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by richc
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Extra Water Hole on Block Deck
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Extra Water Hole on Block Deck

My Reeder head...
Reeder Head Top_s.jpg
Reeder Head Bottom_s.jpg
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by richc
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Extra Water Hole on Block Deck
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Extra Water Hole on Block Deck

Pictured below is a 1918 block I’m taking apart and am down to one stuck piston to complete the task. Now the reason for this post is to point your attention to the extra oblong water hole opposite the usual one, both in the center section of the deck. Has anyone come across this modification - I as...
by richc
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

Sometimes you're lucky!
Adjusting Points_s.jpg
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by richc
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you find at Luray???
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Re: What did you find at Luray???

I came home with 10 or 11 different items, but this 5Z-210 flywheel cap screw wrench is my favorite find.
5Z-210 Wrench_s.jpg
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by richc
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT Rear Leaf Springs ... How many Leaves?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Model TT Rear Leaf Springs ... How many Leaves?

From the parts catalog...
Rear Springs.jpg
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Although the top leaf is very short, they are often found broken.

Rich C.
by richc
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?
Replies: 71
Views: 4917

Re: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?

Looks like I will be hunting for a 1911-18 straight spindle arm. I didn't notice the crack until after sandblasting this piece. :(
Cracked Spindle Arm_s.jpg
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by richc
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3592

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

I installed the exhaust pipe and muffler on my 1926 TT chassis. The exhaust pipe is one of Larry Smith's fine reproductions and the muffler ends are originals. The two outer shell pieces are from a reproduction muffler while the inner shell is part of the exhaust pipe. The fit was great, making for ...
by richc
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 21
Views: 2135

Re: Spark & Gas levers

I did what Larry S. suggested regarding filling in the worn segment of the rods before re-plating, and it worked out great.
Rods2.JPG
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by richc
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting 1916 Engine Block
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Interesting 1916 Engine Block

I enjoy collecting and studying Model T engine blocks and seeing if I can find something interesting. It is especially fun when I discover one that is different from the normal expectations. I recently found and bought this 1916 block and I thought I'd share the find. At first glance you might be wo...
by richc
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what is an original 1920 frame worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: what is an original 1920 frame worth?

I have a 1914-16 frame that had the opposite of a bulge - it apparently had been bumped in at one place on the side rail. I know a '14-16 frame is worth a bit more making it worthy of a repair if possible, but it was pretty easy to fix.
Frame1s.jpg
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by richc
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear end
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: TT rear end

For filling the TT rear axle through the filler plug on the housing I used the procedure pictured below.
Filling Rear End sm.jpg
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by richc
Mon May 18, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1913-14 Ford T headlights and sidelights.
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

Re: FS 1913-14 Ford T headlights and sidelights.

Kim,
It's been a week since I confirmed via email to purchase a few of your pieces, however I have not received a confirmation. If you would, please let me know where we are so that I can forward a payment. Thank you for your time and trouble.
Rich C.
by richc
Tue May 12, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Ford Script Cast Iron Timers 1915-1919
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: FS: Ford Script Cast Iron Timers 1915-1919

Hello Ed,

Email sent. Thank you.

Rich C.
by richc
Sat May 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show me your TT beds!
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: Show me your TT beds!

My original 1924 C-Cab TT stake bed truck.
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Rich C.
by richc
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sediment bulb screen - what's the trick ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1945

Re: sediment bulb screen - what's the trick ?

Thanks to everyone for posting their soldering advice. I learned some good ideas. It didn't do the pre-tinning, but still ended with satisfactory results. Remember when soldering, "Cleanliness is next to Godliness."
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by richc
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: Engine number question

The Canadian engine blocks used casting dates through to the end of production whereas these dates were discontinued in USA production starting in 1922. For whatever reason, the Canadian blocks revised their casting dates around 1923 using an alphabet letter to designate the year. “A” for 1923, “B” ...
by richc
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: Engine number question

I have at late 1917 Canadian engine block with the same casting date location, with serial number C138960. I believe you have an authentic Canadian Ford block. Bakersfield buy Pic1.JPG BTW, the changeover from the inline casting date to circular casting date on the Canadian blocks appears to have ta...
by richc
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 8287

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Wouldn’t loosening the spring perches at the rear axle housing allow you to swivel the entire rear end assembly forward the required ¼”?

Rich C.
by richc
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Perch Thread Size
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Rear Perch Thread Size

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and offers. I’ve been playing with my rear perch & nut pieces this morning. What I did was lightly file the tops of the treads on the perch and nuts to remove any burrs and slightly reduce the height of the threads. Then, using some valve grinding compound, littl...
by richc
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Perch Thread Size
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Rear Perch Thread Size

I have a few rear spring perches with good threads, some with their original nuts and some without. The nut thread size is 11/16” – 16 tpi. Having bought a couple of new perch nuts from the vendors, I find these replacement nuts cannot be threaded on the perches. Some rudimentary measurements are as...
by richc
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Truck Part Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: TT Truck Part Identification

Mark, your piece is from an early TT rear spring perch. Those early perches had a narrow casting with a collar on each end to make up the width. Later, the perch castings were full length and didn't have the collars anymore. This picture is not the best, but it shows where your collar sits. TT Haul ...
by richc
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS SIX FLUTE OIL BREATHER CAP
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: FS SIX FLUTE OIL BREATHER CAP

1914-16 B.JPG I’m not trying to muddy the issue, however, here are four different 1914-16 oil caps. The black one on the left is a six flute steel cap with Ford script and Made in USA. This I believe is correct for mid-1914 to mid-1915. The three flute Ford script with Made in USA cap on the right ...
by richc
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 10878

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

February 2nd and it’s sunny and 76 degrees in Tulsa! Seemed like an opportune time for the inaugural test drive of my 1924 TT chassis. I had started the engine half a dozen times or so letting it run 20 or 30 minutes over the past several weeks - even got it to start hand cranking it off the magneto...
by richc
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT shackle Bushings.
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: TT shackle Bushings.

