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by Terry_007
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Old Fashioned Way
Replies: 29
Views: 1976

Re: The Old Fashioned Way

I too insisted I'd never give up my good-old flip phone. I finally had to when it finally crapped out. I'd long admired some of the neat things I'd seen done at Hershey with the smart phone, and as the pay-phones began to disappear, it became obvious an upgrade was in order. So, Sue got me a new pho...
by Terry_007
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walden Worcester socket spanners.
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Walden Worcester socket spanners.

Here is the Ford set I found in an antique shop not long ago. Gladly paid the $35 for them.
Terry
by Terry_007
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone heard of INPACO spark plugs?
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Has anyone heard of INPACO spark plugs?

Just one of many different brands of aftermarket plugs made in the 30s through 50s. Lots of them around and mostly of interest to collectors, although they are pretty common. The plugs shown are not Model T though.
Terry
by Terry_007
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlight lense for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: headlight lense for sale

:roll: no sooner did I check the listing than I got an email.offering a $300 discount! I see from his feedback he is either a previous quitter or a dumb newbie. There are plenty of equally stupid listings on evilbay too, if someone wants to post a few others well all get some holiday jollies.

Terry
by Terry_007
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlight lense for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: headlight lense for sale

Has anyone emailed the guy to try and help him understand? Or at least thank him for providing our daily entertainment.
Terry
by Terry_007
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlight lense for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: headlight lense for sale

Does the rest of the car come with it?
by Terry_007
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I would love to see more gow jobs
Replies: 26
Views: 1853

Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Could be a typo also.
by Terry_007
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ANTIQUE CAR APPRAISER
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: ANTIQUE CAR APPRAISER

What insurance company are you using? Not all of the specialty antique car companies will require an appraisal unless you are valuing it above what they usually see for similar vehicles. Post your question also on the AACA discussion forum as that will give you some exposure beyond just the Model T ...
by Terry_007
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What 1/2 inch Pipe Thread Spark Plugs Work in a Model T ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1134

Re: What 1/2 inch Pipe Thread Spark Plugs Work in a Model T ?

Correct on the thread - ALAM. Lots of info has found its way to the forum on the history of plugs over time, and there are always a few things that are not quite correct or are "moving targets". I can't recall the specifics, but I do believe there exists somewhere, a letter or order from Ford to Mos...
by Terry_007
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What 1/2 inch Pipe Thread Spark Plugs Work in a Model T ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1134

Re: What 1/2 inch Pipe Thread Spark Plugs Work in a Model T ?

I've collected old spark plugs for over 40 years and probably 75% of them in my collection are 1/2" pipe thread. It was the most commonly available thread style used in the early days. That thread pattern fit the vast majority of early automobiles. The other popular thread type was 7/8." I'd venture...
by Terry_007
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pictures from a recent trip to Fort William Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: Pictures from a recent trip to Fort William Scotland

Thanks for posting - we lived in Scotland for many years back in the 70s and early 80s. There were a only a couple of Ts around at the time but good friend Mike Povey acquired a 17 and later his 1912 and by the time we came back to the US the Ts seemed to be coming out in greater numbers. Our show i...
by Terry_007
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark Plug Heat Ranges
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Spark Plug Heat Ranges

Those are not Model T plugs and certainly don't look like Model T plugs. Spend your money on the correct plug - Champion X 1/2" pipe thread.
Terry
by Terry_007
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help identifying brass lamp
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Need help identifying brass lamp

Not a Westchester 7. They were clearly marked on top and have a different font. Also, the hinged at the top door is different than the Westchester.

Terry
by Terry_007
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help identifying brass lamp
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Need help identifying brass lamp

Unfortunately somebody dorked it up trying to electrify it. When they removed the burner, they may have also removed it's identity. Brand names were often marked on the wick winding knob. Higher end lamps often had nameplates attached or stampings on the top that would identify it. Although the way ...
by Terry_007
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Automat Spark Plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: Automat Spark Plugs

Yes, they are a "gimick" type plug with a spring loaded top that supposedly drew fresh air in on the intake stroke. They probably didn't work too well. I can imagine there was a problem with them sealing properly on the compression stroke. Several quantities of them have turned up over they years an...
by Terry_007
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting the Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: Starting the Model T

Steve is right - starting a T does not (or should not) depend on how fast or hard you crank it. If it's primed, not freeeeeeezing cold outside, and everything is set just right all you need is one gentle pull up when switched onto battery. Free starts are great too. I once had a spectator at a car s...
by Terry_007
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Position of burner
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Position of burner

