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by TMiller6
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Measurement Request - '26 Roadster Top
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Measurement Request - '26 Roadster Top

Some replies to those who posted. Norman, My bows are curved at the ends where they mount. Dan, thanks for the touring print. I have a set of,26-7 Touring top irons and they appear to be different to the point where I would be more comfortable with reference dimensions off another roadster. I may al...
by TMiller6
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Measurement Request - '26 Roadster Top
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Measurement Request - '26 Roadster Top

Short version: Can someone please provide me with the dimensional location of the sockets on the main bow? These are the ones that attach the sail panel and side curtains. Long Version: There are no '26 Runabouts at the T-Museum or the Henry Ford for me to take measurements; I checked. Five Mill.png...
by TMiller6
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My experience with plastic tack strips
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: My experience with plastic tack strips

I've had the grandkids staying with me for a little over a month and I let this topic go into the bowels of the Forum. Here is the photo of a broken piece. First, I have looked all over my shop for the rest of the broken pieces and I am concluding they are now in a landfill. What I did find is one h...
by TMiller6
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?
Replies: 23
Views: 1308

Re: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?

I believe the item in the right foreground is a steel folding chair.
by TMiller6
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My experience with plastic tack strips
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: My experience with plastic tack strips

Mine also came with a Fordwood kit. There is only one window in my shop and the body was stored out of direct sunlight. The furnace keeps the place at 50F minimum.

I will post photos eventually using my PC. I don’t like trying to use the iPad to post photos.
by TMiller6
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My experience with plastic tack strips
Replies: 11
Views: 948

My experience with plastic tack strips

A few years ago I replaced the few pieces of wood in my '26 Runabout. At the time, I used spring clamps and an electric heat gun to form the black plastic tack strips in the wood kit for the eventual installation of upholstery. Other projects caught my attention and when I retrieved the body from it...
by TMiller6
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation

I drilled holes slightly undersized when I installed the door panels on my Runabout. I found it easiest to start at the top and do the bottom row of fasteners last.
by TMiller6
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-‘27 Fordor
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: 1926-‘27 Fordor

I think it was a matter of sales volume versus cost. There were improvements in the ‘26 Fordor; the all steel Budd doors is one. But as you say, the basic design was similar to earlier years. If you look to the Model A, the Fordor bodies continued to be wood intensive up until 1931 with Briggs and M...
by TMiller6
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Identity Sought
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Gas Tank Identity Sought

1926-7 Fordor also use the oval tank.
by TMiller6
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: upholstery tool
Replies: 12
Views: 925

Re: upholstery tool

If it is indeed the hog ring tool, I suggest he wait until the kit arrives. The kit for my Runabout included the tool and the hog rings.
by TMiller6
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3865

Re: What have you done in June 2020

I Installed the wiring harnesses on my '26 Roadster. Engine runs but no generator or magneto. After I scrub up I will polarize the generator and inspect the magneto post. I also made a mental note to give this car to my grandson when the battery needs to be replaced. While contorting and hooking up ...
by TMiller6
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I got in a hurry.
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: I got in a hurry.

You do nice work. I've used my sockets on occasion for light press work but never a fabrication like that.
by TMiller6
Wed May 27, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 5380

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

Thanks Mario.

This is my first go at painting with Summit Racing paint. I was surprised and delighted at the results. I'm also glad my wife wasn't here to witness the smell.
by TMiller6
Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 5380

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

My wife is spending the month in the south with my daughter and grandkids. I couldn't think of a better opportunity to stink up the garage. Since my favorite DuPont Centari is long gone, I tried Acrylic Urethane and am happy with the results.
by TMiller6
Sun May 24, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Fordor windscreen post measurement
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: 27 Fordor windscreen post measurement

I measured 40.38”. (102.5 cm) at that point on mine. It has Cubel replacement wood and is a ‘26. If that seems large, Remember there are two steel filler pieces that go between the frame and the posts.
by TMiller6
Sat May 16, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ARE 26/27 ROADSTER DOOR LATCHES DIFFERENT
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: ARE 26/27 ROADSTER DOOR LATCHES DIFFERENT

The on on the left looks like what’s on my 26.

The one on the right is for a 1928 Model A and was used prior to the introduction of outside handles.
by TMiller6
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: smile.amazon donation
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: smile.amazon donation

I should also mention that if you haven’t looked on Amazon for parts, you really should. My kid’s Christmas present was new windshield stanchions for his Model A. The ones I found on a Amazon were identical to the ones at our favorite supplier and cost less. And they’re still good at books. I bought...
by TMiller6
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: smile.amazon donation
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: smile.amazon donation

It’s a half cent on every dollar spent and Amazon says it doesn’t affect what we pay. If we all did it,it would add up for the organization. As of February 2020, Amazon has donated $298.58 to the MTFCA. My donation over the years is now at $38.24. If we all did this, the organization would really be...
by TMiller6
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 headlight issue
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: 1916 headlight issue

What you are describing is exactly what happens when you put a battery type headlight bulb into a magneto wired socket. If you have an ohmmeter, you will find continuity between either solder button on the bottom and the brass shell of the bulb. When the sockets are out of the car, the current goes ...
by TMiller6
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 headlight issue
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: 1916 headlight issue

You have the wrong bulb. The correct magneto headlight bulb will only have continuity across the two contacts on the base.
by TMiller6
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter bendix springs
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Starter bendix springs

Pep,

I may need some time to sort this.

