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by MWalker
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holly G disassembly
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Holly G disassembly

The MTFCA Carburetor book (which would be a good investment at this point) says to use a long 5/16" carriage bolt. Slip the edge of the bolt head under the venturi and use it to pry it up. Use lots of good penetrant (50:50 ATF and Acetone) for a day or two to loosen it, then pry it out using the car...
by MWalker
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T buckets
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: T buckets

Most "T-buckets" are fiberglass, probably 95% of them or more. The first T-bucket was built by Norm Grabowski in the mid-50's, using a '23 T cutoff Touring Car body with a much-shortened pickup bed. Nearly all of the fiberglass ones are like that, with the bed usually housing the gas tank. They are ...
by MWalker
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Priming Wire Hole
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: Priming Wire Hole

The hole should be 5/32". The rod is 3/32".
by MWalker
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1915 Side lamps
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: WTB 1915 Side lamps

Did you find these?
by MWalker
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions

Hap -- The bows I got years ago from Jim Finney had plenty of length to cut some off. I cut about 6 or so inches off each end. The sockets I used were new ones from John Boorinakis. John puts some type of epoxy or something in the sockets, so the level of that is what determines how far the bow wood...
by MWalker
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions

Armed with the numbers in John Regan's post, I forged ahead. Since his numbers are to the bottom face of the bows, I clamped a 4' level even with that edge to use in making my measurements. That worked quite well. DSCN5095.JPG I thought I had taken a pic of a finished fitted end, but now I can't fin...
by MWalker
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions

Hap -- Thank you for your post. There is lots of good information in it, as is the case with all of your posts. John R. gives the overall lengths of each iron + bow, so it's easy for me to ascertain the point at which I need to fit the bow into the socket. And thanks for the link to Bob C's very inf...
by MWalker
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions

Thanks for the help, guys. I'll attack them tomorrow.
by MWalker
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions

Anyone have this info?
by MWalker
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 462

'15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions

I need to know how far the top bows extend above the sockets for a Roadster. I did a google search for the info I need but didn't come up with anything concrete. There is a drawing which has been posted many times which gives the total length for the socket plus bow (32-7/8") for the middle bow, but...
by MWalker
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-steaming top bows?
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: Re-steaming top bows?

It's prettier with the Downy added. :D
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by MWalker
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-steaming top bows?
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: Re-steaming top bows?

OK, here is my setup. I pulled the ends into position using a pipe clamp, then wired them together to hold them that way. The upper ends of the bows are hanging by a wire from the garage door track. DSCN5090.JPG After reading the previous post, I may run to the store and get some Downy fabric soften...
by MWalker
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit

My experience is similar to Steve's. With new axles and sleeves, sometimes you'll need rollers worn about 5 thousandths (or even more) in order to get them into place. I suspect the sleeves are slightly thicker than the originals but don't know for sure. Good bearings with a little bit of even wear ...
by MWalker
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-steaming top bows?
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: Re-steaming top bows?

Thanks for the suggestions, Guys. I had wondered whether soaking them would work but didn't have any experience with that. I've got a setup to do that figured out and will begin soaking them today. I can do one side of all three at once, so it should take just a few days to get them back in shape. I...
by MWalker
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 2107

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

I'm so sorry to hear about this. Charley was my friend. His knowledge of Model T's, Overlands, gas pumps, and all sorts of other old stuff was phenomenal, and he was very generous with it. He helped me a great deal when I was lost, trying to re-wood a Model T body. After visiting him and seeing what...
by MWalker
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-steaming top bows?
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re-steaming top bows?

