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by Jim, Sr.
Wed May 27, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT radiator apron
Replies: 37
Views: 1801

Re: TT radiator apron

Tim, The first pictures that started this shows a 1926-27 Model T passenger car radiator apron on the right, T3977-E, without the nickel trim strip. On the left is an apron for 1926-27 TT, part #T3977-F , factory #TT8016. If it did not have the small hole below the crank hole, it would be a #T3977, ...
by Jim, Sr.
Wed May 27, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT radiator apron
Replies: 37
Views: 1801

Re: TT radiator apron

What's even more confusing is the use of the descriptors, wide and narrow. Wide refers to width. Width is measured from left to right. All of the aprons are the same width. What varies is the depth from top to bottom. Hope this helps. Allan from down under. Allan , Width is not always measured from...
by Jim, Sr.
Wed May 27, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT radiator apron
Replies: 37
Views: 1801

Re: TT radiator apron

Larry, I wonder if the 1925 type apron that you saw was made by adding the 1926-27 nickel strip. It is easy to make the three little slots in the 1925 apron. It fits perfectly, and even the little hole matches up for the choke wire. On April 30, 1925, Ford issued a Factory Letter offering the nickel...
by Jim, Sr.
Sat May 23, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT radiator apron
Replies: 37
Views: 1801

Re: TT radiator apron

The narrow apron with the hole is actually 1926-27 TT. The 1924-25 TT uses the same as the 1924-25 Model T car. What makes it confusing, the 1926-27 Model T car has hood shelves that come all the way to the front of the frame, and the radiator is mounted on top, which requires the wider apron. The 1...
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any idea what this is?
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: Any idea what this is?

Your tool was made by Truth Tool Company in Mankato, Minnesota. I have a 1934 catalog, but it does not show your tool.
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where were Model T engines made?
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: Where were Model T engines made?

About 2 months ago I posted about a Ford Dealer's Inventory Book that I have that was dated December 31, 1925. The dealer was in a small town in North central Kansas, so I suppose his cars were probably supplied by the Kansas City assembly plant. He had 5 new 1926 Coupes and Tudors that had engines ...
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All Rigged Up (photo)
Replies: 18
Views: 1842

Re: All Rigged Up (photo)

This is the centerspread in an original Freuhauf brochure.
Click on it to enlarge it. Click again to read it.
by Jim, Sr.
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Van Dorn 2-speed axle for Ford TT
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Van Dorn 2-speed axle for Ford TT

I have a 16 page Van Dorn catalog that explains how it works and how to install it'
by Jim, Sr.
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your special T....
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: Your special T....

When I bought our original, low mileage, 1922 coupe from a local estate a few years ago, I tried to find some history on it with no success. On the lower corner of the windshield is a Federal Vehicle tax stamp from 1942. When I was cleaning the inside of the windshield, the stamp fell off. I made an...
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 10143

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

Here are mine on the 1922 coupe.

Steve Tomaso,-- Those 1914 Wisconsin plates are illegal in Washington.
You should send them to me before you get in trouble. :D :D :D
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Re: Ignition Keys

After reading about the different keys here, I dug out the article that Trent Boggess wrote in the May/June, 1997 issue of The Model T Times. He stated that the first 15,000 cars built for 1919 that had starters and generators had the switches that used the round-headed Clum keys, which are quite di...
by Jim, Sr.
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 1798

Re: Model T ammeters

#4 is a Sterling ammeter with a brass bezel and brass housing marked "STERLING.
#11 has SMC embossed between the terminals. Probably for "Sterling Meter Company" ?

