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by George House
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear lifting of car
Replies: 5
Views: 524

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: 363

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: 524

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: 416

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: 897

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: 897

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: 36
Views: 2785

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: 375

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: 598

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: 598

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: 1096

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: 1063

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: 811

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: 811

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....
by George House
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?
Replies: 9
Views: 811

I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?

I dismantled a November 1919 engine to free it up for sale and found this. Removed the manifolds, head, tranny cover, crankcase, tranny and field coil. Problem was evidently in the 4th main. Anyway, was annoyed I couldn’t simply remove the cam gear cover. Upon further inspection I found this bronze ...
by George House
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Spare tire carriers

And while we’re in the STC subject....I either read or heard a long time ago that the circular STC for 23” rims was reserved for sedans only ??.. using this tidbit of (mis)information, I Restored one for use on my ‘19 centerdoor. Would this be anatomically correct ?
by George House
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Spare tire carriers

😂 Excellent informative reply Steve...That’s a 2 part spare tire carrier made available in late ‘25 for the ‘New and Improved’ models. The curved round part is commonly called the “gooseneck”. See where it mounts to the rear spring hangers with 4 holes. The other part, commonly called a “Y”, is fair...
by George House
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...

OK.... the ‘Ayes’ have it.... actually first responder has it😁....with bubble wrap credit to Mr. Treace. Thanks everyone !!
by George House
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...

....its fairly light but ungainly and awkward. I have to send it several states away. ... .any ideas ? box ?
by George House
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tt atake bed
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: tt atake bed

2 big, long U bolts. Ford Truck lengths that run parallel w/ frame rests on rear crossmember between 2 sets of 2 boltholes. Nuts tighten on long U bolts under crossmember.
by George House
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do think
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: What do think

Yes. They work very well. But ensure your pitman arm ball is perfectly round. For a tighter fit - with a round pitman arm ball - you may want to consider filing on the cap or the drag link itself...
by George House
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Purchase - date & advice
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Purchase - date & advice

Very interesting that the engine is a ‘27 model year but the absence of a headlamp bar places the T in early ‘26 model year. Interesting Cowl lights too !
by George House
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Castle Nut Assortment set?
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Castle Nut Assortment set?

How many and what size castle nuts do you need Ignacio ? I’ve made it a point to collect and set aside T castle nuts over the years. Stop by on your next trip to SA...
by George House
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1283

Re: update Be careful cranking

I’m very sorry for your pain and suffering Mark but I must seek the causation of it....spark lever advanced ?...incorrect commutator linkage causing a too far advanced timer ? You using a distributor ?
by George House
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1283

Re: update Be careful cranking

Thank you for posting this very timely and important reminder Mark. I say timely because of the many recent new ( and sometimes young ) new Forum members. Model T s are inherently dangerous for “newbies” but are also the source of great fun when techniques are adopted. When I stop the T and turn off...
by George House
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil box key - attached to car
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: Coil box key - attached to car

I simply turn my key to MAG for short trips in a trailer. It won’t rattle out and I won’t lose many of the netos in Magneto. For longer trailering I remove it.
by George House
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1223

Re: Different....

So....Darel; when the “bell up” horn gets filled with rainwater, does it have to be removed and emptied ?
by George House
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909

....should be in the Smithsonian with all the other national treasures. Gorgeous work Stan !!
by George House
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1223

Re: Different....

...and his brass horn is upside down and the driver can’t reach the carbide generator. What a waste..😞
by George House
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3-speed transmission questions
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: 3-speed transmission questions

Oh yeah, the Warford and Muncie have neutrals. But you don’t ever want to be in their neutrals while the T is underway. You’ll have no service brakes (T tranny)...By placing the T tranny in neutral, one can develop the technique of shifting the accy tranny without grinding gears.
by George House
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3-speed transmission questions
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: 3-speed transmission questions

Yes... I feather the clutch into neutral with my left foot when I shift my original Warford
by George House
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 2047

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

What a sad demise to a wonderful Forum Friend. I thoroughly enjoyed his postings here and sometimes crusty advice. Shared experiences and best practices edifies all. Prayers of Gods grace and comfort to his family...
by George House
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct radiator hose color
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: correct radiator hose color

Theo, I don’t know the correct color of coolant hose for your year T but this was good advice I received years ago:.. use modern hose clamps that you can crank down with a socket/ratchet. Run the engine to operating temperature to enable rubber to adhere. Then remove modern hose clamps and install o...
by George House
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Splitrim
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Splitrim

Thanks for the copy of the instructions Dan. I’ve copied them to a folder. We get that question every few months. I’ve answered it several times in multi-paragraph form. In October when we’ll probably get it again we can just send your instructions. Very good !
by George House
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my TT overheating?
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: Is my TT overheating?