Thought this diagram might be of interest.
by Terry_007
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Widetrack Rear Fenders
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: 1913 Widetrack Rear Fenders

Negative on the double bead. Are your tires rubbing on both sides? Photos would certainly be helpful. Can't imagine the tires would be that much larger in diameter.
I have a 14 wide track. There shouldn't be that much difference between them.
Terry
by Terry_007
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray, VA Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet Pics
Replies: 30
Views: 2665

Re: Luray, VA Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet Pics

And a few more - Glad we had a chance to visit with Natalie and Janice Weaver - they spent two days visiting with folks, snapping pics and no doubt, writing an article for the magazine while they were shopping for goodies.
by Terry_007
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray, VA Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet Pics
Replies: 30
Views: 2665

Re: Luray, VA Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet Pics

Here are some photos I snapped - apologies for any duplication of those already posted- A great event! We'll see you again in the spring.
Terry
by Terry_007
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you find at Luray???
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: What did you find at Luray???

I'll post other photos elsewhere, but for treasures I bought some T literature, a few tools, a couple of timers, side-lamp burners, some speedo stuff including a couple of NOS wheel gears, a decent 15 windshield assembly, and some other windshield parts to be used as a display for a set of wind-wing...
by Terry_007
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need some help ,what does this font fit
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: I need some help ,what does this font fit

Difficult to say what it actually fits but the general appearance suggests it might be a Gray and Davis lamp.
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?
Replies: 71
Views: 5546

Re: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?

The recent change in the "Hershey" car show dates/location gives me a little more flexibility and I plan to be there with a couple tables of brass stuff. Will have some lamps, literature, a few Model T things and an assortment of interesting early automobilia including some early spark plugs.
Terry
by Terry_007
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey Car Show Bad News
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Re: Hershey Car Show Bad News

Yes, but if you read through the post you'll see it's had a date change and is now going to be held at Gettysburg. This is the same location as the recent AACA Grand National and was the location for a regular AACA National the year before. It's a perfect location for a large car show with two wonde...
by Terry_007
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dixie wide track
Replies: 24
Views: 1588

Re: dixie wide track

My 14 is a wide-track. The body is standard T but in addition to chassis components, the fenders are wider. It's an interesting contrast when parked to a standard T.
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free start - the T wants to go!
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Free start - the T wants to go!

My T wants to go somewhere! Had a small family cook-out yesterday. One of our older grandsons came in late due to some work. Thankfully, he's very busy right now, but he couldn't resist the call of good food and another chance to look over the 14T. He's ridden in it before, but had never had his pro...
by Terry_007
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!
Replies: 35
Views: 2554

Re: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!

Here are a few I've picked up along the way -
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?
Replies: 71
Views: 5546

Re: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?

Coming to see what's there and visit old friends. Anyone got any early spark plugs for my collection?
Thanks,
Terry
by Terry_007
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CLASSIC COLLECTORS INS. LEAVES TEXAS
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

Re: CLASSIC COLLECTORS INS. LEAVES TEXAS

I think I've replied to a zillion similar posts about insurance. It's not about cost-it's performance! You won't know if your company is any good until you have a claim!!! FWIW, my money goes to J.C. Taylor. Yes, I've had a claim and know several our local members who also have, including one who dr...
by Terry_007
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boxes for the T's Spark Plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Boxes for the T's Spark Plugs

Anybody got a box for this one? I have lots in my plug collection without boxes.
Terry
by Terry_007
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resonable priced 1915
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Re: Resonable priced 1915

That's fairly close to us here in Chesapeake, and also an easy trip from the Richmond area. I'll see if any of our T folks in the area know of it and can provide additional info/photos.
Terry
by Terry_007
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 E&J 3 tier flared front sidelights
Replies: 9
Views: 1512

Re: 1909 E&J 3 tier flared front sidelights

EMF is correct but there are probably dozens of other cars that used them, and countless others whose owners bought and installed them. Some cars came without lamps - your choice to buy and install, or hang those saved from a previously owned car. These are pics from my collection for comparison. Te...
by Terry_007
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 3148

Re: What should salvage value be?

So, what is the law in CA on salvage titles? As has already been mentioned, don't surrender the title! Looks like the vehicle is at your home, so lock the door - it's still your car. You've not mentioned yet who our ins company is. Curious to know if you are working with one of the specialty antique...
by Terry_007
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 3148

Re: What should salvage value be?