#7 and #8 have aluminum bezels and housings.
#7 has no markings.
#8 has a logo that looks like EMCO or MECO
by Jim, Sr.
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 1798

Re: Model T ammeters

Mark, You have a sharp eye to catch my muffin pan for displaying the ammeters. :D Larry, I'm sure that you have a Nagel ammeter. Five of the 12 ammeters in the picture are made by Nagel. They seem to be the most common. The 5 Nagels are all different in some way, -usually the Ford script is differen...
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 1798

Re: Model T ammeters

Here are 12 different "Ford" script ammeters that were used on 1919-25 Model T''s that had generators.. The 6 on the left have the "Ford" behind the needle, and the 6 on the right have the "Ford" below the needle. The ammeter on the lower right is a 1926-27 ammeter with the adapter ring that Ford pr...
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - This 1904 Ford Model B Is Coming Back To Life
Replies: 25
Views: 3854

Re: FJ - This 1904 Ford Model B Is Coming Back To Life

This has been a very interesting subject to follow. Kim will have an exciting ride when he takes it on that first test run. Here are some scans of an original Ford sales catalog that I have in my collection. If you can not read the scans, "click" on the picture and it will enlarge to fill the screen.
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW TO VAPORIZER
Replies: 24
Views: 2254

Re: NEW TO VAPORIZER

I have been running a vaporizer on my 1926 touring since 1971. Next year it will be 50 years and pretty much trouble free. I also use high temp silicone to seal everything. The thin tin plate has probably been changed about 5 times. On a cold start, I open the needle valve a quarter turn, turn on th...
by Jim, Sr.
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Outside Brass Mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Outside Brass Mirror

It looks very much like the side mirror on our 1922 Coupe with the doors that open at the front. After the mirror is adjusted properly so that I can see what is behind me, I can swing the door open,and the door misses the mirror by about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. That type of mirror works well on the early c...
by Jim, Sr.
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FORD DEALERS INVENTORY RECORD BOOK
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: FORD DEALERS INVENTORY RECORD BOOK

More pages from the inventory book. It gives an indication of their needs back then.
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FORD DEALERS INVENTORY RECORD BOOK
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: FORD DEALERS INVENTORY REDORD BOOK

They stocked 279 new inner tubes and 131 new tires worth $2181.44, and $1514.80 worth of grease and oil products.
Here are examples of their inventory sheets for a small town dealer.
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FORD DEALERS INVENTORY RECORD BOOK
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: FORD DEALERS INVENTORY REDORD BOOK

The orange ink blotter was between the pages. A blotter was used with the old ink pens years ago.
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FORD DEALERS INVENTORY RECORD BOOK
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

FORD DEALERS INVENTORY RECORD BOOK

Over 20 years ago I bought this interesting book and I wonder if any of the Model T's, Fordson tractors, and TT truck, or their engines are still around today. C. H. Elniff and Son was a Ford dealer in Jamestown, Kansas, a small town in Cloud County up in the North central part of the state. Doing a...
by Jim, Sr.
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help to ID a Ford, non-Model T part.
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Need help to ID a Ford, non-Model T part.

I found it listed in my 1949-54 Ford Passenger parts catalog. FDA-14677-A is Relay assembly (window regulator safety) For all 1954 Ford passenger cars except Sedan Delivery and Station Wagon Only 1 required per vehicle This must be a safety device in the circuit because the window regulator relay fo...
by Jim, Sr.
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Re: Mystery Tools

All of the information about the Ford tools is also in the back pages of "Bruce's Big Black Book". The main bearing wrench for the square headed bolts started as 2341-B in Oct 1914, was changed to 3Z-782 in Feb 1917, and later changed to 5Z-156. The early main bearing wrench for the bolts with two f...
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Re: Mystery Tools

Your early main bearing wrench is 3Z-619. Not all of them are marked.
by Jim, Sr.
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T University
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: Model T University

I am bumping this up to be near the earlier thread.
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: snowbird parts info
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: snowbird parts info

If you "click" on the drawing it will enlarge. Do it twice to enlarge twice.
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dairyland Tin Lizzie's Model T University
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Dairyland Tin Lizzie's Model T University

I will be there again with some of my "Model T junk" to "Show and Tell". Also, some of my extra Ford Z tools will be for sale. We got back Sunday evening from The Winter Model T Clinic at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. It was 1500 miles round trip, but it was well worth it for the great pre...
by Jim, Sr.
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 2385

Re: Poster location is gone

The "Locations" have returned. It must be magic :D
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new guy intro
Replies: 14
Views: 1669

Re: new guy intro

Hi Cory,
Where are you located?
It is easier to assist if we know. There may be a club chapter or even a Forum member close by.
by Jim, Sr.
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Autowa bodied Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: Autowa bodied Model T

