -- i.e. Ford Script on the head. The Model T Ford Club International 7th Edition Judging Guidelines indicate the 1913-1915 Canadian produced engines also had the Ford Scrip...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: John Berch's truck
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: John Berch's truck

Steve, From memory (not as good as it once was) I believe his relative (it was his son I think) was going to keep the truck. If someone else does not have some more recent up-to-date information, let me know if you want me to check and see if I have some contact information or not. And yes, a very n...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To All Of You and Yours...,
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: To All Of You and Yours...,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years! OK,maybe I'm a little too early for that? But thank you Hank for posting the kind and important thoughts. And yes, the holidays can be really hard for some -- especially depending on what they are going through or have gone through. Having folks that care can m...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 2631

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.



Respectfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 56
Views: 2223

Re: Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

Donnie,

Yes, I would like a copy also. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

Respectfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: 1915 Parts

For Steve, I always enjoy your comments and they are almost always “right on.” But in the case of a Jun 1915 Model T, I believe Bruce and others indicate a bulb horn could still easily be a factory item and for that matter we cannot rule out an electric horn either. You are correct that Bruce says t...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: 1915 Parts

For Victor, It sounds like you have a desire to make your car as close to the way it left the factory as possible. If that is your desire, I would suggest you consider purchasing the Model T Ford Club International “Judging Guidelines 7th Edition.” They are available from the vendors (Lang’s at: htt...
by Hap_Tucker
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brackets for top saddle support arms
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Brackets for top saddle support arms

Tom, Thank you so much for helping your friend with his T. With over 15,000,000 made and many of them modified to keep them in service over the years we all have questions about some part etc. Photos below should help you see what folks above have been talking about with the earlier style verses lat...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Challenge Match for Model T Museum: NOVEMBER 4-12 // THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING A DONATION
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Challenge Match for Model T Museum: NOVEMBER 4-12 // THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING A DONATION

For those of us that put things off... that seems to be me also... just a reminder that the matching grant from the Wayne County Foundation ends Tue Nov 12. And if you are planning to mail in a contribution I think today or Tue would be the last days you can have the post office "Cancel"/ Post Mark ...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Trent Boggess
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Question for Trent Boggess

I don't know why I / it posted two copies of page 1 to the intro. But the information is still there and I need to run help with supper. George -- yes, locations were named for various reasons and as you note the names sometimes change over time. Ford City, where the main Ford Canada plant was const...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Trent Boggess
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Question for Trent Boggess

David, I'm not quite sure what your question means. You asked: "...is there a way to reference the ID number on Mr Boggess' listings?" Yes, but probably not as helpful as you would hope. For both Model A's listed as sent to Bergstrom & Wild in WERNACK, WI.: Aug 5, 1903 Model A # 32 Tonneau Feb 10, 1...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Super Duty Fordson Truck?
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Super Duty Fordson Truck?

Allan -- I'm 90% sure that the original rear axle would take dual wheels. It looks like they only used the outer wheel. Note the fronts also have the off-set so they could be mounted as a dual wheels (assuming you had the proper lug bolts in place that were long enough. Daniel -- it is based on the ...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: where are all the t guys
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: where are all the t guys

Chuck, If you contact Susan Yaeger (she is listed on the contacts at: https://www.mtfca.com/clubpages/contacts.htm ) and provide her your zip-code, she can probably put you in contact with some other folks from that same area. (It might help if you give her some other zip-codes near you.) And drivin...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Re: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber

Erik, Thank you for the update. I looked but I didn't find a photo of the 1973 winning car -- if you or anyone else has a photo or a link they could post to that blue T, that would be appreciated. Hill climb info in general: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/745248.html?1492829139 Chris Eg...
by Hap_Tucker
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?

The cut off body that is on my 1915 has the metal seat frame and metal gas tank lid. It appears to use a different spring for the back rest. Both of those cut offs are the front section of a touring. The second one I still have not figured out which of the 5 or so 1915 body makers produced it. But p...
by Hap_Tucker
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?

