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by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milling Block Deck and Head
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Milling Block Deck and Head

Before milling the block deck, determine first, whether or not you need new valve seats. If you do need them, mill the deck after the new seats have been installed.
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

How did the lacquer thinner do on the goop in your experiment? Lacquer thinner is a very hot solvent that is not corrosive or acidic and can be used on any kind of metal and MEK is even more powerful a solvent than Lacquer thinner. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 44
Views: 1110

Re: Parking a Model T

Me too Tim. I’d probably trip over it everytime I got near it and roll all the way to the bottom of the driveway, but think of all exercise we’d get hiking back up several times a day. :lol: Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 44
Views: 1110

Re: Parking a Model T

You can get a powerful electric winch that pulls pretty fast. I believe there are also remote control winches with a handheld wireless remote that would allow for you to sit in the cab steering the car, as the car is being pulled up the grade. Regarding the cable grinding a groove into the concrete ...
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: UNUSUAL T BODY
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Re: UNUSUAL T BODY

Dan. Very observant. I can see many of the similarities to the TT to which you refer however, I like the look of Steven’s T truck, with the full running board and splash shield running the length of the truck from the front fender to the rear fender, a lot more than the regular TT with its’ single r...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: UNUSUAL T BODY
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Re: UNUSUAL T BODY

Hi Steven. I was somewhat taken aback at your response and sincerely apologize if I offended you. I am not aware of your experience with the T, but if you have been around them for 60 years, which is ten years longer than me, I am not qualified to tell you how to do anything with your T. You have ea...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Wiring Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: 1926 Coupe Wiring Questions

About six years ago I read on the forum that the Texas T wiring diagram was wrong and a wiring diagram endorsed by Ron “the Coilman” Patterson, was posted. I copied it and here it is, in case the Texas T diagram is still wrong after ten years, which I doubt, but just in case... 4BD6E767-9BA0-4FC0-84...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 44
Views: 1110

Re: Parking a Model T

I know the T can make the 20 degree grade once it gets up to speed...my concern is the immediate stop at the top of the grade as it immediately enters the garage. It can be done, but not without a lot of practice and coordination of the pedals with the emergency brake lever and the spark and throttl...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 44
Views: 1110

Re: Parking a Model T

Yes. That would be a problem. Model T’s original factory brakes are notoriously bad. To get enough speed to get up that grade may be too much speed for the brakes to fully arrest before coming to a full stop before reaching the back wall of the garage. For someone with a lot of driving experience, i...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose crank pulley repair
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Loose crank pulley repair

Great idea Allan. I will remember to leave the rolled edge on whenever I do this. Thank you. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 and looking for a Model T as a first car
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Re: 16 and looking for a Model T as a first car

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by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 and looking for a Model T as a first car
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Re: 16 and looking for a Model T as a first car

My (our) pleasure. Keep us posted. If you see something you like, but are unsure of its’ authenticity or whether it is a good deal or not, post HD photos of all sides, the interior and both sides of the engine, as well as the engine number and the seller’s description and we will give you our honest...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose crank pulley repair
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Loose crank pulley repair

If your crankshaft is worn, or the pulley hole is too big, the only thing you can do, short of getting new components, is reduce the size of the hole, or increase the size of the shaft. This can be done with a thin metal shim from a food tin, cut the width of the pulley. If it is too thick and you n...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: UNUSUAL T BODY
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Re: UNUSUAL T BODY

Great idea Tim.
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 and looking for a Model T as a first car
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Re: 16 and looking for a Model T as a first car

You are exactly like me in 1970. Since I was 9 years old in 1963, when I first became interested in Model T’s, when I came across two articles in my new July, 1963 edition of Popular Science magazine (I can post the articles if you are interested). The first article gave a brief history of the Model...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS???
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: NOS???

I interpret it to mean “a never sold, never used, original part”. It can also mean an original part in extraordinarily good, unused or mint condition. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: UNUSUAL T BODY
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Re: UNUSUAL T BODY

Hi Steven. Nice T. Just a cautionary note. It is not good for the rear axle to jack it from under the pumpkin. To do so causes undue stress and could possibly bend the right and left shafts downwards. Better to jack one side, or the other. If you need both wheels raised to work under the car, it is ...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 831

Re: First Model T

Does the engine number match the engine number on the title number? If they match, and the engine number reflects a 1925 manufacture date, it is a 1925 and at some point in the past, a former owner made a mistake in saying that it was a 1923, as they look a lot alike. If the engine number is differe...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top wood found...original, correct?
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Top wood found...original, correct?

