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by KWTownsend
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member / Model T owner
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: New Member / Model T owner

Welcome.
They are both keepers.
: ^ )
Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - What is this mod?
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: 13T - What is this mod?

Looks like AC or AC style brakes hooked up to the hand brake lever. I have AC brakes on my 1911 hooked up that way.
by KWTownsend
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I missing something on 1915 horn?
Replies: 17
Views: 1881

Re: Am I missing something on 1915 horn?

Nick-
Check with Bob Bergstadt
modelt2001 at comcast.net
I think he has one.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Popcorn truck
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: Popcorn truck

There used to be one at the Seattle Center by the Space Needle. I haven't been there for 30 years, so don't know if it is still there or not.

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Body Number?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: 13T - Body Number?

Darin-
The body was made by Beaudette. It is an inventory number for Beaudette, and not used for Ford records.
Look on the underside of the back doors. You may find the number there, too.

: ^ )

-Keith
by KWTownsend
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Me Bragging....,
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: Just Me Bragging....,

Great story.
Great guy (s)
Great car.
Are those Bob's LED headlamp bulbs?

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipes
Replies: 30
Views: 1495

Re: Hot Air Pipes

Here is the hot air pipe that is on my 1915.
I would like to find a cast one for my 1911.
hot air pipe 1915.jpg
: ^ )
Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors

I believe that there are some parts on one of my cars that previously has a better parts in places. I believe the high grading of parts happened with a previous owner who had other same-year cars.

: ^ (
by KWTownsend
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions

Nice work, Mr. Walker.
Looks good!
by KWTownsend
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1287

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

It sure is perty. I love mine. Did you notice the tag on the under side of the top tank?
by KWTownsend
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil box key - attached to car
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Coil box key - attached to car

Steve-
I like your design better than my design.
1915 engine smaller.jpg
1915 engine smaller.jpg (85.54 KiB) Viewed 443 times
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 43
Views: 5361

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

Larry-
We look forward to seeing pictures.

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1231

Re: Different....

I would think that a hybrid of a WV bus and a Model T would be the worst thing to be behind if you were you were in a hurry...
:lol:
by KWTownsend
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2969

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

I replaced a rattley loose crankshaft pulley on my 1915 with one of Bob's new aluminium pulleys.
by KWTownsend
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 2061

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

Oh no!

Although Charlie posted only occasionally, I considered him one of those "sage elders." I always listened quietly to what he said.

We will miss your wisdom, Charlie. Prayers for your family. Rest In peace.

Keith Townsend
by KWTownsend
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12’s
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: 12’s

Thank you, Charlie.
I stand corrected. The 1914 windshield and lack of windshield to radiator rods threw me off.
I can now see the outside door handle on the back door.

Those windshield to radiator rods seem to always get in the way...

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12’s
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: 12’s

Dan-
The cars in the first picture are 1912 and 1914.
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell axle question
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Ruckstell axle question

Allen- Welcome to the affliction. If you have a strong engine you can put 3:1 gears in your Ruckstell. It will give you a little more top end speed, but generally a lower engine RPM at higher speeds. What is more important than how fast you can go is, how fast can you stop? Speed is optional, stoppi...
by KWTownsend
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roller Cushion Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Roller Cushion Tires

Hard rubber tires are, well, hard. I can remember riding with a guy in an ALF that had hard rubber tires from the 1920's. Driving along, I'd hear an occasional dull "thud" coming from the underside of the fenders. It was chunks or rubber that leaving the tire! So for parade use, solid rubber tires w...
by KWTownsend
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Brass steering shaft bracket for woodframe? car
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: FS Brass steering shaft bracket for woodframe? car

Steve-
I wonder if this might be for a Brush?
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Runabout Windshield
Replies: 15
Views: 827

Re: 1915 Runabout Windshield

Yup. Absolutely correct.
Now, tell us about the ALF.
Looks like a rig from the teens?
Chemical or combination?

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: PATCH PANELS-Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: PATCH PANELS-Wanted

Dan,
There is one on T-bay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-T-Ford-1 ... ondition=4

Not sure if it is better or not...

