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by Tmodelt
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flying Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 527

Re: Flying Model T

My mother drove a 28 Model A to high school in the early 60s.
by Tmodelt
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 959

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

I purchased one off eBay that is setup for late model Ford (I believe). The radiator outlet is in the correct location. I fabricated an "S" to line up the engine outlet with the radiator inlet. The fittings on the radiator is smaller in diameter than the "T" Several modifications needed but very do-...
by Tmodelt
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 999

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

How about
Isn't that special
Or
Balls to the wall
Or a real oldie
Cold enough to freeze the balls on a brass monkey
by Tmodelt
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Me Bragging....,
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Just Me Bragging....,

Hank,

Remember, it ain't bragging if you can back it up!
by Tmodelt
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Me Bragging....,
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Just Me Bragging....,

Hank, cherish the moments. My parents are still around and in their 80's. I spent last weekend with them sorting through their storage. I couldn't work them too hard. Sorted through SEVERAL boxes and bins of old letters, cards and photos. Of course more time reminiscing spent than cleaning. That is ...
by Tmodelt
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying the year of this T
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Help identifying the year of this T

You folks have better eyes than I do and a lot more knowledge.
by Tmodelt
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying the year of this T
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Help identifying the year of this T

I wouldn't be surprised in the least if they had a wheel break. They lived in east central Illinois at the time this photo was taken. The driver (my grandpa's brother) has a somewhat sour look on his face. Thanks for all the help so far.
by Tmodelt
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying the year of this T
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Help identifying the year of this T

Can any of you smart members help identify the year of this T Touring? The couple sitting on the running board are my maternal grandparents before they were married. They were married in 1920. The fellow in the driver's seat is my grandfather's older brother. Chaperone maybe? IMG_20200907_105215_kin...
by Tmodelt
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cancellations
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Cancellations

Went down home this past weekend to discover that the "Newport Indiana Antique Auto Hill Climb has been cancelled. Also cancelled is the Covered Bridge Festival. This news is supposedly on their respective websites. I got the information second hand from someone that was planning on attending. A wor...
by Tmodelt
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1531

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Are you seeing cutter marks after milling in these "hard" spots? Maybe the "hard" spots are low. I would have the head machined using a surface grinder to alleviate the "hard" spots.
by Tmodelt
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?
Replies: 21
Views: 947

Re: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?

A very BIG one now a days!
by Tmodelt
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overheated!
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Overheated!

I loved the idea of the hub cap "force amplifier" for removal of a hot radiator cap. I watched the video too! I would caution everyone concerning reaching across the steam path for removal of the cap. If the cap suddenly exits the filler neck a very nasty steam burn could happen. Just my opinion as ...
by Tmodelt
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towing Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: Towing Model T

My tool boxes hold down the floor boards. Straps/cords hold down hood. Never had a seat vision come loose. I retired from a nuclear generating facility where I learned about redundancy of safety systems. Defense in depth! There is one thing that man cannot take away from you, your education.
by Tmodelt
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towing Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: Towing Model T

I have hauled my 23 Roadster using a UHAUL flat trailer. Towed like a dream. I like the built in tire takedown baskets and self contained ramps. I used one to bring home a "modern" car once. They have drop down fenders for ease of entry and exit out of the doors on a modern vehicle. 22279615_1010322...
by Tmodelt
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2567

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

In the state of Illinois, IF installed (even though not OEM) they MUST be used or face legal action. That said, I will add another iron to the fire concerning injuries sustained and fault accepted when placing seat belts in your antique auto and not using them if and when an accident occurs. I am pl...
by Tmodelt
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1928 SPRINT CAR
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: 1928 SPRINT CAR

I'm your huckleberry. If you need a guinea pig call me! I'll try anything once. I'm an old hillbilly with the credo "hold my beer and watch this". HA!
by Tmodelt
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama
Replies: 19
Views: 2272

Re: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama

My side gear shift is connected to my new flux capacitor. I am still trying to get 100 mph or of my speedster. I have been unsuccessful so far but hoping my dad one will help.
by Tmodelt
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 2517

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

I only have three (3) Ts. Would they count?
by Tmodelt
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modifying Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Modifying Rear Spare Carrier

Lee,

I modified a 30" to hold a 21" on the rear of my 26/27 many years ago. If you would like photos, I can be reached at kimrwynn@gmail.com.