Click onto the McMaster-Carr link to see the closest thing I could find to what you are looking for. You may be able to modify them by carefully grinding a slot across the top with a dremel tool equipped with a metal cutting disc, as opposed to making them from scratch, which is probably the only ot...
by jiminbartow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

You can do an experiment to determine what works best so you don’t waste money on something that will not work. Take several jars and put a chunk of radiator goop in each, then pour in one of the several solutions that have been recommended into each jar then seal with a lid to prevent evaporation. ...
by jiminbartow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was the Model T good value for money?
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: Was the Model T good value for money?

In 1926, my coupe sold for $520.00, new. $1.00 in 1926 in today’s dollars is worth $14.62 x $520.00 = $7,603.49 (www.usinflationcalculator.com). I’d say that is a great deal. Who wouldn’t pay $7,603.49 for a “snazzy” mint condition 1926 coupe? Jim Patrick 44593D28-7C56-42D8-A852-CEFE588F3C9A.jpeg
by jiminbartow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

Lacquer thinner would absolutely NOT be good for the finish, so better to remove the radiator from the car or cover everything in the vicinity with a tarp to protect from residual splashes or spilling. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 986

Re: Model T Year and body style?

Putting a 1927 engine in my 1926 coupe, would not convert my T to a 1927 T, just because the engine number says 1927. Nothing can change the fact that my T rolled off the assembly line in March of 1926. Same situation here. Just looking at the car, though it has parts from several years, it looks to...
by jiminbartow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

Hi Tim. Amen to that. It is the only solution to this problem that I can see. I buy it by the 5 gallon cans. Mineral spirits is okay for cleaning oil paint from brushes and minor cleanup of soluble oil, but the best solvent for cleaning anything from crusty grease, to paint brushes hardended with ol...
by jiminbartow
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

I agree with Gene. Seal the bottom outlet of the radiator and fill with lacquer thinner and let stand overnight flush the next day. It should breakdown and dissolve anything that should not be in there. Running a solution of Dawn dish washing liquid in water through should remove any remaining oily ...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 986

Re: Model T Year and body style?

Folks at the DMV are not experts on the Model T and whether or not it is a compilation of Model T parts from several years. It looks enough like a 1911 or 1912 Model T runabout/roadster (with mother in law seat) that you can make copies of the pictures and 1911 ad I posted here and submit the pictur...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 986

Re: Model T Year and body style?

Don’t be upset or discouraged that your T may have a compilation of parts from several years instead of being an original T with parts it originally left the factory with in 1911 or 1912. I think it is fantastic and with all the accoutrements of a 1912 runabout/roadster with a mother in law seat, su...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lockpicking old locks
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Lockpicking old locks

Jonah. Do any of the numbers of your keys match the number stamped into the front of the lock barrel? If not, you need to get one that matches. If the sliding tumblers are corroded and will not slide in their slots, perhaps a little catalyst, such as Blaster, sprayed into the lock will free them up....
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe dash screws
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: 1926 Coupe dash screws

When I originally restored my 1926 coupe in 1972, I ordered the nickel plated screw set for the dash panel and interior that came in a box. All of the visible screws were slotted oval headed (slightly rounded heads) machine screws with square nuts and none of the machine screws were flat headed. Som...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1146

Re: Gas line for the purist

Agreed. There is no pressure, but the excessive vibration occurring at the tubing joint connections over time, should not be ignored or discounted, but the purpose of the forum is to provide members of as many facts as possible so the reader can make a determination and choose which choice fits thei...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harvest
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Harvest

Wow! As much as they enjoyed, used and abused their T’s back them, it’s a wonder that any of them survived for us to enjoy. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1146

Re: Gas line for the purist

Years ago, I recall several threads on the forum about how copper tubing is unsafe to use on fuel lines due to stress fractures causing fuel leaks. If I remember correctly, stainless steel brake line tubing was determined to be the best and safest way to go to use as a fuel line to prevent the stres...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lockpicking old locks
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Lockpicking old locks

Jonah. If you don’t have a key for your ignition and are trying to get your ignition to turn, new keys are available. There is a number stamped on the front of the ignition barrel that corresponds with the number of the key that will fit your ignition. You can get original keys on eBay or new keys f...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lockpicking old locks
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Lockpicking old locks

Tumblers work by gravity. Tumblers normally hang down into the lock housing, locking the lock barrel in place. When key is inserted it lifts the tumblers up as the key goes in. If the correct key is used, upper and lower ends are lined up with interior diameter of the barrel housing, allowing the lo...
by jiminbartow
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 986

Re: Model T Year and body style?