I have a set of 15-16 top bows I got from Jim Finney many years ago, and it's now time to put them to use. They have been hanging from the trusses in my shop for about 15 years, and the bends have relaxed. The ends now splay out about 2"-3" from perpendicular. I have steam-bent wood in a former life...
by MWalker
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The “almost” tour
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: The “almost” tour

It's good to see that you guys are getting out and about. Your Model K is outstanding! I still haven't seen it in person, but hopefully that will be remedied sometime soon.
by MWalker
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1613

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

Good going, Russ.
by MWalker
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Large Tool Box For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: Large Tool Box For Sale

The tool box is sold, pending payment. Thanks, MTFCA!
by MWalker
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Large Tool Box For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Large Tool Box For Sale

I'm selling this for a Model T buddy. This is a tool box which is a little larger than the typical running board types. It measures 9-1/4" x 17" x 10-3/4" tall, without the handle. It has one punched hole in the back side, so it may have been intended for use with a battery. DSCN5070.JPG DSCN5071.JP...
by MWalker
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes -- Small Drum Kit For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes -- Small Drum Kit For Sale

The Rockies are sold, pending payment. Thanks, MTFCA! (They sold in less than an hour and a half!) :)
by MWalker
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes -- Small Drum Kit For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Rocky Mountain Brakes -- Small Drum Kit For Sale

I'm selling these for a friend who decided to put disc brakes on his car ('24 Tudor). They don't have many miles on them, as you can see by the thickness of the linings. This should be pretty much everything you'll need to install these onto your small-drum Model T. Included are the brakes themselve...
by MWalker
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thank You Chaffins !! New Ruckstell
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: Thank You Chaffins !! New Ruckstell

I have rebuilt several Ruckstells using new parts here and there as needed. A couple of years ago, one of my customers asked me to install a Ruckstell in his car which had a stock rear end. He bought the complete Ruckstell kit from Chaffin's, and I must say it was a dream working with all-new parts....
by MWalker
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X spark plug gap - one owner's observation
Replies: 9
Views: 1108

Re: Champion X spark plug gap - one owner's observation

If you have a higher-compression head, you might want to try .035".
by MWalker
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: What are these?

Would the "TTP" stand for "Texas T Parts"?
by MWalker
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6561

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Squirrel -- I am impressed with your progress. From part of a car just a few days ago to a running, driving car in only a few days. Looking good!
by MWalker
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil weight
Replies: 18
Views: 1303

Re: Oil weight

I see a post by "Squirrel" above. I recognize you from the HAMB; surprised to see you here. :)
by MWalker
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Re: Luray Swap Meet

Tuesday through Thursday seems like an odd choice of dates, but that's what their website says.
by MWalker
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil weight
Replies: 18
Views: 1303

Re: Oil weight

Thanks to everyone for your input. I especially like Frank Brandi's post, which seems to have quite a bit of factual and helpful information.
by MWalker
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil weight
Replies: 18
Views: 1303

Re: Oil weight

Yes, they both are Pennzoil. I hate to throw out 2 or 3 5-quart jugs of oil
by MWalker
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil weight
Replies: 18
Views: 1303

Oil weight

No, this isn’t a “what kind of oil should I use?” post. I use Pennzoil 10w-30. I have some jugs of 5w-20 which I bought to use in a modern Mercury that I later sold. If I mix the two, will I have 7.5w-25, or doesn’t it work that way?
by MWalker
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reconnecting wishbone problem.
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Reconnecting wishbone problem.

Lift it up using a floor jack and it should slip into place.
by MWalker
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?

Here are some pics of a rear fender on the '16 RPU I'm building. DSCN5055.JPG DSCN5058.JPG DSCN5060.JPG Note that the cross-section of the fender is flat across the center, whereas the 17-25's are crowned, as in Mark's pics. Otherwise they are the same overall shape, so either would work on your car...
by MWalker
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?

The Roadster/Touring fenders are what most folks use. (Roadster and Touring have the same fenders.) If you can't find good '15-16 ones, the '17-25's will work. They have a crowned center, which the 15-16's do not, otherwise they're the same. I have some of each and am located in NW Arkansas. I have ...
by MWalker
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Denver
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: New Member from Denver

Paul Mikeska is a Model T guy in Arvada, which is right next to Denver.
by MWalker
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer
Replies: 17
Views: 1949

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

What happened to it last summer that caused it to be worked on again?
by MWalker
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side Mirror Options
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Side Mirror Options

The best mirrors I've found are sold by Antique Motor Sports in La Habra, CA. They attach to the hinge screws of open cars, and they wiggle much less than others so you can actually see out of them. They are available in black, brass, or chrome. http://www.antiquetmotorsports.com/
by MWalker
Wed May 27, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 20
Views: 1649

Re: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .

The only thing "wrong" with disc brakes is that they don't look appropriate for a Model T. But I can tell you from my experience that once you drive a T with them, you won't want anything else. They are the best brakes available, so they ARE appropriate if your T will be driven in traffic.
by MWalker
Tue May 26, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 3131

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

If Lee wants to go, and Model T's are obviously a big part of his life, then he should go. It's really no one else's business. The rest of the folks on the tour who are worried about him should do all they can to help keep him safe.
by MWalker
Sat May 23, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please Grampa ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1476

Re: Please Grampa ?

That fold-out seating on the truck bed is really swell!
by MWalker
Sat May 23, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 3575

Re: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021

That sounds like a good idea.
by MWalker
Fri May 22, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need headlight reflectors 15-27
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Need headlight reflectors 15-27

I no longer need reflectors. Mr. Burnett sent me his. Thanks.
by MWalker
Sat May 16, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need headlight reflectors 15-27
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Need headlight reflectors 15-27

Howdy -- I need a pair of good headlight reflectors for a '16. I would prefer ones with the original silver plating still in good shape. Email waterwalk999@gmail.com or call or text 479-790-4229. Thanks.
by MWalker
Sat May 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

A little more progress. DSCN5050.JPG Windshield and hood are the latest additions, along with the spare carrier. This is a '16, with an added starter. If you've ever tried installing hood latches in an early T with a starter, you'll know what I was up against. After some time spent trying to put the...
by MWalker
Fri May 08, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old Coupe joins the garage
Replies: 13
Views: 1408

Re: New old Coupe joins the garage

Looks pretty slick, Dan.
by MWalker
Fri May 01, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hagerty Magazine and the Model T
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: Hagerty Magazine and the Model T

Hagerty's wonderful magazine was an unexpected benefit when I first bought their insurance. Each edition is filled with interesting articles. It's great!
by MWalker
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Joe Jeffers
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Joe Jeffers

Here are some pics:
2010-05-22@08-37-05 - On the way to Roanoke, VA.jpeg
2010-07-16@12-00-45 - Gillete, WY.jpeg
2010-07-26@11-19-07 - Great Falls, MT Finally Back on the Road in the T's.jpeg
Joe Jeffers.jpeg
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by MWalker
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Joe Jeffers
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Joe Jeffers

Here is the tribute that Bill Howell wrote to all AR Tin Lizzies club members. Dear Arkansas Tin Lizzie Club Members and Friends; We are so sad to report the loss of a dear friend and longtime club member. Joe Jeffers passed away April 26 at his home. Not only was Joe a fine man but he was also an e...
by MWalker
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

I'm making some progress.
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There was a time when I wondered whether I'd ever see it like this. :)
by MWalker
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Joe Jeffers
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Joe Jeffers

Joe and Betty joined us on lot of our Arkansas Tin Lizzies tours. They were always fun to be around. My condolences to Betty and the rest of the family.
by MWalker
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tack Strip?
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Tack Strip?

The plastic tack strip works great. Lang's has it for a lot less money than Fordwood. It helps to use a router to round some of the edges.
by MWalker
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!
Replies: 16
Views: 1363

Re: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!

In case you're wondering how to get there, click on the "Model T Ford Club of America" banner at the top of the page.
by MWalker
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!
Replies: 16
Views: 1363

Re: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!

I just checked it out. It's very nice!
by MWalker
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Hood Shelf Size
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Wooden Hood Shelf Size

Thanks for the numbers and the links, Rich. Now I can go to work.
by MWalker
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Hood Shelf Size
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Wooden Hood Shelf Size

I need to make a pair of wooden hood shelves for a '16 but I don't know the dimensions. Can someone help me out? Thanks.
by MWalker
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update first start of engine. test
Replies: 17
Views: 1817

Re: Speedster project update first start of engine. test

Congratulations, Donnie! It has been a long time since you started this project, as you mentioned. I remember when you bought that body at Chickasha. You were so proud of it, and I wouldn't have dragged it home if it had been free. But you showed us all what a nice car it could be. Can't wait to see...
by MWalker
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

I got the car back from the paint shop.
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Everything else is painted as well -- fenders, splash shields, hood, windshield, etc. The running boards are powder coated for durability. All I need to do now is put it all together. :)
by MWalker
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Petit Jean Swap Meet Cancelled
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Petit Jean Swap Meet Cancelled

It should come as no surprise to anyone these days that the swap meet which was to be held at Petit Jean State Park (AR) in June has been cancelled. If you have reserved a swap meet space, you can either get a refund or roll your payment to next year. They are sending out mailers to everyone today. ...
by MWalker
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New leather spring pads, oil or dry?
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: New leather spring pads, oil or dry?

