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by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1923 stretch
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: FS 1923 stretch

You sure you mean 1923?
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front fender needed
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Front fender needed

Maybe someone has an extra they are not using. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front fender needed
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Front fender needed

I need a solid (not bent or pitted) front passenger side fender for my 1923 T. Not show car quality but nice. The one on my car was rusted very thin where it meets the running board and there is not enough metal to do a good job of welding there. Every time someone steps on the running board to clim...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Round tank gas gauges
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Round tank gas gauges

Both gauges sold! Thanks MTFCA.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Round tank gas gauges
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Round tank gas gauges

Bought these at Hershey only to find out they were about 1 1/2” too long to fit my oval gas tank. Cleaned the steel guides and they work great. The pot metal dials are solid and nice looking. These are ready to install. $50 each plus postage. Mosterman@eastman.org
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Memory foam in seats
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Memory foam in seats

I did ask Mike at Classtique about the additional foam layer and he suggested it shouldn’t be used. I didn’t feel I needed it, been driving regularly for three years with the original seats and they weren’t particularly uncomfortable, so any new upholstery is bound to be even better.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Memory foam in seats
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Memory foam in seats

I have a new set of springs and a Classtique seat upholstery kit for my 23 runabout. It’s been suggested that an inch of memory foam under the seat upholstery is a good idea. Anyone out there have a specific brand of memory foam material and a source for just enough to lay under the cushion upholste...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Upholstery Quandary
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Upholstery Quandary

Picked up the seat upholstery from Mike at Classtique when I was at Hershey on Thursday. Anxious to install it.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie back from Hershey
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Newbie back from Hershey

Having the T parts spread out is kinda the whole point when it comes to picking up deals at Hershey. You can always find good parts at top dollar from people who specialize in T parts and that’s good when you really need them. But it’s the people that sell lots of parts from different makes ... the ...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 70
Views: 4882

Re: Hershey 2019 — Day 1

Nice to run into Steve ... you were sitting on the blacktop sorting through a Klondike of old Ford wrenches when we met.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand Cranked Coil Tester w/Weston Ammeter
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Hand Cranked Coil Tester w/Weston Ammeter

Silly question but are you trying it with a coil in place? Also you may need to clean the needle indicator and the ring with scotchbrite.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 70
Views: 4882

Re: Hershey 2019 — Day 1

Another goodie. For oiling the front spring.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 70
Views: 4882

Re: Hershey 2019 — Day 1

Spent all day yesterday there and came back this morning for one last look. This was a nice piece I found in good condition. Also got a nice low head and a new front spring.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 70
Views: 4882

Re: Hershey 2019 — Day 1

Well, I guess I should turn around and drive back to Rochester; Steve has snapped up all the deals. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

Looks like $269 is the base price plus a little more for a floor mat.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

I think the basic package 1923 runabout was the cheapest. Naturally ... my car. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help. Bad and aging memory
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Need help. Bad and aging memory

I had one just like this on my old speedster. I bought it at Hershey back around 2003.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Some Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Need Some Advice

Actually Mike at Classtique gave me the option of either hog rings or channel mounting. Since this new spring have the aluminum channels I’ll be getting the kit for that application. I was worried because the bottom springs look like you could bend them in half. I guess once they lay in the steel se...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Some Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Need Some Advice

I bought a new set of springs from Langs that seem to be made by Snyders. Have ordered the seat upholstery kit from Classtique. So here’s the thing. I’m looking at these new cushion springs that are made on an aluminum framework. They already look kinda twisted and bent right out of the box and they...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey weather
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Hershey weather

Used to be that you could find interesting parts peeking out from the dirt the year after a wet Hershey show. People left all kinds of stuff in the deep mud when they got out of there.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

Re: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?

Yes Larry. I guess I didn’t describe it’s location and design very well when I asked you. Mike at Classtique was also scratching his head when I asked him too. I sent you these pictures the same time I posted them here.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

Re: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?

No problem. I document everything photographically when I dismantle something. The combination of being both dyslexic and a little obsessive.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

Do all 1920s model Ts have these?