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tool For Cutting Hole in Dash For Speedometer
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Tool For Cutting Hole in Dash For Speedometer

The P38 key is a great invention. I retired from the commercial nuclear industry and carried one on my work key ring. A very useful tool. Wish that I still had mine. I "willed" it to a newbie when I left. I haven't replaced it yet.

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

Re: Steel advice

Don’t forget to put your ring gear on the other side of the housing, a lot of reverse options and limit forwards! My Grandpa told me his first hand story of lowering his first speedster by flipping the rear end over. He didn't swap the ring gear and backed into the side of my Great Grandpa's brand n...
by Tmodelt
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!
Replies: 18
Views: 1889

Re: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!

My baby brother(he hates that as he is 55) has trouble with black bears eating the rubber components off of his lawn tractor and his quads. They eat the wiring the seats and the tires. He lives in VA.
by Tmodelt
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: side mount spare tire carrier
Replies: 2
Views: 480

WTB: side mount spare tire carrier

Looking to purchase a side (running board) mount spare tire carrier to fit my 23 roadster pickup. I have 21" wheels on this T.
by Tmodelt
Wed May 13, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Ford
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Vintage Ford

Anyone else STILL waiting on their March / April edition?
by Tmodelt
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headers for a Model T
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Headers for a Model T

Peter, I love the look of your header. I was wanting to run mine under the body in a somewhat original path. Your header would also work for me as it could run under the passenger side splash apron. I have functioning doors on my roadsters tub that I am using as part of my "speedster" project.
by Tmodelt
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 4 into 1 exhaust header
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

WTB: 4 into 1 exhaust header

I am looking for a 4 into 1 exhaust header for my 26/27 racer project. I would prefer one where I could attach a collector pipe and run underneath the car to exit the back. Plans and/or drawings would be acceptable also as I have a local muffler shop that does custom work Any help would be greatly a...
by Tmodelt
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

Kind of like a $500 fine issued by a certain state's government to people attending a church service in "drive-in movie" style.
by Tmodelt
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good Statements for Our Well Being!
Replies: 14
Views: 1477

Re: Good Statements for Our Well Being!

I used to live by the adage:

"Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach".

Of course that was before I became a "Training Instructor". HA! I can teach you 100 how not to accomplish the task because I have already attempted those 100.
by Tmodelt
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

Some of my relations still live along an original section of one lane concrete highway in rural central Illinois. I made sure that I showed this to my kids as a history lesson when they were still in school.
by Tmodelt
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1496

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

A big THANK YOU to all. The thread above answered a lot of questions. The testimonials were of great service. The band lining set that I found were made by Jim Guinn. Again, THANK YOU!
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1496

Wooden Transmission Bands

Anyone have any experiences to share concerning wooden transmission band linings? Good or Bad, Ease of installation, performance, what have you. Thanks in advance
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New demountable rims for sale at Chickasha
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Re: New demountable rims for sale at Chickasha

I am looking for two 21" rims. Price?
by Tmodelt
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Cap Project
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: Radiator Cap Project

Very professional looking job. I like it.
by Tmodelt
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- That Feminime Touch
Replies: 16
Views: 2449

Re: Period Picture- That Feminime Touch

Goog old "one size fits all" tool. Similar to a "Cresenthammer". HA!
by Tmodelt
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compressed Air Breakin
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Re: Compressed Air Breakin

Timer supplies electrical circuit to open and close air solenoid valves that are attached to the head at the spark plug hole. The air supplied through the solenoid operated air valves are taking the place of ignition cycle. Is my assessment correct?
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts making the news
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Model Ts making the news

Model T pig racing made the USA Today pages. A column about crazy car rallies has at least one photo of stripped down T with driver and pig. These races look fun!
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

Re: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

The "Skiing Santa" has been sold. Thanks MTFCA.
by Tmodelt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

Re: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

Btt. April is Autism Awareness Month. Profits from these sales go to support our local Autism Awareness organization to help offset the cost of projects.
by Tmodelt
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 637
Views: 78528

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

All that is needed are a few palm trees.
by Tmodelt
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Autowa bodied Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Autowa bodied Model T

Saw an Autowa bodied Model T this afternoon. A very nicely restored roadster body on a 26/27 chassis. It was manufactured in Ottawa, IL. Does anyone have any information / reference material for this vehicle?
by Tmodelt
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Mack, I am building a boattailed speedster using a glass roadster tub and one piece removable hardtop. I will be installing my own wood kit and cut both doors for suicide hinges and latches. I have the engineering worked out already just not on paper. I was a racecar fabricator / machinist in a past...
by Tmodelt
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Les, so the adjustment studs hold against the rotational forces? And since the clutch stays in high gear (band released) most of the time it no longer needs this counter force?

