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by TonyB
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sliding gear for Starr/Planator transmission
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Sliding gear for Starr/Planator transmission

For Sale - two sliding gears for the Starr and Planator two speed drive shaft transmission. FA17B5B1-F66D-4CDE-AA1B-1CB07A1824CD.png One is brand new and has never been used. Asking $100 obo plus shipping. The second is the original gear from my transmission and was repaired by Alan Schimit. Asking ...
by TonyB
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 13
Views: 1143

Cranking an early hand crank T

Those who have been following my restoration of the 1909 touring may remember that I built the engine over two years ago and I started it by temporary installing a later flywheel and hogs head. It ran for a few minutes then I shut it down. The engine has been sat now for close to 24 months and now I...
by TonyB
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

The upholstery on my 09 touring front seat is probably the same as a roadster. It is leather and looks original though it could have been replaced in the 1950s restoration.
Front seat if 1909 touring
Front seat if 1909 touring
by TonyB
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fallbrook Tour - Two Days Away!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1380

Re: Fallbrook Tour - Two Days Away!!!

More pictures
Line of cars
Line of cars
Some drivers
Some drivers
by TonyB
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fallbrook Tour - Two Days Away!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1380

Re: Fallbrook Tour - Two Days Away!!!

I was able to attend the first day of the tour. The routes were spectacular. Mainly back roads with very little traffic with visits to the Deer Park winery and the Antique steam and Gas Engine Museum. Then we had great meal at the Pala Mesa Resort we had over twenty cars and close to 50 people with ...
by TonyB
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body changeover date
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: 1914 Body changeover date

It seems that not all bodies suffered from the weakness as there is a note: JUL 14 Acc. 575, Letter 434, Ford Archives Noted that 1913 Touring bodies were made by Herbert, Fisher, Wilson, and Beaudett. Apparently the Beaudett bodies differed in construction from the others. Beaudett bodies with a fi...
by TonyB
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1246

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Bud, the control rod goes Under RHD water pipe.
As I stated, I have seen these differences of rod length for different styles of timers previously.
by TonyB
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1246

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

I looked it over and decided the following. 1. The plugs were dry and sooty even on full choke 2. Lots of suck at carb inlet 3. Timing Is rather restarted. The lever is at nine o’clock at top dead center. I’ve seen this previously when switching from roller timers to the carbon brush version. 4. We ...
by TonyB
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 931

Re: Poster location is gone

What’s the fuss about?
This is a screen shot from my iPhone.
Screen shot
Screen shot
The location is on the lower right side😎
by TonyB
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

I have done some more work over the past month, I now have the fenders back on the car and wheels painted. A2A92F9B-EB84-48ED-83D2-0FCCDA107CD1.jpeg There was a monument of confusion as there are four holes in the wood hood former under the hood. On the drivers side I put the bolts in the outer two ...
by TonyB
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between 09-25 and 26-27 Rocky Mountain Brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Difference between 09-25 and 26-27 Rocky Mountain Brakes

I’m having a similar problem on a customers 26/7 Ruckstell axle. I called Bud and he told me the drums, the linings and the mountings are all different between the two designs.
by TonyB
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fallbrook Tour - Two Days Away!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1380

Re: Model T and Brass Era Fallbrook Tour - January 19-21, 2020

I’ll probably be there if I get the rear axle back in the 14 touring😊
by TonyB
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

I agree with distributor gears, the lower one on camshaft and the other on the dizzy.
by TonyB
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 2635

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

I first met both Bruce and Howard at the Hamilton (Dust) Bowl in 1976 during the Long Beach club swap meet before I bought my first T, a 1924 Coupe. Bruce convinced Heather that I needed Rocky Mountain Brake’s and Howard convinced me that Model Ts were a great hobby and I should immediately get invo...
by TonyB
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very short clip of Lawrence of Arabia driving a T
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Very short clip of Lawrence of Arabia driving a T

Looks like a right hand drive. I wonder if it was Canadian or English (Trafford Park)?
by TonyB
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Thankful
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: I'm Thankful

I went on a tour last Saturday with the Escondido club. We were about five miles along the road when there was a Big Bang followed by a slight tire “cherp”. Naturally I stopped and looked under the T, nothing looked amiss but I had lost all drive.... One friend took me to pick up my trailer and anot...
by TonyB
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

A friend contacted me with pictures of trim ends available from Macs. One looks very similar to the one I have previously seen on Ts.
Trim end from Macs
Trim end from Macs
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Apparently Macs has several other styles in their catalog.
by TonyB
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

I have seen the style on the second picture on what I believe to be fairly original cars.
I don’t know a modern source.
by TonyB
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential axle assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Differential axle assembly

The previous posts have covered just about everything that can cause your problems. But first please buy, beg or borrow the MTFCA booklet covering the rear axle. Just to go over the main points again. Make sure the axle gears are pushed all the way towards the center, the two C clips must be held ti...
by TonyB
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1431

Re: Inflation !!!

