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by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t stop now!
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Can’t stop now!

Horace and John’s boys ? ...it does have ‘DC’ in a corner... Dodge Cousins ?
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Always have adult supervision when working on your Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Always have adult supervision when working on your Model T

My “rider”, “cranking supervisor” generally reflects the degree of interest her momma (my wife) has for Model Ts..😞
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t stop now!
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Can’t stop now!

Heck no they’re not Model A keys. If you think they are and that I would represent A keys on a T keyboard, then you should have your gall trimmed. I would think they’re aftermarket just due to the shape and absence of Ford script. I removed them and polished so the numbers may be seen...Wasn’t A key...
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t stop now!
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Can’t stop now!

Howdy fellow Army musician Bradley,
I’d consider selling this keyboard with at least 1 key per number...$750
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Coils

I’ve gone to the grocery store and bought a 79 cent candle and rubbed it over the 4 wooden sides being careful not to cover the 2 contact points. Works for me ...
by George House
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey on Hassler shocks
Replies: 22
Views: 635

Re: Survey on Hassler shocks

I don’t think it was coincidence that Ford used a sedan in his ad. I think they help topheavy body styles in cornering. Tourings and roadsters not so much.
by George House
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: throttle linkage mod on 27 engine block
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: throttle linkage mod on 27 engine block

Do you still have the correct solid valve cover panel ? If so you’ll want to deface a hole in the middle of it too. ... #vaporizers
by George House
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark plug reach
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Spark plug reach

some people are known to carefully wrap aluminum foil around the plug threads a few times. I haven’t.
by George House
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Howdy Mr. Parker, Sir !! The KW Auto Lock seems to be a 3rd option on this thread. But I still think I’ll stay put with the 4 Brent Mize excellent brass top coils. Besides, I’d hate to cannabalize my KW MV just for the switch. Then I’d have an extra ‘14 Ford switch and a KW MV box w/o a switch. 😁 Go...
by George House
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Very good ! Great information all ! I never considered covering up the data plate Ed. Is it difficult to access the switch that close to the top of the steering column ? And both styles were offered at the same time according to Todd. This might be the earliest version of a unique key for a Ford ins...
by George House
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Looks like a KW Master Vibrator to me John. May be an earlier version of yours. Les, none of the 4 brass brackets can find a place to mount wood screws to the left of the steering column 😞
by George House
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Merry Christmas friends.. I recent acquired this early KW Master Vibrator and wanted to use it in my ‘14 runabout. I really don’t need it because the 4 Brent Mize coils are excellent but just desired the ‘bling’ factor. And I understand it’s purpose and how it’s wired but don’t seem to have any room...
by George House
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: John Tannehill ???
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: John Tannehill ???

Spoke to him today. Hes good. Still jovial. Yeah; a great guy, has helped me too. 2020 has been tough on most of us - some more than others.
by George House
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: John Tannehill ???
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: John Tannehill ???

Good question. I’ll call him...
by George House
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 162
Views: 13255

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

I’ve won more than a few beers from Texas license plate “experts” who said the state didn’t place the date on 1923 plates. Well, the state didn’t - except for Dealer plates. Hence the ‘D’ on the set..... And the first state issued plate in Texas was 1917. Prior to that date towns issued license plat...
by George House
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Engine color
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: 1924 Engine color

FWIW, I’ve learned the worst way to paint cast iron is spray painting. Whether a rattle can or spray gun. And whether you want satin, glossy or flat. Brushing on your desired paint fills the cast iron grain and remains beautiful for ever.
by George House
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose coil box key
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: Loose coil box key

Nice looking cut off touring. Do I understand you to say the key falls out when running on magneto AND battery ?
by George House
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifting Flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Lifting Flywheel

I easily made a flywheel lifting device like Steve posted. It’s really important to have 3 ‘legs’ of chain and hooks rather than 2. More stable.u
by George House
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: Turn signals

I might have to break down and install front and rear turn signals. Last Saturday I was coming home on a rural sparsely traveled gravel road in the centerdoor and signaled a left turn with my left arm straight out. Well, the idiot behind me thought I motioned him to pass me. So we nearly swapped pai...
by George House
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Early 1912? Windshield Frame Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: FS Early 1912? Windshield Frame Assembly

Hank,... why do I think 1912 windshield assemblies were brass ? Are the legs of the hinges of equal length or is the bottom leg longer ? Windshield frames sheet metal or brass ?.. thank you
by George House
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WELCOME! New MTFCA Executive Director
Replies: 16
Views: 802

Re: WELCOME! New MTFCA Executive Director

Well, good for us. Welcome Rachel..And thank you Susan for your past leadership..
by George House
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your best memory with your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: What is your best memory with your T?