Mike,
I believe that Willie Cordes had a Coupe Deluxe that was made in St. Louis.
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing modern front hub bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Installing modern front hub bearings

If you had a hubcap wrench for 1926-27, Ford made a change to fit that condition.
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: oil can 1912
Replies: 12
Views: 1896

Re: oil can 1912

Michael A,
If you think that the Noera Mfg. can with the patent information stamped on the cover, like the photos that you posted, is right for your 1912, I have an extra one like that. Send a private message for more information.
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: oil can 1912
Replies: 12
Views: 1896

Re: oil can 1912

I do not know for sure which oil can is proper for a 1912 Model T, but I think the Noera Mfg. Co. with the double Ford scripts, and the Maple City with the double Ford scripts are the earliest. I think that is what Larry Smith was referring to in his comment. I may be wrong, but I do not know if any...
by Jim, Sr.
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are the symptoms of an intake leak?
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Re: What are the symptoms of an intake leak?

I wonder if .010 is too tight on the exhaust valves? Doesn't Stipe recommend .010 on intake, and .012 on exhaust?
by Jim, Sr.
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

So, this is a 1912 with two 1914-16?
by Jim, Sr.
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

Larry, what years are these two old brass hubcaps?
by Jim, Sr.
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: side curtains 1927 runabout pickup
Replies: 15
Views: 2402

Re: side curtains 1927 runabout pickup

Even though this NOS side curtain is labeled for 1925, I think that it is actually for 1926-27 roadsters. The "sockets" that are installed inside the rear top bows on 1926-27 roadsters and tourings must have the extra lip to project through the grommets on the rear side curtains. ( I think Larry Smi...
by Jim, Sr.
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: Tail Light ID

No, Keith, that is the only one that I've seen. I checked my tail lamps and my extra lenses, but none have the Ford script.
by Jim, Sr.
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: Tail Light ID

This type of tail lamp was used from 1919 through 1923 on the Model T's with starters and generators. I would imagine some probably could have been on some 1924 models before they starting using the new type tail lamp assembly with the license bracket, as noted by Larry Smith. The tire carrier still...
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 1726

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

These are photos of an original 1924 touring.
by Jim, Sr.
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 2521

Re: 1915 Parts

The 1915 horn does not need to be a Rubes horn. Standard and Nonpareil also supplied the bulb horns to Ford. These two horns were made by Standard. The black horn pictured has a reed, and is actually quite loud.
by Jim, Sr.
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 2210

Re: '24 T Barn Find

Adam is right about paint sometimes coming off in chunks, leaving clean, bare steel. This example is an original well preserved 1922 coupe that reportedly had nice original paint until it got stored in a cold damp steel pole barn in Wisconsin. There is no sign of any primer under the black paint on ...
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Himico Cylinder Head
Replies: 15
Views: 2708

Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Tim, I wonder if the complete engine unit that you have is the Heavy Duty HIMICO like the one in the later literature that I posted? The Heavy Duty type as shown should have 2 inch journals for the connecting rods and main bearings and a gear driven oil pump. It also does not have magnets on the fly...
by Jim, Sr.
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Himico Cylinder Head
Replies: 15
Views: 2708

Re: Himico Cylinder Head

I found another piece of HIMICO literature recently that is probably later than the other photos that I posted in August when you bought the HIMICO from Model T Haven. Because this piece has the wide pedals like a stock 1926-27 Model T engine, rather than the narrow paddles like the earlier engines,...
by Jim, Sr.
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1914 Windshield Support Braces
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: 1914 Windshield Support Braces

Now $25 for the pair of windshield braces, includes shipping.
by Jim, Sr.
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1914 Windshield Support Braces
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: 1914 Windshield Support Braces

How about $30, including shipping?
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1914 Windshield Support Braces
Replies: 2
Views: 630

1914 Windshield Support Braces

Here is a nice pair of support braces for the windshield on a 1914 touring or roadster. The lower end of one was broken and will need to be repaired. $40 for the pair, including shipping. The new reproductions are priced at $144.95, so a little work can save you over $100. I also have complete 1914 ...
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 5-Z-161 T handle Wrench
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: FS 5-Z-161 T handle Wrench