Sorry the pictures are out of order and one duplicated, I tried to fixit and failed☹️
by TonyB
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1431

Inflation !!!

On the Nodel T of Facebook site someone has shown a page from a twenties Sears Catalog. Wow those prices were a real shock compared to today. Just for comparison a reverse drum in the twenties Sears catalog is $1.95. The same item in the current Lang’s web site lists 3301 with a new drum and refurbi...
by TonyB
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hank goes fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Hank goes fishing

During the various Shoot Out tours we travelled on many of those roads 😊😊.
Happy memories
by TonyB
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pin striping on early cars and wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Pin striping on early cars and wheels

I was under the impression that on the early cars, say 1908 thru 1913 the body and wheels were pin striped at the factory. From 1914 onwards, any pin striping was done locally at the dealer by local artisans. I can hardly imagine that to speed up production the wheels were dip painted and then manua...
by TonyB
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these wood rails
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: What are these wood rails

I think the first picture appears to be the door striker support on touring and or roadsters. Some scale would help😊
by TonyB
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ring gear and pinion
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Ring gear and pinion

Yes.
I did quite successfully on the Town Car. It required a little more effort than an 11 tooth pinion but just a few shims.
by TonyB
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today
Replies: 17
Views: 1744

Re: Found these in the oil change today

I’m trying to determine what round bits 0.036” diameter could be..... That is about the diameter of the wire I use for locking nuts but the picture seems to show something solid rather than being flexible like wire. I can’t think of any pin used in the motor that is 0.036” diameter. I guess it could...
by TonyB
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The HCCA sit is down
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: The HCCA sit is down

HCCA.org came up for me.
The Cars for sale appears to be down for maintenance😊
D5717BB9-300D-4D4D-8EB7-D3A8FE0810C1.png
by TonyB
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 987

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

No one seems to be addressing the discrepancy between the original clearance was range of 0.025-0.032” and using modern materials the 0.011-0.015” clearance. The difference is in the “modern materials”. The original design used two piece valves, seats in the block and none precision camshafts. All t...
by TonyB
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disappearing act
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Disappearing act

Just before you hit “upload”, go back to your text and put the cursor exactly where you want the picture. Now go back to upload button and press. Your picture will be where you want it.
Can’t help on the captions☹️
by TonyB
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s the wheel puller for
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: What’s the wheel puller for

TT rear wheel.
I know the T is 2.114” or thereabouts😊
by TonyB
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safety wire
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Safety wire

I use 0.032” wire from McMasters
by TonyB
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub Cap threads
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Hub Cap threads

Today was the first day of the San Diego Speedster Endurance Run and I measured the hubs on several Model Ts. They were all between 2.108” to 2.115” so now I know what I need to machine the custom hubs. 😊
by TonyB
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Vintage Ford Magazine forum could be dropped
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: The Vintage Ford Magazine forum could be dropped

I figured out the photo that Adam is referring!
Clearly it’s a Model A block showing grinding in the valves.
Well on the lower right of the same page is an article FEATURED PHOTO and sure enough is mentions a home made tool for lapping in the valves. That’s the connection......
by TonyB
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2894

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

I heard he wanted to sell Model T Haven 😎😎
by TonyB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets
Replies: 26
Views: 1666

Re: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets

I found an on-line program to convert the build sheets from *.pdf to *.jpg
The quality is poor but is as good as the original they sent me.
11150 Original Build sheet
11150 Original Build sheet
by TonyB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub Cap threads
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Hub Cap threads

I’m still working the 1909, today I managed to get all four wheels mounted. They still don’t have rubber and are still unpainted but now I know most things fit. Notice “most”. The rear hubs are too large for the hub caps. I tried later hub caps and they don’t fit and the 09 hub caps fit the later wh...
by TonyB
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2894

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

I will be back at NJ5 hopefully with some bits including stuff left over from the 09 which I sincerely hope will be running by March. I’m staying at the Budget motel which clean and convenient, well at least thats the way it’s been for the last couple of years. Are there any rumors about a similar s...
by TonyB
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1102

Re: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?