I believe my starter is 5/8” shaft. It has the square switch with the cable to the rear but it isn’t Abell. The flywheel is multi disk and not stepped. Gas tank date is 10/5, a Twin Cities build.
by TMiller6
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter bendix springs
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Starter bendix springs

Ron, Your comment about both springs being left hand wound makes me think that the T spring may have been released for service as A-11380-R later in 1928. My car was built approximately 450 units before A492511 on October 1. After that time, the multi-disk flywheel was revised by adding a step to cl...
by TMiller6
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slot head screws source
Replies: 11
Views: 1421

Re: Slot head screws source

Fortunately my local True Value hardware has two aisles devoted to inch and metric fasteners including many slotted screws. Every time I go there, I thank them for stocking the old stuff. They tell me I’m not the only one saying this. In the rare cases where they don’t have what I need, there’s also...
by TMiller6
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Touring Various Screws for Interior
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: 26 Touring Various Screws for Interior

My sill plates were 12-24 and the latch may be as well.

Try McMaster.com
by TMiller6
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these ??
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: What are these ??

I own a NOS set of these as well. The guy who sold them to me some 40 years ago called them Grey Ghosts. My front pair is slightly different in that the “U” extends further horizontally. The way they are supposed to work is by providing a different natural frequency of the two Ford springs. The two ...
by TMiller6
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these doors?
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: What are these doors?

The door on the right has a curtain fastener that appeared in 1927.
by TMiller6
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 roadster cab wood
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: 26 roadster cab wood

Yes, that’s where they go. Mine are held in place with two wood screws on the forward edge of the vertical channel. They are not structural and are there to tack the upholstery panel in place
by TMiller6
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 engine with no freeze plugs
Replies: 13
Views: 1538

Re: 1924 engine with no freeze plugs

Mark G. Has it right. In the industry, the plugs are often called Welch plugs or less often, core plugs.

In production casting work, efforts are taken in design to avoid using chaplets and plugs.
by TMiller6
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 4264

Re: flat towing a T

I believe it was Floyd Clymer who detailed the plugs out rationale in one of his books. When a T is towed in neutral, the flywheel is not spinning and the steel clutch plates lack lubrication as they rotate. Towing in high gear makes the clutch spin as a solid assembly and allows the flywheel to spi...
by TMiller6
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 4264

Re: flat towing a T

When the cars at the Village aren't running, they are towed short distances with the front wheels up and transmission set to the neutral position. They also have an Auto Ambulance that can be placed under either axle allowing the whole car to be raised for towing if necessary. Most towing is done wi...
by TMiller6
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 ? Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1638

Re: 1924 ? Motor

There’s a funny thing about many of the engines and vehicles that are in the Museum. Over the years, Ford had opportunities to help. My former manager was one of a team who helped get one of the first Model A cars running for the 75th anniversary celebration. Another man who worked in our files told...
by TMiller6
Thu May 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown rear fender came in Model T lot
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: Unknown rear fender came in Model T lot

26-7 Runabout, Coupe, and Pickup
by TMiller6
Thu May 30, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: OT or not- my pet peeve about posts
Replies: 19
Views: 3609

Re: OT or not- my pet peeve about posts

Since I am left handed, a lot of my cell phone photos are upside down.
by TMiller6
Tue May 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone Going To Motor Muster Greenfield Village ?
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: Anyone Going To Motor Muster Greenfield Village ?

I'll be there with my 1941 Super Deluxe Fordor. This year it has new brakes on all four corners and a new radiator so I'm hoping for a nice weekend.
1941.JPG
by TMiller6
Sun May 19, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 8271

Re: 26-27 Roadster Body Questions

This '26 is a project I've had for several years. I rescued it from a previous owner who was attempting to graft it to a shortened Model A chassis. Paint is temporarily on hold until my wife takes a separate vacation. One of these days I will research the change notices and try to figure out when th...
by TMiller6
Sun May 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet
Replies: 24
Views: 3263

Re: Luray Swap Meet

This was my first year for Luray and I'll probably go back next year. I had a few specific items on my want list and I found them there. My friend John, a Model A guy, was somewhat disappointed that there wasn't more A-Stuff available. But, he did find a few good items and even instructed me to buy ...
by TMiller6
Wed May 15, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 8271