Everything depends on the state you are in. If you are given a buy-back option the ins. company will determine salvage value. You can negotiate with them but speak with a senior claims adjudicator rather than the claims "adjuster" assigned to your case. You will want the buy-back to be as low as pos...
by Terry_007
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 2599

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

Wish I could relay a similar Navy experience but everything I did for 23 years didn't involve engines - with our without louvers. I never over-heated my typewriter. I'll leave the pans out though, and hopefully Henry doesn't mind the flow-through ventilation.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 2599

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

Not sure I agree with the cooling thoughts for the earlier cars without louvers in the hood. Don't have them in my 14 - yes, I know it's incorrect, but never had an overheating problem or issues with dirt, mud, etc. etc. When I decide I need some judging points I'll put them back on, along with my 4...
by Terry_007
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Member Email Hack !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Re: Member Email Hack !!!

Perhaps "Hack" isn't the exact term for what's taking place. Someone has "spoofed" the member's email address and is just using it as a way to get someone to open it up, respond or click on at attachment. Nobody is actually using his computer or email account to actually send email from. If you look...
by Terry_007
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Puff, Loud Puff, Very Loud Puffing Exhaust
Replies: 16
Views: 1983

Re: Puff, Loud Puff, Very Loud Puffing Exhaust

I see you are running two threads on the same topic.
Terry
by Terry_007
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for contacts' Buick and Star
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: Looking for contacts' Buick and Star

Try posting your Buick and Star questions on the AACA discussion forum. Be specific about what year cars and what you are looking for and you should get plenty of responses.
Terry
by Terry_007
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Puff, Loud Puff, Very Loud Puffing Exhaust
Replies: 16
Views: 1983

Re: Puff, Loud Puff, Very Loud Puffing Exhaust

So, if the car ils running smoothly it's not likely to be an exhaust valve stuck or burned. As mentioned though, a compression check will help narrow things down. Where is the puffing sound coming from? Out of the tailpipe? Do you hear it most when sitting behind the steering wheel? Tighten up the b...
by Terry_007
Thu May 28, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Re: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires

Most products provide way too much shine. I've been using a Meguires product called "Natural Shine Protectant" that gives a natural finish. It's advertised for interiors but I've used it on tires for years. It claims to have "superior UV protection." Have found it cleans really well, does not streak...
by Terry_007
Sat May 23, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early hubcap wrench
Replies: 15
Views: 2113

Re: Early hubcap wrench

Well, hope the guy who spent $400 isn't too disappointed that it's not for a T, although that's how it was advertised. Perhaps he knew what it really was and got a bargain? Sure would like to find out what it fits.
Terry
by Terry_007
Sat May 23, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early hubcap wrench
Replies: 15
Views: 2113

Re: Early hubcap wrench

Appreciate the replies but am still wondering what the 8 sided hole fits. Is this wrench even for a Model T?
Terry
by Terry_007
Fri May 22, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early hubcap wrench
Replies: 15
Views: 2113

Early hubcap wrench

Wow, a supposedly early T hubcap wrench sold on evil-bay for $400!!! Take a look at item 313084077072 in completed listings. PIcture below. There has been a lot of discussion over time about these early wrenches. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/69528.html?1224885495. But-in a couple of pl...
by Terry_007
Fri May 22, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Spark Plug
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: Unusual Spark Plug

Thanks for posting - I've collected plugs a long time and have several varieties of those double ended plugs in my collection. They are oddities for sure and are sought after by plug collectors. Here is an example of a very early one with a mica window in the removable cap. It's done that way so you...
by Terry_007
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy to be out and about
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: Happy to be out and about

The little blue car is my wife's 1948 MGTC. She lets me keep the wire wheels clean and I get to navigate for her. I have fun with the steering wheel on the "wrong side" too. Sometimes I pretend like I'm driving and suddenly fall asleep, or throw my hands up in the air in a seeming panic. Freaks peop...
by Terry_007
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replating a R.V. Mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Re: Replating a R.V. Mirror

You can always try it yourself.
https://angelgilding.com/re-silvering-old-mirrors/
Watch the you-tube video and you can see it's a doable project for the home shop.
Terry
by Terry_007
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy to be out and about
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Happy to be out and about

Had a nice few days and decided it was time to exercise all the old cars. Started with the 67 GTO. It needed gas and drew lots of attention at the local gas station. A couple of guys in a mini really enjoyed seeing it and asking questions. They wanted me to burn rubber. I did. The MGs were next out ...
by Terry_007
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information needed on Powell & Hanmer P&H brass lamps
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: Information needed on Powell & Hanmer P&H brass lamps

