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by jiminbartow
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: 21" tires for a driver

I bought a set of five (5) 21” Universal tires for my 1926 Coupe, 48 years ago in 1971. While the treads are worn, the rubber is still good and handle the car nicely and I would highly recommend Universal tires, however, because of the close friendship between Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone and the...
by jiminbartow
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 54
Views: 2390

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Matt. The most important thing to Henry Ford was to keep the 24 hr. assembly line moving, no matter what. I doubt if anything was as important as that, including the colors of the cars. Regardless of the color, I’m sure a buyer could be found even for a black 1926 Fordor if they treated it as a spec...
by jiminbartow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 54
Views: 2390

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Sounds like your mind is made up regardless of the evidence in your own car, as well as the evidence presented in Bruce’s encyclopedia. Good luck to you and enjoy you car.
by jiminbartow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 54
Views: 2390

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Hi Matt. I believe that you have all the evidence you need that your Fordor was originally painted maroon in the fact that your upholstery has red stripes. 93 years is a long time for the inferior automotive paints of 1926-27 to survive. Some may disagree, but a common thread on the forum is “what d...
by jiminbartow
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 11/23/19. Stan and Ollie tonight on cable TV at 10:00
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: 11/23/19. Stan and Ollie tonight on cable TV at 10:00

I believe this is on topic because Stan and Ollie were so enmeshed in Model T lore by using Model T’s as a comedic prop in just about every one of their movies. If anyone thinks I should have labeled this OT, I apologize and did not mean to offend. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 11/23/19. Stan and Ollie tonight on cable TV at 10:00
Replies: 3
Views: 247

11/23/19. Stan and Ollie tonight on cable TV at 10:00

The movie, “Stan and Ollie” comes on tonight at 10:00 on cable TV. Sorry for the late notice but I only just now saw it while channel surfing. Here in central Florida on Comcast, Xfinity, it is on channel 374, STZB. You may need to do your own channel surfing to find it. Good luck. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 10 Nov 1775. Happy birthday Marines
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: 10 Nov 1775. Happy birthday Marines

Thank you Donald. And to all veterans of all services, have a very respectful Veterans Day to honor Veterans and their unselfish service to the United States of America.

Semper Fi

Jim Patrick
Sgt. USMC Veteran
1972 - 1977
by jiminbartow
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 54
Views: 2390

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

PS. The bench seats, seat backs and door upholstery below the windows is striped. The upholstery covering the columns between and windows and above the windows as well as the ceiling is not striped. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 54
Views: 2390

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I have an all original, never restored 1926 Fordor with the original wood, roof, interior and upholstery. The only thing un-original, is the red paint job that someone applied to the metal of the body to preserve the steel of the body. Bruce McCalley points out in his book that the uphostery of the ...
by jiminbartow
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter storage
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Winter storage

I was not aware that metal polishes left a protective residue once the white powdery film was wiped off, however, using the logic of using something that leaves a protective film, perhaps a fine paste car wax such as Meguire's might be a good protectant. At least it would be cleaner than Vaseline. J...
by jiminbartow
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter storage
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Winter storage

Just like waterproof cosmoline is used to protect firearms, I believe Vaseline, being a very thin refined, “petroleum jelly” (waterproof grease), would protect your brass from tarnishing by protecting it from air and moisture. Take pictures now and next spring to see if it worked. I would be interes...
by jiminbartow
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Door handle repair
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Door handle repair

Ps. It appears that one of the broken brass pieces is held in please by the cap on the short side so it would be best to remove the end cap on the long side.
by jiminbartow
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Door handle repair
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Door handle repair

I would first remove one of the ends of the handle (hopefully the cap can be easily pried off. If soldered, it may need to be heated to soften the solder) and carefully clean out the interior of the handle by soaking in lacquer thinner, taking care not to break off any of the delicate cracked brass ...
by jiminbartow
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Photo Gallery Discussion
Topic: Do you like the new Gallery? Have a question? Ask here
Replies: 29
Views: 2078

Re: Do you like the new Gallery? Have a question? Ask here

I recently posted this question on the forum on October 22, 2019 in Mr. Jelf’s post: “Have you posted a photo in the new gallery”. Upon exploring the new gallery, I was shocked to see that the photo Bruce McCalley posted in the gallery for me, along with all of the photos others posted in the old ga...
by jiminbartow
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you have a photo in the gallery?
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Do you have a photo in the gallery?

