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by John kuehn
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?

Sorry abt the upside down post dang it! Anyway the Ford Manual says the 4th rod adjustment for the 3 dip pan takes 15 minutes longer. I remember doing the adjustment on my 19 Runabout using a unjoint socket and moving the crankshaft side to side for access to the rod bolts. Wasent real easy but not ...
by John kuehn
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?

Here is what’s in the Ford service manual about adjusting the 4th rod in the old style 3 dip case. It’s not much all you have to do is add 15 minutes to the job! I used a unjoint socket when I did mine on the Roadster a few years ago. Not real easy but take your time and offset the crankshaft for ea...
by John kuehn
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

Thanks Rich for the post. I think Wizard was probably a cheaper plug than Champion. In other words sort of an off brand. The one piece plugs were cheaper than the take apart types I guess. There probably aren’t any 2 piece Wizards around.
by John kuehn
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

Don’t know if they are real rare but I haven’t seen anybody post any Wizards before. These were in my Grandfathers plug box when I inherited his 24 Coupe in 1959. These are the best 4 and surprisingly they work fine. Probably from the 40’s or 50’s since they aren’t 2 piece. I assume they were a West...
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Creation of new rewooding plans?
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: Creation of new rewooding plans?

I think Thomas makes a good point about the plans being a good reference to make the wood pieces. I bought a set of wood for my 21 Touring from Fordwood and soon discovered some minor fit up issues. They provided some info sheets (not plans) about assembling the wood pieces which mentioned having to...
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Creation of new rewooding plans?
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: Creation of new rewooding plans?

Thomas-J What might be helpful is doing a search on rewooding on this forum from years back to the present. I just did a general search on the net using the term Model T rewooding and several posts from the MTFCA forum came up with members pictures and comments. Hope this helps. Read the comments as...
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: a "better" paint gun?
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: a "better" paint gun?

You asked about buying a good HVLP paint gun and I can tell you about my experience with a Harbour Freight gun. It worked fine without any issues. As far as a quality paint job goes I took the advice from the AutoBody technology instructors that worked at the technical schoolI I worked for before I ...
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Creation of new rewooding plans?
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: Creation of new rewooding plans?

Thanks Thomas for having an interest in preserving or coming up with a way to provide wood structure plans for T hobbyists. Dan raises some good points about how maybe to go about it. If I still had the plans I had I would donate them to someone if they were to be used in a proper way to promote the...
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Creation of new rewooding plans?
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: Creation of new rewooding plans?

I posted on the other thread about having purchased a set of Roadster plans from Mel Miller years ago for the 1919 Roadster that I finally restored. If I remember they were for 14-22 bodies and in the plans there were notes about the minor variations in these bodies that you could refer to when you ...
by John kuehn
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to get seating of starter field/pole pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: How to get seating of starter field/pole pieces

I saw a guy doing this on the forum years ago and it works pretty good. Install the starter fields in the case and tighten them up snugly with a large screwdriver that fits the screws. Mount a piece of pipe in a vise horozontality. I can’t remember exactly what size but I’m thinking it’s 1 1/2” but ...
by John kuehn
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

I bought a set of 1919 Roadster plans from Mel Miller many years ago when he was selling them. I later sold them to a guy in Canada years later who had advertised he needed a set. I sold them to him for an agreed upon price. I believe Fordwood and the wood products company in North Carolina must use...
by John kuehn
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

You may already know but Fordwood has a picture of the wood for 26-27 Roadsters on their website. Not a lot to go on but it gives you an idea.
Maybe one day copies of Leon Parker’s T plans will be made available to buy. That will up to his family of course.
by John kuehn
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Weight of bare chassis

I have always understood the chassis usually means a frame with wheels, engine, transmission and differential. It seems that way to me anyway.
by John kuehn
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

Steve you mentioned of having a few working sets of plugs. Just wondering if you have a set of T Blue Crowns. I have 3 I’ve found and eventually maybe I can find another. They were pretty good plugs and and were in business for years making all kinds. The blue rings on them look really cool if you l...
by John kuehn
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut

Over the years looking at and going over cans and boxes of small T parts I have also noticed the radiator nuts with thread holes drilled here and there. I have a feeling that on Fords assembly lines there was more than a few that were thrown on the floor and wound up in a scrap pile because they wou...
by John kuehn
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Lilliker antique auto restorations in College Station, Tx rebuilt a short block for my 24 Coupe. Good job and runs fine. He does whatever you want. He’s in the speciality parts supplier section on the MFTCA home page.
by John kuehn
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Found Key!
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Found Key!

