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by Matt in California
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Dan, Thanks for posting those photos! I agree it is fun to see the colorized Ford. Your brochure is clearly different than the one on eBay as the photos don't match the colors I mentioned above. If anyone has a brochure like the one on eBay please post higher quality photos. The following is in the ...
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I found this interesting example of advertising from Ford: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F383300335299 Note it shows the following: Fordor: Green Tudor: Gray Coupe: Maroon Touring: Green (or perhaps Blue) Roadster: Brown If you were a dealer and want...
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: Remove Hogshead

I am sure back in the day a mechanic would be fired if they couldn't do it:) But I would say that it is some work. I have removed and replaced the hogshead on a couple of engines. The two most recent I had the leak between the felt seal and the pan. Good to see that I am not the only one:) Also a go...
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Thanks all for your thoughts. I don't really know much about model Ts and feel like I learn something everyday. Bruces Encyclopedia on the MTFCA for the 1926-1927 improved models ( https://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1926-27H.htm ) states a lot about the colors including: " COLORS After the initial announ...
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Wind wings

Any offers?
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

As Jim Joseph Andulics stated earlier on this thread. From the same encyclopedia. Pictured is my "original" 26 Fordor. COLORS: All cars were painted black, with black fenders, initially. Closed cars were then offered in colors: green for the Tudor and Coupe, and Maroon for the Fordor. Other options ...
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I am posting the following photos for TBill (these are NOT photos of my car). Bill wants us to comment on them and the possibility that it is original paint. Under Cowl 356D90D9-AFA7-4681-8125-C6C50A5ED56F.jpeg Cowl 7F36BC2D-BDD1-480C-A7ED-5786D325EA2D.jpeg Back B9AADBFE-6318-4F04-8C77-EB6D374212DC....
by Matt in California
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2092

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

Barbara, I sent you an email message. But I wanted to say the following publicly: My condolences for your husbands passing. I never meet him nor have I done business with him, but it is clear that he made a significant contribution to the hobby. And it is clear that you had a major hand in helping h...
by Matt in California
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Bill, I am always open to learning new things on the forum. And I think that sometime we find details on our cars that don't match the norm or period references. But I think you may have to really do some uncovering to prove that your paint was not done for restoration. Please post some photos of yo...
by Matt in California
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased
Replies: 18
Views: 1464

Re: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased

I appreciate all the help! You never know what you will find in a pile of T parts! It takes a bunch of T nuts to know what every thing is.

Here is something else that I could not identify.
It is some sort of panel with a light.
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Matt
by Matt in California
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Bill, Mine clearly has the red painted over the black. The photos can be deceptive because the black is in the high spots and the red in the valleys, but this is because the black paint degraded then the red paint stuck to the surfaces in the valleys. The cars with original red should be “Windsor Ma...
by Matt in California
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915-16 Runabout Body Sold pending payment
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

Re: 1915-16 Runabout Body For Sale

Mike,
I am watching this. I am trying to think of the offer I could give you (not seriously thought). I have the engine for it, I can get the fenders:) Too bad we are not next door neighbors:)

Matt
by Matt in California
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2092

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

Barbara, Thanks so much for offering these to the club members. Leon has been such a gift to the hobby and helped, so many get there cars back on the road. I am sure many who don't take up this project may regret it in the future. You are a long drive from my home, so I am waiting to see who will re...
by Matt in California
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased
Replies: 18
Views: 1464

Re: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased

Wow! I give thanks to MTFCA! Ray thanks so much! The transmission that I have is marked “f0” so I believe it is from mid 1940. As far as value I found one in similar condition from1941 that sold for $800 on eBay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163948...
by Matt in California
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased
Replies: 18
Views: 1464

Re: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased

Here is a small transmission.
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Is it worth finding a home for these?
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Thanks!