John, reference the picture. He doesn’t have a flatbed. He has a “nobed” 😜😜
by George House
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 1922

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Welcome to the worldwide club Lisa. I admire your thoughtful approach to Model T ownership. Learn about the various systems in a T and peculiar engineering as compared to other cars of the twenties. You’ll find plenty of good mentors in Southern California. Others on this site will give you more spe...
by George House
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil line
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Oil line

Assuming you use the mag post accy outside oil line like I use, it’s the bolt hole immediately to the left of the crankshaft & pully.
by George House
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damn Pigeons
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: Damn Pigeons

Don’t cuss pigeons. This is Mike Noe’s touring car. He recently received ‘Pigeon’s Choice Award’ on a local tour
by George House
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?
Replies: 23
Views: 1885

Re: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?

Ahhhh...a wartime fling. Had a few of those myself. That’s definitely a New and Improved Ford touring. The trees appear consistent with Ft. Benning - home of the Airborne. However they were larger when I went through back in ‘72.
by George House
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????
Replies: 25
Views: 1350

Re: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????

Guess what Dan ?... Steve Johnson hasn’t returned phone calls in years. I’ve had Round felloes reproduced there and he was top quality. I have a pickup bed of powder coated steel felloes needing spokes. We need a wheelwright in the South.
by George House
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 992

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

Oh heck uncle Stan !! I just returned from the local Toyota house and bought me a $1800 Prius head ! Was going to ask- on this Forum- who makes adapter plates for Model T...😞😞
by George House
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Pinion Gear with U-joint still on?
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: Remove pinion nut with U-joint still on?

Pardon my ignorance Allan (people have to do that all the time) but why the need of a second U Joint ? I’ve placed the attached U Joint square end in a vise and supported the shaft and tube then used whatever wrench

george from up over
by George House
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in HBO Perry Mason
Replies: 10
Views: 1040

Re: Model T in HBO Perry Mason

You really don’t Jim ? And I showed you pictures of Pierce Brosnan in my centerdoor while you were here. There was over a dozen T s in the made for HBO series called ‘The Son’ filmed a few years ago
by George House
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: 1914 Body Bolts

...and on some ‘team traxks’after wheels and tires were mounted; I’m told some dealership boys installed the brass hubcaps with a heavy rubber mallet.
by George House
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Rear Spring Clamps
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: TT Rear Spring Clamps

Nope, that’s not what you need. It’s for a T. I have a TT Rear Spring clamp. It’ll cost less than the mailing. Email me: gwhouse731(at)gmail.com
by George House
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ross Lilleker's Mailbox
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: Ross Lilleker's Mailbox

And I got my boy Cullen a job there about 2 weeks ago. He loves learning from Ross.
by George House
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Runabout Windshield
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: 1915 Runabout Windshield

What Kevin said ....
by George House
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T932 steering bracket, what does it go to?
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: T932 steering bracket, what does it go to?

In actuality there’s 2 styles of this bracket in the last 2 years of T production. The rarest only fits the 4 door and chassis. The other style fits all the other body styles of 26-27. Just a tidbit I’ve learned from this Forum
by George House
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T932 steering bracket, what does it go to?
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: T932 steering bracket, what does it go to?

That looks like a ‘26-‘27 steering column bracket in really bad shape. It fastens to the left frame rail with 3 bolts and the brass bushing slips over the bottom end of the steering column also encompassing the spark and gas rods.
by George House
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anime Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Anime Model T

What’s an anime ?
by George House
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 2581

Re: TT Racing.