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We need Model T Facemasks
Replies: 15
Views: 1423

Re: We need Model T Facemasks

Here's my mask.
IMG_17031.jpg
IMG_17031.jpg (37.76 KiB) Viewed 1121 times
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Couple of old photos from the Bellingham WA area
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Couple of old photos from the Bellingham WA area

Yes.
With electrified headlights and a top boot.
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early dash shield and guide
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Early dash shield and guide

Bill- On my 1911 I could not get everything to line up correctly to slip together. Don't tell anyone, but I soldered the shield to the guide and soldered in place faux screw heads so the shield looks like it is attached to the top floorboard. Take a look here: https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic....
by KWTownsend
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top strap rivet
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Top strap rivet

The heads are 3/8" and shaft is 1/2". I think I found mine at a local Tandy Leather store. Im not sure what they are called, but the double ended rivits are set with just a hammer and backing block. It is a two person job.
X strap rivets.jpg
by KWTownsend
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1635

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Mark,
You might check with Ted VanBeek. I think he knows something about this modification.
Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: My 1910

I believe the car is all green. The pinstripe would be red, which does not show up in the monochromatic photography of the era.

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1609

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

Nice looking car Russ.
by KWTownsend
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Church outing at Peel Forest, Feb 13, 1913.
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Re: Church outing at Peel Forest, Feb 13, 1913.

The first car, and the 8th car, are both 1912 Canadian built Model T Fords.
Any others would just be guesses.
by KWTownsend
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED headlight bulbs
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

Re: LED headlight bulbs

Neil- I am curious about the switch you are using on your 1915 for high and low with the LED lights? I have replaced the 12v incandescent bulbs in my 1915 and 1919 wired to the battery, with LED bulbs. I used to use a 35w bulb that was 50 cp, but they would draw about 4-5 amps each! For a car withou...
by KWTownsend
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 25 years now...
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

25 years now...

Happy 25th Anniversary to the beautiful Mrs. Townsend.
Yes, we still have the car. They are both keepers!
K&Y wedding3.JPG
Keith & Yvonne wedding.JPG
by KWTownsend
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 TOP
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: 1911 TOP

1911 x straps.JPG
2" wide

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 TOP
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: 1911 TOP

Art- Here you go! 1911 top x 1.JPG 1911 top x 2.JPG 1911 top x 3.JPG 1911 top x all.JPG 1911 top x rear curtain.JPG These are image of Fred Lau (RIP) 1911. I pattered my top off these images. The strap is top material folded backwards, so the shiny side is on the inside. Hope these help. : ^ ) Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire wheel recommendation: paint or powdercoat?
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Wire wheel recommendation: paint or powdercoat?

Pros and cons please, for wire wheels:
Paint or powdercoat?

Thanks,
Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Original 1927 Front and Rear Matching License Plates SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: FS Original 1927 Front and Rear Matching License Plates

I have never seen "front" and "rear" license plates before!

Did other states do it, or is it just a ten-uh-see thang? For what years?
by KWTownsend
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My transmission soaker
Replies: 22
Views: 2061

Re: My transmission soaker

Rich-
Beautiful craftmanship, as usual.
My first thought was potty chair, too! You could take it camping...

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: upholstery tool
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: upholstery tool

Harbor Freight has them.
by KWTownsend
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide line mounting clips
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: carbide line mounting clips

Bill- Although the principle is the same, the acetylene line routing for 1914 (and 1913) is different. The pipe goes on the inside of the frame rail, and there is a cross-pipe on the radiator with a T mounted. Here is some information that may be helpful: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/...
by KWTownsend
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide line mounting clips
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: carbide line mounting clips

Scott- As you know, the mounting bolts are the pan mounting bolts, but I have seen different specification regarding the length. RV Anderson says they are 25/32" long. The 1912 catalog says the p/n 3088 engine pan bolt and nut, is 1/4" and 9/16" long. Seven are required, so it sounds like they are a...
by KWTownsend
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide line mounting clips
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: carbide line mounting clips

Yes, Scott, those are OEM acetylene lamp tubing clips. There are three on the driver side and one on the passenger side. Here are the front two on the driver's side: Pipe and clips.jpg Here is the clip by the brake handle: gas lamp tubing Ward 6.jpg This car was owned by Ward Sherwood Here is the cl...
by KWTownsend
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: Survey

Watts clutch
Kevlar
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?
Replies: 30
Views: 1765

Re: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?

Steve,
My NZ 'stones were black...
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?
Replies: 30
Views: 1765

Re: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?

Susanne,
I had a set on NZ Firestones years ago that completely wore out before any cracking...
by KWTownsend
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?
Replies: 30
Views: 1765

Re: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?