The body tag shows 5 15 224857 and is easier to read when you can change the angle you look at it.
5-15-224857 for May 1915 - 20 pc.jpg
by Hap_Tucker
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?

That body also had the single row of springs about mid way up the back rest. From the newer looking wood (not painted) I suspect someone added that piece -- but the rest looks original to me.
single row of springs on May 1915 B body 25 pc.jpg
by Hap_Tucker
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?

That photo and the next one are from my May 1915 "cut off" body that was made by Beaudett (also spelled Beaudette and referred to as Pontiac in most of the Ford USA documents). It came from an unrestored 1915-6 cut off was turned into an express wagon. The windshield brackets were changed out to the...
by Hap_Tucker
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?

I think it may be more involved than just when the car was assembled. In your photo Neal, your seat has the wooden cover over the gas tank. It also appears to me to have a wooden seat frame rather than a metal seat frame. In 1915 Ford USA was purchasing the bodies from out side suppliers. From the s...
by Hap_Tucker
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood firewall questions pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Wood firewall questions pictures

Ref: https://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1919.htm DASHBOARD (Firewall): Wood, fitted outside the front cowl, hidden by the metal cowl trim strip. This trim strip was redesigned to include a rain gutter to direct water to the sides, away from the coil box. ++++++ Hap's comment:++++++ Note you could probabl...
by Hap_Tucker
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 22 Roadster seat question
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: 22 Roadster seat question

David, I looked in the MTFCI Judging Guidelines 7th Edition and I did not see that part addressed. I looked at: https://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/A-B.htm and Bruce has: 1921-1922 Generally similar to 1919 except as noted. TOURING A new body design with lower seats of much more comfortable design was ann...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rest in Peace Mr. Leon Parker
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Rest in Peace Mr. Leon Parker

I thought some of you would want an update about Leon. A paragraph from his obituary at: https://www.collierfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Leon-Parker-8/#!/Obituary is shown below: “Mr. Leon M. Parker – May 25,1945 to Sep 22, 2019 Leon's love and passion was his 6 Model T's. He was a lifelong member of ...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Trent Boggess
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Question for Trent Boggess

David, Ah, another mystery from the Ford Archives. I would suggest contacting the Bergstrom Automotive group located in Wisconsin. They sell a lot of different cars from Acura to Volvo in 30 facilities located throughout the state. They also sell Fords. They may or may not be related to that origina...
by Hap_Tucker
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden pickup bed plans
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Wooden pickup bed plans

Link - what link? I forgot the link to my profile on the old forum that has my e-mail. Sorry about that. It is: http://www.mtfca.com/cgi-bin/discus/boa ... cker-users

Respectfully added,

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by Hap_Tucker
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden pickup bed plans
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Wooden pickup bed plans

Kim, "The Vintage Ford" had two different articles with pickup bed plans. Both are based on Murray Fahnestock's original plans. One was a reprint and the other added suggestions on how to replace some of the forged parts with parts made from bending metal straps etc. If you or anyone else would like...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Mino 1911 Model T - Phil Mino
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: The Mino 1911 Model T - Phil Mino

Jason, I'm sorry to hear of Phil's passing. Our hobby has lost a great supporter. He has been a great help and encouragement to so many of us. And I'm glad that plans were made to keep his 1911 touring unrestored. Our thoughts and prayers are with his extended family. God Bless, Hap l9l5 cut off
by Hap_Tucker
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".
Replies: 13
Views: 947

Re: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".