English made of course. While the P&H lamps were very popular on motorcycles, they made a wide range of good quality lamps for automobiles as well, even bicycles, boats and about anything else that would need one. Yours are made to fit what was known as a "light car." They were indeed mounted on the...
by Terry_007
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: Model T Insurance

Man, seems like this question comes up once a week. I repeat myself - J.C. Taylor. It's not how cheap, it's how good. You won't know that until you have a claim. Look at the discussion that's already taken place on this forum (numerous times). Recommend you also look at the AACA discussion forum. Pl...
by Terry_007
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANCELLED - Luray 2020, Mid Atlantic Prewar Swap Meet
Replies: 6
Views: 1164

Re: CANCELLED - Luray 2020, Mid Atlantic Prewar Swap Meet

Great meet that we were really looking forward to, especially the fellowship there. Super friendly and a great chance to visit with the vendors and old friends you don't see again until Hershey in the fall. Was thinking about hauling some stuff up this year but had to abandon that plan as the schedu...
by Terry_007
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Cap Project
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Radiator Cap Project

Dennis, that's too cool! Will we get to see it on display at the Luray Swap Meet? Hope it's still happening-will be there if it's at all possible!
Terry
by Terry_007
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA
Replies: 23
Views: 3762

Re: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA

What happens in Las Vegas SHOULD STAY in Las Vegas!!!
Terry
by Terry_007
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Auto Club Badge
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Re: Brass Auto Club Badge

Contact AACA Headquarters in Hershey and they can tell you approximately when this was produced. There were several versions of it made over the years.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Insurance company recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 5610

Re: Insurance company recommendations

I see you posted the same question the AACA discussion form and have a lot of replies there. Looks like J.C.Taylor is receiving a lot of compliments, and as I responded to you on that forum, they will always be my first recommendation. They are outstanding supporters of the old car hobby. The questi...
by Terry_007
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: RIP

Knew Ed a long time. He was a great guy and knew every inch of the early Fords. We horse-traded many parts over the years. Will miss him.
Terry
by Terry_007
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carbide burners N.O.S. But for what"
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: Carbide burners N.O.S. But for what"

The small ones might be for those miners hat lights. Look at them on ebay and see for comparison.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?
Replies: 16
Views: 2800

Re: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?

I would really like to see a picture of the oil pickup area I guess upon reflection I would certainly consider adding a oil filter if I built a copy (and a oil pressure gauge). I would guess that a 10 psi gauge would be a good starting point It'll be another couple of weeks before I'm able to get o...
by Terry_007
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?
Replies: 16
Views: 2800

Re: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?

Very surprised there have not been any responses yet on this. Anyone out there in T-land ever seen this kind of set-up before? Still wondering how to best advise the guy who owns it.
Thanks,
Terry - and the rest of the Colonial Va Chapter guys who are also wondering.
by Terry_007
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?
Replies: 16
Views: 2800

Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?

A bunch of us from the Colonial Model T club convened last weekend for our 1st meeting/tech session of the year. We went to the home of a new member who asked for help looking at his current 15 project. He had purchased a "rebuilt" engine from someone out west and had it shipped to him and he was an...
by Terry_007
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions

Here are a couple of other pictures sent to me today that show the measurements on it.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions

I thought perhaps tractor also, but tool collectors have told me those were marked "Fordson" rather than just Ford.
Good suggestion tho-
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions

A friend in NJ who collects old tools recently acquired this Ford script hubcap wrench. I don't have the measurements on it but do know the large opening is much bigger than the Model T hubcap. Note it also only has two openings in it. I've asked a couple of other Model T tool guys what it is and th...
by Terry_007
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken global repairman?
Replies: 16
Views: 2777

Re: Broken global repairman?

