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by Playswithbrass
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A/C brake linkage instructions
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: A/C brake linkage instructions

Jerry how are the Ac brakes doing? Peter
by Playswithbrass
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - The Friendship Ford Is On The Road
Replies: 18
Views: 1351

Re: FJ - The Friendship Ford Is On The Road

Not sure who actually owns this car, but do they mind all these strangers sitting in it? And if it gets damaged either in a photo op or with all the times it’s being hauled in and out of the trailer, who is responsible? Sorry for asking?
by Playswithbrass
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A/C brake linkage instructions
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: A/C brake linkage instructions

Thanks look forward to the update ,pete
by Playswithbrass
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A/C brake linkage instructions
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: A/C brake linkage instructions

Jerry how is the fine tuning going? I have a brand new set on my 13 speedster and am having difficulty getting them set up. Seems I need them set very close to the drum and am worried about heating up the brakes. With the virus thing have not really put any miles on. Any help or insight is appreciat...
by Playswithbrass
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel advice
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Steel advice

Shane 4140 tool steel is what I would use,machines nicely and is a strong tough steel but not hard and brittle cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 10768

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Any update!cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Wed May 27, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison Don’t think it is OT
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Edison Don’t think it is OT

Sorry can’t get the pic to post if someone could delete. Thanks
by Playswithbrass
Wed May 27, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison Don’t think it is OT
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Edison Don’t think it is OT

Hope it loads this time
by Playswithbrass
Wed May 27, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison Don’t think it is OT
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Edison Don’t think it is OT

The photo didn’t load first try
by Playswithbrass
Wed May 27, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison Don’t think it is OT
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Edison Don’t think it is OT

Have been meaning to post this but,you know
Took this picture when out for a Drive
This is about 20 miles from home
by Playswithbrass
Tue May 12, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry's Chariot
Replies: 33
Views: 2278

Re: Henry's Chariot

The earliest know slingshot dragster.l do like it!
by Playswithbrass
Wed May 06, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: speedster dashes
Replies: 18
Views: 1399

Re: speedster dashes

It’s a fuel pressure gauge
by Playswithbrass
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood size
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Hood size

Torpedo is 23-5/8 hope this helps. Cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 7392

Re: Speedsters

Our 1913 speedster
by Playswithbrass
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Help for installing Benchs on a Speedster
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: Need Help for installing Benchs on a Speedster

Mario. One thing I did when install my seat was to put a strenghtner in the seat,then you can use both hands/arms to lift yourself up to reposition yourself in the seat without bending the sides of the bucket or cutting the leather on the metal edge
by Playswithbrass
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headers for a Model T
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Headers for a Model T

Here is my home made 32inch equal length.
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by Playswithbrass
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket making
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Gasket making

Jeff 3/16. Would of liked 1/8 but could not find. Bought it off Amazon
by Playswithbrass
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket making
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Gasket making

Mark S good to know. Thanks
by Playswithbrass
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket making
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Gasket making

Jim buna nitrile is according to the manufacture impervious to fuel/greases and ethanol. So fingers crossed,have the gaskets installed,fuel in the carb and am waiting to see what happens. Mark did not know about the cork/buna,went to the parts store but they knew of nothing go figure. Back in the ea...
by Playswithbrass
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket making
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Gasket making

Running glass bowl stromberg carb and always had a problem with the cork gasket shrinking. Bought BUNA rubber nitrile gasket material and have been busy making a die and then gaskets. Will see how they hold up
by Playswithbrass
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 19
Views: 2237

Re: Signs of Spring

We have seen robins, red winged blackbirds, red tail hawks. We are near a tundra swan stop over area and all yesterday the swans were non stop. As many leaving as coming in
Erica
by Playswithbrass
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 2635

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

That was funny. All my photos post upside down or sideways but if you click on them they they display correctly. It doesn’t matter how I take them or how I think I am posting them. But no one has ever asked me why I am assembling my speedster upside down
by Playswithbrass
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contact info for Don Bowman in MD
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Contact info for Don Bowman in MD

Well, I googled Don Bowman Maryland Ford as the search and there is a guy with a trucking company and a ford model n . That looks likely .
by Playswithbrass
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 21835

Re: Model T Special build.