I run 30x3 on the front of my 1911. Unfortunately ALL the current 30x3 tires (except non-skind and maybe smooth(?)) are oversize. The outside diameter of them are all about 31-1/2". On the early cars, they look like clown shoes. I hope they make the Blockley 30x3 tire (or tyre) a TRUE 30x3 with an o...
by KWTownsend
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Mixing Knob Bezel 1913
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Wanted: Mixing Knob Bezel 1913

Gene,
The reproductions look to be pretty darned accurate.
Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1873

Re: How many of us ?

Rich- My first car was my 1919 Model T. It was a basket case when I drug it home when I was 15. That was 43 years ago. I had it on the road by the time I was 17 and I still have it. I like to tell people the first car I ever owned was a Model T, and I'm still saving up to buy a new car. : ^ ) Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: old photo
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: old photo

The corner office with the awnings must have belonged to the boss.
by KWTownsend
Thu May 21, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 1399

Re: Brass "conversion"

Pierre,
The end of the brass radiator coincided with the beginning of the curved fenders.
I have seen photos of earlier brass radiator cars with after market curved fenders, but that is an exception.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun May 17, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 DB front axle markings
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: 1912 DB front axle markings

Michael-
I believe the DB axles used during 1913-1914. Maybe late 1912?
My late 1911 has the Transue-Williams mark that is larger than the later years.
front axle.jpg
: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat May 09, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Year E & J had seperate rivetted triangle?
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: Year E & J had seperate rivetted triangle?

Other non-Ford cars used E&J lamps as well.
by KWTownsend
Wed May 06, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Acetylene Headlamp Tubing Clamps
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Acetylene Headlamp Tubing Clamps

The bolts have a 1/4-28 thread, about 9/16" long, and are drilled for an itty bitty cotter pin. The bolt and nut are both square, 3/8" across the flats. Yes, a square nut with a cotter pin.
gas lamp tubing bolt.jpg
gas lamp tubing bolt.jpg (38.78 KiB) Viewed 439 times
I wish I could remember who's image this is so I could give proper credit.
by KWTownsend
Sun May 03, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6173

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

I'm registered! I have rebuilt lots of coils since Ron converted me 20+ years ago. However, I have one that I rebuilt a while back that does not work. I have checked all the circuitry backward and forward. New points, new capacitor, proper point setting, increased spring tension, decreased spring te...
by KWTownsend
Sun May 03, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: mel miller wood plans
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: mel miller wood plans

Jon,
I don't believe there are any closed car wood plans available anywhere.
: ^ (
by KWTownsend
Sat May 02, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old find today
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Old find today

No entries about a ride on the Indian Chief?

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Fri May 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS brand new e timer
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Re: FS brand new e timer

Bob-
The Magneto died on my 1919. I put on an E-timer and it ran terribly!
It turned out I was not able to advance the spark far enough.
I remedied the spark advance and it runs fine now.
Patience, Grasshopper.

-Keith
by KWTownsend
Fri May 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordfarm.net is back up
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Fordfarm.net is back up

Phil's car has a serial number about 3,000 earlier than my car, so production and detail wise they were pretty close, except his has the Ford aftermarket retro-fit fore-doors and mine were installed at the factory. Phil was very helpful in sketches, diagrams, and original survivor photos of "how thi...
by KWTownsend
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sediment bulb screen - what's the trick ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1587

Re: sediment bulb screen - what's the trick ?

Cory-
I have heard that even with the proper flux, "new" solder is not as user friendly as old solder and may be resistant to flow on cast iron and steel.
This might be a job for JB Weld.

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil hint
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: Coil hint

Very nice, Adam. I've been temped to paint the old bridge risers with copper colored spray paint...

I've been using 5mm washer for years.
by KWTownsend
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tack Strip?
Replies: 23
Views: 1684

Re: Tack Strip?