This 5-Z-161 is proper for the 1926-27 wire wheel lug nuts
by Jim, Sr.
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-14 Corcoran Lamps
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: 1913-14 Corcoran Lamps

If someone buys these lamps, and wants to complete the set, I have the mate for the head lamp. Even the knob for the brass rim is on the opposite side. It does have the heavy glass reflector, but has a crack part way across. The reflector is still very usable. It also has the burner assembly and an ...
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey find
Replies: 9
Views: 2687

Re: Hershey find

Dean,
Am I seeing double, or did you find two of them?
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Trent Boggess
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Question for Trent Boggess

Correction!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Bells and Whistles Tour will be Saturday, September 28th. :D
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Trent Boggess
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Question for Trent Boggess

Dave, I have "The Atlas Of Wisconsin". This was printed by The University Of Wisconsin Press in 1974 after 8 years of research and preparation. This is a large book that lists every lake, stream, village, city, neighborhood, crossroads, rural locality, etc., that ever existed in Wisconsin, and the m...
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ignition Switch Screws
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: 1926 Ignition Switch Screws

The proper screw to use for the ignition switch is #6-32. The original screws have 5/16 inch of threads on #6-32 round head screws with small split lock washers. If the screws are too long they will prevent the springy contacts from going into the depressions in the fiber back plate inside the switc...
by Jim, Sr.
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 2166

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

But, what is the smaller octagon (8-sided) hole used for?
I have not seen an octagon nut on a Model T.
by Jim, Sr.
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 2166

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

Larry,
On the subject of hub cap wrenches---------------
What is the smaller octagon hole used for on the bottom wrench in this photo?
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 4362

Re: 1915 Coupelet

I recently found this "Price List of ACCESSORIES AND ACCESSORY PARTS". It is undated, but probably issued in later 1915. It lists the special head lights, side lights, and tail light, that were unique to the new 1915 coupelet and sedan models. Surprisingly, these special lights were priced the same ...
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T official sanctioned accessories
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: Model T official sanctioned accessories

It appears that they offered the Patterson drive in the transmission for the speedometer, rather than a wheel driven set up.
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB JNO Brown
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: WTB JNO Brown

Here are photos of a nice JNO BROWN 105 tail lamp.
This is what Michael is looking for.
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right

Continuing the discussion on radiator aprons------- The first aprons, T-3977, were on the 1924 and 1925 models when Ford added the skirt on the front of the fenders. Then in 1925, Ford offered an accessory nickel plated apron, T-3977-B, to go along with nickel plated radiator shells and headlight ri...
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right

Adam, Look at the drawing again. On 1926 and 27 the hood shelves are longer and pass under the radiator apron.
by Jim, Sr.
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restoring oil side and tail lamps 1915
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: Restoring oil side and tail lamps 1915

Here is a pair of E & J Model 8 side lights for the 1915 Model T Fords. Even though they need restoration, they have pretty nice examples of the round "diver's helmet" reflectors that Allan is describing.
by Jim, Sr.
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand crank mag / coil tester
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Hand crank mag / coil tester

If you go to the home page of FUNPROJECTS, and look for "DOCUMENTS", you can print up a copy of the manual for your HCCT.
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ford J W Brown Light Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Ford J W Brown Light Wanted

Sam,
I sent you a private message Sunday evening.
Go to the upper right corner of this page and click on "Private messages" to read your messages.
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Himico Cylinder Head
Replies: 15
Views: 2708

Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Tim, It appears that you do have the HIMICO high velocity cylinder head on your engine. In the original 8 page sales literature it shows the head, and it has most of the little knobs on the top of the head like yours does. I do not remember ever seeing them on any other accessory head for a Model T ...
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Needed 1914 windshield hinges
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: Needed 1914 windshield hinges

David K., Are you sure that the Diamond hinges with the brass plates do not belong on your 1914 touring? I think that maybe the earlier 1914's could have those hinges, before the standardized "double bump" steel hinges came out on the 1914 windshields made by Rands, Vanguard, and Diamond. Then I thi...
by Jim, Sr.
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlight socket
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: headlight socket

