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by John kuehn
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressed for Christmas and Covid
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Dressed for Christmas and Covid

Warmer in the winter time! Maybe!
by John kuehn
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First owner
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: First owner

You are probably right as to year of car. If it has the wood door frames it’s probably not a 25.
The engine that you got along with the other parts might be the original engine and a late 23.
Good luck with your Coupe.
by John kuehn
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How well will a carport protect our Ts?
Replies: 20
Views: 751

Re: How well will a carport protect our Ts?

23Orange If you carport has the open sides that’s popular here in Texas you can add the sides to it. They match the roof sheet metal roof material and look pretty good. There are also a front section that is avaliable to make it totally enclosed. I don’t what type you have but the new neighbor down ...
by John kuehn
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How well will a carport protect our Ts?
Replies: 20
Views: 751

Re: How well will a carport protect our Ts?

Get you a car cover and use that when not driving or using it a lot. Should work OK with the Touring top put down. Model T’s can’t take many years being left partially out in the open. They aren’t weather proof.
by John kuehn
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First owner
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: First owner

And if your T Coupe has a cowl vent that makes it a 24 or 25 year model. That’s usually the deciding factor if it’s in that year range.
by John kuehn
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VIN #
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: VIN #

Since your in Texas the issue of not having a title like myself is the reason I used a bonded title service. Here in Texas the issue of a serial no. comes up when your getting the info together to take to the DMV to try to start acquiring a title. As I remember the information on vehicles in Texas i...
by John kuehn
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First owner
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: First owner

Ian
I have a 24 Coupe. The 24-25 Coupes are almost identical. My car has wooden framed doors. The later 25 Coupes have metal framed doors. That would tell you if your car is a 25 model or not since you don’t have a title.
by John kuehn
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VIN #
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: VIN #

Good advice from John Iacinno! If you try to get your car registered at the DMV don’t try to tell them a lot of information about the car. What that does is create more questions at the DMV. The people who usually you would deal with don’t know much about antique cars. And if you don’t have a title ...
by John kuehn
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First owner
Replies: 11
Views: 829

Re: First owner

Ian Since you don’t have the original engine serial number and only the body number it would depend if the body number was listed on the title. The engine number is on the title but I’m not sure the body number is. That would depend if the dealer who originally sold it listed it along with the engin...
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Engine color
Replies: 15
Views: 450

Re: 1924 Engine color

The head is or was a blue green color when I got it among lots of other T parts several years ago. It wasn’t on an engine. As what year engine it was on I don’t know the answer. It was faded and the existing paint was still on the sides and around some of the head bolt holes but not much. At the tim...
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917-25 Ford with colors?
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: 1917-25 Ford with colors?

Probably the best explanation about colors Ford used is found in the Encyclopedia which is found on the MTFCA website section under research. The section in the paint section about the use of black most of the time is pretty detailed. You can check out each year and what colors there was if any. As ...
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Engine color
Replies: 15
Views: 450

Re: 1924 Engine color

I don’t think Ford was to paticular with the paint with the engine paint application. He wasn’t when he brazed on the pan motor mounts. But to each his own on how he wants to do it. I have a high head that’s in pretty good shape and after cleaning it up it has a blue green faded cooler. I’m pretty s...
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing a Starter question
Replies: 25
Views: 678

Re: Removing a Starter question

Along the way Ford moved from the old design to a newer design for easier starter removal as shown in the manual. I’m glad he did. it’s amazing what’s in the manual when we read ALL of it.
I had forgotten what’s in the Old design section since my 3 T’s are the newer design cars.
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IT'S DONE, MY 1924 MODEL TT FARM TRUCK, BEEN DRIVING IT
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: IT'S DONE, MY 1924 MODEL TT FARM TRUCK, BEEN DRIVING IT

Sharp TT Truck!
Question.
Did the front fender brace come with the truck when you got it? I have a few front fender braces but not one like yours with the headlights curves. Looks sharp.
by John kuehn
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles
Replies: 19
Views: 533

Re: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles

Have you checked hardware stores or plumbing supply houses?
by John kuehn
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identification of a Ford T wheels fitting
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Identification of a Ford T wheels fitting

You have an axle used for some type of wagon or trailer.
Here in the US it’s typical to find Model T wheels adapted to use on the farm. Model T frames
and wheels were used in different ways over the years because so many T’s were made.
by John kuehn
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 604

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

And could it be that some manufactures didn’t put the hole in and some did? And the one Rich shows has a notch in it while others didn’t have the notch.
by John kuehn
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine installation question... 1925 coupe
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Engine installation question... 1925 coupe

Do it the easy way. Remove the firewall, and unbolt the steering column and lay it down in the car. In this way installing the engine pretty much all together is pretty easy. Lots of room to work with. Others will tell you you don’t need to remove the firewall or the steering column and you don’t ne...
by John kuehn
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What dash is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: What dash is this?