Getting ready to rebuild and reupholster the seats in my 1923 runabout. As I investigate and document the original seats I discovered these two sheet metal bands that are nailed from the bottom wood frame to an upper section. I presume this was to keep the padding from being in contact with the inte...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this for model T
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Is this for model T

Found this Bosch type DU4 mod 2 magneto tonight in a barn scheduled for demolition soon. Is it the type for model T Ford?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Introduction and question
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: Introduction and question

Hopefully you’ll be driving it at 40 mph in not too much time. Welcome !
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just showing a Rayfield Carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Just showing a Rayfield Carburetor

Very neat. Were the float chamber covers painted originally?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to stop gas seeping from the sediment bowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: How to stop gas seeping from the sediment bowl?

You mean she doesn’t mind the oil leaks? 😀
by Mark Osterman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Installing seat upholstery

Thanks so much! Those pictures are just what I need. I did speak to Mike at Classtique yesterday about the installation and picking up my seat kit at Hershey. Also spoke with him about how helpful it would be for them to create installation videos shot professionally without an audience so there is ...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anyone have 1920s fenders for Hershey
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Anyone have 1920s fenders for Hershey

I need a good front passengers side fender for my ‘23. Anyone going to Hershey have one to sell?
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning fuel line?
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Cleaning fuel line?

How dirty is the fuel line? Are you worried the line is actually rusted inside? If so, buy a new line at the local auto store and replace it.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another Way To Close The Tailgate
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: Another Way To Close The Tailgate

That’s the way it works on my original slide on box.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leaning a little
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Leaning a little

Yes, the central spring bolt top is seated and I made a leather pad based on original specs. I’m wondering if that front spring clip is for a TT ... with about 3/4” more threads on the bolts.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Installing seat upholstery

I received the new seat bottom and back springs from Lang’s yesterday. They are made by Snyder’s. I’ll pick up the seat kit from Classtique when I’m at Hershey on the Thursday of the show. The new seat spring set is framed with aluminum. I’m assuming that the original frame is steel. Is there any co...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leaning a little
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Leaning a little

I noticed that my runabout leans a little towards the drivers side. I assumed it was because I weigh about 230 lbs and am generally the only one in the car on my frequent trips. I tried a topic search and only found one thread. Seems that it might be caused by some shifting of either the front or re...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: sometimes the answer is simple
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: Hard starting: sometimes the answer is simple

Steve, If you had so much soot that cleaning made a difference you probably need to run more lean. That could also account for your milage. Once you get up to operating temp on your long drives, turn back the carb adjusting needle a little.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Installing seat upholstery

Yes, probably. The video was shot from behind a couple rows of seats. It would have been better to shoot a video up close at another time .. as an instructional video. The details are covered in the audio but not easy to see from a distance.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home made electronic timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: Home made electronic timer

You sure it’s not some old bomb from the IRA ?
by Mark Osterman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Installing seat upholstery

Great idea. Would like to talk to them at Hershey. Thanks!
by Mark Osterman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Installing seat upholstery

Yes, that link takes you to the same bad video with all the action taking place off to the right and too far away. I can’t see how the material is being connected to the bottom of the metal seat frame or any other detail. It is nice to see how the seat compressor works.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Installing seat upholstery

Has anyone made a comprehensive video for upholstering the replacement seat springs available through Langs/Snyders ? I just received a new seat and back rest. The only video I can find for reupholstering a seat is from a demonstration event and seems to be shot from off to the side. Is there an act...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: HCCT parts
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: HCCT parts

Second try 😀
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: HCCT parts
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: HCCT parts

One more view of the cast iron industrial base I found. The hub cap is for scale.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: HCCT parts
Replies: 2
Views: 237

HCCT parts

I assembled these pieces over the years to put together a HCCT. Then I found an original. Selling what’s here for $150 plus postage.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: Red Dust Revival - Western Australia

Do these guys use air filters on their carburetors?
by Mark Osterman
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 1791

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

I used a single 12 volt battery when recharged the flywheel magnets before installing in my car .. and also when recharging them for my HCCT. Worked great. It does generate some heat on the windings, so it’s best to do a few and take a break.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T camping equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Model T camping equipment

