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by fliverfan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How to move a clock ?
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: How to move a clock ?

I'm not an "expert" but this is how I've successfully moved a few. The weights and the pendulum (and chimes tubes if applicable) should be removed (wear cheap white gloves) and wrapped in towels. If chain driven, the chains can be tie-wrapped tight under the seat board to keep them from falling off ...
by fliverfan
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3056

Re: Vintage authenticity?

How is hauling a T around on or in a trailer authentic? If it prevents you from installing modern brakes, lighting, engines, etc, you can keep the car more authentic because it doesn't have to be as road-worthy. It doesn't because it requires adding all of those. The fact that the additions are rea...
by fliverfan
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3056

Re: Vintage authenticity?

How is hauling a T around on or in a trailer authentic?
by fliverfan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3310

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

kmatt wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:35 pm
... in Ca. the politicians say there about 26 different genders...
Just add Motorhead to the list. Problem solved.
by fliverfan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wiring diagram need it for a special set up.
Replies: 21
Views: 1133

Re: Wiring diagram need it for a special set up.

If the generator is cut off from the battery, or battery by use of a master shut off, wouldn't you have to re-polarize the generator every time it's turned back on?
by fliverfan
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wiring diagram need it for a special set up.
Replies: 21
Views: 1133

Re: Wiring diagram need it for a special set up.

With no electric accessories at all, I often wondered if running the coils off a 24v deep cycle marine battery is a viable option. No starter, generator or a magneto. Just don't know how many miles you could go before you have to recharge the battery.
by fliverfan
Wed May 22, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire pressure, how low can I go?
Replies: 25
Views: 1717

Re: Tire pressure, how low can I go?

If the ride and handling are still objectionable at 28 lbs, take a leaf out of the springs.
by fliverfan
Mon May 20, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Signal Lights???
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: Signal Lights???

http://theegyptgarage.com/images/Turn_Sgnals.pdf

What year T? A brake light was a dealer installed option and may not be a purist issue.
by fliverfan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Restamping engine numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 2680

Re: Restamping engine numbers

Be careful if you want to use a current 17 digit VIN format... The purpose of the exercise was to remain within the spirit of the law and provide less confusion to future owners. If 17 digits is a deal breaker then use 16. Also, since these vehicles are from the stone age, the YOM contained within ...
by fliverfan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Restamping engine numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 2680

Re: Restamping engine numbers

As long as one is inclined, out of necessity, to create or restamp a VIN why not just use the numbers already on the engine and add current Ford VIN codes (1981- now, country of origin, model year, vehicle type, etc.) until you have a 17 digit number? There's no way it be confused with the original,...
by fliverfan
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: how to make an out of state purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: how to make an out of state purchase

A bank transfer is the safest way especially if the price is renegotiated, for whatever reason, during the personal inspection. How to bring it home depends on how much time you have. Personally, I wouldn't buy it if I thought I couldn't fly out and drive it home. You'll learn pretty much all you ne...
by fliverfan
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 2979

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

"It seems every state is different. None of my cars have engine numbers that match the Title. If in NC I guess I would have to pull out the grinder and stamping tools." Then, in your dedication to correctness, you'll be sure to mention this fact to the trooper. I'm pretty sure stamping tools work ju...
by fliverfan
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 2979

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

"If I am involved in an accident and accused of driving an old, dangerous piece of junk I can point out that it was not only inspected, it was inspected by a State Police Officer." Which is why it will most likely fail. I doubt many inspection stations or state troopers are going to put their reputa...
by fliverfan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 4385

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

UGH....This crap again. "we need young people" "why don't young people want these cars?" "young people are so dumb" The circle of the Model T forum continues... Oh absolutely. It's only the smart young people that will pay three times what a T is worth, sink 20K-30K in it then buy a 30K towing rig ...
by fliverfan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need a local mechanic
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Need a local mechanic

The Hershey Museum is right down the road from you. They might be able to help or point you to a mechanic. I know they work on them because they have a small fleet for showing people how to drive them.
by fliverfan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rust in water jackets
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: Rust in water jackets

Considering the only thing holding many a T together is the rust, in the long run it probably saved you money. :D
by fliverfan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rust in water jackets
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: Rust in water jackets

Only way I know of to clean out water jacket rust 100% is to have the block shot tumbled. I fail to see the wisdom in sandblasting but to each his own. Probably get better results just soaking the whole thing in a tub of Evapo-rust for a month. Doesn't bother brass, aluminum or babbit.
by fliverfan
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Model T owner-just got it yesterday
Replies: 23
Views: 2077

Re: New Model T owner-just got it yesterday

Hi everyone, New Model T owner and very excited. I have my serial number and matching body number from frame. I am confused the number when I looked it up said Oct 1926 but my title says 1927. How do I figure this out? It possibly was sold and originally titled in '27. Back then not all states conc...
by fliverfan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not sure about this new development
Replies: 23
Views: 1855

Re: Not sure about this new development

Charlie B in N.J. wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:17 am
Hope it doesn't end up being an adverse thing.
I tend to doubt it for it is a most generous approach. They're under no obligation to provide space for OT threads at all.
by fliverfan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine rebuild needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Engine rebuild needed.

