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by MWalker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Midwinter Clinic
Replies: 13
Views: 1164

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: 5
Views: 452

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: 49
Views: 1304

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: 49
Views: 1304

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: 49
Views: 1304

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: 49
Views: 1304

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: 49
Views: 1304

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: 49
Views: 1304

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...
by MWalker
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1304

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

Scott -- A dimension to the outside of the wood would be fine, and it would negate any difference in wood thickness.
by MWalker
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1304

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

Scott -- Thanks for that info. So can you give me the measurement from the backside of the crossmember to the inside of the rear sill rail, or from the center bolt on the body bracket to the rail? That should tell me whether things at the front are the correct length. I understand what you are sayin...
by MWalker
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1304

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

John K. -- It's a wood firewall made by John Regan, covered by a nice original metal hood former which is correct for '15. I have the correct brackets, and the holes for them were punched into the frame rails, so they should be in the correct place. Wayne -- Your post is a breath of fresh air. I had...
by MWalker
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1304

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

And, by the way, the door fits fine into that opening.
by MWalker
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1304

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

Hmmm...... I couldn't upload any more pics on that post for some reason. I'll try it again here. DSCN4995.JPG DSCN4997.JPG The front uprights are dead on square. I assembled the rear "sill plates" according to the instructions: the rear one first, then the sides. The side plates are 30-1/4" long. Th...
by MWalker
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1304

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

Okie Dokie then -- I took some pics at my shop today so I can show you guys more details about what's going on. I held the driver's side up to the wood and it looks about the same as the other side. I couldn't attach it and take pics of it without someone to help me hold it, but it appears to be the...
by MWalker
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1304

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

John -- If you're asking about sill covers, I don't have them. I just ordered some from Howell's.
by MWalker
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1304

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

Scott -- Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try the other side first.
by MWalker
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1304

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

Scott -- My seat riser pieces look to be in about the same position as yours, with one bolt head for the body bracket exposed and the other two covered by the seat riser. I first assembled the sills with the rear sill piece, then added the sill plates, which form the outline for the turtle floor as ...
by MWalker
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1304

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

Charley -- I'll call you tomorrow. Mark -- I'll do as you suggest and take some pics of the wood near the firewall as I have put it together. I thought I did it per their instructions, but I might have made a mistake. I'll take the pics tomorrow and post them here. Thanks for the link to Dave Simmer...
by MWalker
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1304

A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

I am in the process of installing new wood in a '15 Runabout body, which is something that I've never done before. I bought a new wood kit from Cubel's. The wood looks good, but their instructions are sketchy at best. Every time I complete a step, I wonder whether I did it right, because there is so...
by MWalker
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Autowa bodied Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Autowa bodied Model T

Yes, that looks like it. It was a Coupe, but with a back seat.
by MWalker
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Autowa bodied Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Autowa bodied Model T

The late Willie Cordes in Texas had an Autowa Coupe, which was at the Centennial in Richmond in 2008. I assume that his sons have it now., since they're avid Model T'ers.
by MWalker
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha 2020 Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Chickasha 2020 Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party

It's sad to see the faces of some folks in those pics who are no longer with us. But I'm glad to hear that the pizza party will be resurrected for one last time. I'm looking forward to it. Thanks, Don, John, and Ron!
by MWalker
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2230

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Happy Birthday, Unca' Stan.
by MWalker
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2230

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Unca' Stan -- I suggest that you sell your ranch and move to Tejas and play music for the duration. Sound like a plan? 8-)
by MWalker
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Official 2019 Election Results – MTFCA Board
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Official 2019 Election Results – MTFCA Board

Congratulations to our new Board members.
by MWalker
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to buy copper rings
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: Where to buy copper rings

You can get them from any auto parts store. They were used on VW's.
by MWalker
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry’s Chest Protector winter front
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Henry’s Chest Protector winter front

I donated several of those to the Model T Museum a few months ago. They could take pics for you.
by MWalker
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 31
Views: 1181

Re: Jacking help removing rear axle

Well, everyone seems to have an opinion on this, so here's mine. With the engine in the car, there is no need to remove the radius rods and move the stands farther back. The only time this wouldn't work is when the engine was out of the car. I'll join in the chorus that advocates for better jack sta...
by MWalker
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need some '15 Parts -- Running Boards and Fender Irons
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Need some '15 Parts -- Running Boards and Fender Irons

Steve -- Whyncha' use some old rusty running boards for shelves and sell me a couple of good ones? :D
by MWalker
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need some '15 Parts -- Running Boards and Fender Irons
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Need some '15 Parts -- Running Boards and Fender Irons