Good tip on a telescopic pickup box. It’s not long enough for me to sleep back there as it is.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T camping equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Model T camping equipment

Hey Steve. I’ve been thinking of doing some camping with my wife in our T and realized that the runabout can’t carry enough. So, for the few times we will camp I figured I would replace the turtle deck with a pickup box. It’s only four bolts and about a half an hour to switch them out. Here’s the on...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Making some crude drawings
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Making some crude drawings

I make them all the time. Here is a running board screw I had to drill to remove. :-)
by Mark Osterman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: Seat Belt Install

Now safety glass is something I would never drive without. I cut glass as a regular part of my day job. The idea of getting into an accident with thousands of razor sharp pieces coming towards me is really scary.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: Seat Belt Install

I’ll never install seat belts in a T. Here is my roll over in 2001. Thank God I wasn’t strapped in.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How often do you clean your New Day timer
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: How often do you clean your New Day timer

Mine is an original with an original brush and runs great. Curious that one else finds dust inside when they remove it. Maybe the spring is too strong on mine.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoops .. foot got stuck
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Whoops .. foot got stuck

Well, it’s not as useful as I expected. Seems like another inch longer would be better. Of course I have those pads on the other pedals, so, maybe I need to remove them. In regards to the previous post of a T being a “chic magnet” .... my wife has said “my T was a chic magnet ... but all the chics a...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How often do you clean your New Day timer
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: How often do you clean your New Day timer

When I clean mine I often see brown dust from the case and also some of the brush and/or contacts in the case. I’m thinking that your dump truck might not get the kind of performance required for daily driving and road speeds needed to keep up with city driving so it’s not so important.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How often do you clean your New Day timer
Replies: 6
Views: 434

How often do you clean your New Day timer

I was wondering how often others who run with a New Day timer clean them out. I remove mine about every 500 miles and brighten up the contacts with a Scotch-Brite pad and then wipe the insides clean with a cloth dampened with alcohol. Takes about five minutes and the engine likes it a lot. I have an...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Neat stuff in a barn
Replies: 11
Views: 1570

Neat stuff in a barn

Stopped at a barn where I was told there was lots of old car parts. Yup... all kinds of stuff in one old shop building but mostly 1940s and up. Lots of NORS fenders for 1960s cars. Then I went to the back barn and there was a fair amount of T stuff and other early pieces. Two Reo trucks. Several Ts ...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wooden pickup bed plans
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Wooden pickup bed plans

Just saw a very nice original wood pick up box for a ‘23 T in a barn this afternoon. It was bolted onto a front axle as a trailer but would come off easily. They wanted $400. Was near Albion NY.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoops .. foot got stuck
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Whoops .. foot got stuck

The fender is fine ... pulled easily back in place. Installed this ... this morning.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Hobby Question
Replies: 18
Views: 924

Re: Model T Hobby Question

I agree about driving a T compared to a more modern fast car. You sit on more than in a model T and even speeds as slow as 35 feel much faster. There is a difference sense of speed. I drive my T to work as often as possible and generally put about 100 miles a week on it when the weather is permittin...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoops .. foot got stuck
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Whoops .. foot got stuck

Was out in the T with my wife this evening and we stopped for dinner. Left her off to get a table and as I was backing into the parking space my foot got stuck between the reverse pedal and under the brake pedal. I turned off the engine and grabbed the emergency brake .. but the passenger side fende...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking over the windshield
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Looking over the windshield

I drive in the city of Rochester, NY every day. Sometimes it’s neighborhoods which is not bad but often it’s aggressive city traffic. You can’t hold back in the street in traffic ... you have to go with the flow. On occasion some lights have a count down but not all of them. Nevertheless ... the win...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking over the windshield
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Looking over the windshield

I’m six foot one inches tall. When I driving my ‘23 runabout I have to be sure that I can see the traffic light by either looking under my windshield frame ... or over it. So often it’s right where I can’t see it. It’s a strange dance I do as I approach the light to make sure I don’t go through when...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Elbow bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: Elbow bolts