What a fun mental picture; nay, mental video you’ve given us this morning ! Many thanks Dallas !
by George House
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dumb question about TT tires
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: A dumb question about TT tires

Yeah, Brett.... there’s my friend Paul Mikeska in Denver. If he doesn’t have one, he’ll know of one you might borrow. You can search his contact info on this Forum or just start a thread titled ‘Hey Paul Mikeska !!’
by George House
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please critique my 1916 Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

Re: Please critique my 1916 Touring

Beautiful anatomically correct touring. Only things I can add are super picky: the 4 manifold clamps on the ‘24 engine are the heavier ‘26-‘27 and installed upside down. And someone smarter than me on this Forum said Model T s never had brass top prop nuts. Also, the front top prop nut left side is ...
by George House
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dumb question about TT tires
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: A dumb question about TT tires

True .... but many a split rim has been ruined by using this tool incorrectly. Must turn it 180 * to expand rim under the tire. You in Golden CO ?
by George House
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making Holley G floats
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Making Holley G floats

Allan; I think Stan Howe is making 2 floats for me out of that same material for two U & J carbies I sent him. Contact him. Hes very helpful albeit long winded 😁
by George House
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1626

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Install the Volvo OD. Then if you think you still have a Model T, you’ll only be fooling yourself. Go with KC Warford...
by George House
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2700

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

Yes...Joe and Tony nailed it. In my point of view; driving a Model T on a bucolic country road is sheer joy. The faster you drive, the shorter time span of “sheer joy”.
by George House
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1781

Re: 27 Engine details

By golly you’re right Allan ! Once I expanded the picture I saw they were the later heavier clamps. You’re right, all he needs are the 4 correct studs....
by George House
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1781

Re: 27 Engine details

They call me ‘Style over Function’ around these parts.....but I feel your perfectly functional 4 manifold clamps are the early style. The New and Improved clamps are heavier duty and would install ‘flipped over’ from your style. Engine looks 600% better than my ‘27. Welcome !!!
by George House
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring

Yeah... I had one of those ‘23-‘25 rear touring seat + 2 back doors for years. Tried, I thought very aggressively to sell it for $150. Two years at Chickasha and MTFCA Classifieds. Incorporating it into a cutoff would require a wood kit and a lot of work. I just figured everybody was content with th...
by George House
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Tudor followed me home
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: 1927 Tudor followed me home

Back to the top
by George House
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simmons Vaporizer Carburetor
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Simmons Vaporizer Carburetor

In the-posting title and in his lead sentence he identified Vaporizer as the type he is needing info on
by George House
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Tudor followed me home
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: 1927 Tudor followed me home

Looks like a fun assembly project David. Thanks for sharing your good fortune. The only comments of substance I can provide: make sure you get a statement of differential installation. If none; open it up and follow instructions in the MTFCA front and rear end pamphlet. And, the Muncie tranny is a g...
by George House
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving your Model T
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Driving your Model T

Wayne, have you ever hooked up with the Cen Tex Tin Lizzie’s in Austin ? Probly Randy Brown of that club ever reads the Forum. He’s reached out to you before.
by George House
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordson Assistance
Replies: 24
Views: 1160

Re: Fordson Assistance

Howdy Joe,
There’s no problem using an NH carb on a Fordson. I have one on my ‘19 ladder side 6 spoke rear wheel too. Don’t use the water bath air cleaner either. Just don’t plow in a dust storm.
by George House
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordson Assistance
Replies: 24
Views: 1160

Re: Fordson Assistance

Ya’ll I cheated 😞....I tried following the up and down movement of the raw gas as it turned into an air/fuel mixture and found that sheet metal ‘coil’ was toast so I turned to the old standby NH carb. Makes starting and running much simpler....Question: How do I keep the 2 bolts fastening the bottom...
by George House
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23-25 Windshield Channel
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: 23-25 Windshield Channel

Whatever you do; don’t try to use a polishing wheel on them. And don’t ask me how I know that 😞 it’ll turn you expensive glass channel into a pretzel. What I did do on my ‘14 windshield glass channel - that’s supposed to be shiny brass - is I spent hours hand cleaning with steel wool then a polishin...
by George House
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?
Replies: 30
Views: 1746

Re: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?

I have four early ‘50s Non Skid 30 X 3s on my ‘11 Hupp. I’m in for a new set of Bockley’s...
by George House
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.

Oh, ... OK.. then it’ll be a “speedster”. Then the front spring won’t matter. Use that one
by George House
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.