Mark, Ditto what others have said about purchasing a good running and driving T to begin with. It usually saves you money in the long run. There are several Model T chapters (clubs) in Oklahoma -- but a large active chapter is located in Tulsa -- which is very close to you. Recommend you contact the...
by Hap_Tucker
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2560

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Russ, Beautiful restoration! Thank you for sharing the photos with us! And we look forward to an article or something similar about the car and restoration in the future. It is a real inspiration to many of us! Wayne, You asked, "I wonder how many variations of side and tail lamps Ford used between ...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today made it all worth it
Replies: 25
Views: 1934

Re: Today made it all worth it

Tim, Congratulations! And yes, be sure to drive it as much as you practically can before you take it on a long trip. (Actually -- if you have your wife or someone else follow with a trailer -- you can take a long trip and if it something happens you can fix it or trailer it. My wife has rescued me s...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cycle Fenders
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Cycle Fenders

Steve, From the photos you posted, it appears you have the Tulsa Site's article the late Fred Houston "Speedster Cycle Fenders" located on their website at "http://mtfctulsa.com/Tech/speedster_fenders.htm Fred and others that contributed to that article had spent some time and effort looking into ho...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice article on Ts and Seven really nice 1920's Ford Advertisements
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Nice article on Ts and Seven really nice 1920's Ford Advertisements

I want to thank Mr. Robert Tate for his latest article for the Motor Cities National Heritage called, “The Ford Model T Was An Iconic Automobile.” It is a positive article about T’s. It has seven great Model T Ford advertisements from the 1920s see: https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/ Ple...
by Hap_Tucker
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which One Is Correct, OR...Are They Both??
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Which One Is Correct, OR...Are They Both??

Bill, Your comment about wanting to avoid “Analysis Leads to Paralysis” may mean you can skip the comments below. The front spring you show should function fine. Additional details: If you want to put your 1912 back as reasonably accurate to the way it came out of the assembly building (not an assem...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved car front axle
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Re: Improved car front axle

Andre.... continued: For a 1926-27 car assembled in Denmark, England etc. -- they used the DR front axle and DF wishbone but the standard style USA type front spindles. Ref: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/375948.html Also ref page 180 of the English Ford Book vol 1. Respectfully submitt...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved car front axle
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Re: Improved car front axle

Andre, Your axle appears to be the English Ford produced axle that they introduced with the Drop Ford cars in Jan 1924 (ref page 230 of the English Ford Book vol 1). Below is an illustration from one of the English Ford Price List of Parts showing the earlier style regular front axle and the DF or D...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sometimes they bite back......... ouch!
Replies: 19
Views: 1635

Re: Sometimes they bite back......... ouch!

Rob, Ouch! So sorry that happened. For the 4 cylinder Models 1906-08 "The How to Drive your Ford" (or similar title) offered the suggestion of turning the engine over with the crank but having the ignition switch off. After several turns, then turn the switch on to start it. I don't know if that was...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trailer damage?
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Trailer damage?

Allen, Also recommend you check to make sure you had the correct size trailer ball on the vehicle for the hitch/coupler you have on your trailer. When I first started pulling trailers, I thought they were all the same size. And the ones at my Dad's house were all the same size. Then I discovered tha...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 1950

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

Summary: Jeff, there is no blame for you -- the ship sank and you brought it back up so we can use it again. Thank you!!! Longer version: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belon...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 1950

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

Dave -- I posted a note on the old forum saying the 2019 forum was up and running. I included the link to the 2019 Forum index.

Jeff -- thank you again for all your help and support!

Thankfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 1950

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

Jeff,

Thank you so much for all you have done and are doing!!!

And thanks to Chris, Susan and others that are helping. The forum and website provide a lot of information and literally connection for many of us. Thank you!

Thankfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15-17 even length hinges
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: 15-17 even length hinges

Mark, Yes, like you are showing -- it has a ridge/raised area. That was shown at the posting: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/525076.html where Royce posted the photo of a 1915 windshield hinge shown below: 1915 Equal Length windshield hinge - Royce.jpg Sometimes that is very easy to see...
by Hap_Tucker
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15-17 even length hinges
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: 15-17 even length hinges

Mark, There are some good illustrations from the Price List of Parts for the 1915-early 1917 equal length windshield hinges. Not only are the left and right hinges different, but the parts that make them up are different. They can be mixed and matched incorrectly and can also be mixed incorrectly wi...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T owned for 70 Years story
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: T owned for 70 Years story