Sorry. I could have swore your T had gas lights, but I still feel yours is a 1911 or 1912 runabout aka roadster with the gaslights converted to electric, since that style with the Mother in law seat was one of the styles offered in 1911 and 1912. See: www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1911.htm www.mtfca.com/enc...
by jiminbartow
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 986

Re: Model T Year and body style?

Outstanding little T! Looks like a 1911 or 1912 runabout or roadster with a mother in law seat. The two front seats should have a convertible top, but Mom’s seat was open to the elements. Sorry Mom. Seeing that it has carbide lights, It has to be pre 1915, as 1915 was the first year T’s came with el...
by jiminbartow
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 986

Re: Model T Year and body style?

You can attach pictures to a thread and determine the year by checking the left side of the engine block (driver’s side in the U.S.) for a six or seven digit number (went over 1,000,000 in December, 1915) stamped into a smooth area of the block just above the water inlet. The year and day the car (o...
by jiminbartow
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance

Make sure your tires are full of air so they are tight and not able to bounce up and down (mostly down) so that the wheel tie downs can work loose when the wheel straps loosen on the downstroke. The wheel tie downs will stay on as long as the tires are tight and centered in the wheel throughs and th...
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance

In 2001, hauled my 1926 coupe 1,400 miles from York, Maine to Central Florida on an open U-Haul trailer without incident. I hauled it facing frontwards. Of course you will need to tie down the car onto the trailer and remove anything that might blow off or out, such as the hood, the floor board and ...
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6V horn...
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: 6V horn...

If it is a Klaxon, they are pretty easy to repair, unless water got in and rusted the parts. If it looks good inside and the commutator windings are still good, a little oil in the bushings and adjustment of the diaphragm and you are good to go. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Rivets
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Generator Rivets

Have you tried McMaster-Carr (www.McMaster.com). When I was purchasing Manager for Mulberry Railcar Repair Co. for 37 years, McMaster-Carr was my go to place for just about anything I could not find anywhere else and they deliver the next day. Go to their site and do a search for rivets. You will be...
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T time
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: T time

Picture 14 is what they pulled out of the river 10 years after picture 6 was taken. :D Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch

Since you have a coupe, the best place would be in the locking trunk, but since I too, have a coupe, I can understand how difficult it is to clear things out of the way and reach way in to the front of the trunk to access the battery mounted cutoff. Would it, therefore, be feasible to lengthen the p...
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lockpicking old locks
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Lockpicking old locks

You ask interesting questions, Jonah. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the job and not
Replies: 18
Views: 1076

Re: On the job and not

Nice pictures. Picture 5, where the T ran into a tree. I can see what bent in the right fender (contact with the tree), but what bent in the left fender?! It does not appear to have made contact with anything to be bent under so bad. Jim Patrick PS. I’m in love with the pretty young woman with the n...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting brake drums ready for install
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Getting brake drums ready for install

I wouldn’t coat the inside of the drum with anything. First time you engage the emergency brakes while the T is rolling the liners will scrape the drums clean of all coatings, including surface rust. You don’t want it too smooth. You want there to be some friction so the brakes will hold and stop th...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch

You kinda want it to be hidden in a place, such as the trunk, that only you can access with a key, or it defeats the purpose. Anyone, with bad intentions, that is familiar with a T, can find the cut off, whether under the hood, the floorboards or the seat, if it is located in the usual places, so do...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any chemistry majors here?
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Any chemistry majors here?

