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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: 273

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: 155
Views: 12788

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: 336

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: 18
Views: 1317

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: 583

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 2540

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: 1204

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: 1224

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: 4
Views: 677

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: 2540

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: 1204

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: 1204

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: 776

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: 1204

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: 1204

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: 2540

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: 2540

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: 732

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: 732

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: 155
Views: 12788

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: 667

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: 673

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: 2540

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: 2540

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: 2540

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: 2540

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: 2540

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: 2540

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: 2540

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: 2540

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: 2540

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: 2540

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: 2540

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: 2920

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: 68388

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: 335

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: 441

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: 441

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: 2775

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: 1626

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: 1992

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: 1992

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: 1621

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: 1708

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: 433

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: 1922

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: 645

Re: OT: Funny video

That was great!