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by Kaiser
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT update
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: TT update

I bet if you put a battery between the passengers feet and connect two jumper cables to the trailer plug and tell your passenger to hit the battery contacts NOW it would stop on a dime even if your T hhad no brakes at all :D
by Kaiser
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T garage saling
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: Model T garage saling

:o WOW :o
by Kaiser
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ?1917? Depot Hack up for auction..
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: ?1917? Depot Hack up for auction..

It sure could be a fun car for someone, it's just that all the other cars in the auction are rather 'high end' this seemed to me the 'ugly duckling' among them, wonder what it will bring at the end of the auction ? There is another T in the same auction with different bodywork, wonder what the story...
by Kaiser
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What car is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: What car is this?

I noticed the button on the left reads 'American Bosch' i have no clue :?:
by Kaiser
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock

You could always start a B&B in it, it's big enough :D All jokes aside a beautifull piece and for a very reasonable price too Prices for antiques, specially clocks and furniture have hit rock bottom here in Holland, sometimes its even hard to give it away. Out of my fathers estate we had a "Friese s...
by Kaiser
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34210

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

About that garbage truck, imagine running up those stairs all day with a full 50gal bucket on your back :shock: those were the good old days huh??
by Kaiser
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Drool stuff on two wheels !
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Drool stuff on two wheels !

Green with envy for who's gonna buy these !!
Wouldn't you like to own them both.... come on, 'fess up..

This one:
https://www.prewarcar.com/308112-1902-hercules-126
And this one:
https://www.prewarcar.com/308108-1909-c ... n-roadster

Now where did i put that lottery ticket?
by Kaiser
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ?1917? Depot Hack up for auction..
Replies: 7
Views: 270

?1917? Depot Hack up for auction..

Found this on the PreWarCar site, it's up for auction at "Hershey at home"
It is a lot of things, but i don't think it's 1917 for starters, fire away... :lol:

https://www.prewarcar.com/310269-1917-f ... 4-oct-2020
by Kaiser
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 666

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

We even had a big item about the Oregon fires here on the news :o
Hope everybody is safe !
by Kaiser
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1941 Model T motor
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: 1941 Model T motor

I just love how these mysteries keep turning up every once in a while, wonder what this great forum is going to dig up about this one !, :D
by Kaiser
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 22
Views: 2043

Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Well he came third, that's on the podium right? :lol: :lol:
by Kaiser
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors

Quite the opposite happened when i bought my 23 T from Kent Sumner, not only was he very clear on all the faults of the car, it had a lot of nice period goodies on it that i had not noticed myself from the pictures, plus it came with a complete toolset, new battery and two extra good rims. You can o...
by Kaiser
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Thank You to the MTFCA Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: 13T - Thank You to the MTFCA Forum

Way to go Darin ! have fun driving the wheels off of it ;)
by Kaiser
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 22
Views: 2043

Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

You are absolutely right there Chris, although the T is considered a light car with small capacity engine in the US, it was quite "Big" compared to most European light cars, that Bugatti 37 has a capacity of 1496cc compared to the 2878cc of a standard T. Reason for that is the way cars were taxed in...
by Kaiser
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How does this work?- Tapping machine
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: How does this work?- Tapping machine

Here's a great instruction video on a tapping machine of the era !

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c6kmdkWXKc8
by Kaiser
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34210

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Im guessing the Mayor of Wallace was just trying to get in the Centre of Attention !
by Kaiser
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194705

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

What puzzles me in the picture of the road to Silver Plume is there are 50 wires going up the road but only 8 coming back, who or what is using up all that jizz ?
Maybe the members of the Venerable Institution can shine their light on this discrepancy...
by Kaiser
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 1441

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

A good friend brought me one back from a trip to the U.S. it read ; F**k the whales, save the cowboy, It gave me a good chuckle but it was on my cars rear bumper just a week or two when someone else probably liked it even more and tore it off :roll:
by Kaiser
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 2061

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

It is because of guys like this that i am here on this forum almost every day, and it sure is a shame that "another one bit the dust" doing one of the best things a man can do, ride.
Ride on Charlie Shaver !
by Kaiser
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 39
Views: 2799

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

Bill the little South Bend is a great asset to our workshop, it could do with a scraping of the bed and the gears are a bit noisy at higher revs but we use it for the quick fixes and small jobs, we're sure happy to have it !
Some great behemoths here on this thread !
by Kaiser
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 22
Views: 2043

Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Very clarifying, thanks for that, the Depasse name is well known to me through my searches into the WW1 ambulance history, and the American Field Ambulance (later Am. Field Service) history in particular.
I should have checked my facts before firing from the hip ;)
by Kaiser
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34210

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Great picture !
by Kaiser
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 22
Views: 2043

Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Thanks Chris, I'm still breathing... Like you noticed in the add, it was just that vagueness that alerted me, you are right there are no false claims in the ad, it only hints at a racing history but still i think sellers should be a bit more straight in telling what it really is, there should be no ...
by Kaiser
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 22
Views: 2043

Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Thanks a bunch Chris, although id does not clear up what it is, it sure does clear up what it isn't ! I was hoping you'd chime in for your expertise on these cars, you must have seen quite a few fakes and lookalikes ! Not that i don't like people like the Argentinians building cars to their liking, ...
by Kaiser
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cool old TT with a neat story....
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Cool old TT with a neat story....

Great stories, cool truck !
by Kaiser
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VW 231 178 009 Industrial Distributor Source
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: VW 231 178 009 Industrial Distributor Source

You could try Paruzzi.com, they are the main distributor for all things for old VW's, they should be able to set you up with aal the Bosch parts you need for your Distributor.
by Kaiser
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Very early 1905 steamer for sale !
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Very early 1905 steamer for sale !

For you "Boiling Water Buffs" on here ;
I have no connection to either seller or site, just found it and thought some on here would like it or even need a new project ;)

https://www.prewarcar.com/306351-1905-s ... x-runabout
by Kaiser
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34210

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Must be in WW1, the one in the rear is indeed a Jeffrey Quad, both in the infamous Flanders mud !
by Kaiser
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Title help wanted from overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 934

Re: Title help wanted from overseas

Hello Melchior, welcome to the affliction as they say. That might prove to be a tough one to solve, the RDW is very strict these days, I ran into some troubles myself a couple years back with a T project with sketchy paperwork. Also they require you to show the project as soon as possible after the ...
by Kaiser
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 2605

Re: TT Racing.

Best story in a long time Dallas ! :lol: :lol:
by Kaiser
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: War ambulance - Washington Irving High School
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: War ambulance - Washington Irving High School

Great pictures, looks like the rear tire is just coping with the weight of the girls :D
by Kaiser
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A T Era photo
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: A T Era photo

Great photo Steve, funny to see the wide main street stop abruptly at the town limit and continue as a winding dirt road :D
by Kaiser
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Original 1905 Buick F?
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Original 1905 Buick F?

Yeah Rich i thought it a interesting car constructionwise, sure has a few creative solutions in that driveline !
by Kaiser
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Original 1905 Buick F?
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Original 1905 Buick F?

Found this one for sale on the PreWarCar site, as usual i have no connection to the seller or the site, just thought it would be of interest for some of the early cars and Buick lovers on here, I think the price might be a little on the high side, i see a big freeze crack on one cylinder, but everyt...
by Kaiser
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 39
Views: 2799

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

Kevin the cabinet is quite sturdy but on the light side, a heavier cast lower makes a big difference in stability, but hey it was cheap and it came with all the right gears for turning SAE threads, which is not that common on lathes our side of the big pond. I didn't think twice when it came up for ...
by Kaiser
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 39
Views: 2799

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

Yoohoo i got a picture to post right side up ! thats a first for me... :lol:
by Kaiser
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 39
Views: 2799

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

Our 10" South Bend from 1943, probably came out of a WW2 mobile workshop truck, hence the lightweight under cabinet, it was in a sorry state when we got it but luckily all parts are still available so we refurbished it and it works just dandy for us !
by Kaiser
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194705

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

I heard from a reliable source that KD sold his patents on the Skyhook system for a dollar to the US army in support of the war effort, he was rumoured on the other hand to have made a bundle on US Army regulation swimwear for the pilots..
by Kaiser
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got me a new toy (tool) :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Re: Got me a new toy (tool) :)

Nice setup !
by Kaiser
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 68
Views: 4568

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

This old tractor thread reminded me of this :
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HF0s-pXOHck
gave me a good chuckle, hope you tractor afficionados appreciate !
by Kaiser
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34210