Many years ago I tried it on the coupe. I failed. After lying on my back for most of the weekend I decided it wasn’t fun. So the next weekend I pulled the motor and did a proper job of it. In retirement I help folks fix their T’s but I NEVER adjust rods with a three dip pan in the car. Just not fun....
by TonyB
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dodged a bullet yesterday.
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Dodged a bullet yesterday.

On Thursday our local club did a school visit. The fourth and fifth grades are learning about Assembly Lines and Henry Ford, so we take a few cars to several schools and give some life to the stuff they learnt. I took the 1914 touring and it ran fine, as usual when just as we pulled into the lunch s...
by TonyB
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets
Replies: 26
Views: 1666

Re: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets

I’ll try the copy method but the existing quality is very poor and it can only get worse.
By the way the date on my transmission shaft is “09 30 09” which corresponds to the build dates noted in the Build Sheets
by TonyB
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to get seating of starter field/pole pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: How to get seating of starter field/pole pieces

I use two C clamps, one at each end of the pole pieces so there is room to get to the new screw. Cheap and effective.
by TonyB
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creation of new rewooding plans?
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Creation of new rewooding plans?

I bought a set of wood plans from Mel Miller when I rebuilt the 1917 Touring in the late 1980’s. It was quite successful though I did end up with pile of sawdust about 12” high. So they were NOT drop in. Later I contacted Mel to see if wanted to sell his business and received a not interested reply....
by TonyB
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets
Replies: 26
Views: 1666

Re: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets

I finally located the build sheet for my 1909, I knew I had it somewhere. Indeed there was some confusioin as to whether the number was 11150 or 11750. The latter was shiped to London Eng so its quite unlikely that is was my car which was in Michigan area in the 1950's. Some interesting reading from...
by TonyB
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: Chaffin's Garage

I called at 4:30 this afternoon (thursday Oct 17) and spoke to Dave as usual.
by TonyB
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Crank Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: Hand Crank Mod

I have one on my 1909, I had never seen one previously so I thought it was special. Now I see they are being reproduced, in brass no less, mine is cast iron.
All my other Ts have a cup and leather strap 😊
by TonyB
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 7481

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

KeithG wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:40 pm

Is that Tony Bowker kneeling down in front next to Seamus Knat? Tony, you have to confirm your id.

You guys have to help me with the others.... :)

Keith
Unfortunately it was not me, I’m still in Ramona struggling to start the 1909😊
by TonyB
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

No offense taken. I have seen several 1909 Model Ts over the years but I only have a couple of pictures of the door leather and only one has the light such that the cross pattern is visible. 501C3E18-AFE8-4B89-8853-7041CB87104E.jpeg When I first took the picture I couldn’t see the pattern but my eag...
by TonyB
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

I used cardboard under the door leather. A close friend had a large sheet about 0.080” thick so I used that , cut to slightly smaller than the leather. I also painted the edges black so it would not be visible from the edge. I tacked the cardboard in place, then used a little glue on the cardboard b...
by TonyB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilding starter
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Rebuilding starter

That triangle piece of insulation has been on every apparently original I have ever seen. So I believe it to be part of the original design. I bought a couple of sheets of 0.015” thick insulation on the web a number of years ago and cut it to shape on the starters I re-build.
by TonyB
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout
Replies: 54
Views: 5307

Re: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout

WTB a '26 -'27 with wire wheels, solid body, OK paint and interior, everything working, along with excellent mechanicals including recently rebuilt and balanced engine and transmission with a Scat Stroker crank, stipe 280 cam, high compression head, new babbit and pistons, etc. plus a Ruckstell in ...
by TonyB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you attach a Depot Hack Body to the frame ?
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: How do you attach a Depot Hack Body to the frame ?