Maybe the earlier Coupes 17-22 ?
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by John kuehn
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 604

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

Were the hood shelves made by different manufactures? Was it a Ford made exclusive item? Could the hole have been some sort of stabilizing hole with a small pin through the hole to keep the stamped hood shelf in place in the press used by some different manufactures? Could be the answers in in the F...
by John kuehn
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 604

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

I never thought about it. I do remember I used the hole to put a piece of wire through to hang up on a wire across the garage with other parts that I primed and painted.
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1923 Ford Model T Touring
Replies: 10
Views: 2446

Re: 1923 Ford Model T Touring

Wouldn’t be the first Model T that was titled the way it was. Probably what happened it was titled as a 23 because of the build date by the salesman or dealership not thinking it was the next years car. I’ll bet there is a few more titled that way if they survived all these years.
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help on wood and sheet metal. 1923 touring canada
Replies: 14
Views: 549

Re: Need help on wood and sheet metal. 1923 touring canada

Looks like it is a low cowl body to me. The low cowl bodies had the back top iron brackets going OVER the top of the body as well as the front brackets. The later high cowl bodies had the rear top iron brackets going THROUGH the upper part of the body. Your car could be a early low cowl 23. And as f...
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help on wood and sheet metal. 1923 touring canada
Replies: 14
Views: 549

Re: Need help on wood and sheet metal. 1923 touring

Good eye Mark! 23Orange your body does have the 5 piece back which would be a low cowl and straight windshield car. Do you have the engine that came with it when you bought the car? If the serial no. is a 23 number the engine could have been changed which is not uncommon. The engines would interchan...
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your preferred parts cleaner?
Replies: 27
Views: 1127

Re: What is your preferred parts cleaner?

There was a time when kerosene was cheap and plentiful. It works well for parts cleaning but now is pretty expensive.

Nowadays gas or lacquer thinner works well and is cheap. BUT be careful! If your a smoker don’t smoke around it!
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help on wood and sheet metal. 1923 touring canada
Replies: 14
Views: 549

Re: Need help on wood and sheet metal. 1923 touring

1923Orange- Go to Classic wood products. They are a company in North Carolina that also makes wood kits for Model T’s. Check out their website and call them for what you need. They sell complete body wood kits for T’s and will probably make the wood for what you need if you ask them instead of a com...
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Patch Panels
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: 26/27 Patch Panels

If you went with EBay you can check the sellers feedback. That may give you an idea when you can get the items if you purchase off of EBay. Contact the seller and ask how long it would get the parts. That’s a question you could ask. If they don’t contact you back you can forget about it.
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Patch Panels
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: 26/27 Patch Panels

Hope you can find some. Howells sheet metal makes most of the sheet metal panels and parts for T’s. They are the suppliers for the T parts vendors but slow in making the parts. You might try looking at EBay to find what you need. Howells sells on EBay from time to time. Good luck but be prepared to ...
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilding A 1927 Starter
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Rebuilding A 1927 Starter

Go to your local alternator-generator rebuild shop. They can check it on their growler pretty quick.
That’s what I did. I’ve rebuilt 3 and got lucky as the armatures were good.
by John kuehn
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front tire bows in like it will collapse if I keep turning. Why?
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: front tire bows in like it will collapse if I keep turning. Why?

You probably need to rebuild the front end assembly. Jack the front end up, remove the radiator and you can take off the front end assembly in one piece. Before you do make a check and see where there is any play in the steering assembly tie rods, spindle bushings and bearings. When you have the car...
by John kuehn
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Perch puller
Replies: 19
Views: 1181

Re: Ford Perch puller

I’ve been reading with interest about the spring perch removal tool. There are probably axles out there that haven’t been exposed to lots of weather and the elements to get heavily rusted up after almost 90+ years. It seems that those might be the ones that maybe the axle puller tool could be used t...
by John kuehn
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any info on the very first Model T?
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: Any info on the very first Model T?

After 100 years plus we’ll never know for sure any complete information about the very 1st Model T. I would imagine there were prototypes that had parts changed and refit. The T that came off as No.1 would had some improvements made to it over time. But what actually happened to the 1st Model T is j...
by John kuehn
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?
Replies: 22
Views: 795

Re: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?