KRW
by Tmodelt
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Help! I am dumber than a post and need some smart people to instruct me on the reason/reasons for the design differences between a 26/27 LHD and 26/27 RHD. hogshead The difference where I get confused is, Why is there only 1 external adjustment bolt (clutch) on the LHD and 2 external adjustment bolt...
by Tmodelt
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

I plan on painting the "new" hogs head today and installing when dry. Using a "rattle" can off the shelf color. I will then install the front plate distributor and oil pump. I have a pump like in Hank's photos. I hope my kids take pity on my wife and supply me with more engine speed parts for Christ...
by Tmodelt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Kerry, wouldn't the direction of rotation attempt to lift the band pins/tabs off the end pieces? Just clarifying as I have absolutely NO experience with RHD. Les, I have one with a starter mount even though I will be blocking off and use a removable starting system similar to what is used in Formula...
by Tmodelt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

The removable portion would then go opposite the pedals so that the rotation of the transmission drums would keep them seated. Correct?
by Tmodelt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost a friend
Replies: 28
Views: 3580

Re: Lost a friend

Tim, I feel your pain. We had a chocolate lab that was approximately 15 years old when she passed. She had hip dysplasia so bad that I would have to carry her outside. We were going to have to put her out of her hurting. I couldn't do it. I guess that I was selfish. She made the decision easy on me ...
by Tmodelt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

The new RHD hogs head to be installed this week. Not pictured yet
by Tmodelt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

RHD hogs head purchase

I would like to thank Mr. Joe Bell for allowing me to purchase a RHD hogshead that he had. I am attempting to build a somewhat unique 2 person boattailed roadster/speedster (RHD, suicide doors, removable hardtop & some other modern amenities). I am presently assembling the drive train. 0916191721-00...
by Tmodelt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building a Body on a Buck
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Re: Building a Body on a Buck

Hank, Was the play on words intentional? It was cute. I was expecting a tutorial on expense control. Nice car! I am not experienced in the art of metal working. I'm a past life, I built fiberglass body panels / fenders so I guess that I used to inverse of a buck (mold) for shaping. The kids should h...
by Tmodelt
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing

In previous post, I forgot to mention that this is a project built with parts and pieces scrounged out of my vineyard and garage attic. No particular year except for drive train.
by Tmodelt
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing

Thanks again. I am attempting to build a RHD speedster. I have most of the big cast pieces located, but will try to fabricate the smaller pieces.
by Tmodelt
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing

I have no idea as to the year. I haven't taken old bushing out yet and was planning on buying both sizes. The outside diameter appears to be the same and I haven't checked the steering column diameter either. Many thanks.
by Tmodelt
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing

I have never changed one, but I am looking for the "dos / don'ts and how tos". Any help / advice would be greatly appreciated. This is on a RHD. I would think that the bushings would be the same? Thanks in advance.
by Tmodelt
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

Re: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

Great Christmas gift for the T owner that has very thing. I will attempt special orders.
by Tmodelt
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

Hank,

I want to kick myself for using all the hoods that I did for "sleds". The one that I remember the most was from a 57 Chevy. Made a great toboggan for group when towed behind our truck.

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thank you Veterans
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Thank you Veterans

I want to convey my gratitude to ALL veterans (both young and old) and their families for their sacrifices.

They give / gave so much so that I can enjoy my freedoms.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 3277

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Tom Hicks,

My brother is doing his part to help eradicate your deer problem. He and his hunting partners have taken several each so far this season near the Roanoke / Salem area.

Kim R.Wynn
by Tmodelt
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Hogshead Spacer for Model "A" crank conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: WTB Hogshead Spacer for Model "A" crank conversion

That engine was a real barn burner. I rode in Andy's white T Touring many times out on the interstate. Andy would pull up along side someone, honk/wave and then drive away from them just laughing
by Tmodelt
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 104
Views: 9128

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I was under the impression that "Henry" offered the bare running chassis so that the purchaser could modify to their specific desires e.g. trucks, tractors, snowflyers. To each his own. Being the shade tree mechanic/engineer that I am, I have opted to upgrade all three of my Ts for safety reasons (l...
by Tmodelt
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

Re: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

Btt. All profits benefit our local Autism Awareness Organization. Make offers.
by Tmodelt
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 3633

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Great project. I try to learn something new every day. I completed that task for today. HA!
by Tmodelt
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 3633

Re: The start of my TwinT project

I read several years ago about a Model T based V8. Does anyone know it one of these engines still exists?