“Water inlet”
by Mark Osterman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 14499

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Are there new messages to read? I don’t see them even though this thread keeps coming to the top.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 954

Re: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

Had I seat belts on when I flipped this back in 2000 I wouldn't have walked away from the accident.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED, Rear Spring Shackle '17-'23
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: WANTED, Rear Spring Shackle '17-'23

Really hard to find those. Your best bet is going to Hershey with a sample and a micrometer.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 1791

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

I have some components for one of these I had planned to build if anyone is interested. A nice cast iron base and the two bearings. I bought an original example a month ago so I don’t need them now. Email me at mosterman@eastman.org
by Mark Osterman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New New York License Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: New New York License Plates

A matching pair of antique ny plates the year of your car is usually an easy find at Hershey. Ask someone who is going to get you some. Reregister them. State inspection is $10 at my service station.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T tan
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Model T tan

I drive my T with no top all the time and generally I wear an old fedora hat. By the fall I have a pretty good “farmer” tan on my face, neck and forearms. It’s not really good for me and my wife is always suggesting applying a high number sun block lotion particularly on my nose. What do others do t...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT
Replies: 27
Views: 1370

Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT

What does OCF stand for ? Tried searching the internet but what I found can’t be what you guys are attending.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oh crap .. speedo jammed
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Oh crap .. speedo jammed

Interesting. Do you have a picture of one of those Corbin speedometers on a mid 1920s dashboard?
by Mark Osterman
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 14499

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Seeing the pictures of people sleeping with their model Ts reminded me of back when I performed my traveling medicine show with the T for many years. These were two to ten day festivals and I used to fold the painted backdrop on the stage to create a tent for shelter. This shows me in the morning wa...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oh crap .. speedo jammed
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Oh crap .. speedo jammed

Sure, I get it. Russ rebuilt this unit due to that same expansion of a pot metal part. I drove it for about a year and it jammed. He kindly took it and adjusted it for free and it worked for another few months. I really like having it since I used the trip odometer as a fuel gauge. Also NY inspectio...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oh crap .. speedo jammed
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Oh crap .. speedo jammed

Driving to work this morning and going around 30 mph when I heard a faint clic .. and the speedometer registered 0. The chain broke of course but it wasn’t a chain problem ... the speedometer jammed. Couldn’t twist it with my fingers. It’s the second time it’s done this in a year. Am asking Russ abo...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !

I think I discovered the problem. I had some errant sparking between the back of the spark ring and the ammeter. So I put a spacer washer behind each of the four insulators and that allowed the spark to choose the ring instead in that area. Also filed out the spark ring mounting holes a little to al...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T engine put to good use...
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Model T engine put to good use...

Aside from the tile works and Mercer’s home nearby I hope you went to the Mercer Museum in town. It’s a museum that specializes in technology from 1860 on back. My favorite museum in the whole world and a real influence since I was a little boy. In later years I demonstrated violin and tintype makin...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seen any of these?
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Seen any of these?

I’m working on my HCCT unit and am looking for 4 bakelite knobs like this. These are often used on stand alone magnetos for wiring contacts.The threads are 10/32. Is there a site for used magneto parts out there?
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 14499

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Oh my are you lucky Steve. And to find that broken shackle while you’re at an auction with mountains of parts available not to mention like minds to help. It’s funny how things work loose, break or bind up in a T and how they are discovered before disaster. The fan on my ‘23 has bound up a couple of...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: Parts for sale

Have any top irons / bows?
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !

Sure I know the set screw allows setting the pointer. It’s just that the spark ring is not perfectly centered. It’s slightly low making more space from the pointer at the top than the bottom. I can file out the holes a little to make some adjustment room. I have assumed that the pointer rides within...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !

Yes, the distance from the pointer to the inside of that ring is slightly wider at 12:00 than at 6:00. But I see no means to adjust the distance. The ring is bolted into the insulators and the insulators are bolted to the frame from the other side. Aside from filing out the holes on the ring a littl...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !

Thanks ... haven’t even set the pointer yet. So if I’m missing a spark in a couple of positions it might be how clean that ring is in that particular location?
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !
Replies: 9
Views: 562

It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !

Got my HCCT wired and working this morning. I do see double sparking and a couple places where it isn’t sparking at all. Not sure if it’s the old coil I have in there or something else. The is new territory for me.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Cov_CgqrVKc
by Mark Osterman
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Some speedometer help please
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Some speedometer help please

Be very careful when you buy a swivel. Make sure it is tight with no slop and the right ratio! You can make very expensive purchases on ebay and car shows ... that are mistakes.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Barn find, or better?
Replies: 22
Views: 1612

Re: Barn find, or better?

I would be interested in the roadster seat springs and upholstery kit if it fits a 1923. Mosterman@eastman.org
by Mark Osterman
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 1704

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

No, I don’t mind at all if people touch my car if I’m there with it. And I frequently let people get inside for snapshots. In fact, I have let wedding photographer use the car every time I come upon them in the park near our house. As far as at the Museum and my sign. It works most of the time. But ...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dialing in LED headlights
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Dialing in LED headlights

I bought a pair of those spiffy LED headlight bulbs. They are very interesting. Yes, more light. Now I can see how out of alignment my lights were. Were there adjustable sockets with different lengths (depths) ? Can’t seem to move one to align with the other.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 1704

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

I drive my T to work nearly every day unless I have a lot to carry. The visitors to the Museum often think it’s George Eastman’s car. Strangely .. when they think it was his car .. they often think it’s ok to climb into it for pictures and even open the hood! So I put this sign near the pedals befor...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any metal workers out there
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Any metal workers out there

Hey Frank, Thanks for the sites that sell phosphor bronze .. but that material is way too thin for making the kind of contact I need for this application. I was hoping there might be someone here who has some scraps of what I would need for making these contacts.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: What’s this?

Thanks ... I was thinking that but couldn’t remember what they are called to do a search.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any metal workers out there
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Any metal workers out there

My mistake Ron. I misunderstood your message. I assumed you meant that the contacts were corroded on the Ford manufactured coil testers that used that type of contact. I said “early” Ford units because I thought they were largely superseded by other makers after awhile. You actually said “damaged.” ...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 5
Views: 517

What’s this?

This came in a box of NOS carburetor parts
by Mark Osterman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any metal workers out there
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Any metal workers out there

Hmm ... yeah, that’s what I thought. Maybe I’ll just use them. Easy to replace.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any metal workers out there
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Any metal workers out there

That’s what I thought and I have a box full of original contacts but Ron suggested I don’t use those. He said that the early testers made by Ford used them and that they corrode easily.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any metal workers out there
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Any metal workers out there

Yes, I looked there, but the smallest piece is 12”x12” for $50 plus shipping. I’m hoping to find someone who has the small scrap I need left over from their project.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any metal workers out there
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Any metal workers out there

So, I’ve been told I should make the coil contacts for my hand cranked coil tester from phosphor bronze rather than use the contacts found in the standard Ford coil box. Well finding a small strip of that stuff isn’t so easy. Is there anyone out there who can tell me where I can buy a strip about 5/...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 1704

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Yup .... that’s the same way I set my timers. Generally my engine gives me a free start in the morning. I crank through three cylinders with the choke on and switch off. Then turn on the key. Starts right up. I also wipe the inside of my vintage New Day Timer with a little worn piece of scotchbrite ...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 1704

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Here is the official vintage statement for which hand to use for cranking. Damn ... now I have to retrain myself.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 1704

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Sorry to hear of your injury. Ouch! I always crank right hand with thumb in. Set the crank at about 7:00 and pull up. Always fully retard the spark. Never any problem. The very few times in forty years of cranking happened when I left the spark where it was after driving. I got smarter over time and...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 4424

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Bought this unrestored hand crank coil tester in Buffalo a few weeks back. Removed the black overpainting to get down to the original blue hue. I removed all the magnets to clean the flywheel and recharge the magnets. Also had to take the Jewel ammeter apart and reset the main pivot shaft to get it ...