The regular Model T bodies are held by the brackets as mentioned above but on a custom body you have other options. Our speedster body is bolted directly to the chassis. I think we used the six brackets that are riveted to the chassis so it gives a slightly lower look. Of course several items are in...
by TonyB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

Some years ago I decided to make a set of spoke for demountable wheels. Finding the wood in the west coast was tough and quite expensive. I make the first out of pine as it was easy to work and I could add a little where necessary. After I had the pattern I started and by the fifth I was getting pre...
by TonyB
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2496

Re: New Tool

For what it’s worth I add my vote to eliminating the well meaning but quite unnecessary ban.
by TonyB
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 1862

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

It’s a great subject. I just learned “Poe’s Law” which states “Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is utterly impossible to parody a Creationist in such a way that someone won't mistake for the genuine article.”. So we can make any assumption we want The simple answer is N...
by TonyB
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help. Bad and aging memory
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Need help. Bad and aging memory

I sold an early pan using the MTFCA site back in June with promised delivery later this month in Austin. Naturally I forgot who purchased the item. So I had to go through my phone and email logs to find likely candidates. I was lucky, I found the buyer with my second email😊😊 Take heart, you are not ...
by TonyB
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

I really doubt Henry Ford said “ any color as long as it’s black “ in 1909 or 1910 indeed until maybe 1915 as the cars from 1908 to 1914 were rarely painted black. My 1909 left the factory as Brewster Green. Trent Bloggs suggested with compelling evidence that Ford switched to black paint not becaus...
by TonyB
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

I forgot to add pictures of the door leather being cut. I used Heathers sewing room, first time it's been used since 2017
Door patterns
Door patterns
More cutting
More cutting
I even used her scissors, that’s a first in 57 years😊
by TonyB
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

I have reached a critical point on the restoration of the 09 as I completed the upholstery and that was the last item which required new materials. I used the original (1955?) seat covering which were leather over foam and horse hair. I had to use new trim and upholstery nail and new leather on the ...
by TonyB
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ideal crankshaft radius?
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Ideal crankshaft radius?

From the research in building the six 1914 replicas, the radius between the bearing surface and the side of the crank is specified as 0.125”.
by TonyB
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 1563

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

Don’t run it with a washer in the motor because this is the result when a customer did that for 30 minutes☹️
9A5601DA-D01C-46D3-A9C0-BC8CFFB81FB5.jpeg
Notice the missing magnets
Notice the missing magnets
The pan had to welded and the hogs head had two cracks☹️
by TonyB
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Build Date?
Replies: 14
Views: 918

Re: Build Date?

Many years ago i tried to change the model year of my coupe. It was a royal pain. Eventually the State of California decided in their wisdom that the Model year was manufacturers nonsense and cars are now registered as the year of manufacture (YOM). My 2013 Prius was manufactured in November 2013, i...
by TonyB
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of knock found!
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Source of knock found!

Our local babbitt company, Antique Engines in Escondido currently recommend against using newly babbitted rods if the crank is out of round by more that half a thou. ☹️
by TonyB
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home made electronic timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

Re: Home made electronic timer

Tell us more or have you become preoccupied with some young ladies😎
Then tell us more now autumn has arrived😊
by TonyB
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

There will be no problem with a wheel puller as the wheel uses the regular hub cap and from the one trial run, the regular puller appeared to work. Your idea of drilling a large hole to access the split pin is excellent. I assume the pin in the axle shaft is in a fixed relation to the keyway so the ...
by TonyB
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

The new wheels came as part of the kit of parts. The wheels were assembled and spokes provided by Stutzman. However the hubs are quite custom and were made by a friend of the previous owner. Externally they look exactly like the 1909 5.5” hubs. Internally however. the front are suppose to house tape...
by TonyB
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Build Date?
Replies: 14
Views: 918

Re: Build Date?

It depends what you mean by “what year is it”.... I was built in 1923, no argument about that. Generally the next years Ford Model were introduced towards the end of August. So it could be a 1924 Model. However many cars were assembled at Ford Branches throughout the country and they would use up as...
by TonyB
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

I had another pleasant surprise when I returned from England. My daughter has made bags for all five brass lamps and a radiator cover.
Radiator cover
Radiator cover
by TonyB
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

I believe it is a Baudette body as the number stamped on the body and both doors is B7264
Body number under front seat
Body number under front seat
by TonyB
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

Today my grandson came to the shop and we worked on the seats. I tried to do it alone yesterday and failed as my fingers were hardly strong enough and it took two hands to hold it all in place. I needed my third had for the tacking. My objective was to get them tacked in with as much padding as we c...
by TonyB
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2653

Re: tripple gear bushings

That broken triple gear is the first tooth problem I have ever seen on a triple gear. I agree that most restorers make the triple gears too tight on the pins causing all kinds of problems. I have seen many with the bearing loose in the gear and many where the face has worn such that the gear touches...
by TonyB
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1919-1927 Generator Assembly (4911, 5119)***
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: ***1919-1927 Generator Assembly (4911, 5119)***