Nice ,excellent workmanship
by Playswithbrass
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: AC brakes display only
Replies: 1
Views: 461

AC brakes display only

Just received my brakes from Larry Sidmore and I see now why they are for display only. They are just woks of art ,going to be hard to install then under a car thank you Larry. Also received the cable style brake linkage system from Dan McEachern,the workmanship is terrific .I will be very proud of ...
by Playswithbrass
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?
Replies: 24
Views: 3280

Re: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?

Looks like the car coming to Canada,which of course it is!
by Playswithbrass
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Stem Comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Valve Stem Comparison

Larry have you given any thought to using balancing beads.
They do work as claimed.
Cheers Pete
by Playswithbrass
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type

Dan sent you a email. Pete
by Playswithbrass
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type

Douglas. Thanks for the heads up however I only require the linkage have the brake assemblies Cheers Pete
by Playswithbrass
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type

Anyone ? Have a U.S. Address to send to. Thanks Pete
by Playswithbrass
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type
Replies: 8
Views: 916

WTB Orignal AC brake linkage cable type

Putting AC brakes on my speedster but wish the Orignal pulley and cable style set up. Thanks pete
by Playswithbrass
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

Freezing rain forecast so I am allowed to work in the garage! Cut the sides of the hood and polished it.

Every speedster needs a dragon horn
by Playswithbrass
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My techy son and my speedster
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: My techy son and my speedster

Danny as requested
by Playswithbrass
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auto Wash Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 1985

Re: Auto Wash Bowl

So Burger, I am not sure if your little catch phrase is supposed to be read as part of your last posting or not?
by Playswithbrass
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not OT - For Our Canadian Friends - History of Robertson and Philllips Screws
Replies: 6
Views: 1269

Re: Not OT - For Our Canadian Friends - History of Robertson and Philllips Screws

Mark, what they didn't tell was they were originally invented to screw our igloos together . Since we like the screw heads to all be aligned so they look proper on your igloo the slot was just not doing it. You had to at the very most turn the slot a half turn to align the heads using the Robertson ...
by Playswithbrass
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

Front end coming together head lamps installed. Bought these off e bay from a vender in Quebec because they were aluminum ,which goes with the aluminum cycle fenders and hub caps etc.when they arrived there was AL cast into the top a quick Google search and these lamps are from a 1907 AL car built i...
by Playswithbrass
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My techy son and my speedster
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: My techy son and my speedster

Les that's exactly what we used pete
by Playswithbrass
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My techy son and my speedster
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: My techy son and my speedster

Jeff all of us that have kids in the hobby are very fortunate cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

That is a cool project. Who gets first dibs on driving it?
by Playswithbrass
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My techy son and my speedster
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: My techy son and my speedster

So here is the cross member
by Playswithbrass
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My techy son and my speedster
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

My techy son and my speedster

I just came across the plans my son made up for the steering cross member and header for my speedster that I am putting back together after having it apart for 5 years. The rebuild is detailed in my Speedster Rebuild thread. I am very lucky to have a son and daughter-in-law that are involved in the ...
by Playswithbrass
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

More steering box picture
by Playswithbrass
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

John , steering box is a mid teens 490 Chev. For the crossmember I made a wood pattern ( see picture) and had one cast using ductile iron . I was able to use the T steering column jacket,which fits perfect. Notice at the top section off the box the brass collar is there to allow.for the tension spri...
by Playswithbrass
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.

Planning permission was finally passed June 5 this year
by Playswithbrass
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.

Maybe with permission now granted for the Mullin development in Oxfordshire, England, they will choose what cars they wish to display, and are not parting with anything until they have decided.
by Playswithbrass
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 21835

Re: Model T Special build.

Shane. Your workmanship is excellent . Enjoying the progress report. Cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ADJ MAIN JET SET
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: ADJ MAIN JET SET

Very nice work Cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum pipe. Yay or Nay?
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Aluminum pipe. Yay or Nay?