First, remove the headlight rim with the lens. Then remove the reflector. Then, before you can unscrew the focusing screw from the back of the headlight you will have to remove the little cotter pin from inside the headlight. Then the socket can be pulled out the front.
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken Door Latch/Lock
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Broken Door Latch/Lock

I have found that a spring for 1939- 46 Chrysler products is a perfect replacement for the 1914 Model T door latch.
by Jim, Sr.
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Production Stopped of Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 3024

Re: Production Stopped of Parts

Here are scans of the cover and the first 4 pages of the June, 1941 Price List. I can scan more if there is interest.
This price list is the 8-1/2" X 11" size that would fit into a binder.
by Jim, Sr.
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Production Stopped of Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 3024

Re: Production Stopped of Parts

Larry, The latest Genuine Ford Model T and TT Price List of Parts that I have is from June , 1941. If you study it you will see that many parts are not available. Right side rear axle housings are listed for 1915-25, but none for the left side, and none at all for 1926-27. For the front axle, they h...
by Jim, Sr.
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U & J adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: U & J adjustment

U & J Carburetor Co.
by Jim, Sr.
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Completing the picture - history of a Ford sign
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Completing the picture - history of a Ford sign

H.A. Geeting Auto Company was appointed as a FORD dealer in West Manchester, Ohio on October 15, 1914.
They were still a FORD dealer in February, 1951, but I do not know when they ended being a dealer.
by Jim, Sr.
Wed May 29, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you register your old plates?
Replies: 29
Views: 3471

Re: Do you register your old plates?

In Wisconsin it costs $5.00 to register an antique car, and you receive a pair of ANTIQUE plates that are non expiring for as long as you own that car. They are supposed to be restricted to "special occasions", but any time you drive a Model T it is a special occasion. I have had some over 50 years,...
by Jim, Sr.
Fri May 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scandinavian Bands soaking or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Re: Scandinavian Bands soaking or not?

Put the bands in and close up the cover. Start the engine and let it idle for a while. With all that oil splashing around they will be soaked up quickly.
by Jim, Sr.
Tue May 14, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '27 Radiator Apron
Replies: 14
Views: 2405

Re: '27 Radiator Apron

All radiator aprons with a hole for the screw are not for 1926-27 cars. 3977-F has the hole, but it is for 1926-27 TT trucks. The radiator apron started in1924-25 as part 3977 In 1925 Ford came out with an accessory nickel plated radiator and apron. that apron is 3977-B. (See Bruce's Black Book, pag...
by Jim, Sr.
Tue May 07, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster roof install question
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: 1925 roadster roof install question

Here are three more.
by Jim, Sr.
Tue May 07, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster roof install question
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: 1925 roadster roof install question

Here are some photos of the wind flap on a 1924 Touring that has the original top and upholstery. I have more photos of the details if you need them.
by Jim, Sr.
Fri May 03, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Curtains
Replies: 28
Views: 3399

Re: 1925 Roadster Curtains

About ten years ago I took many photos of an original 1924 Touring that was at a local tractor and engine show. It still had its original top and interior, so it was nice to capture some details of the special caps on the ends of the hidem welts, fasteners, and stitching, etc. Many of those details ...
by Jim, Sr.
Thu May 02, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I missing something on 1915 horn?
Replies: 17
Views: 1882

Re: Am I missing something on 1915 horn?

Take a look at this original 1915 set-up. The reed is inside the long brass upper fitting. The horn bulb slips onto the fitting. The reed is tapered to wedge into the bracket, and the "duck bill" goes toward the bulb. It is hard to tell in your photo, but that fitting that covers the reed may be stu...
by Jim, Sr.
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Curtains
Replies: 28
Views: 3399

Re: 1925 Roadster Curtains

The photos of the side curtains that I posted were never "fitted" to a car. I think that when curtains were made for dealer stock that some of the fasteners were omitted and that would allow the dealer or owner to place the final fasteners where they would make the curtains fit well. Where you see f...
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Curtains
Replies: 28
Views: 3399