I tried to confirm where his 1927 cut off pickup and 1927 coupe were manufactured. “IF” the steering wheel on the 1927 cut off pickup is original to the vehicle – then it would have been manufactured in Canada. Rationale: It still has the forged steel steering wheel spider which was replaced with th...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T owned for 70 Years story
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: T owned for 70 Years story

Dane, Good to see you posting. Thanks for the interesting story with the link to the video. I always have a special place in my heart/garage for cut off pickups. And from the video it appears that is likely the case of the 1927 pickup in the video – which is shown below: 1927 cut off - 2 - in Canada...
by Hap_Tucker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo- July 4 1911
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: Old Photo- July 4 1911

Summary -- I think Charley is correct - 2 cylinder Maxwell Additional ramblings: A better photo would always be nice. Note, based on Charley's comments, I looked up Maxwell. They had a tubular front axle (so did the 1903-1905 2 cylinder Fords) but the N, R, S, & SR had an I-beam style front axle tha...
by Hap_Tucker
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truss Rod Question
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Truss Rod Question

Bill, You are welcome. I'm glad I could help. And a big thanks to John Regan for doing the initial research in the archives so Fun Projects could build accurate reproductions of the truss rods as well as other parts for our cars. Also a thank you to the current owners of Fun Projects for continuing ...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truss Rod Question
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Truss Rod Question

Bill, Sorry I don't recall when your 1910 was manufactured - but I'm sure you have that information. From the Fun Projects site at: http://www.funprojects.com/pdf/CA4816.PDF they have a detailed description of when the rear truss rod was designed with a bend at both ends to help provide additional c...
by Hap_Tucker
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odds of getting stolen
Replies: 23
Views: 1805

Re: Odds of getting stolen

All good advice above. One Item I don't recall seeing is to be sure and check what, when and where your insurance policy covers you. One reason the insurance companies can offer such good rates on our antique cars is they know we want to take care of them. Another reason they can offer the good rate...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Rare 1913 Stanley Steam Mountain Wagon FS On HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 45
Views: 3020

Re: FJ - Rare 1913 Stanley Steam Mountain Wagon FS On HCCA Classifieds

Dan, I suspect you will be celebrating the 4th by lighting a burner! Congratulations on the soon arrival of your Mountain Wagon! And for the new new owner of a Model T Ford -- I always recommend practice driving and stopping their new T in an empty parking lot etc. until they become familiar with ho...
by Hap_Tucker
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Production Stopped of Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Re: Production Stopped of Parts

John, Wikipedia is correct about the last documented assembled original Model T engines were produced in 1941. They most likely obtained that information from Bruce McCalley's book, CD, article in the "Vintage Ford" or his on-line abridged version of his encyclopedia that is located at:http://www.mt...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Four Old T Photos you probably have seen before – 1909 Race Car #2 and/or #1
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Four Old T Photos you probably have seen before – 1909 Race Car #2 and/or #1

I’m always looking for nice photos of early Fords. Mr. A. Wayne Ferens’s article “A Test of Endurance: The 1909 New York to Seattle Race” has 3 middle size photos from that race (150kb or so) also a low resolution photo and a painting. I have seen those photos before, but I saved them as 3 of them a...
by Hap_Tucker
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 87 today
Replies: 33
Views: 2252

Re: I am 87 today

Happy Birthday Darel! And may you have many more miles and smiles!

Respectfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Common knowledge" takes a hit
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: "Common knowledge" takes a hit

Steve, I still think the Benson Ford Archives would have a lot to add to this discussion. Not only to confirm the possible use of the tool box – was it actually used and delivered with the new 1913 & 1914 Ts or was it a Ford authorized accessory available through the dealer, or was it for use by the...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Common knowledge" takes a hit
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: "Common knowledge" takes a hit

Steve, It is amazing the amount of information listed in Bruce McCalley's CD set and/or his book "Model T Ford" I am assuming that is where you found that listing? It is shown on page 594 of his book as well as in the CD version. On my first review, I was really happy to see that it does NOT say "RE...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Posing In A Model T Torpedo
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Posing In A Model T Torpedo

Bryan, Good thought! The 1912 Torpedo in "The Vintage Ford" is also shown again in Bruce's "Model T Ford" book on pages 120 - 125 as well as his CD version. [The CD version is still available please see: https://www.modeltfordclubofamerica.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4439&p=33595&hilit=mccalley#p...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8
Replies: 46
Views: 3467

Re: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8

Thank you for posting photos for those of us that could not make it.