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased
Replies: 18
Views: 1464

Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased

I always like to find new homes for stuff that I acquire with my T parts. Can anyone ID any of these. I can post new photos if needed. 18A0E394-E45E-4E38-B92E-9EF94C316BC5.jpeg ED7C212D-B4D7-42C0-BC93-AFAC59FB1A4F.jpeg 8A14E6B4-4B4A-4B46-AEF6-1C0C9616303A.jpeg DA1A954F-1C66-47B6-8A38-4E36C6B8CE8A.jp...
by Matt in California
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I got this with the body: 0CA606DF-E146-45A7-8238-D3800B122A49.jpeg 3EA202E1-180B-4F08-B56B-7F4AA120D640.jpeg This body came from Maine. Anyone recognize the business on the front side of the card or the upholstery person on the backside of the card? I’m not sure when this card was received it might...
by Matt in California
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Dallas Landers wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Dont worry, it the extended cab! Very rare? :lol:
Wow! You are correct!
by Matt in California
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

... But unless you've got a speed worm in that rear end, you might as well kept the T's standard chassis. Martynn, I am not into speed. I care about torque:) Actually this is my answer to the following scenario: I bought a TT chassis because I have parts to put together a dump truck. Then I bought ...
by Matt in California
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Martynn, Wow always learning something new on the forum. I believe that I have a Tudor tank in my touring. All I can say is that I got it to fit. I haven’t tried my Fordor body out. I will see if it it too tight. Here is my solution to dealing with the heavy Fordor body;) FB74968D-74D2-4814-BF57-5E3...
by Matt in California
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I put it on the chassis, but it doesn’t seem to fit.
:o
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Maybe the body shrunk because it was taken off a chassis about 40 years ago.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Martynn, Your work is always appreciated! I was just thinking the same thing about the gad tank today as I was working on my Fordor. My conclusion is that it was the lowest selling model. They didn't even redesign it from the earlier Fordor, only changed the cowl to fit the 1926-7 hood. I wonder if ...
by Matt in California
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Thanks Kieth and Rich, I think I need to get some better photos. It may look better in person. From 10 feet it is hard to detect. I left the brake fluid on too long on the section under the doors on the left side and I did pull of the paint. I am glad that it is less noticeable. But Kieth's word of ...
by Matt in California
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Kieth, Thanks for your advice! I just read your post after work on this for four hours. Not only do I want to look into the stripper. I wanna look into the methods that you mentioned. I didn’t use steel wall but I did use a toothbrush, an old sponge, a rag and lots of paper towels! Here are the resu...
by Matt in California
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I did some testing with brake fluid to remove the red paint that was added. I started in the area that wouldn’t be is visible- the center post. Now I plan to tackle the back! B791B27D-1A85-420B-B502-2C54CCA30C3B.jpeg It is shiny because I applied brake fluid last night. And I just put a second coat ...
by Matt in California
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Rich, Yes, I am hoping that these details will be helpful for future restorers who may come across this tread. Joseph, If the engine number is correct that was with this body it would be April 1st 1926, so it looks like black Fordors were produced into July 1926. Matt, In your picture above with the...
by Matt in California
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Front Floor Boards:
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Note: the number above. Does anyone know what this is for?
by Matt in California
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Rear side windows: 21775694-9A77-4702-AE14-C2CA2DEEB31B.jpeg D98492D6-54CF-4A3F-AA2B-80F03E793F41.jpeg The little aluminum will above gave me trouble, but after I got it spinning it worked well. 65371656-B7AF-4C2C-A26D-98D73E2931EA.jpeg 79B4FB59-11ED-4300-B899-D5137B467C93.jpeg BFB58002-E845-4A07-85...
by Matt in California
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Under and the sides of the front seats:
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Note: center strap bent, likely to remove gas tank.
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by Matt in California
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Here are some photos of my front seats.
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by Matt in California
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

From the same encyclopedia. Pictured is my "original" 26 Fordor. COLORS: All cars were painted black, with black fenders, initially. . . Joseph, I love your photo! The last word of the quote above seems very important to this discussion- initially. What is your engine number or date of manufacture ...
by Matt in California
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 24
Views: 891

Re: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

Martynn,
Now that I am a '26 Fordor owner (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8061), I really appreciate your work on this!

Matt
by Matt in California
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926-27 tudor body
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: 1926-27 tudor body

Kim,
If I got this body it could join my recent Fordor body that I got: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8061
Then I would have three body styles for one year.

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I found this in one of the door pockets.
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Does anyone know what these are?