Is there anyway to salvage the old photo gallery and transfer the photos that were on there, along with the owner’s usernames, to the new gallery? That would increase the library of photos of beautiful, classic, well restored (in some cases, famous) Model T’s belonging to legendary members who have ...
by jiminbartow
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you have a photo in the gallery?
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Do you have a photo in the gallery?

Bruce McCalley posted a picture of my ‘26 Coupe on the old forum when he was an administrator on the forum before the big change, but my picture is no longer there. Did the change wipe out all the pre-change photos. If so, it’s a shame because there were certainly photos of Model T’s that belonged t...
by jiminbartow
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dupont Acrylic Lacquer paint 99L
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Dupont Acrylic Lacquer paint 99L

Do you have the old can? If so, can you post a picture of it?
by jiminbartow
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 1467

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

Makes a good wheel chock.
by jiminbartow
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1226

Re: Inspection cover. Which side is out?

Whenever I am unable to recall which side of a panel or cover goes In or out (which sometime occurs if notes and pictures are not taken prior to embarking on a years long restoration), I refer to the side which bears the circular scars of tightened screws and nuts which cut into the steel of the pan...
by jiminbartow
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: Cleaning nickel safely.

Try water diluted toothpaste using a very fine and damp cotton T-shirt. Toothpaste is an abrasive, but much less so than metal polish or rubbing compound. Use a very small amount and rub very lightly in a small circle over just the stain. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Graphics on a Model T
Replies: 19
Views: 1185

Re: Graphics on a Model T

Many years ago, I used to make adhesive backed signs from rolls of “Mylar” (mfg. by DuPont), using a stencil and razor knife, cutting each letter, logo, or design individually peeling off the back and sticking them onto the vehicles. If the paint job is good and not rough, dirty or oxidized, once yo...
by jiminbartow
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 12 volt Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1139

Re: 12 volt Question

A properly running stock 6V T should not require conversion to 12V. If your T is not running properly as designed on 6V, chances are good that it won’t run properly on 12V. It is better to find the source of the reason it is not running properly before converting to 12V. I sold my 26 coupe to a frie...
by jiminbartow
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leg pressing a Model T
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Leg pressing a Model T

The other night, I was watching a show called “The World’s Strongest Man”. A series where four strongmen go around the world competing against eachother by trying to beat the feats of legendary strongmen of the past. On the show, they were competing to beat the record of a famous, turn of the centur...
by jiminbartow
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Preventing vibration at the source.
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Preventing vibration at the source.

Most vibration problems of the Model T originate in the engine. Various parts of Modern engines, ie, crankshaft, pistons, rods, caps, etc., are balanced for the maximum performance with a minimum of vibration. What can be done during the rebuilding phase of the Model T engine to balance the various ...
by jiminbartow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

I wonder what kind of body goes on it. I’d like to see it complete, with body and fenders. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Miniature operational Model T model

I don’t know if his link will work, as I was unable to try it out in the preview section, but if it does work, you will see a fellow cranking his operational model of a Model T just as a full sized Model T is cranked. I wish mine cranked and ran this smoothly. LOL! Jim Patrick https://www.facebook.c...
by jiminbartow
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: paint repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: paint repairs

If it is a deep chip, if possible, position piece horizontally so paint will settle in the chip indention. Apply several applications, building up the paint in the chip until the repair is flush or slightly higher than the surrounding finish, allowing time for each coat to dry before applying next a...
by jiminbartow
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rustoleum question
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Rustoleum question