Hey doc; do you know ‘26-‘27 Ford front springs are different from previous front springs ? The arch is lower. Yes, Allan is right. The spring in your picture has been assembled from multi years and assembled not in order (longer spring leafs above shorter leafs). For instance, if you install a ‘24 ...
by George House
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pad for belly sling?
Replies: 24
Views: 1369

Re: Pad for belly sling?

Yes: I install a pad on all my belly pans. I found an old truck dually thick rubber rear rock shield alongside the road while I was looking for a T oil filler cap. I’ve been cutting a 4” diameter piece out for years for a pad. Then I use a bottle jack on the oil drain plug (15/16”) to lift the engin...
by George House
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howells Sheet Metal delays
Replies: 26
Views: 1811

Re: Howells Sheet Metal delays

Howell’s Sheet Metal has been legendary for that exact level of customer service every since David sold the business. I can’t believe they even answered the phone on 2/3 rds of your calls.
by George House
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1854

Re: How many of us ?

Me too ! I received my ‘23 T touring in ‘65 when I was 15. Sold it in 2015 after 50 years and a 1976 drive up and down Pikes Peak at a VMCCA Glidden
by George House
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recommendations for rebuilding coils
Replies: 18
Views: 1851

Re: Recommendations for rebuilding coils

...And Brent is my coil man too. I ditto all the good recommendations above
by George House
Sat May 30, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When Were Lock Washers Introduced to Model Ts ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: When Were Lock Washers Introduced to Model Ts ?

Yes. I knew that Mark. My question concerned the bolts through the crankcase that Dan precisely answered.
by George House
Fri May 29, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When Were Lock Washers Introduced to Model Ts ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

When Were Lock Washers Introduced to Model Ts ?

The other day I was disassembling a 11 7 19 Model T motor when I recognized the block/crankcase bolts were cotter pinned but the trans cover/crankcase bolts/nuts were fastened with lock washers. This made sense I thought because the engineers determined the hogsheads had to be removed on occasion to...
by George House
Wed May 27, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 60
Views: 5264

Re: Ford history questions

The biggest puzzler I’ve ever recognized to Henry Ford’s way of thinking is his introduction of 3 speed sliding gear transmissions in 1917 with his Fordson tractors and continuing throughout Model T 2 speed planetary transmission production in his cars.
by George House
Wed May 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Patching NH Carb Brass Float
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: Patching NH Carb Brass Float

Good idea Terry.... I hope that’s the plastic float material that Stan will be using on my two
U& Js..
by George House
Mon May 25, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Patching NH Carb Brass Float
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: Patching NH Carb Brass Float

Thanks Dan. Good consideration. I’m going to try Scott’s method on my repop carb but, in the meantime, I went out to the barn and picked out several original NH floats and put them all to the test. Picked a winner, installed it, turned on the gas and didn’t leak - car running or not. Went for a driv...
by George House
Mon May 25, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What was that ??
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: What was that ??

You only lost a fan blade - on the pavement ? If so, consider yourself lucky. I lost a fan blade on my ‘14 and it stuck into the bottom of the top tank of a 1 week old Brass Works brass radiator. So I got to fix both radiator and fan. Expect 100 + year old spinning fan blades to develop age cracks. ...
by George House
Mon May 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 20
Views: 1609

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

Rocky Mountain. Period correct. ...I only have Henry’s brakes on all my T s so I’ve been enjoying driving them like Model T s for 53 years.
by George House
Mon May 25, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Patching NH Carb Brass Float
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: Patching NH Carb Brass Float

Great idea Scott ! In my initial post I said “Next I placed the float in a cup of water and it sunk” (over time). I’ll go on the hunt now for RMA flux and eutectic solder. Thanks !
by George House
Mon May 25, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Patching NH Carb Brass Float
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: Patching NH Carb Brass Float

Thanks John but I’d just be replacing a 10 year old never used new Lang’s float with another one. Suppose I could call and ask for a float test before sending but, in the tradition of restoring, was just wondering if there was a lightweight ‘brush on’ or ‘spray on’ product someone has used successfu...
by George House
Mon May 25, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Patching NH Carb Brass Float
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Patching NH Carb Brass Float

The other day I replaced the carburetor on a T with a rebuilt carb done by a dear deceased friend about 10 years ago. But gasoline wouldn’t stop pouring out of the inboard hole next to the choke shaft hole. I tapped and tapped hoping for just a stuck needle in the seat - to no avail. So I drained th...
by George House
Mon May 25, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attic Find
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Attic Find

Agree with Allan. The ‘Ford O’ (lamp on the right 1st and 2nd picture) was non electric commercial and fit on a somewhat rare “butcher knife” bracket. The mounting bolt on the lamp side won’t fit any T bracket except the butcher knife bracket. So the little red lens will act as a tail light and the ...
by George House
Sun May 24, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Relpacing pan ears.
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Relpacing pan ears.