Thanks,
Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3316

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Mark Gregush, Regarding your earlier comment: I thought that was illegal since Boyd Coddington was convicted of selling vintage cars made up of mostly new parts. From Wikipedia : In his later days, he began registering cars that were essentially completely custom fabrications as antique automobiles,...
by Matt in California
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3316

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Perhaps we just need a handful of terms to describe each type of Model T. Here is a start: Restored Model T: To be 100% restored each part must be brought back to original condition. New replacement parts can be used if not detectable in inspection. Safety items may or may be acceptable depending on...
by Matt in California
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3316

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Mark, I hear you. All I need to do is find a rear axle, engine and front end an then use a pile of money to buy new sheet metal, a wood kit and upholstery... If you think of it how original is even paint and upholstery. I think things are changing from the 1960s-1970s where people went for the most ...
by Matt in California
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Color Thanks for all the input on the Fordor color. For mine it is very clear that the car was originally black. I didn’t think much of it, then I noticed in Bruce McCalley’s book he mentions in 1926 Fordor should be “Windsor Maroon.” I wonder how many made it out with that color. Floor Boards Arni...
by Matt in California
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 Fordor Body
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: 1926 Fordor Body

Thanks Mike! I will blame you and all of the potential buyers that live too far away;)

I will am posting photos on link above.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Bill,
This car was originally Ford black day and night.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I don't see anything special with a two piece rear floor boards. Vendors sell them: https://www.modeltford.com/item/3626CRH2.aspx

Perhaps from the photo it was not clear that this was from the rear. It is much easier to service the battery with these.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 Fordor Body
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: 1926 Fordor Body

I have a bit of a beaf with everyone on the forum who passed up this deal that followed me home yesterday!
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I posted more info here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8061

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 59
Views: 2752

Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Okay they did add some accessories and had an interesting concept going with the paint, but everything looks very original. I don’t plan to restore this, but I do plan to put it on the correct frame. I am in a hunt for matching fenders and splash guard. I would love to get your comments. I would als...
by Matt in California
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Model T +++ or ---- Ground ???
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: Ford Model T +++ or ---- Ground ???

A while back I did some research and found the following: Why a Positive ground? For early cars with varnished cloth wires would absorb moisture and cause corrosion. It was found that reversing the polarity would actually reduce corrosion. Why a Negative ground? After plastic coating of wires was co...
by Matt in California
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What does this six blade fan belong to?
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: What does this six blade fan belong to?

Thanks Vern and Gene! But I was hoping it was a rare Model T fan;)

Gene, this makes one more reason for me to dream about getting your babitt tools!

Matt
by Matt in California
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What does this six blade fan belong to?
Replies: 3
Views: 528

What does this six blade fan belong to?

I acquired this fan recently in a pile of model T parts. Any idea what it goes to?
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Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos
Replies: 16
Views: 812

Re: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos

I have this one will. Frankly I have no particular attachment to it. (Hint, Hint;)
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Let me know if you need photos of anything in particular.

Enjoy,
Matt
by Matt in California
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 1535

Re: 1912 engine and transmission Value

I hope my question is Does not take away from the original question.

What is the going price for a 1914 engine?

How about a 1915 engine?


Obviously condition matters. If this 1912 engine was considered to be $1000, How much would we be looking at if it was 1914 or 1915?

Thanks,
Matt
by Matt in California
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1575

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

I was thinking about doing what Richard mentioned. Using a old grease cab and put in Zürich oil fitting in it. But I found this! 39FF7898-BEF8-418D-8427-3D9484C4CC27.jpeg I need to clean out the old grease. EAADAB1F-E3C6-433F-9A30-7D60DC5B076C.jpeg Here it is mounted on a loose hub. 4B8E055D-FEAC-47...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Don't you love it when?
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: Don't you love it when?

Love this! Thanks for posting this Jeff!

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 2091

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

A member contacted me regarding a Buzz saw that they are building. He was looking for some info, so I thought I would post it hear and get others input. First here is some other examples of Model T Buzz saws: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/551591.html?1435189210 Info on Model T Governor...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2249

Re: New Tool

Mike,
Please send me information on your tool.

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 24
Views: 891

Re: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

Martynn,
Work hardening is a real thing. Vibrations from the engine can make copper very brittle over time. What happens the copper will start annealed, but the vibrations over time make it very hard and brittle. Perhaps your smooth running car makes it last longer.

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 6859

Re: Hershey 2019 — Day 1

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by Matt in California
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying this wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: I need help identifying this wheel

Dan,
Thanks for your response! Very neat concept. I wonder how good they worked. Unfortunately I only have the one and no hub for the bearings.

Matt
by Matt in California
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 1039

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

I took Wayne's advice, except I watched spaghetti westerns as I gave my self a holiday from work. Also, I have enjoyed reading peoples responses on this thread. I feel a bit like the hero in theses westerns- out numbered. It seems to me there are basically three ways to understand the quote: Option ...
by Matt in California
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying this wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: I need help identifying this wheel

Jeff,
I agree it does look like some sort of demountable conversion. Has anyone seen one? Does anybody have more information?