I have to say that the repos work fine in my T’s. This stuff gets started when some guy has one that doesn’t work and decides that they are all bad and some people believe it when he passes it on. Not just keys but for anything else whether it’s T related or not. It takes all kinds to make the world...
by John kuehn
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Has anyone bought from Gene Morgan?
Replies: 21
Views: 1227

Re: Has anyone bought from Gene Morgan?

Have you got a phone number or address? If you do call him.
by John kuehn
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wood Belt Rail 24 Roadster
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Wood Belt Rail 24 Roadster

Try classicwoodproductsllc.com. They make T body kits but not sure if they sell individual pieces. I think Fordwood and classicwoodproductsllc.com are the only T wood makers that I know of.
by John kuehn
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Found Key!
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Found Key!

As with the amount of Model T’s made, we can imagine how many keys were made also over the years to replace the lost ones and the amount that were at Ford dealerships. This style of key was made from 1919-27. A nice original in good condition can be had for around 10-15 dollars and the reproductions...
by John kuehn
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Found Key!
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Found Key!

Did you go to post reply? When you go to post reply that is where you will make a reply and attachments are at the bottom if you want to add any.
by John kuehn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut

Putting both type of nuts in the kit will give an option of which you want to use. Make it a combo kit. Probably would cost a bit more but not all that much. That would solve any issue. I bought a kit for my 24 Coupe and it had an info sheet in it. Adding the info about both styles that can used in ...
by John kuehn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Totally Unbelievable
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Totally Unbelievable

Its probably written as “generalized” history. In other words not real accurate. Somebody with just street knowledge wrote it. Same thing goes on today only now it’s done through social media, the internet and etc. Back then people would think if it’s written down in a book it’s got to be true. Now ...
by John kuehn
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 842

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

As far as being difficult in removing a new key from a new axle it must have been difficult installing the key to begin with. Or so it seems. Just wondering. Seems that I remember having to dress the key down a bit for a snug slip fit in a new axle.
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie back from Hershey
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Newbie back from Hershey

Car parts being spread out with no idea of which is where would be hard to navigate for me these days. It’s to bad that Chickasha will in its last year. I have been there many times and of course it’s not as big as Hershey but the T parts are or were about every other space. I usually got what I was...
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Upholstery Quandary
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Upholstery Quandary

I have to add that you may or may not be surprised what you will see when you start lifting up or replacing the upholstery in your Touring. If your car hasn’t been “restored” don’t be to surprised what you will find. When the time comes whenever to lift up the upholstery on my 21 Touring the next ow...
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Upholstery Quandary
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Upholstery Quandary

There is to much stuffing in you Touring going by your description. Since it may not be the original upholstrey you may have enough to tack back if you remove some of the stuffing and that will depend how it was put in. I have a 21 Touring that I installed a kit from Classtique with not having any r...
by John kuehn
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 842

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

I’ve used a good pair of vise grips to grip the top of the key and use a hammer against the grips to get them to start moving. It works sometimes.
by John kuehn
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: No high gear after changing bands and cams.

Here is a pic from the Ford service manual when installing the transmission cover. The clutch fork can get misplaced when wrestling on the cover. Been there and done that.
by John kuehn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator Mounting Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Radiator Mounting Hardware

Come to think of it I reused two of the springs when I bought a new kit for my 24 Coupe. I also have seen a thread that a guy used the later bottom square pieces so it would be easier to tighten up. Maybe the kits weren’t made as close to the originals but the guys on Fords assembly line must have h...
by John kuehn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator Mounting Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Radiator Mounting Hardware

Using a wedge or chisel is good advice to raise up the stud enough to start the nut! In my mind the studs should have been about 1/4”longer or so. My opinion of course. I wonder how Ford did it on the assembly lines but it seems like they would have some sort of tool to quickly get the job done.
by John kuehn
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking for a wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Looking for a wheel

So since there was 30x3 steel felloe wheels has anybody ever put a 30x3 1/2 tire on one? I’ll bet this has been done before and folks didn’t realize it.
by John kuehn
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE
Replies: 25
Views: 1649

Re: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE

I have a neighbor who is a great guy and is into classic cars. He and his friends have built some super nice pickups and cars in the 50’s and 60’s. He takes his cars or pickup to car shows and has a good time I’m sure. The pickup he restored he’s driven maybe 2 or3 times a few miles and he’s back ho...
by John kuehn
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with coils
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Help with coils