I’m not a chemistry major but I have removed the zinc coating from 1943 steel pennies with muriatic acid. Maybe Muriatic Acid will remove do what you need. If you try it, be sure to neutralized with a solution of baking soda in water. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lockpicking old locks
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Lockpicking old locks

Check out some of the lock picking videos on YouTube.
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lockpicking old locks
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Lockpicking old locks

Thank you Jonah. The enthusiasm you bring to the Model T hobby is welcome and refreshing. You are the future. Keep up the good work. SemperFi. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lockpicking old locks
Replies: 31
Views: 1197

Re: Lockpicking old locks

When I was in the Marines (1972-1977), from 1975 to 1977, I was assigned to MSG duty (Marine Security Guard), better known as Embassy Duty. We guarded American Embassies around the world. I was in Karachi, Pakistan for a year, then Canberra, Australia. Marines on this duty were on loan to the State ...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fender undercoating
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: fender undercoating

I have used “3M rubberized undercoating” which is black and, not only seals the underside from rust causing elements, but soundproofs from road noise, while also preventing damage to the underside of the vehicle by pebbles and rocks which just bounce off. Jim Patrick A665C814-E4B1-4AC4-8EE1-BDB725DE...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to get free goodies
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: How to get free goodies

Could you please define “out of the ordinary brass era car”. This general description can cover a wide variety of models, years, body styles and manufacturers over a wide span. Do you mean a brass era Model T or some other “car”? Can you describe exactly what you are looking for? Thank you. Jim Patr...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions

The bezel looks so good, a little metal polish will look a lot better than the silver paint I suggested earlier. After you get the bezel together and stabilized, a little vaseline on the threads will keep it from locking up, enabling you to take it apart for maintenance in the future. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions

AMAZING! Looks great! I can’t even see the joints! Is there a lens in it? If you get the fifteen minute clear epoxy and put it together, it should be as strong or stronger than it was. Congratulations! Jim Patrick PS. If you go on eBay and do a search for “round glass watch crystal”, you may be able...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions

With the assembled bezel pieces in between the I.D. threads of the outer case and the O.D. threads of the ring, the bezel should be very secure. If you try it and are met with success, please post a photo. Good luck. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Switch Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1127

Re: Starter Switch Problem

In 2001 when I first started purchasing items on eBay, One of the first items I bought was a very reliable original Model T floor starter button for my 1926 Coupe. It has never given me any trouble like I used to experience with the modern starter buttons which used to always arc and ground out. I h...
by jiminbartow
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Now better photos. "Does anyone have a recommendation for an air filter?"
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Does anyone have a recommendation for an air filter?

The way you have yours set up with the exhaust appearing to come down in front of the intake, this probably won’t work, but it is a good air filter for a normal Model T setup. It is spring loaded and braces against the hogshead. Jim Patrick F2D72804-656D-497C-9FF2-F586CCA6F674.jpeg BE1F4301-37FE-442...
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Question

Don’t throw anything away. I think it can be repaired by purchasing a 1/16” thick glass lens the same diameter as the O.D. of the threaded ring and the I.D. of the bezel lip next to the bezel threads. Position the glass lens on top of the threaded ring and, using a good, high strength clear epoxy gl...
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 48
Views: 1574

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

Mail is very slow this time of year and because of postal personnel cutbacks due to COVID. I have been waiting for a package to arrive from Ohio that was mailed on December 7. Happy New Year. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions

Sorry to hear about that. Did the bezel come off because you successfully unscrewed it, or because it broke, then came off in pieces? We’re the threads I bad condition? Can you post a few pictures of the pieces? Might help future Phinny Walker clock owners, to see how the threads are configured. Doe...
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions

I took a closer look at the clock at it does appear that the threads maybe located above the dial. If this is the case you are correct in soaking it with the dial down, without allowing the solution to come in contact with the dial. When I suggested soaking the movement and case or housing with the ...
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions

If you want to try the vinegar approach, you can soak the whole thing in mineral spirits (not lacquer thinner) to remove the Kroill and old oil, let air dry for a few days, or dry in an oven on the lowest setting (if setting is above 150 degrees, put a thermometer in the oven, turn the *oven on, let...
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions

This is a obvious question, but you never know... In the first picture, I see the nuts are still on the threaded studs coming out the back of the case. Have you tried removing the two nuts from these threaded studs? Jim Patrick. PS. If the nuts are not holding the movement in the case, it is obvious...
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: Phinney Walker Clock Repair Questions

This is a obvious question, but you never know... In the first picture, I see the nuts are still on the threaded studs coming out the back of the case. Have you tried removing the two nuts from these threaded studs? Jim Patrick.
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On this date in 1914
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: On this date in 1914

I learned something new. For some reason, I thought it was instituted in 1913. Anyway, the revolutionary $5.00/day wage was an incentive for Ford workers to put up with all they had to put up with to work for Ford. At the old wage, it was not worth it to the highly trained Ford workers to put up wit...
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 987

