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by KWTownsend
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #2
Replies: 15
Views: 821

Re: #2

Is that Model S a wide track?
by KWTownsend
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas

Good job, Dan!
Nothing increases the cool factor of a Model T more than operating acetylene headlamps!

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1914 windshield frame
Replies: 0
Views: 210

1914 windshield frame

For sale, 1914 windshield frame, will need a little massage work to straighten it out. Sorry, no hinges. $75 + shipping.
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by KWTownsend
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1336

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Happy Birthday, Uncle Stan!
by KWTownsend
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Early Hubcap
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Interesting Early Hubcap

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Ed,
Here is a 1912 (post July 1911) and a 1913-14 hubcap.
by KWTownsend
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Early Hubcap
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Interesting Early Hubcap

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This is the 1911 hubcap . Original on left and a poor reproduction on the right. The raised ring was introduced in July 1911, but original era photos of late 1911 cars show the earlier style hubcaps.
by KWTownsend
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Early Hubcap
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Interesting Early Hubcap

The top hubcap is 1915-16.
The hubcap Larry shows is 1913-14.
by KWTownsend
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas..
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Merry Christmas..

Merry Christmas.
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by KWTownsend
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Logo Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1151

Re: Logo Question

I believe is says 40¢.

I also believe it designed specifically as a countertop display case, and it is NOT made out of a gas tank.
A round gas tank is 28" long. (Or tall if standing on its end.)
by KWTownsend
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Logo Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1151

Re: Logo Question

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by KWTownsend
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Logo Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1151

Re: Logo Question

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by KWTownsend
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Early Brass Carburetor adjustment rod
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: WTB: Early Brass Carburetor adjustment rod

Most are smooth across the top. Mine is. I have seen some with a straight arrow, but have never seen one with a clockwise arrow. Do you have an image of what you seek?
by KWTownsend
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 1090

Re: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments

I like a Holley G for hand cranking.
Quarter turn open from the sweet spot, then 9 1/4 primes with the switch off. Tirn tbe switch on then the usually starts with one pull.
by KWTownsend
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP Jay Klehfoth
Replies: 27
Views: 2039

RIP Jay Klehfoth

I just receive notification from Barbara Klehfoth that Jay passed away this afternoon. "It is a shock to all of us and he was deeply loved by everyone."

It is a sad day.

: ^ (
by KWTownsend
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ANTIQUE CAR APPRAISER
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: ANTIQUE CAR APPRAISER

Paul-
I sent you an email.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Pans
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Engine Pans

I know early engine pans used a square nut (1/4 x 28 with a 3/8" head) and a cotter pin. When was the cotter pin replaced with a lock washer?
Were the bolt and nut changed too?
by KWTownsend
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1914 Model T Radiator - Original
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: 1914 Model T Radiator - Original

Beautiful radiator! I see that it not only has the gas lamp crossover tube, but also had holes in the side panels for the hoses. Or were those holes put in after the car left the factory? The holes look like they are "punched" not drilled, with a resulting ferrule, like the holes punched in the spla...
by KWTownsend
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose coil box key
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: Loose coil box key

Andrew- I used to have that problem, but I put my key in upside down. Now gravity is my friend. Also, if you pull the cover off, you will see where the key mechanism makes a physical switch contact. You can squeeze the contacts together so the switch stays in the contact position tighter. Happy Tour...
by KWTownsend
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS aux. trans crossmember. SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: FS aux. trans crossmember. SOLD

Bargain of the day!
by KWTownsend
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1469

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

Not a Z head, and doesn't look like any Reeder head. My hunch is VTH are the initials of the maker.
by KWTownsend
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: engines for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: engines for sale

Your choice! $450 each
by KWTownsend
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 drive shaft and original rear bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: 1909 drive shaft and original rear bearing

Wow!
Thanks for today's lesson perfesser!

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: One man top back 3 sockets
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: One man top back 3 sockets

Thanks, Jeff. I don't know enough about the '26-'27 to answer!
by KWTownsend
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Two top bows 55"
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Two top bows 55"

These two laminated top bows measure 55" on the outside. I'm not sure what year they for. I believe they would be for oval sockets.
Does anybody know bow widths?

$50 + shipping

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by KWTownsend
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: One man top back 3 sockets
Replies: 6
Views: 500

One man top back 3 sockets

This touring car one-man top was cut down for a single seat vehicle. Use the same way, or add on front socket assembly for '23-'25 touring. Rust-free! $100 + the ride.
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: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Intake Manifold Dates
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Model T Intake Manifold Dates

Joe-
1913-1914 manifolds used the same 1912 manifold pattern, but made of cast iron instead of aluminum.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

Re: shipping a head

I actually thought about using foam... Since this head is going halfway around the world, I chose an all-wood construction. The head is attached to bottom of the crate and there is 1/4" clearance on all surrounding points. head crate 2.jpg head crate.jpg Thank you for all the suggestions and input. ...
by KWTownsend
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Intake Manifold Dates
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Model T Intake Manifold Dates

I believe the Ford script appeared on intake manifolds beginning in 1919.
by KWTownsend
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: engines for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: engines for sale

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by KWTownsend
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

shipping a head

What is the best was to ship a cast iron engine head?
I'm looking to get one from Portland, Oregon to an address in Richmond, California.
A cardboard box would be a joke. Even double boxed would be a joke.
Maybe build a wooden crate?