John if your unsure about your coils or don’t know the age of them send them off to Brent Mize the coil dr. Go to the suppliers on the MTFCA home page and check out his website. He rebuilt the coils on the 3 T’s that I have and he did a great job on them. Fast turn around and a really reasonable pri...
by John kuehn
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

Dan, I can’t see it clear enough on this side but on the bottom left corner of the 24 add does it say demountable rims and starter $95 extra? Thanks Ruxtel for that add. That’s the one that mentions the lowest prices Ford offered. I’ve seen it but just couldn’t seem to find it. The post about the qu...
by John kuehn
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Lowest priced new Model T

Am I correct that Model T’s got to their lowest prices in the black 17-25 era? I was thinking that the Runabouts got below $300.00 out the door some time during the 20’s and they were a non-stater car. Any historians ought there have an idea out there?
Thanks
by John kuehn
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:48 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: 793

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

All black cars from 17-25 served Henry well. Faster and more production and more cars for the common folks were in this period. It worked to say the least.
by John kuehn
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture

The body color is probably grey or. Any guesses?
by John kuehn
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1526

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

George has a point about the coil box. My 1919 Roadster is a different car, starting and running wise since I rebuilt the coil box. I had a a good condition original in it and decided to rebuild it and after that it was a different starting and running car. After nearly 100 years I guess the origina...
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1526

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

Have you checked the gas level in the tank? My 21 seems to start better when I have at least a 1/2 tank or more. Or so it seems anyway. My 24 Coupe will start faster when it’s been sitting for a while than the 21 Touring. If the 21 sits for a while I have to back off the carb adjustment, choke a tim...
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?

Clean up the spindle with diesel or some type of degreaser then you may have to heat up the bearing that’s stuck on the spindle. It should come off. Use a drift or something to tap it off. The spindle may still be good hopefully. Then you will know for sure if the spindle is still good. Good luck!
by John kuehn
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

Re: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?

My 21 Touring has the metal bands in it. My 24 Coupe has them also.
by John kuehn
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scandinavia bands improvement?
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Scandinavia bands improvement?

As I remember the original Scandinavia linings had a tighter and finer weave than their later ones. That was what made them better than the later ones. And looking at the other older brands such as Wards and a few others they were woven tighter also. I have some of those and 1 original Scandinavia l...
by John kuehn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scandinavia bands improvement?
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Scandinavia bands improvement?

I was looking at the pics of the Scandinavia bands on Lang’s website and noticed that there didn’t seem to be as dark with the tarry substance as they were a few years ago. I have Kevlar in my 24 Coupe and have been thinking of replacing the cotton bands in my 19 Runabout so I know about Kevlar. Jus...
by John kuehn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timing with a New Day
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Timing with a New Day

Here’s a pic of the timer rod belt clearance on my 21 T Touring with the New Day timer. On my car it was a little tricky getting the timer rod to clear under the lower radiator outlet but it worked out with a little tweaking.
by John kuehn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone identify the seat?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Can anyone identify the seat?

Don’t think Ford had a ID tag like that at least for a T. Not sure for an A. In other words not Ford made. Just an opinion
by John kuehn
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP ...
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: HELP ...

Could be dirty or weak contacts in switch. Turn ignition switch back and forth a few times between bat and mag. If the bat. Side has a steady buzz for one of the coils it might be OK.
Start the car and switch to Mag. If it continues to run OK that might have been it. Hope this can help.
by John kuehn
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sparton 6v Model HAJ ahooga Horn.
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Sparton 6v Model HAJ ahooga Horn.

For sale: Sparton 6v Model HAJ ahooga Horn in unrestored original condition. Works well. Same size as original as 17-25 T electric horn. Worked well on my 21 T Touring but decided to use the original T horn.
$75:00 shipped to US 48 states. MO preferred. Email jak18529@yahoo
by John kuehn
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1033

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

Your right about it being Johnson’s in Okla. Not Anderson’s. They were closest to me here in Texas. They did the wheels on 2 of my T’s and were super nice and very well crated. His crating was as good as the wheels. I read here on the forum that others weren’t packed so good and were damaged in ship...
by John kuehn
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1033

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

Pretty common getting spikes replaced. Cost for spoke replacement if you send them off is around 7-800.00 maybe a little more. The folks mentioned that do the work are really good. You can do it yourself for about half the cost. I used Anderson’s in Oklahoma and they are really good also. I think th...
by John kuehn
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Deep gouge on 1915 headlight posts
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Deep gouge on 1915 headlight posts

Burger makes a good point about how far we go in restoring a Model T. In my mind the Model T is often being restored to the point of being better than Ford built them. To each his own on how much perfection he does his or her car I guess. But being authentic outweighs perfection in my mind.
by John kuehn
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices

I believe Fun Projects makes the most popular drive shaft bearing setups that is used. I have have them in 2 of my T’s and is a definite improvement. There may be other brands that are used. Others will probably post on the subject.
by John kuehn
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?