Howdy, Folks -- I'm building a '15 Runabout for myself, and I need a few parts which I thought I had. I know I had them at one time, but they seem to have wandered off. I probably used them for another project and just forgot about it. I need a pair of running boards. They don't need to be specific ...
by MWalker
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915-16 Runabout Body Sold pending payment
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: 1915-16 Runabout Body For Sale

Matt -- You can pick it up at Chickasha in March.
by MWalker
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 23-25 body
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: WTB 23-25 body

Randy -- I have a '15-16 Roadster body with turtle listed in the Classifieds.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8522
by MWalker
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915-16 Runabout Body Sold pending payment
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: 1915-16 Runabout Body For Sale

I am now including the top which I got with the body. It appears that someone used Touring Car top irons and bows for the top, since it extends too far forward in the front. It can be cut down to fit, of course, or maybe you could find the proper front irons and bow for it. There is plenty of top fa...
by MWalker
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold: Interesting period Tool box - Perfect condition
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Re: For Sale: Interesting period Tool box - Perfect condition

Jeff -- I'll take that. Figure cost of shipping to zip 72703. Thanks, Mike. waterwalk999@gmail.com
by MWalker
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915-16 Runabout Body Sold pending payment
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: 1915-16 Runabout Body For Sale

I'm willing to listen to offers.
by MWalker
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-16 Runabout Body
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: '15-16 Runabout Body

Adam -- See Jim Dix's post just above yours.
by MWalker
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-16 Runabout Body
Replies: 9
Views: 681

'15-16 Runabout Body

Since the Classified ads are in a different place than the Forum, I think a lot of folks don't look at them nearly as often as the Forum. So I want to mention that I have a '15-16 Runabout body with turtle listed there for sale. Thanks.
by MWalker
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915-16 Runabout Body Sold pending payment
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

1915-16 Runabout Body Sold pending payment

I have a '15-16 Runabout body for sale. Someone began a restoration, with new wood and interior. The wood appears to be a store-bought kit, not something homemade. The interior is likewise a nice kit, but its installation will need some tweaking to be the way you'll want it. The lower edges of the b...
by MWalker
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP, Brenda Bender
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: RIP, Brenda Bender

Yes she was.
by MWalker
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP, Brenda Bender
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

RIP, Brenda Bender

Mike Bender's wife Brenda passed away a week ago. This was mentioned in a post titled "Sad News" in the off-topic section of this site, where few folks will see it. Here is a link to her obituary. https://www.stanleysfuneralhome.com/obituary/brenda-bender We're so sorry, Mike. May God give you the s...
by MWalker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A little parts quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 1619

Re: A little parts quiz

Gene -- It's from a Holley G carburetor.
by MWalker
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 3101

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

But David, don't you remember the story? Henry was using up pieces of shipping crates. :)
by MWalker
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?

Well, I finally got a response from Anna Cubel today. She said she had been out of the office for the past week. It now looks like I might get some body wood after all. They don't have what I need in stock, but she said she would have them make what I need next.
by MWalker
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whatever Happened to Valspar Project Perfect Paint ?
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Whatever Happened to Valspar Project Perfect Paint ?

I liked that paint too, George, and am pissed that it's no longer available. You're right that the alternatives aren't nearly as good. The Rust-Oleum comes close, but the Krylon runs much too easily. The Valspar was great. I'm told that Valspar quit making it.
by MWalker
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?

I talked with Steve at Lang's, and he said that Classic Wood Products doesn't make kits for the earlier cars. I'm building a '15 Runabout, and that's one they don't make.
by MWalker
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?

Are there any other sources for body wood kits, or are they the only game in town?
by MWalker
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?

I'd like to buy a body wood kit for the T I'm currently building. I have called Fordwood a few times and emailed them several times over the past week, with no response. Does anyone know a way to get in touch with them other than the email address and phone number listed in their website? Thanks.
by MWalker
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2864

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

John -- That was Bob Hope.
by MWalker
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 1637

Re: 1912 engine and transmission Value

It has already been bored to 100 thou over stock, so if it needs to be bored again, it will need cylinder sleeves. Around here, that's about $100 per hole.
by MWalker
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Mike Bender is not far from you and does first-class work. He does babbit work in the block and will align and balance all the engine and transmission components. He also installs Scat crankshafts if that's what you want. You won't be disappointed.
by MWalker
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Miss the Ol' Timers
Replies: 22
Views: 1531

Re: I Miss the Ol' Timers

Hey, Harold -- I'm still hanging around, just don't post as much as I used to. I have learned over the years that if I don't answer someone's question, someone else will. That saves me a lot of time. I was away from home for about 4 weeks and just got back, so there was no forum use for me at all du...
by MWalker
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Tool kits
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: 1915 Tool kits

two
by MWalker
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting today at Hershey 2pm
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting today at Hershey 2pm

Michael -- I met you at Chickasha when you were there last time. I hope you can make it next year, which we are told will be the last time the meet will be in Chickasha.
by MWalker
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need photos of 1914 Roadster body wood
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Need photos of 1914 Roadster body wood

Dave S. -- Can you provide a link to those pics?
by MWalker
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

Re: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin

A nice video and a beautiful car! Well done on both counts. (I like the license plate too.) :D
by MWalker
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4939

Re: What have you done with your T in September?