Matt
by Matt in California
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1575

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Thanks David,
Yes, I was in the category of never doing it before. Not all bearings are the same. Modern cars have sealed bearings:)

Thanks to all for the input!

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying this wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 488

I need help identifying this wheel

I got this wheel with the interesting hub along with a bunch other Model T wheels. Can anyone explain this to me?
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Thanks!
Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 1039

”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

I was looking up something and it quoted that Henry Ford made the famous color statement according to his autobiography. I had always heard on this forum there was no evidence that Ford said this. I found the following in his autobiography. See page 45 of the following: https://pdfbooks.co.za/librar...
by Matt in California
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?

I use Green Grease for everything greased on my Ts. See: https://www.amazon.com/Green-Grease-101-Waterproof-Temperature/dp/B004Y06YT8 I have never seen this grease on any model T part that is greased before I use it so it is a good verification that I did it:) And assuming I cleaned everything prior...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?

Matt... I get $275 for a set when I provide the cores. This is one of those days I wish I could go back in bed before I got up this morning! Not to mention I ruined the two inner races, I’m feeling like I’m coming down with a cold. I hope this will help someone. That is as education of what NOT to ...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1866

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

Steve, Sorry to hear about how much trouble you are having. I am imagine as others have said it is likely a engine problem. But when I listen to it you say it reminds me of the first time I got my very first Model T engine running. It was on the chassis and been sitting out for sometime. I believe t...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?

Scott, Oops! Thanks for the FYI! This is why I asked first! I didn’t read Steve’s post until I was done and when others mentioned heat I took it to mean that the part would not be reused. In my understanding heat would change the metallurgy properties. James, how much does a set like that cost? Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1575

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Wow! Thanks for all the help! I decided to start with a old wheel I had. I used David’s advice. I believe at Bakersfield I picked up the tool in a box of stuff. AF0D0C3C-5F3D-4764-B317-E39F1E177758.jpeg It was easy as butter to get it out. But I can see it is not the best bearing! Good thing this wh...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?

Thanks for everyone’s input! This is what I did: Heat source- angle grinder. 746A89C5-49FD-4D84-BAB3-D6AA63769D94.jpeg Large monkey wrench was then able to move it... 7FEE265D-F435-4FB1-8E18-ABD24F73F78B.jpeg But that didn’t help in getting it off. But I found the flat spots that Steve mentioned. 03...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?

Is this normal?
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Thanks!
Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1575

Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Simple question: How do you grease the inside front wheel bearings?

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone identify the seat?
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Can anyone identify the seat?

Thanks Henry! I think that you are correct. The arch back of the seat really supports your though.

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone identify the seat?
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Can anyone identify the seat?

I acquired this seat with a bunch of other Model T stuff in a lot. I was trying to identify it. The bottom is about 34 inches wide and 18 inches deep. The back is about 34 inches wide and 24 inches tall. AFAF815E-2F10-4CF5-A6AD-563C436C89AD.jpeg 4A9074A7-3413-4B74-B16D-1FC8B2E88E30.jpeg D24C2F49-FC7...
by Matt in California
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: reducing 12v to 6v
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: reducing 12v to 6v

I have used wire like Hank above. I have also used a resistor (see picture). Depending on the current draw resistance values may need to be changed. A voltage divider with equal value resistors would be problematic for something drawing a lot of current. If the Horn drives around 1 Amp at 6 volts, a...
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 Fordor Body
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: 1926 Fordor Body

Wow! This is such a nice body. I would love to have a Fordor! I hope someone decides to buy it so I can sleep at night.

Boy, I have never wanted someone else to get something I am so interested in. If it was mine. I would keep it as is exempt paint over the color to match the black.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 2091

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Perry,
I know that the line can be plugged. It sounds like you had to really tear down the engine!

Before I do that I was wondering if there is a easy way to verify that it is plugged?

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 2091

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Now I have a question:

Before I put the inspection cover back on. I wanted to verify that the oil line is working. I put some oil actually 2 quarts in the reservoir of the oil pan. I hand cranked it and didn’t see any oil come out the oil line.

Do you have any advice?