Thank you to everyone that made it possible!

Looks like a great time was had by all!

Respectfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: motor number
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: motor number

The above is true for most Model Ts -- but they were in other locations for mid-1912 and earlier engines. Your profile says you have a 1917 -- so the information above is great for you. Welcome to the forum. And your profile says you are in Lafayette, Indiana. That places you about 2 hour 16 min acc...
by Hap_Tucker
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 delivery cabl T oysters/shucked in Baltimore any info ?
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: 1915 delivery cabl T oysters/shucked in Baltimore any info ?

From an Oct 2, 2018 posting at: https://barnfinds.com/aw-shucks-part-2-1915-ford-model-t-panel-truck/ Photos of information about the truck. Including the VA 71124 Antique Vehicle license plate photo. Note, my computer had a note that the site "barnfinds.com" wanted to start sending me notices -- I ...
by Hap_Tucker
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New Ford Movie
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: New Ford Movie

Philip, I didn't recognize the link you posted, but I googled it and it appears that having the "." in "tu.be" also works. I ran across an article from Road & Track magazine about the 1966 win and the new movie your link pointed us to "FORD vs FERRARI". The article also has the trailer embedded in t...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Rare 1913 Stanley Steam Mountain Wagon FS On HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 45
Views: 3020

Re: FJ - Rare 1913 Stanley Steam Mountain Wagon FS On HCCA Classifieds

Burger, Yes, he has multiple ones. In the news clip it said he was restoring 2 others in addition to the one they showed him driving see: http://interactive.tegna-media.com/video/embed/embed.html?id=2183650&type=video&title=Orcas%20Island%20man%20steaming%20into%20the%20past&site=281&playerid=691824...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Rare 1913 Stanley Steam Mountain Wagon FS On HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 45
Views: 3020

Re: FJ - Rare 1913 Stanley Steam Mountain Wagon FS On HCCA Classifieds

Dan -- congratulations on your new transportation! If you do not already have a copy of Ben Sharpsteen's print with a Mountain Wagon on it, it is the last print shown on the page at: https://www.sharpsteenmuseum.org/shop-5 From memory, it was used as one of the covers on the Horseless Carriage Gazet...
by Hap_Tucker
Fri May 31, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looks like I'm going to Canada next week. The Ford Special is on the road.
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Looks like I'm going to Canada next week. The Ford Special is on the road.

Rob,

That's GREAT! Have a wonderful trip!

Respectfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Thu May 30, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: Old photo

Larry, Your question: I wonder how far into 1913 Ford actually produced them? Apparently for USA production they were discontinued on or a little before Dec 3, 1912 Additional details: ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/doc12.htm where it has: JUN 14, 1912 Acc. 509, Letter, Ford Archives Production s...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed May 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cast iron intake
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

Re: cast iron intake

Joe, Not sure if you were asking if that was normal or if you had a different question. But at: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/I-O.htm#man Under manifolds Bruce has: 1911-1913 Intake manifold changed to straighter aluminum type. 1913-1914 Intake was the same pattern as 1912 but was now made of cast ir...
by Hap_Tucker
Mon May 27, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They are still out there
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: They are still out there

Eric -- thanks for posting -- great find! Victor -- Disclaimer: Depending on the reference and who is speaking the names Roadster or Runabout as are used interchangeably by some references as well as what people call them. For the 1911 & 1912 model years, the standard Roadster had a mother-in-law se...
by Hap_Tucker
Mon May 27, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How important is wire size?
Replies: 16
Views: 1613

Re: How important is wire size?