Is that a repro? Don't believe I've ever seen anything like that before that was original. Could be wrong so please tell me more -
Thanks,
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 4013

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

A clue for me is the fact you are not smelling gas. It should be easy to flood, and just a couple of turns on the crank with the choke pulled out should result is gas squirting out the overflow hole on the carb. I'll bet you are using a Holley NH and it has one of those after-market fuel inlets wher...
by Terry_007
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sara's Grandfather's 1915 Model T
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Sara's Grandfather's 1915 Model T

Congratulations! I spent a lot of time looking over the T at Charlotte. I hope you will be in Philly to personally receive the award. I'm one of the guys who will he handing out the trophies as you come down off the stage there after you get your picture taken with the President. It'll be an honor t...
by Terry_007
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Runabout Top question
Replies: 13
Views: 2007

Re: 1913 Runabout Top question

Had the pleasure of seeing this T at the recent AACA meet in Fallbrook CA and actually used it for a judges training seminar. Nice job on it and thanks again for your willingness to allow some judges to learn about it.
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fallbrook Tour - Two Days Away!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3918

Re: Model T and Brass Era Fallbrook Tour - January 19-21, 2020

Wish we lived closer - we were at the recent AACA National Meet at that resort and enjoyed it tremendously. Nice place and a nice area to tour in with plenty of great scenery and things to do. Found some real treasure in an antique mall in Temecula too. Unfortunately, cross-country is a long way to ...
by Terry_007
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

Re: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords

I started collecting years ago at Hershey. Found a vendor over in the old Blue Field (under where the roller coaster is) and bought a whole pile of them for five bucks each. Stopped counting them a long time ago. Some are pretty fancy with brass lamps printed in gold so they look like brass. The Cha...
by Terry_007
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

Re: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords

A few more interesting catalogs. In addition to specialized Ford T catalogs, I have a lot dating back to 1903. Started buying them years ago for the spark plug info in them, sort of as a go-with for my spark plug collections.
Terry
by Terry_007
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

Re: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords

A few of my accessory catalogs-
by Terry_007
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T
Replies: 18
Views: 3115

Re: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T

Yes, could be a 13 on closer inspection. Wish we could see which the windshield folded. The way it is in the photos isn't the way it's supposed to ! I have no idea what the original sequence of the photos was, so depending on how you arrange them, you could tell different stories. Wouldn't it be int...
by Terry_007
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T
Replies: 18
Views: 3115

Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T

Recently found an interesting batch of photo postcards showing the wreck of a 1914 touring. The car looks to have been rolled over and was apparently hauled somewhere, rolled onto its side and stripped for parts. It's an interesting series of cards.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 3316

Re: 1915 Parts

I believe the "Rip Van Winkle" 17 has the tall F hubcaps. Hopefully someone has a photo they can post. My 14 has them.
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light
Replies: 6
Views: 1627

Re: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light

Somehow I'd missed that earlier forum posting, but good to see more info on these. I've had a display box of them in by recreated old auto parts store. The are displayed in an antique showcase along with some other lighting stuff. Interesting that the inside lid of the box folds up to look like a da...
by Terry_007
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E&J lamp
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: E&J lamp

Couple of choices - Muratic acid. It's messy and could be dangerous. Google stipping nickle plating from brass and you'll find you-tube videos on how to do it. It's addressed mainly at removing the plating from plumbing fixtures, but essentially is the same process. Another choice is to simply paint...
by Terry_007
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 2751

Re: New Member from Scotland

Welcome Steve. Where in Scotland are you located? I lived near Dundee years ago. Was stationed at a USN base at a small town south of Aberdeen, Edzell. We were members of the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club and helped start the Scottish Transport Extravaganza at Glamis Castle, which of course still ...
by Terry_007
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos
Replies: 16
Views: 2950

Re: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos

My bad - those were the "new" FISK demountables, not Firestones.
Nice photo anyway.
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos
Replies: 16
Views: 2950

Re: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos

Here is a photo of famed early race car driver Joan Cuneo showing off the Firestone Demountables. She used them in 1909 of the Glidden, mounted on a Rainier.
by Terry_007
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 19
Views: 3722

Re: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

"I've never had one of those double electrode plugs. I'd like to put one in the tester and see if it really has two sparks." Short answer is no. Two ground electrodes (or more) with just one center electrode will always produce just a single spark, arching between it and closest ground electrode. Th...
by Terry_007
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 19
Views: 3722

Re: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

Here is a box of plug cores I found over in the Chocolate field. I didn't buy them all, just the good Champions. Price was good as you can see.
Terry
by Terry_007
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 19
Views: 3722

Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

Hershey is always a treasure hunt for us spark plug collectors. I found a nice batch this year including some NOS plugs and insulators for the Ts. Managed to find some NOS in the box Ford Script brass top Champion insulators as well as some of the early straight sided Chamption X insulators. They we...
by Terry_007
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ready for Hershey
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: Ready for Hershey

Nice restoration ! Is that plating correct? What kind of interesting spark plugs did you find at Hershey this year?
Terry
by Terry_007
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 12
Views: 2781

Re: Cleaning nickel safely.