That’ll easily be descending Pikes Peak in the 1976 VMCCA Glidden Tour. I was in the 1923 Ford touring that I kept from 1966 ( first T) until 2016. Had a Ruckstell and was very concerned about it coming out of low because I only had lined internal emergency brake shoes. The 17 miles downhill with re...
by George House
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Distributer gear WTB
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Distributer gear WTB

You mean like this ? I can’t use it. I’m Presbyterian...george
(512)37six-4one80
by George House
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EARLY WISHBONES
Replies: 23
Views: 858

Re: EARLY WISHBONES

What oldav8tor said on 15 Nov. that hunk of brass + cut down later under axle wishbone is the BEST
by George House
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night

Loved the Model T portion of the video ! Many thanks for posting it. I was reminded of the time that Kirk and Randy drove the latter’s 1913 touring in a NY City to left coast tour. They were flying the MS flag ( partially Stars and Bars ) And became lost in NYC and ended up driving thru Harlem. 😂😂.....
by George House
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1542

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph (Progress made!) and (just added) Mag test result

A quick and dirty diagnosis is to remove the mag terminal on top of the tranny cover to see if there’s lint or junk (wire ?) on its spring. This will limit mag output. While that mag terminal is out, replace it with a front main accy Oiler mag terminal - if grandpa hadn’t already....If you enjoy Mod...
by George House
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Transmissions
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: Warford Transmissions

And when you cut the torque tube to allow for the length of whatever Warford you buy, be very precise in lining up the 4 T tranny holes with the 6 TT differential halves bolt holes before welding....
by George House
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1682

Re: Prices going down ?

Very nice looking young couple Stan. I applaud the military and work ethic you portray in them. Now show us a picture of a couple of
Restored U & Js...😜🇱🇷
by George House
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 1750

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

When you have to go to low gear pulling a hill; make sure you lock that low Band hard on the low drum with your left foot. If it slips it’ll really heat up the drum and could cause it to crack.
by George House
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Center Door owners
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Question for Center Door owners

Here’s the other side. All wood is original. I’m the second owner
by George House
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Center Door owners
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Question for Center Door owners

Mine is a ‘19 centerdoor so I might have wood where you’d have metal. The panels aren’t nailed or tacked but, rather glued to the A pillar, vertical wood to the rear of firewall and compound curve wood following the contour of the Cowl.
by George House
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Watching Norte Dame/send a few pics
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Watching Norte Dame/send a few pics

Oh yeah,... I always liked to haul hay in a Model T touring car too - until I bought a F 250 and a 24’ gooseneck trailer 🤪 Thanks for the cool pictures !
by George House
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim

Sold ! Thanks MTFCA and Greg
by George House
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60 year collection image's
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: 60 year collection image's

Wonder who will be the “lucky heir” to receive 8-9 cents on the $ when the collector attains room temp ??
by George House
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Halloween Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Halloween Fun

Love 💕 the omnibus Terry. First time I’ve seen it’s pics. Original radiator too ! How far does that take you before getting hot ? Back in the 50s when I was very young, our church also had Halloween parties. Now our church produces a Reformation Festival on 31 Oct..
by George House
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 t speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: 1914 t speedster

And what makes it a ‘14 ? The hood former perhaps or maybe the repop oil filler cap. So they made bitsas way back in the 50s too.
by George House
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim

Only **back to top** this item
by George House
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steel Felloes
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Steel Felloes

Greg,....you still coming tomorrow to pick up the 2 steel felloes ?...george
by George House
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steel Felloes
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Steel Felloes

I have 2 I’d sell. Stop off about 7 miles north of Lockhart next time you’re heading west on IH 10 to save shipping. Want ‘em powder coated or not ?... george house
gwhouse731(at)gmail(dot)com
by George House
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim

Well then.... how about $70 ?
by George House
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Most likely our last tour
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Most likely our last tour

Hopefully its only your last tour of the season. Beautiful pictures ! Thanks for sharing them. Yep, its fixin to get a mite cooler. Winterize your touring and roadsters then drive the sedan w/o floorboards this winter.🤪
by George House
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim
Replies: 3
Views: 379

FS: 23”TT Rear Rim

Not real sure if its for a TT but I’ve placed a 23” TT rear felloe inside and it fits perfectly. In excellent condition-no pits or cracks.You’ll need to figure out how to attach it to the felloe. Black felloe doesn’t convey.
Only $80 + the ride
......gwhouse731(at)gmail(dot)com
by George House
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Can You Tell Me About This Spring Perch ?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

What Can You Tell Me About This Spring Perch ?