Steve,

Thank you so much for sharing the reference. And I agree Ron Patterson and Bob Cascisa know what they are doing.

Respectfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Sun May 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How important is wire size?
Replies: 16
Views: 1613

Re: How important is wire size?

Steve, Great question and for the battery powered items very good answers. I am always hoping trying to run down the references on items. And I looked in Bruce McCalley's "Price List of Parts" and I can find part numbers, factory numbers, and even in some cases the length of a wire. But I did not se...
by Hap_Tucker
Fri May 24, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: JB coil box 1910 style
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: JB coil box 1910 style

Darel, Yes both styles are available -- they are made to order. Info at Lang's see: https://www.modeltford.com/item/4250S.aspx for complete box for use with original 1910-11 style coils and https://www.modeltford.com/item/5000JB.aspx is the box only for the later coils but it looks like the 1910-11 ...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu May 23, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mules
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Mules

Larry, I agree with you and I too liked the article “Shop Tractors-Ford Mules for Industrial Use” in the May-Jun 2019 “The Vintage Ford.” Thank you for the lead about the photo listed at: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1915-PPIE-FAGEOL-TRACTOR-AUTO-TRAIN-SAN-FRANCISCO-PANAMA-PACIFIC-EXPO-8x10-PHOTO/362251...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun May 19, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909 (Early) Fan Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: ***1909 (Early) Fan Assembly***

For Martynn, Recommend you consider extending the line down to the dotted illustration of factory number 437 "Pump Shaft" on the drawing. It is easy to miss that part unless you look at it closer. Or possibly doing a little cutaway on the fan so you can clearly see the shaft part? Again -- I love yo...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat May 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 11 Torpedo Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

Re: 11 Torpedo Restoration

Mark, That's great! I you get a chance to compare how your "seat section is attached to the door jam compared to the two cars on Trent's site, please let us know if it matches one of those or if per chance Beaudett (also spelled Beaudette and referred to as Pontiac on the shipping documents) use a t...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat May 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CONVERTABLE TOP DEMONSTRATION
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: CONVERTABLE TOP DEMONSTRATION

John,

You probably have already seen the "Old School" version with the photos and explanation. But just in case you have not, I have posted them below. They are form the Aug 1922 Service Bulletin.

Respectfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Sat May 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 11 Torpedo Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

Re: 11 Torpedo Restoration

Beautiful car! That's great that they have moved it from the "work on later" project list to the "work on now" project list. Do you know if it was old enough to be included in the shipping documents that are available (basically before Oct 5, 1911 engine serial number 70,750 -- and that was an engin...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat May 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909 (Early) Fan Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: ***1909 (Early) Fan Assembly***

Martynn, I always love your exploded diagrams showing how the parts fit together. Thank you so much for producing them! I still haven't figured out how to add the photo/illustration and to be able to type below it. So I will add some comments here. I’m off to do some yard work before it heats up out...
by Hap_Tucker
Fri May 17, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jay in Northern California
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Jay in Northern California

Thanks Jay for so many years of great support to our hobby!

Respectfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Mon May 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Circa 1930s police cars
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Circa 1930s police cars

Thanks guys! I knew some of you would know! Those modern cars throw me off....

Respectfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Mon May 13, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between Town Car and Landaullette?
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: What is the difference between Town Car and Landaullette?

Len, When I clicked on your link it took me to the photo shown below. "IF" that is the photo you meant, and "IF" the fenders, hood, radiator, are of the same style that originally came on the car from the factory, it would be a 1917 or later. All those items could be changed out (bolt on items). Cap...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun May 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between Town Car and Landaullette?
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: What is the difference between Town Car and Landaullette?

(continued) I'm still learning how to put the photos where I would like them. There is also an explanation of both vehicles at that same link. Ford USA stopped producing the Landaulet during 1910 Calendar year ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1911.htm But the Town Car was continued for several addi...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun May 12, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between Town Car and Landaullette?
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: What is the difference between Town Car and Landaullette?