I've used nothing but SemiChrome on my 1912 Triumph motorcycle.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 3450

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

Slight oops - posted the wrong page from the 1916 Andre catalog. This one shows the brass hat, non-ribbed insulator Champion plugs clearly.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 3450

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

Here are some pics - the full page Champion ad is from the Andre auto parts supply company 1916 catalog. Also shown are pictures of a few Champion plugs from my collection that have the brass hat and unribbed insulators. Note the NOS Champion with the box, which bears the 1916 patent date. Also show...
by Terry_007
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 3450

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

Your X page is fine. Talking strictly about the Model T, as noted in my post, "The plug shown in your photo is the early style Champion X supplied in Ts beginning in 1911. If you are into showing, these would be the correct plugs for a pre 1916 car." I was speaking generally about the brass hat feat...
by Terry_007
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 3450

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

The brass hat style first appeared in 1916 when Champion bought the Jeffry DeWitt spark plug company. The ribbed insulator appeared later. The plug shown in your photo is the early style Champion X supplied in Ts beginning in 1911. If you are into showing, these would be the correct plugs for a pre ...
by Terry_007
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How often do you clean your New Day timer
Replies: 6
Views: 1301

Re: How often do you clean your New Day timer

I clean the spare under the back seat every couple of years. It does get some oxidation on the contacts. The one on the car I cleaned a couple of years ago when I had the engine out to rebuild the transmission. I checked it this spring before our square car tour and it didn't need anything. That tim...
by Terry_007
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 8683

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

Car show will be on Saturday, last official day of the event. Over 1000 of the most amazing antilque autos you'll ever see.
Terry
by Terry_007
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Ford T Advertising item-more info appreciated
Replies: 0
Views: 619

Early Ford T Advertising item-more info appreciated

I posted also on the AACA Forum - was hopeful to find more info on this great Model T advertising fan I recently acquired. I'm guessing the car is 1919-20. Lack of sidelamps is a giveaway on the 1919 or later date. It's of course an artist rendering which can often complicate more precise dating. Yo...
by Terry_007
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin
Replies: 15
Views: 2931

Re: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin

Great work! Looking forward to seeing you at Hershey.
Terry
by Terry_007
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 398749

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

Safe travels Steve, look forward to seeing you at Hershey.
Terry GCC5,6. Stop by and show me some more spark plugs!
by Terry_007
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we enter US military bases?
Replies: 19
Views: 3035

Re: Can we enter US military bases?

You should check with Security at the specific base you are talking about. If you have a military ID card there should be no issues, but if not, you'll need to get a special access pass, and that's where you may find some sticky local rules that make it more difficult.
Terry (Retired USN).
by Terry_007
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery spark plugs. any idea what they are, age, ect...
Replies: 8
Views: 2192

Re: Mystery spark plugs. any idea what they are, age, ect...

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/822076/846047.html?1520738060 We've had the discussion before - interesting plug called "Beacon Light." Not terribly rare but interesting and a nice collectors item. You can still find them NOS in the box. If you don't have the full set or a couple of extras you'...
by Terry_007
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Model T drive to the tractor show
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Re: A Model T drive to the tractor show

Those kind of events are always great and the old cars are usually quite an addition to them. I wish we had more like that in our area. We used to attend an event at one of the James River plantations that is now a state-run farming museum. Great location but for some reason they stopped having the ...
by Terry_007
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should this sell for?
Replies: 13
Views: 2686

Re: What should this sell for?

Agree that $1500-$2K would be reasonable. It's a restoration project. Aftermarket homeycomb radiator, spaghetti wiring job, rust thru at the bottom of the body (might be bad wood underneath that), missing top irons, etc. The tires could be worthless if old and dry-rotted. Terry
by Terry_007
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 3759

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

Would love to drop in if here are no conflicts. Have some AACA duties to attend to late on Thrusday and the most important thing, the annual Hershey meeting of the Spark Plug Collectors of America, 10Am on Friday.
Terry
by Terry_007
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you imagine ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Re: Can you imagine ???

Hey Dennis, I recommend driving it until the Luray Swap Meet. There are always a lot of good transmission parts that show up there. Stop by and say hello at Hershey.
Terry
by Terry_007
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing spring shackles with hassler shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Replacing spring shackles with hassler shocks

Thanks. Will take some photos and post here when finished. Probably not going to be a project until after Hershey though.
Terry