NealW -- Your Runabout is looking very nice!
by MWalker
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2540

Re: 1915 Coupelet

MikieB -- Russ had already started building this '15 when he bought the one from me. He will build that one as a '16.
by MWalker
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you think about "Build Threads"?
Replies: 14
Views: 995

What do you think about "Build Threads"?

I participate in another car-related site called the HAMB, aka the Jalopy Journal. One of the features they have is Build Threads. You start your own thread and document the building of a car from start to finish. Obviously, these threads can go on for many months or even years, but the good thing a...
by MWalker
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WTB 17-25 runabout body
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: WTB 17-25 runabout body

Good luck with your search. I looked for about 3 years before finally finding a nice one.
by MWalker
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody else from Oklahoma lurking around here too?
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: Anybody else from Oklahoma lurking around here too?

Mark -- The Arkansas Tin Lizzies/Tulsa clubs will be having a T tour in Guthrie, 19-21 Sept. Email me if you want more info. waterwalk999@gmail.com
by MWalker
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2540

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Wonderfully done, Russ. Congratulations!
by MWalker
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5685

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Today I got the chassis for my "new" T standing on its own 4 feet for the first time. 15 RPU -- All 4 Feet 003.JPG 15 RPU -- All 4 Feet 001.JPG I always feel that this is the first major plateau when building a car from scratch. The next major step is getting the engine in and running, and the next ...
by MWalker
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren rims
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: McLaren rims

We could use a "Like" button.
by MWalker
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 turtle deck
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: 1916 turtle deck

I guess I was mistaken. Eric J. knows more about T's than I do, for sure.
by MWalker
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 turtle deck
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: 1916 turtle deck

It sits on the wood, no metal there.
by MWalker
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 7686

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

"What have you done to your Model T in July?"

I began building it. A month or so ago, I sold the '21 RPU which I have had for several years, so I need to build another. This one will be a '15 RPU.
'15 Frame and Lotus 001.JPG
by MWalker
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this for sale today...
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Saw this for sale today...

The nickeled radiator shell and headlight rings became available as dealer-installed accessories late in the 1925 model year -- June, I believe.
by MWalker
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc brake install
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Disc brake install

"So much for being original!"

Said the guy whose Model T has a Scat crank and high-compression head.
by MWalker
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID aluminum high compression head
Replies: 19
Views: 1627

Re: Help ID aluminum high compression head

The Reeder heads have a "4" on the water outlet, and they don't have the "Z head/Haibe" shape to the combustion chamber. Their combustion chambers are shaped like the Ford ones, only shallower. And yes, they said "Reeder" inside the water outlet. I don't know what this "R" head is.
by MWalker
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Mounting Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Engine Mounting Bolts

The top of the wood block is notched so it will clear the bolt head when you insert the block. The bevel at the bottom of the block creates a space where the gas line runs.
by MWalker
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Short Visit to the MTFCA Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Short Visit to the MTFCA Museum

Thanks for the pix, Mark.

That modern red engine stand looks out of place in the Garage. Someone needs to donate a K R Wilson stand.
by MWalker
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The bad Shackle Revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: The bad Shackle Revisited

I have posted this before, but it has been a few years. The new shackles are drilled only halfway through, rather than all the way. Since the shackles are at about a 45 degree angle when in place, only one on each end of the car gets oil through that hole and to the bushing. You need to drill them a...
by MWalker
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring model year ??
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Touring model year ??

And it looks like the body tub doesn't have the separate corner pieces, which would mean 1920 or later. The clipped-leaf rear spring would be 1918 or later.
by MWalker
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring model year ??
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Touring model year ??