There are more than a few Model T’s around that have been restored or at least have had time and money spent on them and for whatever reason the owner wants to sell it. They spend around $15-17,000 for the restoration and find out they can’t get what they want for it. These are the cars you can find...
by John kuehn
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Perch puller
Replies: 19
Views: 1181

Re: Ford Perch puller

I have to say would a puller of any sort pull a perch? Maybe if the perch hadn’t been in an axle more than a few years but after nearly 90+ years I don’t see how! But anything is possible I guess but the perch’s I’ve removed it usually took the always reliable heat wrench.
by John kuehn
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Perch puller
Replies: 19
Views: 1181

Re: Ford Perch puller

Now that would be interesting to know what this tool is. Got to see a perch puller.
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 19
Views: 821

Re: Carsenegenic??

Anybody remember what happened to the Marlboro man?
by John kuehn
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster front floor mat
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: 1925 roadster front floor mat

Snyder’s sells or use to sell a front Model T mat that was made oversize. It’s advertised as trim to fit. Maybe that would work? Snyder’s #7299-BU. untrimmed 17-25 mat.
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Coupe Door Sag-How to Adjust?
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: 26 Coupe Door Sag-How to Adjust?

If your door has a metal frame which I think it does sometimes the door frame mounting area gets pulled out after many years. Sometimes you can remove the door and carefully use a flat piece of steel the size of the hinge area and tap the steel plate with a hammer and move the hinge area in enough t...
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Long Grain fabric installation
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Long Grain fabric installation

Radiatorman! Have you installed the headliner in your car yet? In my 24 I almost got ahead of myself and installed the top material BEFORE I installed the headliner! In my car there is some headliner trim that goes in first before the the top can be put on. You may can install the headliner in you c...
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Long Grain fabric installation
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Long Grain fabric installation

When I installed the top material on my 24 Coupe I pretty much did what you stated in your no. 1 way to do it. Stretch the material to the edge of the wood and if need be lap it over a bit. Then take a sharp knife and evenly trim the material as necessary. Remember it’s OK to lap over the material. ...
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery carrier tool...old school
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Battery carrier tool...old school

Someway somehow that tool has to be used for another purpose besides carrying a battery. Just doesn’t seem practical for ‘carrying’ a battery. Maybe carrying a dead battery but even then not so much.
It would interesting to see if the other end of the tool has the - minus mark on it.
by John kuehn
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Those roads we used to travel
Replies: 18
Views: 841

Re: Those roads we used to travel

Wonderful pictures of what used to be. When life’s pace was slower or so we think. The roads look nice but when it rained for a few days it makes you wonder!
by John kuehn
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring ar Door Spring
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: 1915 Touring ar Door Spring

Found an old forum post on the 2012 forum. Did it by doing a general search on the net. The search term is ‘15 door latch.’ A picture of a disassembled 15 latch and parts. Picture of spring and type and vendor that sells the spring material to make one.
Hope this helps.
by John kuehn
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring ar Door Spring
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: 1915 Touring ar Door Spring

I assume you mean the spring that’s inside the door latch. If you go to Ace hardware they have a good spring selection you can use to fit one in you latch. I repaired 2 of my door latches for my 21 Touring and used one that I fitted using trial and error. They sell the springs in longer lengths so y...
by John kuehn
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A real barn find
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: A real barn find

Art I would get with the family and tell them that the T is a real survivor found in a barn and it would be great to clean it up and running and maybe put some new tires on it. They might be pleasantly surprised the fun they would have with it. If they want to spend a lot of money to restore it late...
by John kuehn
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A real barn find
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: A real barn find

These are the ‘real’ barn finds that should be just cleaned up, made road worthy and drive as is. I’ll bet most of the wood is still stable enough to leave alone but if not fix just what’s needed. Believe it or not there are getting to be more people who would drive the car as is cleaned up and used...
by John kuehn
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Come next spring.
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Come next spring.