Ryan the finned aluminum pipe is just for show IMHO and yes I have one on my speedster cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

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Gene picture as requested 1909 EMF an ex Pollard car. About the talent just basically like most guys here self taught by reading old books and being doggedly persistent to do the best I am capable of. Which translate into I do a lot a of stuff 3 and 4 times or more. Cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

Been kinda slow,but did get the windshield installed. We made a wood pattern then had the Amish who had a aluminum foundry cast the stanchion’s. However lots of sanding and buffing required. Cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

Last few days progress. Intake,header and carb setup
by Playswithbrass
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

The fenders are home made using a English wheel .
by Playswithbrass
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

Mark,I made a pattern from wood and had the local foundry cast it in ductile iron.Made it so it had a period correct look. Pete
by Playswithbrass
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

The wife has told me to slow down this project is to last the complete winter.
by Playswithbrass
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

Shane ,steering box is from an early 490 chev. Fits right inside the T column.
Pete
by Playswithbrass
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

Picture of super rare steering set up. LOL. Cheers pete ps pic's go proper way up when clicked on ,don't understand this
by Playswithbrass
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

Don pic's as requested.I have used the speedo mount hole in the steering arm,for the left side I turned a right side upside down and bent to fit and used the nut at the front of the arm as well.To come up with the design of the fender bracket we started off simple took the car for a drive,it vibrate...
by Playswithbrass
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Re: Speedster rebuild

Hope these help.
by Playswithbrass
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3699

Speedster rebuild

I had our speedster pretty well together a few years ago but then something else needed its space in the garage. Had to dismantle it and store it where I could - body in the family room, painted steering parts in the basement, even kept the wheels and engine in the garage! But we moved house and wit...
by Playswithbrass
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 4665

Re: KIDS AND CARS

They were taking a break from polishing
They were taking a break from polishing
by Playswithbrass
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 391612

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

In Canada it takes 30 minutes to get your food after ordering at Micky Dee'!s
Good to see you agian at the OCF. Cheers Pete
by Playswithbrass
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost at OCF
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Lost at OCF

Don’t ask us how but we somehow mislaid a straw boater probably on Saturday at the OCF. Just hoping someone somewhere found one and is wondering who’s it is
by Playswithbrass
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: correct roller for the aluminum timer used in 1913
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: WTB: correct roller for the aluminum timer used in 1913

It’s yours,come and get it.Forgot all about them with the move and so forth cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: correct roller for the aluminum timer used in 1913
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: WTB: correct roller for the aluminum timer used in 1913

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Darren. Is this what you are after?

Cheers Pete
by Playswithbrass
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OCF Application
Replies: 28
Views: 3814

Re: OCF Application

Just got accepted.
by Playswithbrass
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Porcelain Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 2190

Re: Porcelain Engine

Are you sure it was not ceramic coatings.This is done to reduce friction in race engines
Cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

Tim you are over reacting. How do you think we all get to the Old Car Festival. We tour regularly in Michigan and lots of people in Michigan tour with us in Ontario.There is not a problem cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

Marty as you know Detriot is north of Canada however no matter what weather you are having it will be snowing here. Expect the customs officer to inspect you car for snow tires and if not equipped will send you packing home.LOL Come on over you may need to show the ownership and insurance papers. Ch...
by Playswithbrass
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quality time!
Replies: 15
Views: 2114

Re: Quality time!

Black is black and any deviation from this is not black Black should be purchased as packaged goods,right off the shelf. If your paint supplier has to mix the paint to a formula you are not getting black paint but a variation of black which is not a true black. Cheers pete
by Playswithbrass
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4:1 or 5:1 Steering mod?
Replies: 13
Views: 2285

Re: 4:1 or 5:1 Steering mod?

Scott you got me hook,line and sinker. Halfway through reading your post I said to my wife I used think this guy was ok but,not so sure now then I scrolled to the bottom.oh well heart had a work out. Cheers Pete
by Playswithbrass
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 model t touring in auction
Replies: 0
Views: 581

1926 model t touring in auction

I'm no good at links but there is a 1926 model t touring in an auction on Tuesday February 26 in Ontario Canada . Auction house is Shackletonauctions.com photos in the farms sold clearing auction. For those who like to check model t's over
by Playswithbrass
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to get the ladies interested !!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2535

Re: How to get the ladies interested !!!!!

Firstly, this is the wife. I think a lot of wives read the forum. Firstly, most of us know quite a bit about the cars we drive in. We have probably let a reasonable proportion of the family’s disposable income be spent on the antique car, and it is our car and not his! We are quite happy to tour and...
by Playswithbrass
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Funny video
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: OT: Funny video

That was great!