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by nsbrassnut
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian T Brass Rads Question
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Canadian T Brass Rads Question

Hi All I've been collecting info on the Canadian T features for the 1913-16 period. Part to help with the restoration of my '15 T RHD roadster and also to try and figure out what is and isn't appropriate for these cars. The MTFCI judging guidelines note that the Canadian T brass rads for this period...
by nsbrassnut
Sat May 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lettered pedal differences
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Lettered pedal differences

Here is one from Canada. RHD reverse pedal on my '15.

Marked DS, believed to stand for Dominion Stamping in Windsor, Ontario which started to make parts for Canadian Fords about 193/14

Drive Safe
Jeff
by nsbrassnut
Sat May 09, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 6469

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

HI All Nova Scotia, Canada didn't issue regular metal plates until 1918. Between 1907 and about 1912 the government issued metal registration tags to be attached to the dashboard and they were to be returned when the car was sold or scrapped. As a result they are not the easiest to find. The owner w...
by nsbrassnut
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 2375

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

Hi All

Alternate method of transmitting fitting. From the MTFCA engine rebuild manual.

Way easier when it has to come on/off a few times when checking coil ring shims.

Drive Safe

Jeff
Nova Scotia
by nsbrassnut
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 5466

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Hi Mike You might find this picture of interest. One of a few reference pictures that I took some time ago of an original US 1915 roadster at the Greenfield Village Old Car Festival. It shows the side joint and may help show how the parts go together. The vertical wood should end up under the seam f...
by nsbrassnut
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 5466

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Hi Mike Good that you have the mouldings. I think that they would be difficult to shape to match the body. Here is another thing to watch for when installing them. On mine anyway, the screws that hold the moulding on are not full counter sunk in the moulding. I think they were #8 or screws, but you ...
by nsbrassnut
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 5466

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Hi Charley it does look similar. Here is a picture with the left side fitted. If you can zoom in a bit you will see that the is a compound curve, but no "crease" in the lower rear side of the quarter panel. And there was a leaded seam about the end of the back side curve where it meets the flat pane...
by nsbrassnut
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 5466

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Hi Mike I will agree in part with Mike's comment that the outside vertical should end up under the metal panel seam. I mentioned the same for my '15 body. It appears that Mike's may be a later body with different body panels. The "real" '15 panels joint with an overlap that is then covered with a sc...
by nsbrassnut
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 5466

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Something doesn't look right. I think the outer vertical seat braces may be "upside down and backwards". Here are some pictures of my '15 Fisher Canadian body in the same area. The Canadian bodies are different, but the back of the seat frame may be similar. As others have mentioned, try fitting the...
by nsbrassnut
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 5466

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Hi Mike I can relate to your pain with re-wooding. In my case it was a '15 Canadian runabout body. I worked to save part of the wood, replace some and fill in a few missing pieces such as the seat based on US model re-wooding drawings. The Canadian bodies were built by Fisher Canada at the time and ...
by nsbrassnut
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Hi all

Luxford please accept my apologies.

Your sketch clearly shows what I was trying to describe about how the shafts move.

I checked the pictures several times and still managed to mix one up in my earlier note.


Happy Holidays
Jeff
Nova Scotia
by nsbrassnut
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Hi All Luxford, please look again at the picture of the pedals and a bit closer. Only the clutch shaft moves to the right on the RHD, both the reverse and the brake shafts move to the left when the pedal is pushed. I think its the same as the LHD. The band ear that is "pushed" by the pedal action an...
by nsbrassnut
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Hi All

Ran out of pictures space. Here is the '15 RHD pedal set up.

Drive Safe
Jeff
Nova Scotia
by nsbrassnut
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Hi All Here are some pictures of RHD hogs head assemblies. These ones are the earlier aluminum version for 14-15, but the basics are similar for all of them. When you look close at the RHD differences, it looks like RHD design was an afterthought. The RHD parts are jammed in and prone to problems. T...
by nsbrassnut
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low head, no Ford on it
Replies: 12
Views: 1408

Re: Low head, no Ford on it

Hi All Here are some pictures of the low head and block on my '15 Canadian roadster. The Canadian blocks had the "made in USA" ground off, not chiselled off. To avoid and reduce duties, Canadian parts avoided any USA reference as much as possible. The Holley G carburetors are even marked Holley Bros...
by nsbrassnut
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't

I did see that the problem started before changing the brake lining. Just the same here are some comments on things that I have learned about some of the modern linings in use on our cars these days. There are several differences in the characteristics of the linings available today and you should c...
by nsbrassnut
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stronghold accessory brake mounting question
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Stronghold accessory brake mounting question

Hi Scott

No, just the small bands for the small drums. Not as obvious an addition as a large drum brake.

And yes, the radius rods are scrap. Actually only the last 8 inches are there and are being used for spacers while mocking up the parts.

