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by mortier
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley / Waltham carbs
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Holley / Waltham carbs

According to Franklin Tucker's 1967 article in Antique Automobile : "[In] 1916, the officials from the Metz Company obtained control of the American Watch Tool Company and in addition to the regular lines, parts for motor cars were made; horns, carburetors, etc. This is where the erroneous rumor aro...
by mortier
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weaver Model E Tire machine
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: Weaver Model E Tire machine

My spring measures 8" long total, made of two straight pieces with round bends at each end. The coiled part (22 coils) is 2.75". The spring steel is .108"D. The top part (straight with a hook) is 3.5" long. The hooks are face opposite directions. Attached is a sketch.

Phil
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by mortier
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for contacts' Buick and Star
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Looking for contacts' Buick and Star

The Buick Club of America is quite active. They have a Pre-War Division, also.

www.buickprewar.org
by mortier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: 25.5" Rim Spreader
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: WANTED: 25.5" Rim Spreader

Message sent.

Phil
by mortier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: 25.5" Rim Spreader
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: WANTED: 25.5" Rim Spreader

Thanks. Here is a photo of two Pacific Rim Tool spreaders. I think the small one fits the T. The larger one will do the 25.5" rims. No model number on it. I'm sure many others made them, also.

Phil
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by mortier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: 25.5" Rim Spreader
Replies: 5
Views: 346

WANTED: 25.5" Rim Spreader

Seeking a larger-size rim spreader that will fit 25-1/2" O.D. rims.

Phil Jamison
West Chester, PA
by mortier
Fri May 08, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Speedometer Cable Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: New Speedometer Cable Repair

I would fill the hole with solder, unless it is now just out of site below the rim. It's full of solder. The black is just some carbon powder around the cable. I pulled on it, and it seems tight. I now must figure how to install the other connector so the length is correct for the cable housing. It...
by mortier
Thu May 07, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Speedometer Cable Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: New Speedometer Cable Repair

I followed Mark's advice and drilled out the fitting and silver-soldered the cable inside. I'm not sure if I got the correct end in there, but it seems to be solid.

Phil
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by mortier
Wed May 06, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Speedometer Cable Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: New Speedometer Cable Repair

I don't know what was wrong with the orignal chain. The new cable was there when I got the car. Perhaps they brazed the cable on a bit crooked and it eventually broke. Langs sold an adapter (photo below), but they no longer have it. That looks better than brazing.

Phil
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by mortier
Wed May 06, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Speedometer Cable Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 735

New Speedometer Cable Repair

My Stewart speedometer "chain" cable was replaced with a steel cable. The speedo end was brazed on, and broke off there. Does anyone know if this end was hollow or had a hole in it for brazing the cable? I had no luck finding new fittings as Langs is out of stock and no other dealers I found sell th...
by mortier
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford trimotor sign
Replies: 27
Views: 2847

Re: Ford trimotor sign

The old enameled porcelain signs were produced by applying colored glass powders to a steel sheet and then melting the glass onto the steel in an oven; the same way enamel jewelry is made. The early license plates were also made this way. Is anyone making signs like that today?
by mortier
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Ground Strap
Replies: 0
Views: 526

Model T Ground Strap

A repro Model T battery grounding strap. Original style copper.
$10 includes postage to 48 states.

Phil
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by mortier
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Starting Crank Ratchet
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Starting Crank Ratchet

A Model T starting crank ratchet which I think is an original. Anyway, it's in good condition
Price $15 includes postage to 48 States.

Phil
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by mortier
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New Ford Movie
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

New Ford Movie

Looks like a fun movie:

https://youtu.be/FkUEjI2dB7g
by mortier
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A Toast to A Restored Engine!
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

A Toast to A Restored Engine!

Got this video from the Willys Overland Forum. Some Polish car guys share a unique toast to their newly-restored Overland Model 90 engine:

https://youtu.be/wamjRPRBbJ0
by mortier
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Spring Seat Diameter
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Re: Valve Spring Seat Diameter

Thanks. I'm hoping it will fit my 1915 Overland.

Phil
by mortier
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Spring Seat Diameter
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Valve Spring Seat Diameter

Could some tell me the Model T Valve Spring Seat diameter?

Phil
by mortier
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Re: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment

Does J-B Weld stick to nickel plating?
by mortier
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Re: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment

I used a torch to remove the emblem on a similar spare radiator shell and the neck fell right off. I was thinking, for re-attaching the emblem, to position a piece of solder beneath it, then holding the iron underneath.

Phil
by mortier
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

OT: Radiator Badge Attachment

The radiator badge on my 1924 Citroen is soldered in place and must be removed to nickel plate the shell. I'm afraid to re-solder the restored badge on the re-plated shell. Any suggestions? A badge restoration guy says to use silicone adhesive.

Phil
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by mortier
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White tires
Replies: 23
Views: 3103

Re: White tires

I don't see the Australian Tautflex paint in the USA, but there is 'vinyl paint" such as this one: https://www.amazon.com/ColorBond-Cream-Leather-Plastic-Refinisher/dp/B00K77FAEM?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00K77F...
by mortier
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 115
Views: 15648

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

I have a pair of E&J side lamps missing their burners. Let me know if you make any extra!

Phil
by mortier
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Stan & Ollie
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

Re: OT Stan & Ollie

Saw it last Sunday in PA. A lovely film. I got a little teary.

Phil