Don’t be in a hurry. If it takes a week to dry, wait a week. If you can smell it, it is not fully cured. If you try and recoat before it is dry, the underlying coat may alligator, which will entail removing all the paint and starting over from scratch, so waiting a little longer may actually shorten...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods
Replies: 36
Views: 2439

Re: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods

Like most old timers here, I have used a battery post strap to lift my battery out of the battery bay of my ‘26 coupe for 50 years. You can do a keyword search on eBay: “battery post strap carrier” and will find a dozen of them for sale right now. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Coupe Body Blocks
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: 26 Coupe Body Blocks

I did a keyword search on the old forum and came up with, what may be a helpful thread from February, 2010 (if the old forum links still work) when I posted a post in regards to the right and left rear blocks that were larger than the originals (that, fortunately, were still in place in my T) that I...
by jiminbartow
Tue May 28, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best solvent for dissolving epoxy putty
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: Best solvent for dissolving epoxy putty

Thanks everyone. It took a long time of soaking, but acetone did the trick and softened the epoxy putty enough to scrape away in layers, allowing the acetone to work on the layer below. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu May 23, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best solvent for dissolving epoxy putty
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Best solvent for dissolving epoxy putty

I have a cast metal piece that was repaired sometime in the past using a grey epoxy putty. Either Devcon or JB Weld. The person who did the repair did not line the two edges up properly and so the two edges have a gap and are the two surfaces are not flush. In order to repair it properly, I need to ...
by jiminbartow
Thu May 23, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Secrets to soldering
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Secrets to soldering

What is the secret to soldering? I am trying to repair a crack in pot metal using regular plumbers lead free coreless solder with soldering paste. I am using a Model T era soldering iron which gets very hot. My problem is, the solder will not flow into and over the crack and surrounding area. Instea...
by jiminbartow
Mon May 06, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: handbrake quadrant toothless on 1927 touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: handbrake quadrant toothless on 1927 touring

You might be able to fit a 4”angle grinder grinding disc in there to grind off the heads of whatever fastener was welded. Be sure to use eye protection. The difficulty of removing the fastener depends on the depth of the weld. Once you have gone deep enough to remove all of the weld, you should be a...
by jiminbartow
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 50 worst cars of all time?
Replies: 26
Views: 2191

Re: 50 worst cars of all time?

To judge a turn of the century car by today’s standards is one big mistake most authors like this guy make. Each car should be judged according to the time when they came out. Also, being the first always puts a century old product at a disadvantage because every development is breaking new ground. ...
by jiminbartow
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Substitute for kwik poly
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Re: Substitute for kwik poly

The Abatron Liquid wood epoxy (www.abatron.com), which is as thin as water, has a much longer working time than Kwik Poly which allows one plenty of time to apply it until the wood will take no more. Once it is cured it is harder than hardwood as deep as the deepest grain it was absorbed into. I hav...
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Substitute for kwik poly
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Re: Substitute for kwik poly

www.abatron.com. Two part 1 to 1 clear liquid epoxy called “LiquidWood”. They also have a superb 2 part wood filler epoxy called “WoodEpox. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 or 1927 sill plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: 1926 or 1927 sill plates

My 1926 coupe, equipped with the long type, 3 sided sill, was manufactured in March, 1926. My 1926 Fordor, manufactured in February, has a 2 sided L shaped sill that is as long as the door is wide. The Fordor sill does not extend down the outside of the threshold like the coupe, but only covers the ...
by jiminbartow
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 or 1927 sill plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: 1926 or 1927 sill plates

A sill plate is a relatively unimportant piece on a car, so that it is confusing to me, as to why Ford would offer a choice between two types. With the cost of manufacturing, retaining inventory, installation labor and storage space on the assembly line, it seems unlikely that there would be two typ...
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 or 1927 sill plates
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: 1926 or 1927 sill plates

The original sill plates on my 1926 coupe do not look like that. They are square, 3 sided aluminum pieces as long as the door is wide that slide down over and conform to the door thresholds. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Soldering chrome script
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: Soldering chrome script

I wouldn’t solder it and risk discoloring or damaging the chrome. The chrome played brass Ford Script on my radiator was drilled and tapped for a small enough screw to fit between the fins. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1815