Len, Welcome to the forum (or at least your profile says you have 3 postings...). Ford of Canada, Ford of USA, & Ford of England had similar but slightly different bodies supplied with the cars that were fully assembled at the factory. Ford Motor Company of Australia was not organize until Mar 31, 1...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat May 11, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6995

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

Rich, Summary -- all the normal production 1909-1912 bodies would have been delivered to Ford USA painted and upholstered. Ref: See the link in the on-line encyclopedia at http://mtfca.com/encyclo/P-R.htm#paint4 That takes you to "PAINTS" section and may or may not take you to the article. If you do...
by Hap_Tucker
Fri May 10, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roadster pickup holes in cab for turtle back?
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Re: roadster pickup holes in cab for turtle back?

Leonard, Page 409 of Bruce McCalley's book "Model T Ford" shows the rear photo of the 1926-27 back of the front seat for a roadster that was fitted with a turtle deck. It has an embossed area on the back of the panel and holes for bolting the turtle deck to the front seat bucket. The same page shows...
by Hap_Tucker
Thu May 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 08 model S mechanical oiler parts
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: WTB 08 model S mechanical oiler parts

Jim, Did you also put a note on the Early Ford Registry forum? I would guess they would be a likely group to have such parts or know where they may be obtained. And they could also put a "Wanted" advertisement in their newsletter. Also, many of the parts drawings for the Model N, R, S & SR are avail...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed May 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Lots of Space
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: Old Photo - Lots of Space

Appears to be an early 1917. From: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/doc17.htm 1917 ----- Acc. 575, Box 14, #826, Ford Archives Riveted style windshield frame and brackets were used in 1915 and 1916 and on the first 450,000 1917 cars. (Until about April 1917.) MAR 14, 1917 Acc. 78, Ford Archives Mention ...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun May 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have we got an odd ball felloe
Replies: 20
Views: 1713

Re: Have we got an odd ball felloe

jpg - Kelsey 88 felloe 30 x 3 drawing changes documented.JPG Adam, If you can look in the top right hand corner of the Ford Factory Drawing (Print) you have of that spoke, it often has a box with the date the drawing was originally drawn and then dates of when changes to the drawing were accomplish...
by Hap_Tucker
Sun May 05, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have we got an odd ball felloe
Replies: 20
Views: 1713

Re: Have we got an odd ball felloe

Summary: Yes original Fords were supplied with wheels that used those "odd to us" shaped spokes. I do NOT know the dates or which suppliers provided them. Additional details: At http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/437128.html Scott Batta posted a similar question with the photos below of his...
by Hap_Tucker
Sat May 04, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas tank cover hinges!
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Gas tank cover hinges!

Keith -- thanks for posting!

Hank -- great job!

Respectfully submitted,

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by Hap_Tucker
Wed May 01, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting drawings from the HF
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Getting drawings from the HF

Dan, Some additional items you may want to consider: Unless you work at the Benson Ford Archives or have some special relationship with them, they will not allow someone to wander through the actual archive warehouse area. Some folks volunteer there and do have the permission to go “into the warehou...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed May 01, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rims and Tires
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: Rims and Tires

John, Welcome to the forum! And you have a beautiful Centerdoor. From your posting it sounds like this is your first T? If so great welcome to the hobby! If this is another T for you – please let us know so we don’t bombard you with things that you already know from having driven and lived with othe...
by Hap_Tucker
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: New to the Forum

Joe, Welcome to the forum! You didn't share if you are familiar with T's and TT's or if you are new to both. If you have already driven both T's and TT's that's great -- find the one you like and have fun. If you are not that familiar with T's and TT's I would recommend you visit the nearest local c...
by Hap_Tucker
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS speedster project
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Re: FS speedster project

Posting continued at: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2399 '

That will make one really nice speedster (or a real sleeper of a stock looking T).

Respectfully linked,

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