Size: OD 1.00" ID 11/16" OAL 3.00". Best to confirm just to make sure, however. I got my TT shackle bushings from Bronzebushings.com. Looking through their site I don't see the 3 inch length listed anymore, but I would imagine they would still make them if requested. Hope this helps, Rich C.
by richc
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange model t motor casting date, any ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: Strange model t motor casting date, any ideas

Wayne – both my 1918 circular casting date blocks, plus the other one I saw, were all pre-generator blocks. For 1919 blocks there are four different styles, if I may call them that. They are inline casting dates with and w/o generator provision and circular casting dates with and w/o generator provi...
by richc
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange model t motor casting date, any ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: Strange model t motor casting date, any ideas

Although the circular casting date is generally considered introduced in 1919, they actually started showing up early as mid 1918. I have two 1918 blocks with a circular casting date, the earlier one (June) shown below, and have seen one other. Block with Circ casting.JPG On the flip side of this th...
by richc
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 6775

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

I replaced the bushing in my steering bracket which will eventually get bolted to a 1914 roadster chassis. The original bushing was the long one piece style and it wasn’t wanting to let loose of its host. A bushing driver didn’t budge it nor did tapping one end of the bushing with a ½” NPT tap and i...
by richc
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry needed a locking steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: Henry needed a locking steering wheel

My 1922 Coupe had a locking steering wheel with the original key (which works) when I bought it. It's still on the car today.
Steering Accessory.JPG
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by richc
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford script TT cab
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Ford script TT cab

As Jeff said, this back panel with the Ford script was used on the earliest AA trucks, until February 1928.

Rich C.
by richc
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rare 1913 only Victor tail lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Rare 1913 only Victor tail lamp

PM sent to you, Andrew.

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by richc
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Small difference in 1913 Victor 1 side lamps
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Small difference in 1913 Victor 1 side lamps

Among the treasures I found at Hershey was the mate to my 1913 Victor “1” cowl lamp. Now I have a matching set. RSC Differences1.jpg Nope, not so fast! A close inspection revealed the spade mounting brackets were different. RSC Differences2.jpg I find the details to be interesting and know nobody wo...
by richc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear end question....
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: TT rear end question....

One other indicator of an early TT is the rear cross member. The early ones are shorter and have only one hole for mounting a bed instead of two. Your photo field of view didn't quite cover this area of the frame. Pictured below is what I'm describing.
TT Haul2.jpg
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by richc
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 46
Views: 5928

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

I’m not trying to change the purpose of Matt G’s original post about his great Model T buzz saw – I love it. However, there was some interest regarding the aluminum hogshead on his late 1915 / early 1916 engine assembly. From an earlier post by Hap Tucker in July 2012 we get this mention of 1916 alu...
by richc
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 46
Views: 5928

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

It looks like the transmission hogshead is aluminum. During early 1916 a few aluminum transmission covers were used alongside the newly introduced cast iron covers. These 1916 aluminum covers were more like the 1911-12 style covers in that did not have the reinforcing gussets at the bolts holes. Alu...
by richc
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 7338

Re: Show us your TT

Actually a TT in progress...
Chassis 4a.jpg
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by richc
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: 1915 Parts

Gary, I sent you an email to your AOL address.

Rich C.
by richc
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishing You all well in the Mid West
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: Wishing You all well in the Mid West

The Arkansas River through Tulsa looked more like the Mississippi River for several days – wide and fast moving. It flooded numerous areas along its course as the waters rose due to increased output flow from the upstream Keystone Lake Dam. The river is now below flood stage and cleanup is going wel...
by richc
Sat May 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Original Brass Hub Caps
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: FS Original Brass Hub Caps

PM and e-mail sent.

Rich C.
by richc
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 13022

Re: What have you done with your T in March?

This block came out of a TT truck that looked like it was cobbled together at some time in the past, based on the mix of major pieces. My plan is to make a test stand using this engine to test carburetors, starters, and generators. It’s an Oct 1925 engine, in others words an early 1926 block. It loo...
by richc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 43
Views: 6043

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

Here is the original plated tee Larry referred to.
Acetylene Gas Tee.JPG
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by richc
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 9625

Re: lets go back to the old Form

I like the new option of clicking on a posted photo and getting the full sized version of the pic.

Rich C.
by richc
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frame Anomaly
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Frame Anomaly

I found spool pieces inserted inside the frame rails on both sides of one frame while looking over some T frames I have. They’re at the rear portion of the frame. Instead of the three rivets being used for the corner bracket, one rivet was left out and this tubular support was in its place. There is...
by richc
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID’ing Body Brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Help ID’ing Body Brackets

I need to learn more about Model T bodies! Where do these brackets go, what do they do, and what years were they used? Thank you for your kind help.
Pair of Brackets ID.jpg
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by richc
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dating Ruckstells
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Re: Dating Ruckstells

This Ruckstell plate is from my TT rear axle. Given the serial number, it most certainly is a later example.
TT Plate.jpg
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by richc
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fred Houston
Replies: 32
Views: 5286

Re: Fred Houston

I’m very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing and I expend my deepest condolences to his family. Fred was my first mentor when I entered the Model T hobby and I will miss him.

Rich C.
by richc
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Schematics Available
Replies: 9
Views: 2086

Re: Model T Electrical Schematics Available

Would the later non-starter car, those with the firewall terminal block, have an electric tail light as shown in drawing #3? Or would it just be the oil tail lamp?

Rich C.