Re: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank

Dern! Red Kote unreliable? I Don’t need lamp oil leaking all over the table the lamp is sitting on. Back to square one. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1815

Re: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank

Thank you all. “Red Kote” sounds like a good product. Is it better than “POR 15”? I went online and read the instructions for “Red Kote” and it said it is to be used on steel tanks. Do you think there would be a problem using it on brass tanks? Thank you. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1815

Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank

I was torn as to whether to make this OT or not, but decided to post it in the general discussion forum because the answer could be applied to damaged, fractured, or leaking Model T fuel tanks. I have an antique ornate brass Bradley-Hubbard gone with the wind oil lamp that has a stamped, cylindrical...
by jiminbartow
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need a Epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank
Replies: 0
Views: 321

Need a Epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank

I was torn as to whether to make this OT or not, but decided to post it in the general discussion forum because the answer could be applied to damaged Model T fuel tanks. I have an antique gone with the wind oil lamp that has a stamped, cylindrical brass kerosene tank. The lamp is circa 1890 and lik...
by jiminbartow
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Be Careful What You Wish For...
Replies: 19
Views: 2087

Re: Be Careful What You Wish For...

I agree whole heartedly with Tim. I am one member who does not frequent the forum nearly as much as I used to. It just doesn’t feel the same. I had the same feeling when, as a kid, we moved out of our old house into a new modern house. While the new house had all the modern appliances and bells and ...
by jiminbartow
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: To Admin: Suggestion on turning forum pages
Replies: 1
Views: 397

To Admin: Suggestion on turning forum pages

I hope this is not too petty, but it bothers me every time it happens and may be a issue with other members using the forum. Whenever I am scanning the forum thread titles and get to the bottom of the page and want to change to the next page, I touch the page box to change to the next page, but am n...
by jiminbartow
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Glass Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 1289

Re: Glass Thickness

I have a 1926 coupe with the two piece windshield frame with the hinged top rail that separates from the lower 3 sided frame into which the glass slides. When I had my windshield cut out of safety glass at a local glass shop, I discovered that the stock cork gaskets could not be used if the 1/4” gla...
by jiminbartow
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anti Semitic History Controversy
Replies: 34
Views: 2666

Re: Anti Semitic History Controversy

For a long time, it has been a known fact that Henry Ford hated Jews. This has been documented and proven by his own quotes and writings so much so, that it would be folly to try and change the history on this. It has also been documented that, because of his strong views on this subject, Henry Ford...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon

Thank you Jeff. That is much better! My intention was not to stir the pot or complain. I was simply concerned that when folks realize that thir posts can remain at the top indefinitely by using the sticky topic icon, I could envision a scenario, whereby every post, no matter what the subject was, co...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon

There have been several sticky topics that have remained at the top of the forum for several weeks that I do not believe are important enough to remain there. In my opinion, they could have been posted with normal icons down with all the other posts. Is there a time limit for sticky posts to remain ...
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Loose spoke problem
Replies: 25
Views: 2359

Re: Loose spoke problem

Using a wood swelling product to fix a chair that supports a person is much different than fixing a spoke that must support a thousand lbs. Chair-loc may swell the wood but it will not repair the underlying problems that caused the wood to shrink in the first place, mainly age, deterioration and wea...
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: what is a good paint to paint my 1914 radiator core with
Replies: 16
Views: 1504

Re: what is a good paint to paint my 1914 radiator core with

I agree that Eastwood black radiator paint is your best choice. My T used to overheat all the time until I removed all of the old, thick glossy paint from the radiator and repainted it with Eastwood radiator paint. It has not overheated since. From first hand experience, I would not recommend painti...
by jiminbartow
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motor Flush
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Motor Flush

I was listening to a car repair show on the radio today and heard a method for flushing and cleaning an engine. They said that the next time you are ready to change your oil, pour in a quart of automatic transmission fluid and run the engine at idle for an hour, then change the oil as usual. They sa...