Re: Field Coil Tape

Glyptal is an amazing high heat protective insulating coating that was developed by Thomas Edison and originally marketed under the label of General Electric (GE), which was one of Edisons’s companies. It is not only great for insulating the magneto and the windings of the generator and starter, but...
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 987

Re: Field Coil Tape

I’m sure my next question is going the receive some ridicule by those incredulous that I even asked it :D , but is the tape so special that you couldn’t use some other cloth tape supplied by a place such as McMaster Carr or even a woven first aid cloth tape? I recall when I was 16, I restored my ori...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 55
Views: 1999

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Beautiful! Be careful...Lizzie gets jealous. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best oil for the tiger timer
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Best oil for the tiger timer

Packing a timer full of grease is unnecessary and subjects the parts to undo stress and resistance. A coating of lubricant is sufficient. Also, be careful to select a grease or lubricant that is totally inert and non-conducive and contains no conductive additives such as lithium. I came up with my o...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!
Replies: 24
Views: 796

Re: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!

A new copy of the “Model T Restoration Handbook” (red book) was one of my first purchases in 1970 and contained a wealth of information. The other two pictures are two other, just as useful books that helped me immensely in the two year restoration of my 1926 coupe. Believe me. As inquisitive and in...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversion to electric cars
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Conversion to electric cars

Thank you, Eric With your experience, do you think adding solar panels or small low profile wind mills on top of electric cars would extend the range on sunny days? The wind mills would recharge the batteries by wind generated by the forward movement of the car. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top wood found...original, correct?
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Top wood found...original, correct?

No. That is not anywhere near what the original frame on my 1926 coupe (mfg. in March, ‘26) looks like. The frame is rounded at the edges and sticks up at least an inch above the lip of the steel body top so that the top material can be stretched over the top of the curved frame and tacked into the ...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!
Replies: 24
Views: 796

Re: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!

I looked in the MTFCA photo gallery and found two good pictures taken from the side: the ‘25 T roadster was posted by Dan Treace and the ‘26 T roadster was posted by George N Lake Ozark. Comparing the two pictures might give you a idea of the differences. If, when I post them on this thread, they ar...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversion to electric cars
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Conversion to electric cars

I just saw a Ford commercial stating that one does not become a 117 year old auto manufacturing company without being open to change and pledging to manufacture electric cars. Regarding the feasibility of the nation changing over to electric cars, environmentalists and New Green Dealers always stres...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new year.
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: A new year.

The third photo from the bottom looks to be taken during the 1916 campaign to capture Pancho Villa in Mexico. George Patton is the innovative officer who mounted machine guns on Model T’s and led raids into Mexico. He never caught Pancho Villa, but he did return with several of Villa’s men dead and ...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new year.
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: A new year.

8 men with an average weight of 150 lbs. = 1,200 lbs.
11 women with an average wt. of 110 lbs. = 1,210 lbs
Equals 2,410 lbs. Almost 1 1/2 tons and the T isn’t sagging one bit. Impressive. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!
Replies: 24
Views: 796

Re: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!

I could be wrong but I don’t think you will be able to find the 1927 touring top pattern in the form you need for your friend to use to make the top. That is, the individual pieces necessary to create the entire top from the waterproof top material you purchase. I searched the web using several diff...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!
Replies: 24
Views: 796

Re: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!

There are no patterns out there and anyone who “lends” you a top had better accept the fact that it will be returned in pieces, for there is no way to make a pattern without unstitching it in order to get the actual size of the individual pieces. Also, there is padding and fasteners you’ll need to g...
by jiminbartow
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Edison spark plugs

As Robert said, T’s and Edison just go together. It would be interesting to know just how much input Edison had when The Model T was still on the drawing board. Since Ford worked for Edison as and engineer at the “Edison Illuminating Company” and later, became such good friends, I can imagine in 190...
by jiminbartow
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" Parts Terminology
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: "T" Parts Terminology

Magneto/Magneto coils/coils...spark coils/ignition coils/buzz coils/buzz box...Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Edison spark plugs

So, #13 and 14 are for use on a Model T. What is the advantage of the double electrode on the #13? The Edison #14 looks like the Champions I have. Which one of the Edison’s works the best? #13 or #14? Thank you. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Edison spark plugs