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 2091

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Here is my fix. 70D300AC-D3C5-428E-A6ED-A8EFEEB31A02.jpeg What a pain to do this from the bottom side of the engine! Fortunately it was only number two and number three cylinders. I couldn’t have done it for the number four cylinder. I’m used to the later for drip pan engines. I can see how much of ...
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 2091

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

This is a better photo of the issue I was trying to see if anyone can figure out earlier.
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Matt
by Matt in California
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.

Thanks for all the input on these split ring rims! I understand: No Ford parts here. Yet! I am still going through the stack. It looks like I will get an education! As Wayne mentioned I don't have a set. The first style I have three rims, five rings, one split rim. The second style I have two rims o...
by Matt in California
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Wind wings

I just noticed the markings on the claps: "Eas-A-Just Sunset Specialty Co."
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If anyone has interest please make an offer.
Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Information Wanted: Champion Wind Shield MFG Co San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Information Wanted: Champion Wind Shield MFG Co San Francisco

John,
Is your part also made by Champion Wind Shield? If so what are the measurements?

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.

Exhibit B This one I have the wood in the hub inside. I don’t know if the wood or hub is original to the rim. (I actually have two of the rims.) The sizes the same 25 inch diameter that takes a 32 x 3 1/2” tire. This is very similar to the above, but the grove is rounded on the bottom as opposed to ...
by Matt in California
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.

Dale, Thanks for your response! I’m starting from knowing zero about these. I will post the most complete set first. For the type I have three rims five rings and one split rim. So this means I have only one complete. (What I’m realizing is what I have is literally a mix match of lots of parts. But ...
by Matt in California
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 608

I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.

I purchased a number of items including the stack of split rims: 8F4472D2-9027-45A3-A942-CBC7B43EF9DE.jpeg Here is a rim with with two detachable rings: F54529C5-0301-4948-A844-1EEC68DC4C1B.jpeg This wheel has a hub larger than the Ford TT cap. I am not sure if the hub Or woodwork goes with this rim...
by Matt in California
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS early engine blocks free
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: FS early engine blocks free

I am interested. I will send you a PM mail
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Nelson Timer?
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Nelson Timer?

Obviously $75.

If you don't believe me, post it and someone will pay you that:)

But I am happy to pay you $5.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford numerology on Model T & A hoods
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Ford numerology on Model T & A hoods

I asked my dad to look for a hood in our pile of parts for my friends new Model AA. Our discussion went from the differences between 28/29 to 30/31. My dad proceeded to measure a number of Model A & T hoods. This is what we discovered regarding the length from front to back: 1930-31 ~30-31 inches 19...
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Information Wanted: Champion Wind Shield MFG Co San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Information Wanted: Champion Wind Shield MFG Co San Francisco

John, Thanks for sharing that this is desirable. I would be up to passing it on to someone else, but my goal would be more in line with getting the correct window. This has the short arms on it and I need long arms. I could use these as the simply unscrew. I am wondering if anyone has any informatio...
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Wind wings

Cameron, Thanks for sharing your picture! I agree the do honor your car well!

I still have these parts available. Perhaps if you don't want to pay me you could trade me your ECCT:) That is what I am raising money for at the moment.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings

Maybe I missed it, but could someone please post Dan's needle bearings price and how to order them?

Thanks,
Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Wind wings

Here are spare original plate glass. I’m not sure if it’s worth shipping to you as templates. Make me an offer words of my time to send it to you. 29B0B481-9502-4143-A10A-156A4254D9A8.jpeg These are probably not wind wings. But if you know what they are and would want original beveled glass let me k...
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Wind wings

I may want to keep these but feel free to make me an offer. Again if you don’t want the glass I could ship just the parts.
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by Matt in California
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Wind wings

I also have this orphan clamp (make offer).
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by Matt in California
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Wind wings

Here is an original set. I was thinking of keeping this, but want to raise money for a ECCT. I am asking $350 plus shipping for this original item. Note: This is missing one clamp that connects to the windshield bracket. If you don’t want the glass it should easily fit in a flat rate box ($13). Plea...
by Matt in California
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 2220

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Matt, I probably have about $275-$325 all in on this project . . . not too bad for a shop-tool type HCCT. I bought some components a couple of years ago, so hard to come up with an exact figure. Joseph, This looks amazing! You are showing the work of a true craftsman. It makes me tempted to make on...
by Matt in California
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2253

Re: tripple gear bushings

Jeff,
I would like to get the bearing material tested. I might be able to at the local university materials lab. Let me know if you are game for sending me a sample. If so I will check to see if it is possible.

Thanks,

Matt