Defining "whole rebuild" will go a long way in helping yourself find a shop.
There's a machinist near me in Coatesville, that people ship their T engines (and all kinds of pre-war I and II engines) from all over the country, to have him rebuild but I never saw him do a T transmission or a magneto.
by fliverfan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 5264

Re: lets go back to the old Form

What helps me, when posting multiple pics, is to open their storage folder, copy the ones I want and paste them to the desktop. Then I can rename by number for the proper order if need be and just delete them when the task is finished.
by fliverfan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Demountable rims
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: Demountable rims

They are confusing. Best I could figure out was the Hayes and Ford demountable rims are different but still interchangeable with their respective fellows but the Kelsey has removable lugs and requires a different fellow. (And I wouldn't be surprised if got this completely wrong :) )
by fliverfan
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine block worth saving/can it be saved?
Replies: 24
Views: 2566

Re: Engine block worth saving/can it be saved?

John kuehn wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:11 pm

What’s unethical is when a guy tries to make an open valve block with a non starter engine and tries to pass it off as a original open valve.
But passing off some pieced together pile of scrap closed valve block as an original is?
by fliverfan
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 5264

Re: lets go back to the old Form

Only thing I miss from the old forum was when you clicked on a link, by default, it opened in a new window. Also, I'm sure the new software is capable of handling the creation of hyperlinks but the use of standard html code seems to be turned off. The url button should create one just by adding the ...
by fliverfan
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 48
Views: 4124

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

altair wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:55 am
I thought a 26 had a nickel rad and head light rims, was there an early version?
They were advertised as being standard on closed cars with the nickel h/l rims standard on all models but in practice it seems some did and some didn't.
by fliverfan
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flip top jack
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: Flip top jack

Bill C., the lower suspension on the later cars would have nothing to do with the jacks. Tire size would though. JMHO Dave So could raising the front spindles without changing the tire diameter. From the encyclopedia: "The “improved” Fords were lower in height than the previous models. This height ...
by fliverfan
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 owners manual
Replies: 21
Views: 1769

Re: 1913 owners manual

Does the build date come into play? If a 13 was built in January, would it be correct to have a May edition manual? I mean, if going to spend the money for an original it might as well be the correct one. Lang's has one that covers 1909-1915 for $7.
by fliverfan
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flip top jack
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: Flip top jack

Never been able to find the reason they're (MAFCA) so sure the hole was never there prior to the 28 model year either.
by fliverfan
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 owners manual
Replies: 21
Views: 1769

Re: 1913 owners manual

I don't know if there was one for 1913. There was an instruction book but it reads more like a sales brochure than a owner's manual. The one listed under 1914 seems more like an owner's manual.

To preview different years I use: http://www.cimorelli.com/mtdl/default.htm
by fliverfan
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flip top jack
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: Flip top jack

The date for the hole addition in the flip top is probably buried somewhere the Walker Jack Co. files.
It doesn't seem to serve any Ford purpose so it's doubtful they made it a requirement.
by fliverfan
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flip top jack
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: Flip top jack

With the suspension being lowered on the 26-27, the date, more or less speaks for itself. The non-flip type is a mystery to me. They look too short for use on a 25 and bit too tall for use on a 26-27.
by fliverfan
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: free starts
Replies: 20
Views: 1612

Re: free starts

by fliverfan
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Production Dates
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: 1927 Production Dates

Thank you Keith and Jeff. I was also thinking 1927. The owner says '26 only because that's what he was told when he bought it 40 years ago. Since posting I am now the new owner of a 1927 Model T Fordor. The P.O. to the P.O. may have also been lead to believe it was a 26. Back then, in states that i...
by fliverfan
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: REENACTMENT OF THE 1909 GREAT RACE STARTING JUNE 15, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: REENACTMENT OF THE 1909 GREAT RACE STARTING JUNE 15, 2019

Do you get extra points for going past City Hall, NY, NY on the way to depart from Tarrytown? :D

If I win the lotto, U.S. 1 to the New Holland tunnel is probably the only feasible route from Philadelphia to Tarrytown anyway :lol:
by fliverfan
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26/27 brake light wire color?
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: 26/27 brake light wire color?

Changing the stock lamp to use a dual filament bulb will have the license plate light getting brighter at night whenever you step on the brake. One or two of these, with a little paint work, probably be better. https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/complete-drum-tail-light Not sure why there's a left a...
by fliverfan
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26/27 brake light wire color?
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: 26/27 brake light wire color?