Was gathering up parts to list For Sale on the MTFCA Classifieds and came upon this front spring perch. I thought they all had a ‘boss’ that showed which side of the axle they should be installed. This one obviously doesn’t. The number cast into it doesn’t appear to be Ford-6318 -then a cartouche. T...
by George House
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1630

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

I can’t speak on Model T s as daily drivers in the 1940s as I came along in 1950. But I became interested in and aware of Model T s in 1952. In late elementary school and junior high I knew of a 1926 roadster and 1919 centerdoor as daily drivers by elderly people in New Braunfels TX. I’ve been the p...
by George House
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T governor fan
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Model T governor fan

Back to top please....Sorry, but I don’t know what a “Model T fan with flyweights” is..😞
by George House
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929

Basic Training in 1929 with WW I Truck transport.😞....Yikes, those barracks look like my basic training “accommodations” at Camp Forsyth in 1970. At least we had Korean War era transport 😞.....What a wonderful Model T adventure - with Babbitt thrust washers and no disc brakes no doubt.
by George House
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: World War 1 Model Ts
Replies: 26
Views: 1554

Re: World War 1 Model Ts

Ton Truck chassis were initially produced in few numbers in 1917 and in greater numbers in 1918 but a WW I And Model T ‘expert’ told me there was no evidence of these vehicles sent to Europe. Did you know that Walt Disney drove Model T ambulances for the AEF during WW I ? I read it on the I’Net so i...
by George House
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?

One of two reasons:...either low speed band is too tight on the drum or high speed fingers set screws too far into the fingers. I vote on the latter. And, yes, oil too thick...
by George House
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1790

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

Wow Donnie !! I’m sorry about the tragedy to your touring but thank God you folks weren’t badly hurt. Thank you for turning this traumatic time into a teaching point for us old timers and newbys alike...
by George House
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another newbie No Start
Replies: 39
Views: 1206

Re: Another newbie No Start

Welcome to this awesome fun packed hobby! You’re correct in expecting engine problems to either be electrical or fuel. Does gasoline make it to the carb bowl ? The firing order is 1,2,4,3. You may remove the spark plugs, lay them on the head and reattach the wires while hand cranking the engine thro...
by George House
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Removal 1923 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Engine Removal 1923 Touring

What Norm said.... don’t forget to remove the radiator 😜. And drain the oil unless you want 3 + quarts on the floor.
by George House
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Runaouts
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: 1914 Runaouts

I forgot to add, my ‘14 Beaudette runabout (pic in this thread) has the rectangular area to the rear of the gas tank that you’re calling the tool box. I only use it for the battery; tools in the turtleneck.
by George House
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Runaouts
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: 1914 Runaouts

For what it’s worth; my 1914 runabout was made by Beaudette. They embossed their ‘B’ on the front of the seat riser. You may see the vertical midway bead to the right of the B in this picture..
by George House
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Question
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Headlight Question

I see nothing wrong with the black tape as pictured. Personally I use 5-6 dabs of permatex to hold the rope in its groove. With the headlight vertically mounted in the fender bracket, you cannot keep the rope in place. Either way doesn’t add to the difficulty of installing the rim with lens. After m...
by George House
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4004

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

Top is looking good Mark. That’s a job that needs to be done before winter all right.😁
by George House
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4004

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

I replaced the steering shaft, gears and pins in my ‘26 tudor. Drove the car for the first time in years last Saturday night and considered 4” steering wheel play was too much. That Texas T Parts unit is great !! Did have to grind about 1/32” off that top, long pin. Task was easily accomplished with...
by George House
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roadster differences 1915-1917
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: Roadster differences 1915-1917

Does your-supposedly- 1917 runabout have 4 rivets holding the bottom windshield to the cowl lamp brackets ? I’ve seen that on an early unmolested ‘17 touring. The only way I would hate you 😜 would be if you Brass up the radiator and have 2 screws holding that lower windshield to the Cowl brackets. B...
by George House
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4004

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

While driving my ‘26 tudor Saturday midnight as the getaway car for a wedding, I determined the slop or ‘play’ in the steering was unacceptably high. I traced the problem to the top steering gear pin. It was wallowed out in the shaft. So I researched fixes in archived Forums but decided a brand new ...
by George House
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter pins tips
Replies: 23
Views: 1225