Yes Jim. . I have those “belly pans” on 5 of my T s as a precaution. I also adjust them to take weight off the pan ears that mount on 1/4” rubber above the frame rails. But I have an old 3 dip starter equipped engine with both ears broke off and 2 Ford ?NOS? Replacement ears. I just needed the seque...
by George House
Sun May 24, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Missed Birthday
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Missed Birthday

I have a real nice April 1918 engine if you want to make the old girl legitimate . you’ll need an Armstrong starter tho”.
by George House
Sun May 24, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Relpacing pan ears.
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Relpacing pan ears.

Great considerations Allan. I’m wondering about replacing a later pan ‘ear’ in a later model pan. What’s the sequence of events? Remove broken ‘ear’. Rivet new ear on? Then how is braze applied?
by George House
Sun May 24, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: ‘25 Roadster/Touring Door Hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: FS: ‘25 Roadster/Touring Door Hinges

How about $15 apiece then ?
by George House
Sat May 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harbor Freight jack stands
Replies: 28
Views: 2430

Re: Harbor Freight jack stands

😂😂😂. That was RICH Dave. Loved the true comment.
by George House
Sat May 23, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogshead external oil line
Replies: 19
Views: 1049

Re: Hogshead external oil line

IMHO, the best and easiest to install outside Oiler is the one described and pictured in Dan Trease’s Post. I’ve got ‘em on all my T s and every Model T I’ve previously had. On the last install I cut out about 8” of copper tubing and replaced with clear plastic tubing. Sure enough; that flywheel spl...
by George House
Sat May 23, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: ‘25 Roadster/Touring Door Hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: FS: ‘25 Roadster/Touring Door Hinges

Yeah Charley... right or left.... all 3 doors of a touring and passenger door of a roadster... can’t speak on the Canadians.... never seen one
by George House
Fri May 22, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: ‘25 Roadster/Touring Door Hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 386

FS: ‘25 Roadster/Touring Door Hinges

Passenger side and touring rear left side. Sandblasted and primered. I thought they were ‘24/‘25 but the Forum taught me 1 Year only. $40 + cheapest freight or your choice. George.
gwhouse731(at)gmail.com
by George House
Thu May 21, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harbor Freight jack stands
Replies: 28
Views: 2430

Re: Harbor Freight jack stands

Extremely well spoken Gary Hammond (tinman). I once bought a chain hoist from that Chinese garage sale called Harbor Freight. Was rated at 2 tons. The first time I used it was to lift a 900 pound Fordson engine + flywheel. It allowed the engine to get about 4’ off the floor then a chain link was str...
by George House
Tue May 19, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Really Nice Narrow Brake Drum
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: FS: Really Nice Narrow Brake Drum

... sent email to Dennis...
by George House
Mon May 18, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 3200

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

Not too sure a modern AC auto compressor would drag down our precious 20 HP. We used to have a ‘62 ch&$€y II with dealer add on AC. When you flicked the switch to turn it on while underway, you were thrown forward in the seat. Nowadays, the compressors somehow don’t steal HP from the little KIAs and...
by George House
Sat May 16, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 1924-25 Tudor Passenger Seat Brackets
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: FS: 1924-25 Tudor Passenger Seat Brackets

Out of respect to my Model T brothers; this’ll be my only **btt** this item
by George House
Sat May 16, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Rewooding Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1139

Re: Need Rewooding Advice

Many thanks Hap - and you too David. As usual, I learn many tidbits of useful information from your research and diligence at correctitude (new word). So. The rectangular appearing hinge IS a 1 Year part,huh? And I didn’t know ol’ Henry didn’t like to use ‘Model years’ in discussion. I’ve been in th...
by George House
Sat May 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 1346

Re: Model T’s in the movies.

Here’s a picture of me in my centerdoor with my Pierce Brosnan mask on. Ten made for TV (AMC) series of ‘The Son’