After looking at the 2nd photo You can see the Ford script and the other markings after the larger RR. After looking closely at it to me the RR was stamped on it afterwards the Ford script and other wording. It wasn’t stamped at the same time. Interesting! We had the same size if not larger wrench j...
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How much time to pull an engine?
Replies: 19
Views: 856

Re: How much time to pull an engine?

Meant to say to drain the oil in the above post! Good luck.
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How much time to pull an engine?
Replies: 19
Views: 856

Re: How much time to pull an engine?

If your on a time frame to pull and palletize the engine I would get what you need to do it before you attempt the job. Find or build a good pallet and have it ready to use. And do remember to change the oil. When you get in a hurry things get forgotten. Been there and done that. I would allow a goo...
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1916 Model T Roadster Value ???
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: 1916 Model T Roadster Value ???

If the car is a good runner I definitely don’t think it ought to be a parts car. Whoever restored it did a pretty good job. It’s close enough for the above average T person to be an authentic T with accessories. But for some purists it’s just not right. The notch can only be seen from the inside and...
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mag coil ring
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Mag coil ring

You can go to the Fordson tractor site and get an idea what a Fordson mag ring looks like. I had one and sold mine to them. They were glad to get it for a core rebuild.
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Deep gouge on 1915 headlight posts
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Deep gouge on 1915 headlight posts

That’s probably correct about the head light adjusting causing the gouge. You might ought to wait and do the headlights last when your close to finishing the car. Install the headlights and adjust them before you paint or fill in any imperfections. It wouldn’t be good to restore the lights only to f...
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another Way To Close The Tailgate
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: Another Way To Close The Tailgate

HalSched
Is that a pickup box kit you used or did you fabricate it. I have a 19 Runabout and have been thinking of building a box for it. Thanks and your look good!
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is This For A Model T?
Replies: 10
Views: 873

Re: Is This For A Model T?

Bud you are probably right! It probably could be used for a T for a tie down if it was mounted on the running board but a general use beam clamp is probably the closest ID yet.
by John kuehn
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timing with a New Day
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Timing with a New Day

I have to ask what kind of timer were you using before changed to the New Day. I have two T’s that have NewDay timers and when changing from roller timers to New Day timers I just changed out to the New Days and that was it. I really didn’t try to re time the cars. And yes there is a LOT mentioned i...
by John kuehn
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timing with a New Day
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Timing with a New Day

Some of the reproduction wiring harnesses aren’t always correct color wise. Wire up the timer one wire at a time following the coil box 1 2 3 4 and disregard the color. You can’t go wrong doing it this way. I have 2 timer wire harnesses with a mismatched wire and that was the problem. Use the diagra...
by John kuehn
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is This For A Model T?
Replies: 10
Views: 873

Re: Is This For A Model T?

It’s a bolt on tie down hook. Looks like it would hook under running board lip to me. Accessory for cars in the Model T era. My very humble opinion.
by John kuehn
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Installing seat upholstery

Mark if your going to Hershey you can the get information you need from Classtique. But if you don’t make it I still have the instruction sheets I got with my Classtique kit for my 21
Touring. It helped me when I installed the upholstry. Let me know if you need it and I”lol send it to you.
by John kuehn
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Installing seat upholstery

They use to come to Chickasha and do demonstrations on how to install the seat spring covers. I saw them there a few times and they delivered my interior kit for my 21 Touring. Don’t know if they still do it or not. But once you see how it’s done it’s surprising how easy it is. Just take your time a...
by John kuehn
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Installing seat upholstery

As far as the backrest and seat springs go the upholstrey kit I bought from Classtique had instructions on how to build a spring compressor and installing the covers. The rest of the installation instructions had a lot of tips to use. There was enough information without the now available video. The...
by John kuehn
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Door Wood Kits
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Door Wood Kits

Ash, maple, oak are woods you can use. I bought some doors at Chickasha that someone had used pine. It fit pretty well but bought the wood kit from fordwood to replace it. I think that ash works pretty well. I bought a few pieces of ash to replace some rotted pieces in my 24 Coupe and it worked well...
by John kuehn
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 6 volt battery charger
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: 6 volt battery charger

Yes there several combo 6-12 v chargers at auto zone or farm and fancy stores. I have a 10 amp 6-12 v charger I have used for years.
by John kuehn
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?
Replies: 10
Views: 720

Re: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?