Looks correct😊 The connections from the MTFCA Electrical booklet shows: The field coil connects to the little brush. The external terminal goes to the ungrounded big brush. The other end of the field coil goes to the grounded big brush. There is an extra complication in that wires from the field coi...
by TonyB
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

It appears to be a bunch of parts which has been modified to look similar to an 1909 Model T. From a casual inspection of the pictures, it does not appear to have any original 1909 parts. Incidentally the serial number 9110 was stamped about August 1909 and the two lever was dropped after about seri...
by TonyB
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going
Replies: 35
Views: 2343

Re: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going

Recently a respected Model T dealer offered his successful ongoing business for $800,000. I asked my son in law if he was interested as he is close to retirement from his teaching career. First if he had $800k on hand he wouldn’t need a retirement job. So we considered a bank loan which we suspected...
by TonyB
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Speedster Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

For Sale - Speedster Parts

I have model B exhaust manifold with a model A intake and rebuilt carburetor setup. Had it running on my T but decided to put it back to stock. The setup comes with a new muffler and exhaust pipe professionally bent to make sure it does not hit the frame since it is larger than a stock T. The carbur...
by TonyB
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Spring Change In Car
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Clutch Spring Change In Car

Was this on Facebook? The spring can be replaced but in my opinion is a bigger pain than removing the engine. Basically you remove the rear axle Then remove the hogs head Next remove all the block to pan bolts except the front four which are just loosened. Now lift the block and transmission. After ...
by TonyB
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

Darrel, the plate on the firewall was on the vehicle when I bought it. The writing is embossed but doesn’t show well in a photo. I may try to do a rubbing at some point and make a photo at that time. Only then can I decide if I want to remove it from the firewall. I didn’t put a Patent Plate on afte...
by TonyB
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo, Broken drive axle
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: Old Photo, Broken drive axle

About eight years ago Lee told me he had welded an axle in a Tudor. I must admit I assumed he meant the axle shaft, of course I was wrong, it was the housing. Some month later I saw the car and indeed Lee had welded the axle housing with it all still in the car. Personally I would not have attempted...
by TonyB
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

Odd that one of the pictures was rotated. Even stranger is if you touch it, you get the full size picture AND ITS IN THE CORRECT ORIENRATION. 😺😺
by TonyB
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

In spite of my travels and tours, I’m still getting bits done. This last week was on the windscreen mount, one of which was broken and been welded solid in the incorrect position. With the encouragement of Art Wilson I spent a couple of days on the lathe and mill with bits of brass and now it works....
by TonyB
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just me or have there been significantly fewer cars for sale?
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Just me or have there been significantly fewer cars for sale?

I would suspect it’s because of the restrictions on users of the “Vehicles for Sale” portion of the forum. I believe you have to be a member of the MTFCA to register for that Board.
by TonyB
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: remove rear brake drum
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: remove rear brake drum

I’m still confused.... I guess you have the complete wheel off the axle. Now you remove the six nuts that hold the face plate, hub and drum together. If necessary cut the nuts off with a grinder. Next remove the six bolts. The drum will now come off the hub. It may require a few taps with a hammer. ...
by TonyB
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 306
Views: 22529

Re: Foto of the Day

This was taken in Yellowstone by the Gibbon River. In spite of the excessive traffic later in the day, the early morning was almost perfect.
1914 T by Gibbon River
1914 T by Gibbon River
by TonyB
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cam shaft seal
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: Cam shaft seal

I remember that when Milt Webb first proposed using a neoprene seal on the camshaft, he mentioned that it needed a little squeeze between two bits of wood in the vice to swell the outer circumference. I usually do that and add a little black silicone seal. It may not be perfect but it’s worked for m...
by TonyB
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Parts Should be Pre-Ordered When Replacing an Axle in a Ruckstell?
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: What Parts Should be Pre-Ordered When Replacing an Axle in a Ruckstell?