I hadn't thought of doing that, but I agree with the others that it sounds like a good idea. I'll be doing it in the future. Thanks for bringing it up.
by MWalker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 1429

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Scott -- I just looked at that link you provided, and I like the pic of the very worn original seat. I'll show that to the guy who will do my upholstery when I get to that point, so he can see what a real one looked like. In my first post, I put the bottom spring in place and slipped the backrest be...
by MWalker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 1429

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Dan -- In your second pic, the backrest spring extends several inches above the top of the body panels. Is this the way it's supposed to be? As shown in my first post, it's easy to bend the top of the spring down, forming a roll at the top of the seat.
by MWalker
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dipping Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Re: Dipping Bands

Well, I bought some super glue and started to seal the ends when I realized that they are already sealed. Should have looked closer to start with. Anyway, I added some more glue since I had it. They’re sealed up for sure now. 😀
by MWalker
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 1429

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Ok, thanks to you both.
by MWalker
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 1429

Seat Spring Fit?

I guess this is how these springs are supposed to fit. DSCN5035.JPG There's no room for the back spring to go any lower. It looks as if it's too tall, since it's several inches above the top of the body panels. But it's easy to bend down to where it's even with the body panels. DSCN5036.JPG So is th...
by MWalker
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Yes indeed. :)

And 21" tires on McLaren wheels. I couldn't believe the difference in the ride that those made, since I'd been driving on clinchers for my whole Model T experience.
by MWalker
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dipping Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Re: Dipping Bands

Ok, thanks.
by MWalker
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dipping Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Dipping Bands

I just got a set of new Wearever kevlar band linings. They are nice and thick, as always. I have heard that some other brands of new ones are thinner. These will need to have their ends dipped to keep them from fraying. What should I dip them in?
by MWalker
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Well, I seem to be making some progress.
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by MWalker
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate
Replies: 28
Views: 3989

Re: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate

I'll join the line of folks recommending Joe Bell.
by MWalker
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha 2 weeks to go
Replies: 19
Views: 2628

Re: Chickasha 2 weeks to go

I'm ready!
by MWalker
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: modern replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: modern replacement parts

Lang's Old Car Parts has the most complete line of T parts. You can get a free catalog from them at https://www.modeltford.com/.
by MWalker
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo- question the date though?
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Re: Old photo- question the date though?

That one looks like a 1911 Torpedo. (Or Open Runabout?)
by MWalker
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasaw Dates
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Re: Chickasaw Dates

Daniel -- It's spelled Chickasha and pronounced "chick-a-shay". It'll be worth the trip if you can make it. Thursday afternoon (in the parking lot) and Friday are the big days. Saturday has about half of the vendors gone already.
by MWalker
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?
Replies: 24
Views: 3636

Re: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?

Good stuff, Rob. Thanks for sharing it with us.
by MWalker
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front cross member "heavier steel", thickness?
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: Front cross member "heavier steel", thickness?

Thanks for that info, Dan. I never knew the '26-7 frames are heavier than earlier ones.
by MWalker
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Glad I could help. My trip to Charley's place was very informative. He had a couple of partial original body assemblies which I was able to examine, measure, and photograph. Now that I know how the originals went together, I'm back to assembling mine (with a few alterations). I'm going to replace th...
by MWalker
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

I don't know why that one pic posted twice. It didn't show up that way in the preview.
by MWalker
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

John H. -- Here are some pics of the "bead strips" for the back of Runabout bodies. DSCN5023.JPG DSCN5021.JPG DSCN5020.JPG DSCN5022.JPG The strips are 3/4" wide, and about 26 or 27 inches long. As you can see in one of the pics, they are rounded on one side. It'll be tricky to bend them, since the b...
by MWalker
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

