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by Harry Lillo
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bosch DU4
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: Bosch DU4

I have a 13 T speedster with a Bosch DU4 side drive/ no impulse. No starter so you have to flip it fairly quickly to start. With the Sherman Superfire head and Winfield carb it was a bit tougher to start. I changed out to a stock (milled) 13 head and Holley carb for the 2008 Centennial. Much easier ...
by Harry Lillo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Universal Car image
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: Ford Universal Car image

Thank you for the responses to date. Our local foundry has the CNC capability to create the master pattern.A number of members are familiar with 3D scanning and printing. The foundry would create the master pattern for us then we would get a minimum of 50 toppers cast . We have seen what is availabl...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Universal Car image
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Ford Universal Car image

Our Foothills Model T Club in Calgary has taken on a winter project to make some license plate toppers. One approach is to use our Club's logo as a basis. It is essentially the early Ford "The universal Car" image with our Club's name on it. That image is the 1910 to 1918 flying or winged pyramid. T...
by Harry Lillo
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best way to value our 1927 Model T and place to list it for sale?
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Best way to value our 1927 Model T and place to list it for sale?

You have a desirable combination of features you will want to feature such as the body (as Walt points out) and also the wheels and Model 20 E&J headlights. These headlights alone can bring over $1500. There are likely other features that don't show up in the pictures.
Nice speedster!!!!
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bucket seat covering
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Bucket seat covering

Tyrone, perhaps a more important question is how others support the edges of the metal. I have two sets that I built a wood framework around the inside edges to support the back and properly attach the material. It ended up being about a 1 1/2 inch by two inch curved piece.With the compound curves i...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video

Allan, I believe we competed against you at Post Falls but made a pretty poor showing compared to you and others. It is really amazing how the car comes together in competition. Hopefully it is still around. In Richmond we purposely primed the engine while assembling, then everyone stood back at the...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video

I have been privileged to have been on three different Model T quick build teams. The last was the 2008 Centennial in Indiana. The Canadian team from Calgary wanted to demonstrate to the world how to build a T with mitts and tougues. It was hot in that 100 degree Indiana summer. Our Canadian Beer br...
by Harry Lillo
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis

Here is a trailer to the movie Passchendaele. It is a 2008 movie shot locally. A number of our local Model T club members participated the making of this movie. I had two of my T's in it. The T's show up at the beginning of this trailer. Half a million soldiers died in this Belgian village battle in...
by Harry Lillo
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis

As Dick stated we in Canada remember our fallen heroes on November 11th. It is a national holiday with the exception of a couple of provinces. We wear red poppies to commemorate those who served or those who fell in the service of their country. Almost every centre, small and large, has a Remembranc...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light

Was warm enough to check my sea can for parts today. Yes I do have on of these lights. It appears to be tin or cadmium plated then brushed over with flat black paint. Good possibility it was military. If you needed more it might be worthwhile scanning this one to replicate it with a 3D printer. This...
by Harry Lillo
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light

I believe I have one of these.
As soon as it warms up I will check for you.
It was a cool light so I bought it thinking it would look good in my PACO speedster.
If it fits your aircraft restoration it should be in that aircraft.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton
Replies: 14
Views: 1761

Re: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton

Here is another side to Ron. As the article says, charity doesn't only mean giving money.
Ron gave freely of his time as well; in this case wildlife conservation.
http://www.pfcalgary.ca/ron-carey-named-chair-for-2019/
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton
Replies: 14
Views: 1761

Re: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton

Here is a small insight about Ron's collections.
He started collecting gas pumps and signs before anyone thought they were collectible.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-d ... e23279136/
by Harry Lillo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton
Replies: 14
Views: 1761

Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton

Ron Carey from Calgary was killed in an accident during the London to Brighton rally earlier today.
I believe he was driving an 03 Knox when hit by a truck.
Reports say he had gotten off the route and was hit on the motorway by a lorry.
His wife was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries.
by Harry Lillo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Who D.A.T. Ignition System
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: Who D.A.T. Ignition System

If anyone is interested I have an original Bosch bracket as shown above.
I offered it to Art but he was far enough along on his project it didn't make sense for him to change direction.
Harry Lillo
by Harry Lillo
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!

You are one click away from the names and locations of 15 international Model T clubs listed on this MTFCA website.
It also lists all the MTFCA American clubs.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Mon May 06, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Original Ames Speedster Deck Skin
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: For Sale - Original Ames Speedster Deck Skin

I am trying to picture where exactly this would fit on the Ames speedster body?
Could you help me out?
Thank you,
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Sun May 05, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Dill adjustable valve stem covers
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: WTB - Dill adjustable valve stem covers

These also cover up the rubber valve stems and really finish off the look of the wheels.
I have three sets on different cars and like the look of them particularly with wood wheels.
Are yours nickle or brass finished?
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Has anyone powder coated their running boards?
Replies: 7
Views: 910

Re: Has anyone powder coated their running boards?

I had the running boards on my white speedster powder coated in 1995 and the tops of the diamonds are starting to show some wear now. This car has seen lots of use since I built it. If the running boards were black I am not sure you would even see this wear. In my mind the only way to go. About half...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 1748

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

One document that gets checked occasionally at the border, both ways, is your trailer registration. If your trailer is insured you may want to bring that document as well. There is mandatory automobile insurance in Canada. This would be for your tow vehicle and Model T. There is no mandatory insuran...
by Harry Lillo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

I measured the body at its widest point and it is just over 34 inches at the upper body(just ahead of the seat).
I would guess it is under 33 inches at the wood base as the body slants slightly outward toward the top.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

When you look closely at the grill shell you can see that it is not symmetrical. The opening is bigger on one side. The guy cutting the pieces was not the sharpest cutter. I could of corrected it but left it as the original.The shell is actually made from seven separate pieces. From its racing days ...
by Harry Lillo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

Thank you Randy for posting the pictures. We had a fire in our home recently and my internet service has not been fully restored. The first picture shows the height of the original grill shell above a 27 radiator. It was designed to make the car look larger and more impressive. You got your $38 wort...
by Harry Lillo
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

From what I understand there were variances in the Faultless bodies. One is width; mine appears to be the narrow bodied version. The second is the crown on the cowl. the green and cream coloured one in the images above has quite a rounded cowl. This is similar to mine. The others have a flatter styl...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

I have an original Faultless bodied racer that campaigned the board tracks in the Eastern US. Other than the body being painted a couple of times it retains its original wood framing. You can see the closely spaced nails that connect the tail to the main body section. It also has its original grill ...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Neville sliding steering wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: WTB: Neville sliding steering wheel

I have one that I would be prepared to sell.
It is in nice condition with solid wood joints.
I am asking $340 for it.
I will be away from my computer until Sunday as we are going to a local Alberta swap meet.
Harry Lillo
by Harry Lillo
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carb Heat
Replies: 19
Views: 1900

Re: Carb Heat

John,
In a previous thread I believe you said you are running a Model A engine in this car.
Did the Model A's have a carb heater similar to the Model T's? I am not particularly familiar
with Model A engines but don't recall seeing one before.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to get the ladies interested !!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1670

Re: How to get the ladies interested !!!!!

Our Foothills Model T Club here in Calgary has had this very item on our meeting agenda for the past two meetings. We have asked for feedback from members (in particular the ladies) and a number of the feedback items have been echoed above. We have also planed to substitute our June President's tour...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Race Car Project
Replies: 65
Views: 4658

Re: Race Car Project

What year is the engine? Looks a little later than a T engine?
I like your tail section.....
Harry