Steve, rather than the felt oil seals at the axle ends I would recommend the proper neoprene seal 2510NB, available from Lang’s among others. Yes and you know where with original smith😊, he is certainly allowed his opinion but it’s YOUR car.
by TonyB
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billings Fun Tour
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Billings Fun Tour

Arrived home safely after 2750 miles in the truck and about 650 miles on the T😊
by TonyB
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billings Fun Tour
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Billings Fun Tour

I stopped by Promontory Golden Spike site on the way home. Just made it in time for the re-enactment of the original ceremony. I can’t post a video but here is a picture. 90F65C04-CF48-4B59-9AF4-40934AB8C314.jpeg One interesting thought when the idea was first mooted in 1830, it was thought as impos...
by TonyB
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The First Ford sold.
Replies: 44
Views: 3126

Re: The First Ford sold.

John, what the first car built on an assembly line?

I remember reading that the assembly line was invented for the flywheel assembly as the ladies who assembled it could not manage the weight so they used a conveyer. Then things developed from that. 😊
by TonyB
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billings Fun Tour
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Billings Fun Tour

I decided to give Yellowstone another try. Entered about 6:30am, believe it or not but there was still a line, much shorter than yesterday. Traffic was much more manageable and saw no bad behavior. I wanted to see Gibbon falls so that’s where I made for. 8F414DFF-3E3B-43D3-A896-03D3B514090F.jpeg 163...
by TonyB
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billings Fun Tour
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Billings Fun Tour

I made Yellowstone but must admit I’m a little disappointed with all the traffic, double yellow lines which folks ignore and high speed. I did what I thought would be easy from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful. I stopped at virtually test stop along the way and even though the speed limit was 35 or ...
by TonyB
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billings Fun Tour
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Billings Fun Tour

The final day was just a run around Billings for a car show and then farewell dinner at the hotel. It was preceded by the local pops orchestra playing a melody of popular pieces and then an excellent meal. Looking back I only bought one evening meal, the rest were part of the tour. John Barber as to...
by TonyB
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 1952

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

Thanks Jeff and Chris for all you do regarding the web site and especially the forum. It’s a great resource and we would really miss it without you guys.
Special thanks to Chris who helped me with my password problem, he fixed using my phone at the Billings car show. 😊😊
by TonyB
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billings Fun Tour
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Billings Fun Tour

The final Touring day was a run out to the Little Bighorn battle field west of Hamlin. Again we were on very quiet roads with minimal traffic. We had a stop in Hamlin and caught up with a few other Ts, the on some dirt roads to avoid going on the freeway to the battle site. 3DE3865B-AE4E-402C-824B-C...
by TonyB
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billings Fun Tour
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Billings Fun Tour

I was somewhat delayed posting due to the forum problems, so we’ll have to rely on my feeble memory. Tuesday was sign in day and opening banquet. Wednesday was the first Touring day and we drove about 100 miles out to Pompey’s Pillar. It is located about 50 miles east of the town on the Yellowstone ...
by TonyB
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: IMPORTANT - Forums are back
Replies: 28
Views: 1711

Re: IMPORTANT - Forums are back

Testing pictures
Tony and 1914 at 9180 feet near Red Lodge
Tony and 1914 at 9180 feet near Red Lodge
by TonyB
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: IMPORTANT - Forums are back
Replies: 28
Views: 1711

Re: IMPORTANT - Forums are back

I too had to get a new password, pain in the butt.
Now.all we need are pictures, then I can tell you all about the Billings tour
by TonyB
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 21
Views: 1328

Re: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?

Believe it or not but I was in the USA at that time, I haven’t just fallen off the boat as some imagine. Actually I was at a conference on computer aided electronic design at the University of Michigan summer course. We watched both the take off and moon landing on a small 9 or 12” black and white T...
by TonyB
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Product Review: Brake Handle Extension
Replies: 18
Views: 1350

Re: Product Review: Brake Handle Extension

I have installed three of the extension in the picture, one in my daughters speedster as she was complaining about reaching the level with the seat moved back to accommodate the lowered steering column. We both love it. The other two have been in customers cars and again only compliments and no comp...
by TonyB
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Rods
Replies: 19
Views: 1204

Re: Hood Rods

The hood rod on my 24 Coupe is hollow and the rod on the 09 is solid. Incidentally the hood on the 09 is steel😊
by TonyB
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1911 Fan Assembly***
Replies: 29
Views: 1611

Re: ***!909-1911 Fan Assembly***

At last I remembered to take the phone to the barn and take a picture of the fan mounting on my October 1909 Model T Ford. My memory was correct (for once), the plate has a pin to hold the lower end of the fan tension spring. You can see the pin through the coils of the spring. F610BBCA-9DC5-46F6-82...