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

First one is a Kenworth, 'K-W' on rad and 'Kenworth' on the step, second one seems to read 'Chicago' on the front crossmember, and on the front firewall looks like 'Quick Resilient Wheels' the Q is a guess, its a little hard to see could be a 'B' too..
by Kaiser
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Any ideas?

could it be to start on gas and switch to a wood-gasifier when the engine warmed up... just a thought.
interesting item ! wonder what turns up here...
by Kaiser
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Early RPU
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Old Photo Early RPU

That old guy is standing there for a reason.. must be hiding a not so well executed fit of the box to the body :lol:
by Kaiser
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - That Makes Eleven Model T Vehicles
Replies: 21
Views: 2454

Re: FJ - That Makes Eleven Model T Vehicles

Love the "Same Day Response" on the firetruck :lol:
by Kaiser
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Model A's in the desert
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Model A's in the desert

Who needs aircleaners in a sandstorm, :lol:
by Kaiser
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Model A's in the desert
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Model A's in the desert

A nice old silent documentary about the travels of famous desert explorer and co-founder of the Long Range Desert Group of WW2 fame. Lots of footage of the 'Hot rodded' A's he used in 1930. Dr. Bagnold developed the sun compass in the first world war while doing patrols in the same desert with the '...
by Kaiser
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is motor oil with graphite common?
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Is motor oil with graphite common?

First telltale sign: graphite oil is very black, like used oil from a diesel.
And yes it will render your clutch allmost useless.
Good thing is you'll have a hard time finding it on the shelf of a auto parts store or service station ;)
by Kaiser
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Cradle v. Engine Stand
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Engine Cradle v. Engine Stand

One of these will work best for your needs, together with Lang's adapterplate you have the best combination. Be sure to get the version with four casters, the three wheeled version in not stable enough for the big lump of a T engine and trans. Added bonus: it can be taken apart for storage if space ...
by Kaiser
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford script stamp. T era?
Replies: 20
Views: 1597

Re: Ford script stamp. T era?

On the GPW Jeeps built by Ford in WW2 all, yes litterally all parts were stamped with the Ford script, in various sizes, it might well date from that period too...
I think the stamps on the side of the shank are a bit too modern to be T era.
by Kaiser
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A little something to read and remember.
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: A little something to read and remember.

You're absolutely right Dick, about 25000 of them immigrated to the US.
by Kaiser
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A little something to read and remember.
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: A little something to read and remember.

Thanks Scott, Well most people here know about the concentration camps and the terrible hunger in the winter of '44 and other barbarian acts brought on us by the Nazi's, but what happened in our former colonies in Indonesia under the Japanese is a less known fact, and on top of that on liberation da...
by Kaiser
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Photo - Early Carwash?
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Period Photo - Early Carwash?

Have a look at all that gaudy new fangled electrical lighting ! they really went all th way with that :lol:
by Kaiser
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.

That wagon amazes me, the length of it is incredible there seem to be some kind of truss costruction underneath, interesting thing ! Oh and beautifull T's too ;)
by Kaiser
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer

Such a big beautifull beast that motor...
were those extra oil lines an original fixture or did you add them for safety ?
Thanks for sharing the pictures !
by Kaiser
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A little something to read and remember.
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: A little something to read and remember.

Personally i am very humbled by the fact that so many small town americans came over here to help us fight for our freedom. As a young kid i played in places that were battlefields a mere twenty odd years before, we found lots of evidence of the fighting and we boys all had our coveted relics of tha...
by Kaiser
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Golden Eagle has Hatched!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: A Golden Eagle has Hatched!!!!!

He doesn't look too happy about it though :lol:
Congrats !
by Kaiser
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 22
Views: 1936

Re: Barn Find

Just cool ! great find
by Kaiser
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 75
Views: 7585

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

Someone said something in an intervieuw i read last weekend that really hit me, it was a mother who lost a daughter after a hitchhiking incident (the daughter was murdered by someone who picked her and a friend up on a long trip they made hitchhiking through Europe), I have to translate this from Du...
by Kaiser
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Felloe Oilers
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Felloe Oilers

Hoi Toon, als je de dichting aan de achterkant van t wiellager weg laat heb je toch t zelfde ! :lol:

For the non-dutch: Hey Toon, if you leave out the rear wheelbearing seal you get the same effect don't you ! :D

Greetings, Leo
by Kaiser
Wed May 27, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Steering Damper
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Period Steering Damper

A special warning when installing any steering damper to your tie rod : make very sure your tie rod is sound and not corroded even a little bit. Most have corrosion from the inside and can look fine but can be paperthin in spots ! the steering damper will make that very clear when driving !! While n...
by Kaiser
Wed May 27, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TODAY IN HISTORY
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: TODAY IN HISTORY

Ford stopped makin' em ? :shock:
by Kaiser
Fri May 15, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hotmail
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: Hotmail

Me and the wife use a gmail account and all our e-mail accounts, bussiness and private, even the very old ones, come in via the gmail, my private personal e-mail is from a long defunct provider but through the gmail i can still receive and send messages with it, no problems at all, and in my experie...
by Kaiser
Fri May 15, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 103
Views: 15017

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Rich, now we have proof that you have been secretly squirreling away whole T's ! :lol:
by Kaiser
Tue May 12, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re Dizzy points
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Question re Dizzy points

What Mark said, if it ain't broke, don't fix it ;) , if the T is stored in a somewhat damp garage, just give the points a light wipe with a fine sandpaper and GO ! don't forget a small dab of grease in the neck of the arm where it touches the cam to keep it lubed..
Happy T'ing
by Kaiser
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194705

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

My Great Grandfather was a well known Turkey Wrangler, claimed he could have a Wild Turkey down in 2 seconds flat, but that is another story alltogether..
by Kaiser
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 22
Views: 2043

Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Hey Wayne, you don't have to apologise for anhonest opinion, it raised some questions with me too, and that is exactly why i posted this. Last night it came to me, it reminded me of the French "Montier"Specials, he was the French Ford Importer (as far as i remember right, that is becoming an issue l...
by Kaiser
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 106
Views: 14790

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Hey Rich, that black canvas trick gives great results ! I like it, super depth in that dark garage setting !!
by Kaiser
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 22
Views: 2043

This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Found this for sale in Germany on PreWarCar.com, it reminded me of another similar racer discussed some time ago that was supposedly the last one remaining, well... there seems to be another one or is it the same car ? Is it the real deal or what? anyone have a clue about this one ? Have a look here...
by Kaiser
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Something with Ford on it
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Something with Ford on it

After a short search, apparently Ford only used zinc hubcaps in '25... so that narrows it down
by Kaiser
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unabashed plug for a hand cleaner
Replies: 11
Views: 1422

Re: Unabashed plug for a hand cleaner

A trick i learned when i was an engineer in the merchant navy in my younger years: Especially when working on Diesel engines you get this black coal in the little cracks in your skin that just will not come out no matter how much you scrub, well here's the solution; take some of the cheapest diet ma...
by Kaiser
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Marvel oiler
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: Marvel oiler

Randall, now that ís some accessory... I am surprised that i'm the only one to react to your post (yet), i suspect the usual sh**storm to start any moment now about wether to install or not and/or all the ravings about the alledged benefits / ill effects if you do :lol: I'll keep an eye on your thre...
by Kaiser
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An interesting video of a European Model T journey
Replies: 19
Views: 1540

Re: An interesting video of a European Model T journey

Great story, how to 'Live life to the max" with minimal equipment :D
Really made my day, and good incentive to start working on the Huckster again :roll:
by Kaiser
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straightening Rear Axle Housing
Replies: 10
Views: 1260

Re: Straightening Rear Axle Housing

Terry, great methods by Toon Boer and Scott too, but mine was bent too much to repair with just heat/quench cycles like Scott's, and my lathe is not big enough to do it like Toon Boer, so i had to think of an alternative, while not ideal it worked !
Good luck on your housing,
Leo
by Kaiser
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1091

Re: Emergency Brakes

Thanks Scott for the tip
Leo
by Kaiser
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straightening Rear Axle Housing
Replies: 10
Views: 1260

Re: Straightening Rear Axle Housing

Hey Terry, Shade-tree mechanics at its best ! I think you mean this jury-rigged thing i built using some scraps of tubing i had laying around in the shop, it might not be the best way to do it, but it was the only way for me as i did not have a lathe big enough for the job or a good hydraulic press....
by Kaiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 1872