If you like to see old cars and some occasional T’s go to TCM (Turner Classic Movies) on your TV.
Lots of old movies in the 30’s and 40’s from time to time. It’s interesting to see T’s and A’s in use probably before they restored being used in the old gangster shows.
by John kuehn
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1072

Re: Switch work

Thanks Rich on the update on Mark O’s post! Yes it seemed to me the switchback material could be softened and pressed back together. Thanks to Mark for the instruction tips about how to do It.
by John kuehn
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1072

Re: Switch work

Would like some advice. Have you tried to straighten or decompress the fiber/ masonite switch backs that have warped or come apart? I have one that isn’t in bad shape other than being a little warped. Can you soak them in water to soften them, then decompress and use some type of sealer or glue to h...
by John kuehn
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

Was the Sprague unit on the car when you acquired it or did you find one at a swap meet and add it.
Never saw one at a meet but now I know what to look for. Probably saw one but didn’t know exactly what it was.
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Take a look at my Gap. What do you think?
Replies: 15
Views: 952

Re: Take a look at my Gap. What do you think?

Looking at your video I would call it good. If you can get your feeler gauge in at .025 your good to go. Just as good as the Ford folks got it at the plant 90+ years ago. And they were having to keep the production rate up also!
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quarter window hardware questions
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Quarter window hardware questions

Hello again
Here’s a heads up on some 24 Coupe parts. Maybe! There is a 24 Coupe deck lid (trunk lid)
for sale today on the classifieds. Just maybe he may some more Coupe parts for sale. Hope this helps.
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Assembly stations
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: Model T Assembly stations

Don’t know for sure if any T tooling survived but Dennis Carpenter who reproduces all kind of parts for Fords in at least the classic car era and maybe before got to together with Ford to purchase and use tooling for his Ford restoration parts business. Here is the announcement he made in his Ford p...
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Assembly stations
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: Model T Assembly stations

Seems like I read somewhere a few years ago that the sheet metal molds and presses used for making T fenders were sold to someone and the intent was to use them for reproductions but of course this is just an assumption. I’ll bet some T production equipment survived in someway though and survived th...
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 965

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

Unless you already have a 2 post lift it wouldn’t make sense to me to have one in your shop just for T use. If you work on newer vehicles lifts are needed but not so much for Model T’s. Using a floor jack and jack stands work OK for the most of us. To each his own on this one.
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Assembly stations
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: Model T Assembly stations

There is a lot of interesting information that was collected by the author! One chapter indicates there were lots of inspectors for each division in the plant which would mean quality control was important. The time of printing was 1915 so could it be assumed that the methods used were until that ti...
by John kuehn
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quarter window hardware questions
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Quarter window hardware questions

I have a 24 Coupe I restored a few years ago. As best as I remember there is a spring that’s attached to the the arm with the roller that helps in raising the window. I was lucky enough to have all the inside trim and hardware still in my car. Good luck in finding the other trim you need. There was ...
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 700

Re: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted

Go to Yesterday’s Tractors and go to 9N Ford tractors. They sell what they call a 9N restoration quality starter switch that has 2 3/4” hole mounting spacing that’s really close to the T frame bracket holes. Almost a direct mount.
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 700

Re: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted

Hey Dan your picture of the universal tractor switch reminded me of the ones that is sold at T
SC and other farm parts houses. Knew there was one somewhere I had seen. Thanks for the reminder.
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coil points without a tester.
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Adjusting coil points without a tester.

Since it’s only been in the car 2 weeks I would call the parts supplier and tell them it quit working. Don’t just send it back before calling them first. Get the name of the person you talked to and then send it back. Make a copy of the invoice and send it also if you still have it. Hope this works.
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 700

Re: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted

Lang’s sell a well made replacement starter switch that has the offset bracket attached to it. This is only a guess but by looking at and enlarging the picture of it you could remove the switch portion and mount it on the earlier style frame mounted bracket. You might need to drill two holes to moun...
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 700

Re: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted

Here is a photo of the switch in my late 24 Coupe. As you can see there is no extra bracket on this car and the switch bolts directly on the frame. I also have another switch that was used I placed next to the one in my car. They are almost identical. The switch was in the car when I got it it in 19...
by John kuehn
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Assembly stations
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: Model T Assembly stations

For what it’s worth I have a 63 Ford Galaxie and have a reprint of the electrical assembly line manual for that paticular car. It shows the layout for the wiring and everything that went with it. The line assembly men used it for a guide for component installation. There are also reprint manuals ava...
by John kuehn
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 654

Re: Carburetor Problem

Have to agree something is sticking inside the carb. When the carb was on your car did you open the drain on the bottom of the carb to see if gas would run out? Probably a stuck float valve. If you’ve only had it about a month call and ask what kind of float valve is in it. Did you tap on the carb w...
by John kuehn
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of rebuilt 1910 short block
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Value of rebuilt 1910 short block

What you mentioned that’s been done to a short block with no cracks would be around 3000.00 or more. The value would rise because it’s a 1910 block. Early good blocks always command a higher cost when there are in good shape. I’m not into the very early Fords but I would think asking 7500+ wouldn’t ...
by John kuehn
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 1066

Re: 1927 touring green?