Tim, If I remember correctly, the tack strip is 3/4" square. I'm glad you have the metal piece for it. The correct term for it is "rear curtain to body retainer." It is often simply called the 'rear curtain trim.' You are correct the rear curtain trim is more of a C shape than L shape, but that is s...
by KWTownsend
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood plans
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: wood plans

Jim-
I think I have a set.
I'll send you a message.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 1958

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

Sorry Darren, I can't identify that generator. I wanted to thank Russ for the image of the 1913 from the rear. There are very few images of pinstripe from the back. Here is the same image, but I have enhanced the contrast a little to bring out more detail: 1913 pinstripe rear more contrast.jpg Click...
by KWTownsend
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 1958

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

I harvested this picture of this pinstriped Canadian 1913 touring off of the interweb. 1913 Canadian.jpg There is a pinstripe on the back of the front seat but only to the top of the body. The hood is not striped. If a hood is striped, the pinstripe goes vertically along the radiator all the way to ...
by KWTownsend
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6173

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Sure! Always interested in learning a new way to learn!
by KWTownsend
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early electric horn button
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Early electric horn button

I have never seen the top hat horn button before.
Otherwise 1915-1917
1918- 1922 on non electric cars.
And battery horn button 1919-1927.

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A few more looking back.
Replies: 8
Views: 1141

Re: A few more looking back.

Or maybe a hole for battery cables where a battery box once had been? I see if other modifications too. Five lug demountable rims wheel on the front and four lug on the rear.
by KWTownsend
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: A NEW ERA BEGINS
Replies: 13
Views: 1961

Re: A NEW ERA BEGINS

Thank you, Glen.
Good luck, Mark.
: ^ )
Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Top question
Replies: 28
Views: 1887

Re: 1917 Top question

Tim- Flat welt with one rolled edge. Around the from bow and the back bow. Hid'em came years later. Here it is around a 1915 door. 1915 door upholstery.jpg Curtain trim. Yes. Not reproduced. rear curtain trim touring.jpg I created one out of aluminum trim for my 1919 until I found the real deal. 191...
by KWTownsend
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Tools at Current Economy Prices
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: FS Tools at Current Economy Prices

Ill take the black canvass tool roll if it is available.
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: Electrolysis

Make sure to do your electrolysis outside!
by KWTownsend
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

Larry-
Good to know. If Kim's doesn't fit the bill, I'll come knocking on your door!
Here is what is on its way...
Kim speedo 2.jpg
Kim speedo 1.jpg
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1749

Re: Magnet leveling

Nice work Terry

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

Found one!
Thanks Kim
Thanks MTFCA

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: WTB: Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

Larry- I have an empty cable housing, I would like to be able to restore and use the parts I have with a replacement inside cable. I know you know this, but I will remind you that the Ford Special used in 1915 does not use chain links inside the flex shaft. It uses an actual cable similar to speedom...
by KWTownsend
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB winged script radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: WTB winged script radiator

I think there is one on Tbay right now.
by KWTownsend
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

I am working on a speedometer project for my 1915. I have everything I need, but the cable housing for the flex shaft does not have the cable inside of it! It does not use links like a Stewart speedometer, it is an actual cable with special ends. The reproduction cable is in Lang's catalog, but they...
by KWTownsend
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 10233

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Beautiful work Scott!
I really like the authentic upholstery, too!

James, I'm glad to see that I am not the only one who used his table saw as a workbench!

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 4269

Post the earliest picture of you and your T

Okay guys, this is just for fun... Post the earliest picture you have of yourself and your Model T. Maybe you don't own the car anymore. That's okay. But I want to see some young, trim, fit guys with full heads of hair. Not the current bunch of fat, old, bald men that are on the discussion forum! I'...
by KWTownsend
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 10233

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

During our social distancing, my wife and I have been doing some of that dreaded, yet much needed clearing out of “stuff.” On bookshelves in Yvonne’s sewing room were a couple of decades of Vintage Ford magazines that she wanted to relocated. Squirreled away in the garage and in my office were sever...
by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 intake manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: 1915 intake manifold

Here is the intake manifold that is on the car that Kim once owned, and is the manifold that Chris is seeking:
1915 centerdoor engine.jpg
Chris do you have a longer hot air stove, or are you looking for that, too?