Re: 26-27 Roadster Body Questions

Dan, Your ‘27 door photos highlight another difference. I have yet to find earlier doors drilled for curtain fasteners. I do see it often on ‘27 doors and they also are on the 15 Millionth as it came off the line. I am out of town right now and will try to post some trapezoidal block photos and the ...
by TMiller6
Tue May 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 8271

Re: 26-27 Roadster Body Questions

Many ‘26 bodies also have the fourth hole as a drain on the windshield stanchion mounts as it was added in later production. The 26 body has a separate steel rocker panel under the doors with a zinc plate screwed on top of it. In ‘27 the rockers had the Ford script added to the steel stamping. Canad...
by TMiller6
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Calcium Carbide
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Calcium Carbide

Lehman’s Hardware in Kidron Ohio and KarstSports.com have it. You have to purchase it in five one quart cans to justify the hazmat fee. Read the Karst description otherwise it looks like $130 for only one can.
by TMiller6
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat upholstery kit
Replies: 23
Views: 2931

Re: Seat upholstery kit

One caveat. Regardless of who you order your cushion kit from, you need to specify if you want the factory crimping rope sewn into the bottom cushion hem. I received one kit where it was assumed I would hog ring the vinyl under the cushion.
by TMiller6
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1923-27 Firewall Brackets
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: 1923-27 Firewall Brackets

The 26-7 bodies have integral firewalls attached to the cowl. The floorboard risers attach to the firewall with two rivets on each side. The later brackets with these notches clear these rivets.
by TMiller6
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upcoming Trip to Dearborn
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: Upcoming Trip to Dearborn

The DTW airport has a bus stop on the lower level. It takes you up Middlebelt Road and connects to Warren Avenue. That will get you to Dearborn. I’m not sure if it’s the M-39 Southfield bus or the Warren Avenue bus that goes through Fairlane Mall. That bus takes you to the Henry Ford. For Piquette, ...
by TMiller6
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Please dont put this in the OT..Need help on a stuck Model A head and distributor
Replies: 16
Views: 2611

Re: Please dont put this in the OT..Need help on a stuck Model A head and distributor

If you pry on the distributor body, it can brake off inside the head. Try lifting the head off the engine with the distributor still installed. Then use a pipe larger than the shaft to tap it out. This will also allow you better access for penetrating oil.
by TMiller6
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Long shot...
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

Re: Long shot...

If it’s the Arthur F. Tapert at 3900 Gladwin, he was born in 1896 and was 44 in the 1940 census. He probably didn’t show his car much by the time I was entering the hobby in the seventies. Arthur’s son (Junior) was born in 1919 and would be 100 if he’s still around.
by TMiller6
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - New Scam - Beware
Replies: 25
Views: 3608

Re: OT - New Scam - Beware

My wife and I stopped on I-75 near Picqua Ohio yesterday to use the restrooms. While I waited for my wife to reassemble the grandkids I read the warning signs. Sure enough, some clod stopped me in the parking lot to tell me about his wife with a collapsed lung. I asked him if he read any of the sign...
by TMiller6
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster wood kit
Replies: 11
Views: 1826

Re: 26 Roadster wood kit

If I wasn’t 550 miles away from my ‘26, I would be happy to share photos. The Z shaped pieces are easy. I secured them with one screw. The 1/2 diameter post of the rubber bumper fits in the end of the wood. My car has wide perforated steel strips that the hip panel nails pass through. The vertical w...
by TMiller6
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White tires
Replies: 23
Views: 2757

Re: White tires

I wonder if Toyota will fare any better with its all white tires....

https://www.foxnews.com/auto/forget-whi ... hite-tires
by TMiller6
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lincoln Factory books on craigslist
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: Lincoln Factory books on craigslist

These books were published by the Lincoln Extension Service and are generic descriptions of manufacturing. They don’t appear to be affiliated with companies like Lincoln Motors or Lincoln welding. They show up on Amazon in sets or volumes from time to time.
by TMiller6
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Swap Meet
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Chickasha Swap Meet

www.pwsm.com is the host website. The meet is officially March 15 &16. I may go there this year but I haven't received a firm response yet from the other guys who wanted to drive down with me.
by TMiller6
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Explain Your Avatar
Replies: 41
Views: 5617

Re: Explain Your Avatar

It was June 21-National Selfie Day. I, a left hander, was goaded into taking a selfie. I'm glad it wasn't International Selfie Day because many of you were spared.
by TMiller6
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reading the Paper (1929)
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Reading the Paper (1929)

While I'm playing nurse during my wife's third knee replacement, I'll give the new improved forum a try. I spent New Years reading the paper... Bay1.JPG I found this is Mr. Ford's favorite photo: Bay2.JPG Our friends in England are exercising their old cars in a town called Brighton. Bay3.JPG