Paint color matching is sort of like which is the best oil to use. To each their own. What’s close for one is not quite for another.
by John kuehn
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun

Today’s store brand oil from WalMart, Auto-Zone , the dollar store and etc is a vast improvement from what was available in the 20’s and 30’s. 10w-30 works fine in Texas.
by John kuehn
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

Your car is a high cowl 24 or 25 going by the cowl vent and appears to have the correct parts on it. You could obtain a better fit between the cowl and hood by shimming the 2 front body brackets a little. Try starting by using two washers. You may need to loosen the 2 center bracket bolts to get it ...
by John kuehn
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

24 Closed cars were all high cowl cars. The high cowl closed cars have the cowl vent which was an identifying feature for high cowl closed cars. If your car has a cowl vent it has a high cowl.
by John kuehn
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

If you Coupe has the cowl vent it’s at least a 24. The 24-25 Coupes look identical body wise.
by John kuehn
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Take a look at my Gap. What do you think?
Replies: 15
Views: 952

Re: Take a look at my Gap. What do you think?

Using the Ford service manual as a guide the setting you mentioned is probably OK. It’s as good as an average factory adjustment would have been. The manual says to add around .006 on the bottom because of the weight of the flywheel and transmission. It can move a little when the engine is turned in...
by John kuehn
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine and installation guide
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Model T engine and installation guide

The subject of T engine removal and installation comes up on the forum fairly often. Ray Miller who was a founding member of the MFTCA came up with this method for a single man years ago! Our newer members might be interested in seeing this. Don’t think it’s OSHA approved though! Expand you device t...
by John kuehn
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1072

Re: Switch work

Wow! I learned something today. Didn’t know the die cast earlier switch had the more complicated switch back and parts. Thanks for sharing! I can understand why the later versions have been copied for reproductions. But the earlier one like Rich shows don’t know about that one!
by John kuehn
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford H Bulb
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: Ford H Bulb

Here’s another type of Ford H bulb. Don’t know for sure when Ford used these. These were made by the Miniature Incandescent Lamp Co.
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heli coil for spark plug holes
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Heli coil for spark plug holes

Did it have a leak in that hole before you had the head resurfaced?
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford H Bulb
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: Ford H Bulb

Neat find! A Museum piece. Is the name of the company that made it on it? I know it says Ford but did Ford actually make them? I had a bulb that had the faint remains of Ford on it but it wasn’t in good shape.
by John kuehn
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Check this out
Replies: 13
Views: 1282

Re: Check this out

The Ford screwdriver I had was used as a chisel in its latter days. So much for the wooden handle.
by John kuehn
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T and others in color
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: Model T and others in color

Nice colorized photos from 25-25. I noticed that the tops on the Touring and Coupe are sort of a brown color. I know colorizing old photos isn’t an exact science but it does bring out what T’s could have looked like on the line. Maybe the way the light is being shown has something to do with the bro...
by John kuehn
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck tie rod end?
Replies: 30
Views: 1122

Re: Stuck tie rod end?

Good to know you got the original tie rod end fixed.
I also saved the original block and a few other pieces that was on my Grandfathers 24 Coupe I inherited years ago.
The block was cracked through a valve seat area. I used another good block that I had.
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover

You have easy access to put the cover on so you don’t have a hard job.
Use sealant to apply the felt strip first so it will help it stay in place then you can coat the felt if you want and then put the cover on.
This way works for me.
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood drawings of 1917-22 roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Wood drawings of 1917-22 roadster

Wood drawings for 17-22 Tourings and door wood are avaliable at cimorelli.com also. These can be downloaded.
by John kuehn
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: Happy Halloween

These pictures of Halloween costumes from way back when do look strange to our more modern eyes. Times and styles change over time. SyFy as we know it wasn’t around back then to influence kids like it does these days. But yes they do look strange to say the least! If those kids came around nowdays t...
by John kuehn
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: blown head gasket?
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: blown head gasket?

It could be that the head hasn’t been off the engine in many years. Now would be the time to clean things up. While you have the head off and have access to the block make sure all the water passages are clear. That includes the holes in the block and head. Carefully clean them out the best you can ...
by John kuehn
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover

If you have the Ford service manual it gives you the general idea how to reinstall the transmission cover. A detail not clearly mentioned is getting the gaskets in place. Before you start to install the cover use some silicone sealant to hold the transmission gaskets in place. You can also use some ...
by John kuehn
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: blown head gasket?
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: blown head gasket?