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1735

Re: Coil ring sealant

Andre-
Nice work.
What product did you use on the ribbon to insulate between each layer of the windings?
I rewound one of these 30+ years ago and used Dolph's insulating spray varnish.
: ^ )
Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 1718

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

I played with the image a little to clean it up.
Kulick dash tank 2.1.jpg
It looks like the dash tank shroud is held on with two bolts on top.
by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 1718

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Rob- I looks to me like the "dash tank" extends about 6" past the dash. It looks like this trim piece goes on the sloping top and it is an access cover to get to the back cylinders hidden by the wooden shroud. Just take out the four wood screw and you have 4" hole to reach in and access the hidden c...
by KWTownsend
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 1392

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Mike- I think you have the right plan. We look forward to the return of your body! Be sure to slip in a piece of anti-rattle cardboard before you do the upholstery and for goodness sake, TAKE SOME PICTURES! When I did my back seat upholstery nearly 30 years ago I happened to think of taking some sna...
by KWTownsend
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 1392

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Mike- I think the top of your backrest spring is too high. Here is my 1919: 1919 back seat 5 - Copy.jpg The bottom of the spring assemble should be just above the upholstery tack strip along the bottom of the seat. Evough clearance so the frame of the lower cushion spring fits below the backrest spr...
by KWTownsend
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: 1917 Upholstery

Here is the back seat of my 1919 touring...
1919 back seat 1 - Copy.jpg
1919 back seat 7.jpg
1919 back seat 5 - Copy.jpg
1919 back seat restoration.jpg
1919 Keith upholstery.jpg
Seat springs from Snyder's.

I hope these images from snapshots from the early 1990's help!

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bamboo Model T
Replies: 10
Views: 1280

Re: Bamboo Model T

Ray,
When I saw the subject title, "Bamboo Model T" Gilligan's car is the first thing I thought of!
Great minds...

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Re: Ignition Keys

Stu-
I believe the sideways diamond is for Briggs and Stratton aka BASCO.
BASCO logo.jpg
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horn-headlight combo switch BASCO.jpg
horn-headlight combo switch BASCO.jpg (29.71 KiB) Viewed 999 times
key with diamond.jpg
Ford key board.jpg
: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 3239

Re: Radiator Caps

I have two high-fin radiator caps. One I believe to be original and one I believe to be reproduction. They are both cast brass. I have never seen a stamped high-fin radiator cap. Would you please post some detailed pictures of yours, Larry? In regard to the stamped low-fin radiator caps of post-1912...
by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?

I had thought I messed up something on my computer and sent an email to Jeff wondering why old posts were at the top.
Now I know what a "stickey" is. I learned something today!

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horns???
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Horns???

Bill-
I think I have one of those horns stashed away.
I'll take a look and send you a message.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 8058

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

Susanne,
For some of us, you will always be Bay Bridge Sue.
: ^ )
Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Dark Blue
Replies: 14
Views: 1466

Re: 1913 Dark Blue

IMHO, DB 904 is a pretty blue. Here is Russ' car: 1913 Russ Furstnow.jpg But if you want people is ask, "is that black or is it blue?" then DB 332 is your color choice. It was my choice! 1911 firemans breakfast.jpg Looks black here! but... 1911 Bainbridge Island.jpg Looks blue here! Get samples of b...
by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford Special Speedometer head
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Wanted: Ford Special Speedometer head

I am looking for a Ford Special speedometer head for my 1915 that looks good and is in serviceable condition.

I'd prefer one with the sweeping needle and the Ford winged pyramid like on this Johns-Manville:
Johns Mansfield 3.jpg
Let me know whatcha got!

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Portland Swap Meet Cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Portland Swap Meet Cancelled

IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE BAN OF ORGANIZED EVENTS WITH OVER 250 PERSONS ANNOUNCED BY OREGON GOVERNOR KATE BROWN WE REGRETFULLY ARE FORCED TO CANCEL THE 2020 PORTLAND SWAP MEET AT THE PORTLAND EXPO CENTER.
by KWTownsend
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Johns Manville speedo
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Johns Manville speedo

This is my John Mansville speedometer head that I plan to put on my 1915. Is there something missing here or has someone modified something? Other images I have seen on the interweb show a protrusion coming down from the bottom.
20200312_124053.jpg
by KWTownsend
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for those who use a top boot
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Question for those who use a top boot

When you take off and put on your top boot, do you loosen and tighten some sort of tension adjusting strap? Or once a tension adjuster is set, do you ever move it? I'm not worried about "what is original," I'm wondering about functionality. Do I need an adjustment to loosen and tighten each strap, o...
by KWTownsend
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 1618

Re: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?

Fire engines remained right-hand drive for many more years than passenger cars or even other heavy trucks. The story I heard was with the driver on the right side of the rig it was easier to get proper placement in relationship to a fire hydrant. Maybe they just wanted the chief car to have the same...