Re: Cotter pins tips

Depends on what cotter pins you’re removing. When removing the 3 cotter pins holding the 3 set screws on the high speed adjustment ‘fingers’, I think the most important ‘tool’ is paper towels-not cotton rags w/ lint- very carefully placed in the tranny on each side of the cotter pin to be removed. T...
by George House
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Error in latest Vintage Ford
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: Error in latest Vintage Ford

That’s a town car on the left, isn’t it? I’m not an expert on those. And thatsa coupelet on the right. Yeah, I thought ‘18 was the last year for those. But the centerdoor in the middle sure looks like my ‘19. It doesn’t appear to have Cowl lamps like the coupelet tho’.
by George House
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need some help ,what does this font fit
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: I need some help ,what does this font fit

Is that an E&J attachment groove around the top? So typical how folks used to paint brass so as not to look old timey.
by George House
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some old Fords
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Some old Fords

Hey, I love these old pictures ! Let’s have some chatter. How about the two sisters behind the coupe that’s so new their old man hasn’t even bought a spare ?
by George House
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some old Fords
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Some old Fords

Thank you for the well wishes for our president and Melania during this pandemic,Tom. They’re in my prayers for a speedy recovery too. And it’s always good to see our old Ford’s in pictures of their era. Many, many years ago I was concerned over the non symmetrical appearance of Model T rear wheels ...
by George House
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Way To Display Used Tranny Drums...
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Best Way To Display Used Tranny Drums...

Very good Steven and Dan...I will NOT throw good T parts away so I’ll now separate the gears from the cracked drums. Thanks for the idea ! And from now on it’ll be oil in a gallon ziplock bag instead of ospho. Another great idea.. thanks !
by George House
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Way To Display Used Tranny Drums...
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Best Way To Display Used Tranny Drums...

...for sale. I’m disassembling Model T transmissions primarily to salvage reusable drums to sell. It’s surprising how many are cracked - they go into the scrap pile. I’ve begun to ospho a few drums after beadblasting then neutralize with Arm & Hammer with water. Then I began to wonder if that’s the ...
by George House
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

The Beatles sang it best 🎼“With a Little Help From My Friends” 🎵 Thanks to all !! Every contribution pushed me a little farther toward success. See the multimeter in the foreground 😁
by George House
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Another phone call with Paul Mikeska. He suggested adding the reflector. It might aid the socket/bucket grounding. This I’ll do after some honey-do s.
by George House
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

I’m getting closer guys. Thanks for hanging in there with me. After speaking with my buddy Paul in the mile high city, we agreed that I remove the LF headlamp and inspect under the base where it mounts to the accy headlamp bar. Sure enough, shiny black like the buckets.High speed wire brush removed ...
by George House
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Great frustration ! Wire from battery negative to headlamp thimble doesn’t light bulb. Ground wire from headlamp adjusting screw to frame also doesn’t light bulb. However, without those 2 attempts, I did get a barely discernible glimmer this morning - see pics. .... Oh how I wish the bride would’ve ...
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Thanks Mark. I think that was Paul Mikeska’s suggestion too. I’ll try it. Want to get’er done before The Debate tonight
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Headlamp bulb shining brightly
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Great suggestions All ! Thanks ! But this is what I’m dealing with. I have ‘fire’ all the way through the mounted thimble and socket. So it’s not a bad ground situation,..right? And the bulb is shining (see pic of original bulb, spark plug and coil tester) I’m still at a loss ... Magic ?
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Thanks guys... no luck yet ... still working. Dumb question: the receptor the brass adjuster screw attaches to divides the socket roughly 45/55. Does the shorter end go to the rear- unlike this picture? Once more, there’s electricity to the thimble and socket. Have many bulbs and they all test good.😞
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

...and I have an 11 pm Saturday night wedding getaway car event ! At first they both didn’t work but by meticulous electrical tracing with a trouble light and parts replacement (headlamp socket and thimble) the RF lit up. I cleaned the contact surface in the headlamp shell with a dremel tool and bru...
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 will not start!
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: My 1910 will not start!

I was going to say the valve(s) we’re sticking open until I read you viewed their operation with the head removed. That’s common on rebuilt engines that haven’t run for a long time. I would reject electrical as a trouble source. Compression per cylinder - wet ?
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Covered Bridges.....
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Covered Bridges.....