I love the look of the tandem 4 cylinders. I had never seen one until today. Is that the way that the multiple engine pulling tractors do it?

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Atwater Kent front plate distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Early Atwater Kent front plate distributor

It has the mount / cover like yours.
by Tmodelt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - high compression head
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: WTB - high compression head

There is an aluminum Sherman Spit Fire on ebay. I just saw it not tied to it.

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: RHD hogshead and other parts
Replies: 1
Views: 347

WTB: RHD hogshead and other parts

Looking to purchase a RHD hogs head that will fit my 26/27 motor that I am building. Also looking for most of the smaller parts.
by Tmodelt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Atwater Kent front plate distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Early Atwater Kent front plate distributor

Bruce,
I purchased an Atwater Kent front plate earlier this year to rebuild as it needs work. I paid $125. Remember mine needs work.

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When a Fat Man Steering Wheel Does Not Fit the Fat Man
Replies: 15
Views: 1789

Re: When a Fat Man Steering Wheel Does Not Fit the Fat Man

My brother's modern car had that same issue but it was caused by a semi turning right and driving over the hood. HA!

KRW
by Tmodelt
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

Christmas inventory reduction: Michelin Men $75 + $15 shipping (each) Santa on skis $100 + $15 shipping Others $60 + $15 shipping (each) IMG_20191023_163627_kindlephoto-304732351.jpg IMG_20191023_162732_kindlephoto-306933727.jpg Dresden IMG_20191023_162331_kindlephoto-307493029.jpg IMG_20191023_1630...
by Tmodelt
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Bendix ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 1452

Re: Model T Bendix ?????

Dumb thought on my part because I have never seen one in person, but would the ones with the opposite thread cut be for a right hand drive hogs head? If so, I would be interested in them. I am trying to collect all the pieces necessary to build a the speedster.
by Tmodelt
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: the model A and church.
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Re: the model A and church.

My grandpa carried the hand crank for his Model A Coupe on the " package shelf" at the top of the seat back. Kept it handy for starting or as a weapon. HA!
by Tmodelt
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 5153

Re: KIDS AND CARS

My oldest two grandsons with me in my "23" on the way home from the Newport Indiana Antique Auto Hill Climb .
Boys in T with Papa
Boys in T with Papa
Four generations posing with me.
4 generations
4 generations
by Tmodelt
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with
Replies: 16
Views: 2291

Re: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with

My thought would be to plan your route and then find fellow T people along the route as emergency contacts for any BIG problem that you may encounter that can't be fixed under a tree. Don't forget your cell phone.
by Tmodelt
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: A word to the wise salesman
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

A word to the wise salesman

Don't ever tell someone that is trying to purchase your product, "You can't afford it". I had a gentleman call me yesterday about a particular Model A engine aftermarket part (listed in the MTFCA parts classifieds) that I was inquiring about. Through the discussion this what he told me and I quote "...
by Tmodelt
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: CRAGAR OVERHEAD VALVE HEAD
Replies: 13
Views: 3063

Re: CRAGAR OVERHEAD VALVE HEAD

How about price? I might be able to save you hauling all the way to Hershey as I think that I would be on your travel route.
by Tmodelt
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator
Replies: 15
Views: 1953

Re: radiator

I am presently replacing the radiator in my 23 T with an aluminum radiator purchased off eBay for $136.00 that was designed for a T Bucket with Ford motor. I had to reposition mounting tabs and fabricate an "S" shaped radiator inlet connection pipe. (I can't weld aluminum very well). I also added a ...
by Tmodelt
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator
Replies: 15
Views: 1953

Re: radiator

I have a Yale fork truck core in my 27 speedster. I have had it for over 35 years and it never overheats.
by Tmodelt
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden pickup bed plans
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Wooden pickup bed plans

Looking for plans and material list to build wooden pickup bed that will fit my "23" Roadster. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
by Tmodelt
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BUFFUM
Replies: 10
Views: 1629

Re: BUFFUM

I have a complete jack like you describe and it still works. I couldn't figure out in my earlier post how to get photos to add either. Victim's motto was "High Grade Tools for High Grade Workmen". I have hammers, chisels, screwdrivers, concrete finishers, saws, punches, wrenches, packing tools and a...
by Tmodelt
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BUFFUM
Replies: 10
Views: 1629

Re: BUFFUM

There are 3 sizes to the bearing scrapers shown in the original post. They were 3" , 3.5" & 4" from tip to shoulder of the shaft. I have two complete sets. The Buffum Tool Co. Produced tools for just about every type of craft that existed up until the early 1920s. They produce a set of tools specifi...
by Tmodelt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan
Replies: 11
Views: 1946

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

I would try an "easy out" of the correct size.
by Tmodelt
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Northern ILL to KY or TN...?
Replies: 13
Views: 1945

Re: Northern ILL to KY or TN...?