Re: 1925 Roadster Curtains

Here is another variation of the left side. The hand hole is located further ahead. Maybe it is easier to get an arm out to make arm signals for turning???? Or, if you are crank starting, maybe it is easier to reach in to adjust the spark and gas levers????
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Curtains
Replies: 28
Views: 3399

Re: 1925 Roadster Curtains

Here is the left side.
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Curtains
Replies: 28
Views: 3399

Re: 1925 Roadster Curtains

Here are photos of NOS original side curtains that we have. I can only post 5 photos in a posting, so first I will show the right side.
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Magazine
Topic: CLASSIFIED IN VINTAGE FORD ?
Replies: 2
Views: 5425

Re: CLASSIFIED IN VINTAGE FORD ?

If you look in your latest issue of The Vintage Ford, March/April, 2019, it shows the ways that you can place a free ad. The information is on page 49.
by Jim, Sr.
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 56
Views: 7912

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

Thanks Alex, that is what I was hoping you had for an oil filler cap. A few months ago I saw another original 1916 with the 3 flute steel cap with the Ford script. The touring was still owned by the family that bought it new. I have one also, that was on an engine that I bought about 40 years ago. T...
by Jim, Sr.
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 56
Views: 7912

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

Alex
Will you please show us a photo of the oil filler cap?
Does the steel oil filler cap have 3 flutes or 6 flutes and Ford script?
Also, the engine number, or when it was built?
Thanks for showing your wonderful car.
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 5-Z- TOOLS
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: WTB 5-Z- TOOLS

Apparently FORD Motor Co. changed the brace wrench 3-Z-2304 to 5-Z-325.
Then, both types of wrenches with the 5/8"socket and a universal joint have the same number.
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 5-Z- TOOLS
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: WTB 5-Z- TOOLS

If you "click" on the list and picture they are easier to read.
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 5-Z- TOOLS
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: WTB 5-Z- TOOLS

Darryl,
This is the picture and tool list from the May 1925 Wholesale Parts List. Are you trying to find every tool in the picture?
by Jim, Sr.
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Patent Search Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1996

Re: Patent Search Help

"Click" on the pictures and they will enlarge and are easier to read.
In 1917 this starter and generator system with an Exide battery was $85 installed.
by Jim, Sr.
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Bow Fabric
Replies: 20
Views: 2677

Re: Top Bow Fabric

If your bows are just full of holes from the tacks used on previous tops you can fix that. Get a box of round toothpicks and cut them in half with a wire cutter. Dip them in wood glue and tap them into the holes. After the glue dries nip them off close to the bow. Now sand everything smooth with a b...
by Jim, Sr.
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 horn bulb bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: 1915 horn bulb bracket

Keith, These are photos of an original 1915 horn setup that I have. The horn bulb bracket and the rivet are brass on this one , that was made by STANDARD. With 3 or 4 suppliers to Ford in 1915, some may be brass and some may be steel. The brass stock that was used to make this bracket is 5/8" wide b...
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone ever tried this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: Has anyone ever tried this?

Allen Bradley is a big company in Milwaukee, now known as Rockwell Automation.
by Jim, Sr.
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Patent Search Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1996

Re: Patent Search Help

Your starter unit was made by A.B.C. Starter Co. in Detroit. It should include a belt driven generator, but if you do not have it, that would be easy to fabricate. I hope these scans will help.
by Jim, Sr.
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 5-Z- TOOLS
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: WTB 5-Z- TOOLS

5-Z-325 is a "T" shaped wrench with a universal joint 5/8" socket for the #4 connecting rod cap, not a brace wrench. It is shown on page 602 of Bruce's big black book. On page 603 there is an error in the description for 5-Z-325. 3-Z-2304 is a brace wrench with a universal joint 5/8" socket for #4 c...
by Jim, Sr.
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Victor Head Lamp 1913?
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: Victor Head Lamp 1913?

In 2008, at the Big "T" Party in Indiana, there was a pair of Victor #1's in the swap meet that had solid brass bonnets, not plated.
by Jim, Sr.
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Victor Head Lamp 1913?
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: Victor Head Lamp 1913?

This is a NOS Victor #1, or used very little. It shows no indication of brass plating on the steel bonnet.