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

That 'Pep-o-mint' car is not exactly a life saver, with the very limited visibility :lol:
by Kaiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curtains Drawn (photo)
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Curtains Drawn (photo)

Here's a short history and some clarification on 'Isinglass' window material.
I have no connection to the firm just thought it was a nice and clear explanation of the matter, plus it had a picture of a T ;)

https://www.sailrite.com/What-Is-Isingl ... w-Material
by Kaiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1091

Re: Emergency Brakes

Joshua, thanks for the update, that is good to know, i'm about to install new shoes from Langs and also have new cams, I think you saved me some head scratching :D
by Kaiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1977

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

Oh come on, what's it for.... ;)
by Kaiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - 1913 Ford Dealership Saved From Destruction
Replies: 13
Views: 1453

Re: FJ - 1913 Ford Dealership Saved From Destruction

I had one of those lifts for toy cars, in the last picture ! never saw another since i was a boy.
Great building, great initiative, hope they can find funds to fix it up with period doors instead of the modern white one.
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N/R/S race cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: N/R/S race cars?

Is that Honest Abe in the right car ? Spooky likeness !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 417
Views: 56008

Re: Foto of the Day

Too late for a retread ?? :lol:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 1719

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Acording to the drawing that cam gives 3/8 lift :o
Gross lift on a standard (post 1912) T cam is a hair over 1/4"
Exact measurements i found here: http://mtfctulsa.com/Cams/design_stock.htm
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Big 1913 7 litre Benz racer for sale !
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Big 1913 7 litre Benz racer for sale !

O.K. it's not a Ford, but I want it and race Rob with his 'puny' little T racer....
Well look at the price : I guess i'll dream on :D

https://www.prewarcar.com/300441-1913-m ... d-prix-car
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 25154

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Fantastic, thats a milestone, congrats !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 629
Views: 77267

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Have one on me :D
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 1719

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Well... the drawing clearly mentions 'Gastank' in the lower left corner and 'Dash-tank' in the comment on the right side of the drawing, so it must have been drawn up for some dash mounted gas tank of some sort. As others here have mentioned there might have been plans to equip one of the racers wit...
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 10141

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

Dick, those are the standard big ones, smaller ones are available that fit the recess on a modern US car, so about 2" less wide, looks even better !
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC

Great find ! this digging in archives can be very addictive.. ;)
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: Just curious

I have a steel 'black' T so no brass polishing for me but if i ever get the irresistable urge i have some brass artillery shells to satisfy my restless mind.
The big one is a 1917 4" shell of about Three! feet tall, it'll keep me busy for the better part of a day :D
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odds and ends from THF Benson Library
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Odds and ends from THF Benson Library

Nice Rob, great to see the change in the letterhead, in the first letterhead Mack av. is the address and Henry F is the vice president, in the second letter Piquette is the address and the original names are blacked out and Henry Ford is now President so after the buy-out of Grey and adding one of t...
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 10141

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

These are the modern plates for historic vehicles :
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 10141

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

Here's my set, came with the car when i bought it off Kent Sumner in 2017, thanks Kent ! 23 Wisconsin plates. Sadly we can't register old plates in the Netherlands, but the plates allowed on your historic vehicle are dark blue and not that bad to the eye as the big reflective bright yellow ones mand...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 10071

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

How about a 'divorce boom' from beeing cooped up together :)
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34210

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Thomas here in Holland we call that "ellebogenstoom" or 'elbow steam' :lol:
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 88
Views: 10435

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Hah Rich, i see not only your drawing, but also your spelling did improve over the years ;)
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Headlight problems

Oops my bad :oops: should have noticed it is a later car...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 1824

Re: First timer main caps

Great results, glad Gene chimed in, even learned something myself. ;)
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 2447

Re: Turn signals

As posted elsewhere here today i coverted my sidelamps to led in a way that is reversible in about two seconds to petroleum again, and i affixed a white board with two wingnuts and a trailer connector plug, on the board are a couple of reflectors and brake and direction lights, the board can be take...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn Signals vs. Hand Signals
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Turn Signals vs. Hand Signals

Great footage of the Benz Victoria ! The biggest problem with hand signals is that these days drivers do NOT understand their meaning, biggest problem is with the left turn and slowing down signals, these days sticking your arm out is generally understood as the signal to allow a tailgater to pass, ...