Jeff
Nova Scotia
by nsbrassnut
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about new tool??
Replies: 31
Views: 2499

Re: Question about new tool??

Hi Dan

I'd be interested in one too, if you are OK with mailing to Canada.

Jeff
Nova Scotia
by nsbrassnut
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sometimes you get lucky
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Sometimes you get lucky

Hi All Sometimes third try is the charm. I've been trying to get a correct Canadian black and brass '15 right hand tail light for while. Try number one, rusted out body with no chimney or top. Try number two, closer, but the brass top was cracked and damaged. Then by accident one turned up on Kijiji...
by nsbrassnut
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stronghold accessory brake mounting question
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Stronghold accessory brake mounting question

Hi All I picked up a set of small drum Stronghold brakes a while ago and I'm going through them with the plan of installing them on my roadster. They are marked LH and RH and when installed on the housing the installation looks different than most as the casting goes over the top of the spring mount...
by nsbrassnut
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.
Replies: 14
Views: 1963

Re: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.

Hi Ignacio I tried Quick Poly once and was disappointed and will never use it again. I don't think it would have the needed strength to hold every thing back together when under stress from the tension on of the top when its up. I prefer the West System epoxy. If you google it they have a lot of inf...
by nsbrassnut
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 1453

Re: Drive shafts

That's an interesting torque tube. I also track Canadian features and haven't seen one like that on a Canadian car yet. I didn't even know that they existed either.

Well now another thing to check out on Ts when looking.

Jeff
Nova Scotia
by nsbrassnut
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.
Replies: 14
Views: 1963

Re: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.

The tack rail looks split but not shattered. One option might be to strip back the upholstery and repair the tack rail with marine epoxy and clamps. West System epoxy with a bit of thickener to make the epoxy creamier, spoon in with a tongue depressor and then lots of clamps. It might be enough to r...
by nsbrassnut
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you ID the source of these diagrams?
Replies: 11
Views: 1373

Re: Can you ID the source of these diagrams?

Hi Steve If you are up to it, you can also check and adjust the fuel level with the carb on the car, but it does involve crawling under to remove the bowl and float when an adjustment is needed. Also, I the correct fuel level is much less than 1/2 in and is measured in the bottom well of the fuel je...
by nsbrassnut
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian nickeled zinc hubcap, what date is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Canadian nickeled zinc hubcap, what date is this?

Hi Allan Your observations appear to match up with what I'm seeing here. I also re-read the current Judging Guidelines with the Canadian supplements. It notes that Ford Canada didn't add the "Made in Canada" in block letters until 1924 and the "Made in Canada" in curved letters in 1926. Overall simi...
by nsbrassnut
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian nickeled zinc hubcap, what date is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Canadian nickeled zinc hubcap, what date is this?

Hi Wayne It was a combination of the post on your odd hubcap and then finding this one in my box that got me to post the question. I have seen in the Judging guidelines where they note zinc in the c1925 cars in the US. The puzzle for me is the lack of "Made in Canada" and assuming that those marked ...
by nsbrassnut
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian nickeled zinc hubcap, what date is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Canadian nickeled zinc hubcap, what date is this?

Hi Allan I am up to around 9 distinct and different styles/patterns of Canadian model T hubcaps. The challenge now is trying to also sort out what was used when. All part of plan to add to the documentation notes for Canadian Ts. Many are similar to the ones you mentioned. Ford Canada used a combina...
by nsbrassnut
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help to confirm the year of this tailight
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Help to confirm the year of this tailight

Hi All

I got luck recently and found a really good E&J blank and brass tail light at local flea market. Even better, its for a right hand drive car which is nice as that is correct for here (Nova Scotia) before 1923.

Is this for 1913 or 1914 or for both?

Jeff
Nova Scotia

PS. Its a keeper too.
by nsbrassnut
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian nickeled zinc hubcap, what date is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Canadian nickeled zinc hubcap, what date is this?

Hi All While reviewing and cleaning my collection of variations of Canadian T hubcaps I found one that appears to be nickel plated zinc. The base metal is not magnetic and is light. The top side is nickel plated and where worn through the base metal has started to pit. The pattern is Ford only, with...
by nsbrassnut
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank handle ratchet
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: Crank handle ratchet

Hi All I had the same problem with a new aluminum clamping pulling on my '15. The pin hole is slightly too far back in the pulley. I decided not to try to cut the center out deeper using my lathe as it didn't look too thick in the back wall. I elected to take a spare ratchet and slowly file part of ...
by nsbrassnut
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 2431

Re: Open car rear view mirrows

Hi All I bought and tried to fit one of the new heavy clamp on mirrors but it would not fit on the folding frame of my 15 in a satisfactory way. The other pressed brass clamp on shakes with the vibrations. I used to have a plastic simple one that stuck on with a suction cup. The rubber mount greatly...
by nsbrassnut
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: How do you post pictures?
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

How do you post pictures?