Most diagrams list the 26/27 tail light wire as cloth covered, plain green, 16 gauge. Same with a tracer for the brake should be ok.
by fliverfan
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Free start with a distributor?
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: Free start with a distributor?

What the timing rod "rotates" is the plate where the points are attached. Since the duration of the burning of the optimal fuel mixture has a fixed length of time - if you want any engine performance at all - the spark timing must be readily adjustable to begin the fuel burning earlier or later depe...
by fliverfan
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery for cold starts
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: Battery for cold starts

6v or 12v can damage a coil if left to "buzz" for an inordinate amount of time before the engine starts. With 12v you'll have less than half that time available before damage may occur.
by fliverfan
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Free start with a distributor?
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: Free start with a distributor?

Odds are pretty good. As wear on the starter ring gear can testify, engines usually stop in same place. What maybe not happening consistently is enough fuel mix in the cylinder and a sufficient spark.
by fliverfan
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Free start with a distributor?
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: Free start with a distributor?

I know this is very simple and should not be confusing me, but... When I turn the car off the spark lever is in the advanced position, about halfway down. When I start it the spark lever has been left in that position. I use no choke. I turn the ignition on which pouts power to the coil. I move the...
by fliverfan
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help a T Novice Understand Greasing
Replies: 17
Views: 1577

Re: Help a T Novice Understand Greasing

"Answer 98" thru "103", in the 1924 T Owner's Manual pretty much covers it.
If you don't have one, you can get a .pdf version,
Here: http://www.cimorelli.com/mtdl/default.htm
by fliverfan
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?
Replies: 23
Views: 1843

Re: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?

Don't know what the record is for longest continuing thread on a message board is - but this one might be in the running - 6086 pages from 2009-today.

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/thr ... by.428585/
by fliverfan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 48
Views: 4124

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Just below the Save, Preview and Submit buttons is a small tab labeled Attachments. Click on the Add Files button in there to select and post a picture (or whatever type file the Board software allows/supports). 1926-27 Wood wheel 490 speedometer parts Source: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/11...
by fliverfan
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Delaware Title Question
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Delaware Title Question

Doesn't matter. Just find the form and procedures (in your state) to correct the VIN error. Unless the title application provides for VIN corrections you'll probably have to obtain a title issued by your state, in your name with same error before they can correct the mistake.
by fliverfan
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: new old tools
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: new old tools

From what I've been able to gather from these two links below, the tool on the right was an over the counter T accessory wrench or one found in a standard Model A tool kit. Rumor has it, if it's marked Ford U.S.A it's post 1930. http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/S-T.htm#tool And https://mafca.com/tqa_too...
by fliverfan
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon

It's always been my understanding that what constitutes a sticky, its access and its content are strictly administration decisions and are to be used as they see fit. But why would Stickys be any more or as distracting than the sheer volume of OT threads fighting for places at the top of the Board? ...
by fliverfan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help getting a 1912 to run on battery
Replies: 24
Views: 1937

Re: Help getting a 1912 to run on battery

Ten post coil box?
If the starter battery is known good, just disconnect the cycle battery and run a 12 gauge wire from the + post of the starter battery (or hot side of the solenoid) to the coil box. If the engine still quits the problem lies between the bat coil box terminal and the coils.
by fliverfan
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 1927 Speedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: 1926 1927 Speedometer

Couple more 1926 & 27 threads (and earlier) below that may help someone out. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/175746.html?1292196239 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/187778.html Couldn't re-find the thread this picture was in: 141685_kindlephoto-19066802.jpg Not sure if a 25 or...
by fliverfan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 1927 Speedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: 1926 1927 Speedometer

Thanks for the information, At first, all I could find online was a picture of what looked like a period advertisement for the 490 and 160 and it showed the spiral gear set up on a wire wheel. Lang's has a repro of it but it only works with wire wheels (no mention if works with adapted Models A wire...
by fliverfan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 1927 Speedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 781

1926 1927 Speedometer

Do the Stewart models 160 and 490 work with the wood wheels?
by fliverfan
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?
Replies: 23
Views: 1843

Re: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?

Let's say you do have multiple categories. Brass, 17 to 22, 23 to 27, Engine, Chassis, Body, Speedster, Truck. Say I have a question about the carb on a '22 TT. Does it go in the engine section? Basically the answer would be yes - if it's a technical question. If more along the lines of what is cor...
by fliverfan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?
Replies: 23
Views: 1843

Re: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?

Just my 2¢ before inflation - While it's inevitable an occasional post will be made in the wrong place, sub forums can be very helpful for "housekeeping" on both ends. Just for examples, One for Forum Use questions and "testing", One for Trucks/Commercial, one for Speedsters/Modified and another jus...
by fliverfan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 48
Views: 4124

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

That is so cool. Great minds must think alike. I called about that car a couple months ago but it was sold. Must have took two days just to wash it, looks great now! The listing and YouTube vid are still up if you want to get the "real" before pictures. Congrats and Good Luck with it!