Ryan,
I have the radiator from Bob's in my possession. I am re-packaging so that it will fit in my daughter's car trunk. She and her spouse will be in Nashville July 27th thru July 29th. I will give her your contact information so that you can pick it up. By the way, it is a very nice radiator.
KRW
by Tmodelt
Wed May 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new Model T road
Replies: 34
Views: 4517

Re: A new Model T road

I put them in the crawl space to keep mice out. They do not have a pleasant odor.

Here again, a know it all telling me that I am full of crap! My last post ever on this forum. Thanks for proving my point!
by Tmodelt
Wed May 01, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new Model T road
Replies: 34
Views: 4517

Re: A new Model T road

Around here, most of us call Osage Orange, Hedge Apple. It is a nuisance plant dropping its softball sized seed balls all over.

We have found 3 uses.
1: fence rows
2: fire wood. Burns VERY hot. Eats chainsaw chains!!!
3: seed balls are a fine rodent deterrent
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box
Replies: 22
Views: 2893

Re: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box

I just looked up the definition of "spontaneous combustion". Linseed oil was a specific example. It is caused by the build-up of heat caused by oxidation in a confined space with no ventilation (pile of rags in a bucket). Oxidation and drying are two different processes. Oxidation of a material crea...
by Tmodelt
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Another way OT: WTB Buffum Tool Co. tools
Replies: 0
Views: 515

Another way OT: WTB Buffum Tool Co. tools

I collect Buffum Tool Co. tools along with the Model T hobby. They were manufactured during the time that the Model T was in production. The tool company was located in Louisiana, MO and used the swastika as part of their logo way before the Nazi Party used it. "High grade tools for high grade workm...
by Tmodelt
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boyco fluids fender unit
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Re: Boyco fluids fender unit

I paid $300 for the original set that I bought 2 years ago if this helps. I had to re-paint them. Some small dents but no rust through.
by Tmodelt
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: anyone coming from the Chicago area to Richmond, VA area?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: anyone coming from the Chicago area to Richmond, VA area?

I may be going that direction (Roanoke, VA) in mid May. I will know more next week. I am located about 45 miles south of Chicago on I-55.
by Tmodelt
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enclosed Trailer Removable Winch Mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: Enclosed Trailer Removable Winch Mount?

I mounted mine on a "reese" hitch receiver that I inverted on the tongue bracing. The winch is mounted on a platform specifically designed to be removed when not in use. I purchased the platform from Harbor Freight. I normally keep my winch with my Blazer for tow out purposes. I also have a winch mo...
by Tmodelt
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat
Replies: 9
Views: 1857

Re: Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat

I didn't know that Henry installed an electric starter in the 1911 models.
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More spring questions
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: More spring questions

Thanks! I didn't have a clear picture of the leaf with the end rolled up.

Do I need to drill a hole for the locating tab in the clip?
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More spring questions
Replies: 4
Views: 994

More spring questions

Do the retaining bolts for the spring clips go above or below the spring? I have seen both. Are there multiple types of spring clips? With and without locating tabs. I recently disassembled a "24" front spring and found the clips had locating tabs while the corresponding spring leaf did not have loc...
by Tmodelt
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 21" front wheels and rims
Replies: 2
Views: 817

WTB: 21" front wheels and rims

Need two 21" front wheels and rims. They don't need to be perfect, just usable (suitable) for use on a trailer.
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T fan assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 2675

Re: Model T fan assembly

The fan is riveted onto a brass hub/flange. It is the only one that I have run across like this as I am into the "new/modern" Model Ts. All 3 of mine would be considered "Frankenstein" cars. I was recently informed that my 23 Roadster had incorrect wheels and tires. My 26 Boattail will make every pu...
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T fan assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 2675

Re: Model T fan assembly

Fan bracket is iron and similar to the brass one listed in the Lamb's catalogue that fits 11 - 16. The number that I find cast in it appear to be 7604A. Any guesses?