I agree that the FP bearing set up is the way to go for a replacement. One of the best upgrades for a T you can do.
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: radiator
Replies: 15
Views: 727

Re: radiator

Philip you mentioned yours may not cool well if it was fixed. That’s the key word, cooling. The majority of used original radiators you may find probably don’t cool well. The odds of finding one that hasn’t had much service or even NOS are pretty thin. Old radiators can look good but after you spend...
by John kuehn
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford wrench i.d.
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: Ford wrench i.d.

Dallas isn’t that a cultivator wrench? We had a few of those around the farm. My grandfather moved out here and brought his mule drawn farm implements when he lost his farm in the late 40’s. He had a lot of old tools and there was a few of those among his farm stuff. The square end of this wrench wo...
by John kuehn
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery Box
Replies: 13
Views: 776

Re: Battery Box

Looking closely at the battery box it very well could be a NOS box going by the mounting and battery cable holes. It doesn’t look like it was ever mounted just looking at the holes in the pic. The inside also doesn’t look like it ever had a battery in it. It’s to clean. Most likely it was sat up on ...
by John kuehn
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford primer color
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: Ford primer color

For clarification purposes most information about Fords methods for painting T’s and the type of paints used can be found in the Encyclopedia for Model T’s that on the MFTCA website. Click on the painting section and you can see F-111 red prime was used on the bodies along with several other paints....
by John kuehn
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter
Replies: 19
Views: 1375

Re: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter

Here is what was available in 1926 to repair Fords paint jobs for whatever reason. Us amateurs of today have come a long way since then in repainting old cars. And no experience necessary too! And just as good or better.
by John kuehn
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford wrench i.d.
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: Ford wrench i.d.

I was thinking it was from the Ford V8 era. My Father had Ford tractors from the 40’s onward and I was thinking it was from one of them.
by John kuehn
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford wrench i.d.
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Ford wrench i.d.

The box end wrench is marked Fomoco in an oval. Is a car or tractor wrench. I found the box end along with the 6” Stilson wrench. It was on the bottom of a box of old files and hammers. Looks like it wasent used much considering the condition of the handle.
by John kuehn
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 492

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

I may be wrong but I don’t think anything pictured are Ford. Whatever they are certainly not as common as Ford products. Valuable to the right person.
by John kuehn
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I don't think this a magnet charger
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: I don't think this a magnet charger

I have to say those “paid professionals” are sometimes educated idiots. Or as some would say self appointed geniuses. They are a lot of those out there.
by John kuehn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Inspection cover. Which side is out?

Here’s the one in my 24 Coupe. I’ve had this car since 1959 and that’s the way it was when I got it. The T encyclopedia says the transmission door covers were “embossed” starting in 1917 and became the typical style used from then on. Maybe the embossed door was supposed to help in oil distribution?...
by John kuehn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 17-25 runabout body
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: WTB 17-25 runabout body

Some on the forum might remember the guys name who built up T Roadster bodies and bring them to sell at Chickasha. He had some really nice ones and he had one there 3 years ago when I was last there. Didn’t go last year or two. He was an older guy who did really nice work and would usually sell by t...
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How often do you clean your New Day timer
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: How often do you clean your New Day timer

As far as the New Day Timer brush goes I bought one of the repo’s and it works fine. I bought it to go with one of the 3 New Days I got at Chickasha a few years ago. It’s the one on my 21 Touring. I think it’s a good simple timer that does a great job. I wipe mine out and use just a touch of lite oi...
by John kuehn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter
Replies: 19
Views: 1375

Re: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter

You really have given back to the hobby by showing if you can do it others can also. In my case I took the advice of others and used single stage paint with a Harbour Freight LP paint gun and it turned out really nice. Many others I later learned did the same thing. Your car is looking really nice! ...
by John kuehn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When did the 26-7 style block start production
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: When did the 26-7 style block start production