Check the oil and see if you have coolant in the oil. And if your pretty sure it has a blown head gasket and water is coming out between the block and head your going to have to pull off the head. No getting around that. Hope it’s not anything else and not some other issue. You mentioned you bought ...
by John kuehn
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck tie rod end?
Replies: 30
Views: 1122

Re: Stuck tie rod end?

A good original tie rod assembly can be found fairly easy. I think I would find another and save time and money.
by John kuehn
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re installing engine
Replies: 19
Views: 545

Re: Re installing engine

Model T’s from 17-25 have a removable firewall. When your pulling the engine it does make it easier when the firewall and steering column is removed. You don’t have to raise the body on the cars I have. I’ve removed and reinstalled the engines with and without the firewall in my 24 Coupe, 1919 Roads...
by John kuehn
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone tell me about these wheels?
Replies: 16
Views: 1197

Re: Can someone tell me about these wheels?

There are more than a few T’s that have these wheels on their car. You have to look pretty close to see the difference. Over time people would go to their local wrecking yard and find replacement wheels and probably found wheels that would fit. This type would.
by John kuehn
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown engine block
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Unknown engine block

Herb Now that you know what kind of block that is, advertising on the early Chevrolet club website under the prewar forum might get you some takers. I don’t know if you want to sell it but that’s the place you would get some interest. They don’t make them anymore! If the right guy gets to see it I b...
by John kuehn
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Any misteaks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1416

Re: New page: Any misteaks?

Good job Steve reminding T folks what’s needed for a tire repair. I have a wheel chock block somewhere in my garage that is stamped Tire block or something like that. It was used to chock a wheel to keep the car from moving a bit if your not on level ground. If I can find it I will a post a pic of i...
by John kuehn
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Magneto Question

Remove the transmission cover and see if you see anything loose or broken. Have you tried to slowly turn the crank, key off off of course, and see if you hear anything clanking or etc? It may or may not be a magnet but could be anything at this point. If your certain it’s something in the transmissi...
by John kuehn
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How easy is it to fit a 1917-1920ish 5 piece rear seat tub to a 1924 touring front half?
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: How easy is it to fit a 1917-1920ish 5 piece rear seat tub to a 1924 touring front half?

Well you could ‘sort of’ fit the 5 piece earlier rear section on a 24 Touring front half but it wouldn’t be quite right. Believe I would try to find a 17-20 front half to go with the 17-20 back half. Or find 24 back half to go with the 24 front half. One more thing to do is if you have the front hal...
by John kuehn
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator gasket question
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Generator gasket question

Using a little grease on it to help hold it in place helps but not necessary. I’ve done with and without.
by John kuehn
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bat or Mag start?
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Bat or Mag start?

Lots of T’s in the brass era have been converted to use a starter. It’s done for the same reason Ford started using them in 1919. It makes thing a little easier for the T owner. It’s OK for me if you want to hand crank your car but remember what can happen if you forget to retard the spark lever. My...
by John kuehn
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Ford wrench, unknown tool, and old parts
Replies: 19
Views: 767

Re: 13T - Ford wrench, unknown tool, and old parts

Typical spreading of the jaws on the band wrench. Over time these wrench’s got used over and over for other things besides working on a T. They found their way in a farmers tool box and got really used up, thus the spread jaws. Over the years when I found one of these they were really spread. Don’t ...
by John kuehn
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running Board Support
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Running Board Support

If they were uchannel accessories for the T’s that had the u frame running board brackets it seems to me that the way the originals were installed and had the strap that attached to the top of the frame the original set up would carry a good amount of weight. I have several frames in my T parts pile...
by John kuehn
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1422

Re: Mini rant, T related

I saved the postal service the trouble and voted in person. Works every time ;)
by John kuehn
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?

What occurred to your engine to warrant a tare down. If it ran well 2 years ago has it run since then?
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1185

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

It’s pretty much known that Ford was a practical guy and that usually could be seen in the way he built and produced his Model T. The more the better and what ever it took within reason he would do to increase production. If there were ways he could take a short cut and save time and money along the...
by John kuehn
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Identify Door
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: Help Identify Door

The steel frame door change has always been kind of confusing For me over the years. I did have a 25 Fordor sedan that I inherited as a parts car for the 24 Coupe that was given me years and years ago. I sold it but the 25 Fordor had wood framed doors as the late 24 Coupe had wood framed doors. The ...