Ahhh yes.....thanks Tom. That helped a lot !!
by George House
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Covered Bridges.....
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Covered Bridges.....

Jerry V. O. Or Kathy T.... pictures of the Covered Bridges Tour please 🙏
by George House
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SCAM
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: SCAM

Whassamatter wid the ‘poor’ englisch? He sounds lik all de Model T/traktor conversion peoples I no???
by George House
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bow loops
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: top bow loops

** btt** please
by George House
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4703

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

Participated as 1 of 19 T s from Austin & San Antonio club’s on a tour last Saturday. Posted pics and description on this Forum. No interest. Then serviced and washed a ‘26 tudor yesterday in preparation for a 3 Oct. Wedding getaway car.
by George House
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1310

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

Steve,
You ever get south around Caldwell County TX ? If so, I’ll give you a good steering column...
by George House
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saturday T Tour With Austin And San Antonio Clubs
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Saturday T Tour With Austin And San Antonio Clubs

The weather was predicted to be cool and sunny so what batter activity would be warranted. Thanks to Joe Pinnelli for planning the backroads drive from Marrindale TX to Lockhart State Park where we enjoyed a catered lunch of BBQ from the BBQ capital of Texas. Nineteen Model Ts were represented inclu...
by George House
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running Board Truss Rods for a 12
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Running Board Truss Rods for a 12

OK...OK. I went out to look and they are indeed 7/16” cold rolled. Thanks Hap and Allan 🙏
by George House
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running Board Truss Rods for a 12
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Running Board Truss Rods for a 12

Make them. I did for my ‘’14. Aren’t they just cold rolled 3/8” steel ? The front is straight and threaded at both ends. The rear has two bends for to clear the truss rods and also threaded both ends,
by George House
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear lifting of car
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Rear lifting of car

Good job !👍
by George House
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hurricane Sally
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Hurricane Sally

They’re OK. I’ve received texts from both of ‘em. They rode out the hurricane in Destin and only suffered “minor damage”. They were even able to help a friend push a Model A into a trailer. LOTS of rain and 92 MPH winds...
by George House
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear lifting of car
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Rear lifting of car

I have. It’ll lift 1914-1925 frames. Even with bodies and spare tire carriers. I’m through restoring. For sale $60 + shipping
by George House
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuildable wheels needed
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Rebuildable wheels needed

“Now people are searching for them” Dan ?
I have 3 gorgeous square fellow wood excellent rims 30x3 wheels in primer with hubs I’d sell.....
by George House
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dixie wide track
Replies: 24
Views: 1245

Re: dixie wide track

Howdy Scott,
Yeah, the body is standard size but all the rest of the sheet metal is wide track wider. It’s s very unique maintained original brass T.
by George House
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dixie wide track
Replies: 24
Views: 1245

Re: dixie wide track

Here’s a ‘15 Ford wide track. Note the spring perches are 4” from the spindle yokes making the tread 60” instead of 56”.
by George House
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A motor into a T?
Replies: 38
Views: 3573

Re: Model A motor into a T?

Why deny a 40 HP engine to the Model A guys. Go for a Pinto engine. Nobody wants them....just sayin’
by George House
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free start - the T wants to go!
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Free start - the T wants to go!

Good story Terry. Thanks for sharing....
by George House
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 903

Re: Spare tire carriers

You might have something there Dan. I removed the spare tire on my centerdoor and it does indeed have a rectangular ‘notch’. We may assume the wheels, rims and tires were installed before the STC was bolted (8 bolts !) onto the frame. Whether it was Highland Park or River Rouge an astute assembler h...
by George House
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 903

Re: Spare tire carriers

** btt** please
by George House
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1375

Re: Coils not working

Does your coilbox have a little sliver of metal between #2 and 3 coils thats use is to pull the front and rear of the box together ? It’s surprising to me how many coil boxes have lost this essential piece in the last 100 years. Even if its present in your box warpage might’ve kept the coil ‘buttons...
by George House
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bikers
Replies: 11
Views: 1300

Re: Bikers

Pre-tattoo days ??
by George House
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

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

Well I’ll be darn. Never seen that repro in the catalog or ever heard of this accessory. Twice in my 54 year Model T hobby I’ve had one engine rebabbited and another 3rd main replaced. Thanks guys !! Mark, you’ll get yours tomorrow 😜
by George House
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

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

I should also have said I removed the 2 bolts fastening the cam gear cover but still couldn’t remove the cover. Finally used a screwdriver to pry up the bronze accy....