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early cylinder head dates
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Early cylinder head dates

Michael-
The head you have is dated September 11.
I'll send you a PM
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP Bob Rankin, McMinnville Oregon, Rose City Model T Club, Northwest Vintage Speedsters
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: RIP Bob Rankin, McMinnville Oregon, Rose City Model T Club, Northwest Vintage Speedsters

Bob was a good guy and a good friend. Marietta is a delightful lady and my heart goes out to her.
by KWTownsend
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: engines for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

engines for sale

I have two complete Model T engines for sale.
1916, s/n 1,466,XXX cast date 10/9/16
1918, s/n 2,741,XXX cast date 7/1/18
Engines are complete, greasy and dirty, and on engine stands.
Local pick up only or you arrange shipping.

$500 each.
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by KWTownsend
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Christmas Parade Question
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: 13T - Christmas Parade Question

Battery powered LED Christmas lights can add lots of fun.

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Happy Halloween

Happy Hallowe'en!
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: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Re: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine

If shutting the car off only briefly, I turn the ignition off and open the throttle as the engine stops, then retard the sparkand put the brake on. When I come back to stem-wind the car, there is already a "charge" in the cylinder. If I am parking the car for a long period of time, I will switch the...
by KWTownsend
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston— Heinze coil box interchangeable??
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Kingston— Heinze coil box interchangeable??

All Model T firewalls are drilled to fit all coilboxes.

Different coils have different dimensions and will not fit in different boxes.
by KWTownsend
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 895

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

I'm with Larry.
Sta-lube Fibrious grease. It is tan colored.
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Commutators
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Commutators

I always love reading your posts Bob. Like Steven, I prefer an Anderson or an AnCo timer.

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 firewall trim
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: 1909 firewall trim

After you drill the holes, and before you put in the brass screws, run a steel or stainless steel screw into the side of the dash to pre-thread the holes in the wood. Brass oval head screws will sometimes twist in two while biting into the wood. Don't ask how I know this...
by KWTownsend
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to forum & Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: New to forum & Model T

Welcome to the affliction.
Become friends with Bob.

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Widetrack Rear Fenders
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: 1913 Widetrack Rear Fenders

I think I have heard the 1913 wide track fenders have a double bead. Can anyone confirm?
by KWTownsend
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Position of burner
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Position of burner

Image A. Front to back.
You should not see the Y from the front.
by KWTownsend
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how far do wood bows go into the top iron.
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: how far do wood bows go into the top iron.

I am remote, so can't post a picture, but I think I have posted 12 torpedo top image.
Let Google be your friend.
by KWTownsend
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tail oil lamp license plate
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Tail oil lamp license plate

1917-1919, reasonably priced.
by KWTownsend
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1049

Re: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

I have forged carburetor adjusting rods on my 1911 and 1915.
How long were the forged carburetor adjusting rods made?
When did the brass knurled knob get replaced with the coat hanger shape knob?
When did the forged end become a welded on end?
by KWTownsend
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bow loops
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: top bow loops

Art- (and George) My front footman loops are 45-3/4" apart, measured center to center of the loops. They should be about the edge of the windshield. Test fit the strap all the way to the radiator so it does windshield rods do not interfere with the strap! Fred front top loop.JPG My rear footman loop...
by KWTownsend
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1049

Re: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

Larry, if there is a 1359 B, then there is a 1359 that was made before it.
by KWTownsend
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member / Model T owner
Replies: 10
Views: 586

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: 365

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: 2291

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: 1114

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: 471

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: 1187

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: 1940

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.
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: ^ )
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: 964

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: 784

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: 1775

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: 713

Re: Coil box key - attached to car

Steve-
I like your design better than my design.
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: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 43
Views: 6385

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: 1884

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: 3918

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: 2977

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: 833

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: 833

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: 989

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: 836

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: 711

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: 1387

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: 857

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: 1996

Re: We need Model T Facemasks

Here's my mask.
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: ^ )
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: 628

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: 717

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: 431

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.
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by KWTownsend
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2449

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: 942

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: 2035

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: 942

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: 2094

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: 1866

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: 710

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: 710

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: 954

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: 649

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: 2690

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: 1571

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: 965

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: 965

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: 965

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: 1202

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: 2572

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: 2572

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: 2572

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: 839

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: 2679

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: 903

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: 2027

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: 981

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