There's not a lot to go on here, but I'll say 1920-22. At first, I thought the fender was flat, not crowned, which would have meant it was 1915-16. But the body doesn't have the bead following the shape of the fender, so that would mean it's 1920 or newer. The 4-lug demountable-rim wheels came out i...
by MWalker
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Petit Jean swap meet update and pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Petit Jean swap meet update and pictures

You're right about the weather, Donnie. I can't remember any time when it was that nice. It rained early Sunday morning before we got up, but not on us while driving home, which also is unusual. All in all, a great time.
by MWalker
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3616

Re: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos

Jake -- We can click on each pic to enlarge them. Then the names are easy to read.
by MWalker
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 4446

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

I second Hal's suggestion, just keep plenty of gas in the tank. Then you won't need to worry about climbing your hill, and you won't need a fuel pump or filter. Keep some gas on hand at your shop, and fill 'er up before you drive.
by MWalker
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Petit Jean?
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Petit Jean?

A section of AR-309 in Logan County between Ozark and Paris also is closed. That's usually a part of our route. But we can go another way; it's just a few miles longer. BTW, that Idrive Arkansas info site is great! Easy to use, very clear, and very informative as to closings. This is the first time ...
by MWalker
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Petit Jean?
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Petit Jean?

The Idrive Arkansas road info site shows that Hwy. 155 near Holla Bend is still closed due to flooding. We usually take that route in our T's driving from Fayetteville. But we can go a little farther south on AR-7 to Centerville and take 154 to PJ. 154 is open, and it's only a couple of miles longer.
by MWalker
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lucus 21" tubes
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: lucus 21" tubes

I used Lucas tires and tubes with my new 21" McLaren wheels. I was pleased that the tubes are much thicker than ones I have gotten from Coker.
by MWalker
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KR Wilson pan jig ... finally restored :)
Replies: 15
Views: 1302

Re: KR Wilson pan jig ... finally restored :)

Nice work, Donnie! It looks great!
by MWalker
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Petit Jean?
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Petit Jean?

Parts of AR Hwys. 7 and 155 (the shortcut near Holla Bend) were under water recently, but I expect they'll be open again by the time we need to use them the middle of next week. The water in that area was caused by a failure of the levee near 155, but not in a place where 155 is on top of the levee,...
by MWalker
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Petit Jean?
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Petit Jean?

MikieB -- It's good to hear that you'll be coming to PJ. We've missed you the past few years. You know where we'll be, stop by and visit.
by MWalker
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Petit Jean?
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Petit Jean?

Bill -- I haven't heard anything about its being cancelled. The Arkansas River is flooding, but it's beginning to subside and roads should be passable by the time we need to travel on them. And as you know, the swap meet is on top of a mountain, so it's way above the flooding. :D Our group of "usual...
by MWalker
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 4446

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

Chris -- You asked about important factors to look for. The best thing to look for is a car which was built or rebuilt by someone with a lot of Model T experience and who drives his cars on tours a lot. Buying a T which runs is not enough. There is a world of difference between a T which "runs" and ...
by MWalker
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 4446

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

Chris -- My advice is to find a local Model T club near you (there are several in TX) and attend a few meetings. You don't need to have a T to visit with and get to know the folks there, and that will help you to locate the T you want. Ride in someone's back seat (or shotgun) on a tour or two with t...
by MWalker
Fri May 31, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 30
Views: 2925

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

Those pics of Peter & Sally Kable and their Kampkar which Dick Lodge posted were taken in front of my shop. My '15 Touring is in one of the pics. They stayed the night at our house on their way to the Centennial in '08. Great folks and a great Model T!
by MWalker
Thu May 30, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Special Racer, it's about a wrap.
Replies: 17
Views: 1439

Re: Ford Special Racer, it's about a wrap.

It's looking great, Rob, Congratulations! Those guys are doing a beautiful job on it.
by MWalker
Wed May 29, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 8692

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

I sold my Model T the other day, so now I'll need to build another one. I have almost everything in stock to build it. :D RPU with McLaren Wheels 004.JPG Here's the body for the "new" one. 15 Roadster Body 004.JPG p.s. -- The new owner of my Pickup likes wood-spoke wheels, so he helped me swap those...
by MWalker
Tue May 28, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Balancing Water??
Replies: 25
Views: 2278

Re: Balancing Water??

Gene -- Those guys are talking about hundreds of pounds of liquid, and you're talking about a few ounces. I haven't tried using liquid, but the glass beads work great. I don't see why liquid wouldn't work the same way. Since you're not getting any help here, why don't you try it and report back to u...
by MWalker
Mon May 27, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ball bearings for steel hub fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Ball bearings for steel hub fan?

I haven't used that "cartridge," but I've used several of their repop pulleys with the sealed bearings in them. I like them a lot. "Set it and forget it" is correct.
by MWalker
Thu May 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1910 292 cubic inch Model T engine is going together.
Replies: 22
Views: 2516

Re: 1910 292 cubic inch Model T engine is going together.

Rob -- Are these folks the same ones who rebuilt your K?