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by Chris Instness
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 57
Views: 3036

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

We'll this one is not my T, but I helped some friends at a local shop get this 25 roadster running and driving after a several decade long hibernation.
by Chris Instness
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any Idea what year and make of this car
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Any Idea what year and make of this car

Looks like about a 1923 Dodge to me.
by Chris Instness
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting clutch on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Interesting clutch on ebay

I have no connection to the ad but have never seen this accessory clutch. Anyone seen them or ran one? 1575739118403387804738.jpg https://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-T-Ford-Accessory-Duncombe-Auto-Coaster-MT-3915/401987110498?hash=item5d984c8662:g:SbMAAOSwnihd6n7J:sc:FedExHomeDelivery!95678!US!-1 1575778...
by Chris Instness
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices

I recently bought a modern drive shaft bearing from Chaffin's. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Chaffin's makes there own. Only have about 1500 miles on mine, but it have been trouble free and I am happy with it. Mine is not adjustable and I do not beleive Chaffin's makes an adjust...
by Chris Instness
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Build Date?
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Build Date?

Looks like Sept. 25, 1923.
by Chris Instness
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

When I clicked on the description of the car a lot more pictures came up. Interesting car. The seller does state that it has parts ranging from 1909 to 1911. I did see parts later than that, but it does have a lot of early parts on it. I wouldn't mind having it. I would probably have to change the k...
by Chris Instness
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1910 Tourabout Build
Replies: 19
Views: 2607

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Nice looking car. Good to see another one come alive.
by Chris Instness
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

You might try contacting Original Smith through a PM. I think he has a very correct 1913 touring and I believe the told me he has side curtains for it.
Best of luck.
by Chris Instness
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Almost done with the 1920 touring
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Almost done with the 1920 touring

Quite an acheivement. Looks like a very nice car. I like the aftermarket headlight lenses.
by Chris Instness
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Sturgeon & Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: Old Photo - Sturgeon & Model T

Neat accessory hood on the car.
by Chris Instness
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb sheet metal parts
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Rootlieb sheet metal parts

The fenders on my speedster came from Rootlieb and I am very pleased with them. The workmanship is top notch. It is a speedster so I can not speak to the fitment on an original car, but based on the quality of my fenders would guess they are good. I wanted the front fenders made with no aprons on th...
by Chris Instness
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: One piece!
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: One piece!

Very nice. I have enjoyed watching the progress on this truck.
by Chris Instness
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Correct 1915 top to windshield strap?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Correct 1915 top to windshield strap?

Thanks John,
So if I understand you correctly it should be a leather strap with the belt buckle style hook? Did you by chance have a photo of your son's original 1916 strap?

Thanks,
Chris
by Chris Instness
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Correct 1915 top to windshield strap?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Correct 1915 top to windshield strap?

What is the correct strap and hook for a 1915 open car? I see parts suppliers have cotton web straps for 1915. Is that correct or should it be leather? Also, what is the correct buckle/hook. The buckle style hook seems to be used with leather while the other style seems like they would work better w...
by Chris Instness
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Golden Gate Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Golden Gate Tour

Any pictures from this tour? Sounded like some interesting destinations in the description of the tour.
by Chris Instness
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report
Replies: 22
Views: 2122

Re: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report

If I remember correctly, the deep sump pan was still there when I left at around 10:45am.
by Chris Instness
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report
Replies: 22
Views: 2122

Re: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report

One of those sets can be seen in this picture in the cardboard box. The space was ran by Jay who is familiar to many here in the forum.
by Chris Instness
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report
Replies: 22
Views: 2122

Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report

As previously reported, the swap meet was moved from the grass to the pavement this year due to the grass being heavily damaged by a home show a few weeks ago. Despite that, this was a great swap meet for Model T and other pre-war stuff. Both buyer and seller attendance seemed to be high this year a...
by Chris Instness
Tue May 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Signal Lights???
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: Signal Lights???

There were also period correct accessory turn signals. Occasionally these will pop up on eBay or at a swap meet.
by Chris Instness
Mon May 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem

Thanks to everyone with for the input. It sounds like the types of primer and paint along with letting them cure seem to be the keys points. I'll make some changes and give it another go.
by Chris Instness
Mon May 06, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem

I recently primed and sanded a coil box lid in preparation for a new coat of black paint. Seconds after the black paint hit the primer it started to react with a cracking and spidering of the paint. I stopped immediately to reduce the amount I now have to sand of. I typically have good results with ...
by Chris Instness
Thu May 02, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: thread size for radius arms
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: thread size for radius arms

I believe the radius rods threads are 9/16-18.
by Chris Instness
Thu May 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ident Trans bands.
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: Ident Trans bands.

No shortening of the drive shaft is needed to change to a 26-27 transmission.
by Chris Instness
Thu May 02, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ident Trans bands.
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: Ident Trans bands.

The 26-27 transmission will fit in an earlier car, but in order to use the wider band you will need a 1926-27 pan and a 26-27 hogs head(transmission cover). The pedals can be swaped but the spacing on the 26-27 pedals are wider where the come through the floor board. It is also recommended to use pa...
by Chris Instness
Thu May 02, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ident Trans bands.
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: Ident Trans bands.

The wide bands are for a 26-27 transmission brake drum which is wider. Your transmission appears to be an earlier narrow brake drum so all of your bands will be the same width. Good luck witj your project!
by Chris Instness
Thu May 02, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Grille Shell is this???
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Re: What Grille Shell is this???

Some drum headlights were also offered through aftermarket retailers like Western Auto. I have seen sets like the drum lights on my speedster in these type of 1920s catalogs.
by Chris Instness
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Project
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: First Project

I should say, the top looks like chevrolet. The bottom is model T.
by Chris Instness
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Project
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: First Project

Look like early chevrolet, but I am not an expert on spindles. I know Chevrolet spindles have been used on speedsters because of the drop they provide.
by Chris Instness
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What To Do In Dearborn This Tuesday Afternoon?
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: What To Do In Dearborn This Tuesday Afternoon?

Henry Ford's Fairlane estate is a short drive from THF. Not sure if it will be open when you are there but you could probably walk the grounds. Edsel's home is also worth a visit.
by Chris Instness
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11486

Re: Model T Special build.

Very nice design and workmanship! Thanks for sharing.
by Chris Instness
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door knob
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Door knob

Looks like exhausting work! Very nice.
by Chris Instness
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where did you get your rear axle shafts
Replies: 25
Views: 2548

Re: Where did you get your rear axle shafts

I also bought some from Chaffin's in December.
by Chris Instness
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Heights
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Radiator Heights

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by Chris Instness
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Heights
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Radiator Heights

My 15 is a brass radiator.
by Chris Instness
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Heights
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Radiator Heights

I've got 21 3/8th in my 1915.
by Chris Instness
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dating Ruckstells
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Dating Ruckstells

Thanks for the information guys!
by Chris Instness
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dating Ruckstells
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Dating Ruckstells

I'm sure the information about dating Ruckstells based on the serial number has been published somewhere, but I was just wondering where to look. I have a Hall Scott Ruckstell I just finished installing in my 1915 and was curious about the year it was made. It's number A 15965 which I assume means i...
by Chris Instness
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 7907

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

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Finally had some weather nice enough to get out and spray some paint on my new Ruckstell for my 15'.