What Edison spark plug (number) works in a Model T? I have heard that number 14 is the correct number. Are there other numbers that work? Jim Patrick

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by jiminbartow
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1596

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

When determining the magnet to coil gap, the gap at the bottom is smaller than the gap at the top, due to the sag caused by the weight of the transmission on the end of the crankshaft. As the engine spins, I would assume this sag is one of the sources of the vibration inherent to the T that we all e...
by jiminbartow
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Max a T engine can be bored? And other questions
Replies: 21
Views: 974

Re: Max a T engine can be bored? And other questions

If it was bored and rebuilt, but never run, cylinders probably look pretty good and need nothing more than being honed, if that. If never turned over for 30 years, the cylinders might have dried out and might have a little surface rust that is just rough enough to impede the rings. Minor surface rus...
by jiminbartow
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?
Replies: 31
Views: 1317

Re: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?

In the early 1900’s gasoline was not always easy to find way out in the country and the most prevalent fuels on the farm were kerosene for oil lamps and turpentine for paint thinner and first aid. Both could be purchased in the general store. I recall my Grandmother, who was born in 1900 and grew up...
by jiminbartow
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 1665

Re: Driving question

Maybe the way to drive the Model T was explained 20 different ways, but not twenty different ways to to drive a Model T. I have not read one answer on this thread that is incorrect and all answers provide at least one bit of useful information. Members here try not to provide erroneous information. ...
by jiminbartow
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1224

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

No. If either the negative or positive is disconnected, the power to all systems is disabled. You need both positive and negative connected to have power. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1224

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

I don’t doubt or question your experience, but the switch directions recommend installing the switch on the negative side for a reason. A knife switch that is installed on the battery post, like many of them are, if connected to the positive post, can cause a hot spark which can result in an explosi...
by jiminbartow
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 1665

Re: Driving question

Why are there those that lament the long length of this thread and discourage detailed answers to a newbie that is about to embark on one of the most important activities of the Model T owner. All the contributors to this thread are providing tips they have learned over many years of driving Model T...
by jiminbartow
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1224

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

When top clearance is minimal, they make battery cutoff knife switches with a sideways hinged knife. Jim Patrick

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by jiminbartow
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1224

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

No. You should still use the negative. Not as much chance for sparks that can ignite hydrogen gases. This type has a post to connect the negative braided strap or cable to. Jim Patrick

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by jiminbartow
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Where to get an 8 volt battery load tester
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Where to get an 8 volt battery load tester

I found one on eBay. Perfect for my 48V golf cart which has six (6) 8V batteries. Jim Patrick

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by jiminbartow
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 1665

Re: Driving question

The brake lever has many positions for many situations. It stays all the way back at all times which keeps the car in neutral and the rear (emergency) brakes engaged until the car is started and you are behind the wheel and ready to engage the transmission to move the car, at which time, you adjust ...
by jiminbartow
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 1665

Re: Driving question

Speaking of synchronization the levers...


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by jiminbartow
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 1665

Re: Driving question

This will definitely help you. Click on the link below this post. It is a July, 1963 issue of Popular Science that contains two articles on Model T’s that first interested me in Model T’s when I was 9 years old. I saved it and read it often and it helped me in providing the basics of driving the Mod...
by jiminbartow
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordlandia Book
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Fordlandia Book

I recall learning about “Fordlandia” on the Science channel during an episode of “Mysteries of the Abandoned” entitled “Amazon Ghost Town”. No doubt it will reappear as a repeat. I believe the Fordlandia project was abandoned due to Ford’s attempt to micromanage and control every aspect of the lives...
by jiminbartow
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 958

Re: What is this?

In March of 1926, on page 388 of the “Model T Ford Service Bulletins Essentials”, Ford notified the dealers that Ford was coming out with a new combination tail/brake light. I replaced the original clear cup/red celluloid tail light that came with my 1926 coupe with an original Ford script combinati...
by jiminbartow
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Logo Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1151

Re: Logo Question

Back then, to draw attention to their displays, vendors were a little more fancy in the writing embellishments of their advertising. Since the price on several of the original cans show is in the same location as the writing below the Ford script and the number “4” is the closest character to resemb...
by jiminbartow
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Logo Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1151

Re: Logo Question

Could the extra writing below the Ford script be 40 cents? Maybe here was a price increase. I could spend all day in that store. Jim Patrick