John -- I looked for those in my shop today and didn't find them. It seems that they're clever at hiding. When I do find them, I'll answer your question. I'm going to Charley Shaver's tomorrow to look at some original bodies and measure some things and take lots of pics. Then, hopefully, I'll be abl...
by MWalker
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 5226

Re: Join or Renew

Unca' Stan -- I wanted a "like button" for your 8:54 post from yesterday. It does fit a lot of situations.
by MWalker
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Epic Vintage Ford Cover
Replies: 18
Views: 2286

Re: Epic Vintage Ford Cover

I came here to open a thread about the cover, but someone beat me to it. Great job, Rich!
by MWalker
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Thanks for your input, Guys. Jeff, my car's body does have the separate "bead" pieces which cover the seams. I haven't shown them in my pics, but I do have them.
by MWalker
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Scott said, "4. the vertical seat slats go inboard" That is how I have them located, since the Cubel's seat bottom wood has three notches in it for the uprights, with the notches for the outer verticals located inside the seat risers. However, all the pics of original wood posted so far have them lo...
by MWalker
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

More fun and games. I emailed Cubel's last week as well as leaving a phone message, with no response to date. Since I can't get any help from them, I'm back here. The seat bottom has three notches in the back edge of it, presumably for the three uprights to fit into. Here are some pics of those. DSC...
by MWalker
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter Clinic January 25, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: Winter Clinic January 25, 2020

That's a good write-up. BTW, the owner of Dave's Machine is Dave Nolting, not Dave Melton.
by MWalker
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet Reminder
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: 2020 Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet Reminder

Sorry to hear you can't make it, Michael. I met you in 2010 and was hoping you could attend again.
by MWalker
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Wayne -- Thank you for that detailed explanation. That should help me to figure things out. Charley -- I'm about ready to do that. Yesterday I separated the right side body panels into two pieces, because someone had welded them together crooked near the back of the door. The driver's side is still ...
by MWalker
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

I'm Baaaaaaack... I have compared Cubel's wood with Mel Miller's plans, and there are a lot of inconsistencies. So I still have questions about which is right, the drawings or the wood piece on just about every one. I used the measurements on Miller's plans to position the seat risers (which do matc...
by MWalker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Midwinter Clinic
Replies: 35
Views: 4607

Re: Midwinter Clinic

kirkiep -- Thanks for the post saying that you and Larry A. will be there. I'm looking forward to seeing you again and meeting Larry for the first time. See you there!
by MWalker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today’s new tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: Today’s new tool

Cool!
by MWalker
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Here's today's exciting installment. I mentioned the 5-5/8" measurement from the back of the wood to the center bolt hole for the rear body bracket. Miller's plans show that dimension from the back of the sills, and Cubel's calls for an additional 3/4" thick "End sill plate" which is to be attached ...
by MWalker
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

I looked at the Miller plans today. I wish I had done that sooner, but I just didn't think about it. If I had compared the info there with the dimensions of the actual wood I got from Cubel's, I would have come here with questions before beginning the assembly and wouldn't need to be starting over n...
by MWalker
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Mark -- Thanks for the pics and dimensions. They are helpful. I also have a set of the Miller plans, but I keep forgetting to look at them. I promise I'll do that today. Thanks for the reminder.
by MWalker
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Well, my metal sill covers from Howell's Sheet Metal came in today. They have the holes punched for the bolts which go through the rear body mounts and the rear fender irons. Howell's holes agree with Charley Shaver's measurement of 5-1/2" from the back of the wood to the center of the bottom bolt h...
by MWalker
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Mark -- Yes, I glued those pieces together, thinking that a solid connection there would be a good idea. I didn't use glue anywhere else. Now I get to saw through those two glue joints so I can make alterations to those parts. Jeff -- Thanks for the post with the pics. It looks as if there are sever...
by MWalker
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 84
Views: 7053

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

As you can see in the pic directly above, I had to clip the end off the short angled piece to get clearance for the body bracket. That didn't seem right, and now I see from Wayne's pic above that one that it isn't right. There is a little space between those parts. Those two angled pieces apparently...