Hi All

How do you post pictures in this new format? I can't seem to get the process to work.

I'm missing something in the process.

Thanks

Jeff
Nova Scotia
by nsbrassnut
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto failure solved, thanks to the Forum archives and R.V. Anderson
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: Magneto failure solved, thanks to the Forum archives and R.V. Anderson

Try shining a flash light in the magneto post and look for a piece of metal caught up around the contact pad on the coil assembly. When mine failed, the removable magneto post was clean. The piece of tie wire was caught on the side of the magneto contact pad inside and could just be seen with a ligh...
by nsbrassnut
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 turtle deck
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: 1916 turtle deck

It can depend on the manufacturer of the turtle deck. Some are wood frame only and the metal skin of the body becomes the floor. Others have a rabbit in the wood framing and a wooden floor. Mine was wood frame only and I added a wood floor on top of the framing instead of dumping things on the paint...
by nsbrassnut
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ladies with their own Ts
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Ladies with their own Ts

Hi All Hopefully this link works. One of our local 'pre 42 car club members was interviewed in her Model T. She has 2 and is fortunate to live in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada where the traffic will allow a T to get around without too much issue. https://www.cumberlandnewsnow.com/news/enjoying...
by nsbrassnut
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders
Replies: 22
Views: 2007

Re: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders

Hi Jeff I'm envious of your '13 Canadian T. Canadian Fords from I think even pre T had their fenders made in Canada by local shops. A good tinsmith could make them and it avoided the import duty. The extra bead on the outside of the fenders confirms that they are Canadian. The used the extra bead un...
by nsbrassnut
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you imagine ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Re: Can you imagine ???

Ran when parked. :D
by nsbrassnut
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD Engine Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: RHD Engine Questions

Hi All Well I just had to chime in on this one having recently got a Canadian RHD car back on the road. Yes you can modify part for the conversion, but the list of parts that are different does add up. For example here is a list of most of the parts that are specific to the RHD cars that you need to...
by nsbrassnut
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate
Replies: 14
Views: 1625

Re: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate

Hi All There is an important statement in the article that applies here that hasn't been mentioned yet. "The researchers pointed out that the specific additive they used -- HFE7000 -- is non-corrosive, non-flammable and ozone friendly. One limitation is that the approach only works on vertical heat ...
by nsbrassnut
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Canadian brass side lights
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Wanted Canadian brass side lights

Hi Craig Just for info. I have been collecting information on the Canadian Clasco lights. In part as I am also restoring a '15 Canadian T. Those marked Clasco brass tops are hard to find. I think that Ford Canada actually used plain brass top (no script or lettering) Clasco lamps for the first part ...
by nsbrassnut
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto failure solved, thanks to the Forum archives and R.V. Anderson
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: Magneto failure solved, thanks to the Forum archives and R.V. Anderson

Hi All In regard to the magneto lights. I agree with all the comments above. I wanted to start with my T near bone stock and see what that was like. The magneto lights are not part of the longer term plan, but for now no night time driving is planned. Before night time driving is planned, the lights...
by nsbrassnut
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto failure solved, thanks to the Forum archives and R.V. Anderson
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Magneto failure solved, thanks to the Forum archives and R.V. Anderson

Hi All I recently went through a magneto failure issue that I think others have experienced in the past as well. My recently restored ’15 Canadian Torpedo ran just fine on magneto through the recent PEI Red Dirt Tour. But when I wanted to go on my solo drive for Sunday morning coffee the magneto sud...
by nsbrassnut
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1925 Brake Assembly***
Replies: 15
Views: 2205

Re: ***1914-1925 Brake Assembly***

Hi Allan

I see the correction in the second drawing now. I was focusing on the original.

Projecting curves in isometrics can sometimes lead to interesting views.

I also appreciate the drawings. They help to show how the parts go together. Something that Ford didn't get around to for the Ts.
by nsbrassnut
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1925 Brake Assembly***
Replies: 15
Views: 2205

Re: ***1914-1925 Brake Assembly***

Hi All

Here is a picture of one installed.

Part 3848 is upside down.

:D

Still a great drawing.
by nsbrassnut
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1925 Brake Assembly***
Replies: 15
Views: 2205

Re: ***1914-1925 Brake Assembly***

Excellent drawing.

Although it might just be me, but you might want to take a second look at the spring mount that bolts to the backing plate.

It looks like it might be upside down.

:D
by nsbrassnut
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I have a question for the boys down under
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: I have a question for the boys down under

A note from the Canadian east coast. Since we also used to drive on the other side up to 1923. I have seen an older partially restored 1910 Canadian RHD, which had the tail light on the left, but the rear panel may have been replaced. I have seen pictures of the 13-14 Canadian RHD with taillights on...