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by Chris Instness
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trailer design
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: trailer design

I watched this very ineresting demonstration on tongue weight a few years ago. Some people on the form might find it interesting also.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4jk9H5AB4lM
by Chris Instness
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1069

Re: How many of us ?

My T speedster was my first car. Started building it in the 7th grade and was driving it by the end of High School.
by Chris Instness
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bird chirping when I give her the gas
Replies: 22
Views: 755

Re: Bird chirping when I give her the gas

I had that exact problem years back. It was a leaking head gasket. I got lucky and the noise went away after re-torquing the head. You might have to change the head gasket.
by Chris Instness
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.

Visiting Baker City, OR and this photo was on the wall in a store.
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by Chris Instness
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A steel Hayes wheel. That's all I know :(
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: A steel Hayes wheel. That's all I know :(

Does a standard Hayes 23" demountable rim fit on it? Very cool. Looks similar to the Parker steel wheels.
by Chris Instness
Wed May 27, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you identify this non-Ford?
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Can you identify this non-Ford?

Early 20s Willys Knight.
by Chris Instness
Tue May 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 5583

Re: Speedsters

Spot on. How do you like the handling? 91", 7 inch engine set back, 6 and change lower in the front and 6" Z in the rear. WOW! :shock: Where do you plan on putting your legs after shortening the chassis 15”?? ;) It's a fun car to drive, especially on mountain roads with tight corners. It handles we...
by Chris Instness
Tue May 19, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 5583

Re: Speedsters

blauvelt wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 5:48 pm
That is an excellent build. You have a good eye for balance. What WB and drop did you use?
Chris Instness wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:11 am
Washed and unwashed
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Thanks Douglas,
It's a 5" drop and a 90" wheelbase.
by Chris Instness
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 5583

Re: Speedsters

Washed and unwashed
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Speedster at the blacksmith shop.jpg
by Chris Instness
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 roadster top bows and door metal detail
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: 1913 roadster top bows and door metal detail

This old thread may be useful. If you Google "top bows MTFCA" you will find a lot of old threads on top bows and maybe some useful information.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1320526950
by Chris Instness
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: foam filled tires
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: foam filled tires

Might not be a bad idea for that spare tire that always seems to be low on air when you need it.
by Chris Instness
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light

There were also similar accessory drum lights available in catalogs like Western Auto. This accessory lamp is very similar to the Hall/Ford tail light, but it has a blue stop lens. The trim ring is also not quite as detailed as the Ford drum light.
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by Chris Instness
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New speedometer and tach
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: New speedometer and tach

Looks like a great product! I appreciate the effort to make it look like an era correct ford gauge. Keep up the good work.
by Chris Instness
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 6529

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

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California plates from 1914-1930. My 1919 is not on the wall yet.
by Chris Instness
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring
Replies: 13
Views: 1434

Re: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring

While the starter if off, it is a good time to install a modern seal(sold by most parts suppliers) on the starter shaft to avoid another oil drip. You will need to cut the shaft bushing, but it is a pretty quick and easy install.
by Chris Instness
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 1915 roadster license plate/tail lamp bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: WTB: 1915 roadster license plate/tail lamp bracket

Still looking if anyone has one to sell.
by Chris Instness
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Insurance company recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 3354

Re: Insurance company recommendations

I have Grundy and thankfully I have never had to make a claim, however, I have been happy with their prices as well as their customer service if I have to contact them for any reason.
by Chris Instness
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS MORE ODDS AND ENDS
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: FS MORE ODDS AND ENDS

I'll take #6.
Thanks,
Chris
by Chris Instness
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 1915 roadster license plate/tail lamp bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 643

WTB: 1915 roadster license plate/tail lamp bracket

Looking for a 1915 roadster tail lamp/license plate bracket. These are 2 pieces with a castle nut holding them together. Let me know if anyone has one that are willing to part with.
Thanks,
Chris
crinstness@yahoo.com
by Chris Instness
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Miss
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Engine Miss

Is it a constant miss or occasional or while accelerating?
by Chris Instness
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 5692

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

Not much, but I rebuilt and installed the muffler on my 1915.
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: 62
Views: 5692

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: 481

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: 1440

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: 1075

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: 23
Views: 2682

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: 2286

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: 3184

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: 944

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: 920

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: 1264

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: 855

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: 1129

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: 707

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: 707

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: 785

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: 2782

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: 2782

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: 2782

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: 1713

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: 1776

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: 1776

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: 632

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: 1629

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: 1629

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: 1629

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: 1557

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: 793

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: 793

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: 1222

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: 185
Views: 20239

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: 1330

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: 3220

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: 1630

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: 1630

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: 1630

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: 1677

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: 1677

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: 9686

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'.