I looked at the T encyclopedia under engine and it states that in Sept of 25 Ford added the boss for the transmission cover on the water jacket. In my interpretation that was when Ford started making the later style 26-27 engines. I don’t know if answers the question but it is quite possible you hav...
by John kuehn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoops .. foot got stuck
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Whoops .. foot got stuck

I have to say that my 21 Touring is a tighter fit when it comes to driving and being comfortable. I had to move the horn button all the way to top of the column to keep my knee from hitting it when I use the low pedal. I’m 6’3” and not having much leg room using the reverse pedal with the extension ...
by John kuehn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoops .. foot got stuck
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Whoops .. foot got stuck

The reverse pedal extender works well with my size 13 foot. Especially when backing into a tight space. Well worth having!
by John kuehn
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?

That’s a good story about the trip in your T. You mentioned it’s basically stock. Did you up grade the the steering to 5 to 1? I have a 21 Touring and was thinking of the steering upgrade. Thanks and good luck with your T!
by John kuehn
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 1172

Re: Open car rear view mirrows

Thanks for all the replies to get me up to speed on rear view mirrows! Always learning. Guess I wasn’t looking specifically for hind view or rear view mirrows but I can’t ever recall having seen any of the originals at the swap meets I have been to after 50-60 years or so. Saw a few of the repo clam...
by John kuehn
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 1172

Re: Open car rear view mirrows

R.V. I have a question that you would know about. Was there a open car side mirrow made in the T era? If there was I dont think I’ve seen one and I don’t think Ford made one. I certainly could be wrong. Maybe one for the top of the windshield but not for the side.
by John kuehn
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 1172

Re: Open car rear view mirrows

Sorry abt the sideways post! But I think you can get an idea.
by John kuehn
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 1172

Re: Open car rear view mirrows

Here’s an update on my 21 Touring open car rear view mirrow. I went ahead and bought the rear view arm and mirrow from Snyder’s. I have to say it has minimal vibration and very well made. These mirrows are not a universal fit and are made for each paticular open car era. The arm is made from a solid...
by John kuehn
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shipping T Parts - what do you guys use?
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: Shipping T Parts - what do you guys use?

I use to sell items on EBay and I can tell you shipping can up the cost of the item, especially if it’s heavy or bulky. To make it a little easier on the buyer I packed the items myself and had my own boxes I had saved here and there to save on the cost. What can happen is you can buy a used transmi...
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is this hood?
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: What is this hood?

Maybe a repo also but not sure.
by John kuehn
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is this hood?
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: What is this hood?

Had to look twice but the lovers are indeed on backwards on the 24-25 high hood. The panels are in great shape. In the 24-25 hood pic it looks like the panel in the right corner of the pic is a low hood panel. Maybe!
by John kuehn
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1213

Re: Triple Gear Pins

Since flywheels are in this topic and have been mentioned I think there been some good ones thrown away when we find rusted up and seized engines and haul them to the scrap yard. This is one engine item that’s probably overlooked when buying old parts at swap meets. I don’t think I’ve ever seen or r...
by John kuehn
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Information Wanted: Champion Wind Shield MFG Co San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 300

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

A desirable windshield if you can find the right person who needs it.
by John kuehn
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Running Board Canteen Holder
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Running Board Canteen Holder

Neat item. Wonder what type of cap went on it. Some type of rubber or cork stopper or?
by John kuehn
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interior wood needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 883

Re: Interior wood needed.

I had a set of Mel Miller plans for the 1919 T Roadster I restored. As I recall I bought them from him directly years ago. They covered the 17-22 Roadster bodies. Some of his relatives were selling them a few years ago at a website but I don’t think it’s working anymore. From time to time plans for ...
by John kuehn
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T,A parts,tools ,accessories & misc
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Model T,A parts,tools ,accessories & misc

Interested in your Charley. Sent you a PM
by John kuehn
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leaking oil pan ear
Replies: 16
Views: 623

Re: Leaking oil pan ear

Use a degreaser like mineral spirits and spray it on with a spray bottle or brush it on. Get it good and clean and then use some lacquer thinner to clean it more. Wipe down and use some right stuff or silicone. Squeeze it in down the sides and top as best you can. That should do it. If you have look...
by John kuehn
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leaking Oil, Ugh!
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Leaking Oil, Ugh!

Lang’s has them in their 2019 catalog. Part no. Is 2581SH You can also go to their website and check it out. As far as installing one I haven’t had to use one on any of my T’s but they do have a split in them so you may can slip it in if you loosen the joint enough for it go in. Not sure about it bu...