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by Mark Osterman
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: U & J Carburetor with Manifold for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: U & J Carburetor with Manifold for sale

There’s always next Christmas! 😀
by Mark Osterman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

Looks like the side light brackets are there. Just no lights.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

Hey Larry, wish we could. We shoot today then are meeting another business contact over dinner and then fly back to the land of cold tomorrow morning.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

True, thought none of the buildings in that
picture exist today. Replaced by the Orpheum .. United Artists theaters and more modern apartments. We are at the Magic Theater in Hollywood tonight.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 25
Views: 731

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

Are these spring loaded balls an indexing system to hold the needle in place during adjustment?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

We are at the Hoxton Hotel on Broadway. The garage is around 1030 on the same side of the street. There is a 1930s Packard parked in that garage. Can’t talk to much about the Discovery project. It a pilot program on historic photographic forensics and France and I are the historic process specialists.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

Yes, I’m the short one. How often can I say that?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Model T in Los Angeles

My wife and I are in Los Angeles to film an episode for the Discovery Channel tomorrow. Came upon this mural in a parking garage a block from our hotel.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 1920s front fender
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Want to buy 1920s front fender

Need a good solid, dent & tear free passenger side front fender for a low hood car ... so without the lip on the front for the apron. Please email me at mosterman@eastman.org
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting clutch on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Interesting clutch on ebay

I once drove a 1933 Plymouth PC as regular transportation. It had a straight 6 with hydraulic brakes and a free wheeling transmission. There was a knob on the dash you pulled to get it into free wheeling and pushed for normal.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T road trip in 1924
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Model T road trip in 1924

These guys were in their late teens or early twenties ... so they were in their fearless years.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1850s Micro-photographs
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: 1850s Micro-photographs

The size of this image is actually 2 mm x 2 1/2 mm. Pretty small. And it one of the largest ones we make.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Smith for President plate
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Smith for President plate

Now’s the time to put your candidate on your model T. Here it is for the primary of 1924 or the election of 1928! All years model T are eligible since people drove them for years.

It’s not perfect but original paint. $ 125 including post in the US.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T road trip in 1924
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Model T road trip in 1924

Ira’s notes on the back of the prints.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T road trip in 1924
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Model T road trip in 1924

Several years ago I was given the negatives and prints of these images that were taken by Ira Current when he and a friend took a road trip in 1924. Current was a photo emulsion engineer for the Ansco company .. later GAF. No matter how I tried to add them the order changed, but the one of him and h...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: sold Electric cowl lights
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Electric cowl lights

Would buy them in a second if they fit the standard side light fitting like this.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Someone must have a good fender
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Someone must have a good fender

Still looking if anyone has one to spare.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Tail Light ID

I posted these pictures of the same type a week ago.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1199

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

When you install a lining that is cut in half, do you rivet the two ends first and then push the bulge down in the center to make them tight against the band as you would with traditional band lining?
by Mark Osterman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1199

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

Would there be less chance for chattering by doing this?
by Mark Osterman
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

Thanks Tim!
by Mark Osterman
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1850s Micro-photographs
Replies: 4
Views: 318

1850s Micro-photographs

Maybe someone on this list interested in these. I’m prepping for a workshop in making micro-photographs next week. These were popular from 1851-1890s. They are made by using a microscope as a camera to hold a microscope slide sensitized with silver iodized collodion.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Someone must have a good fender
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Someone must have a good fender

Ed .... I really appreciate that ... yes. Please send me some pictures if you can. Mosterman@eastman.org

This is what it looks like. Passengers side.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pads around spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Pads around spark plugs

Methinks they just hide the water that slips past them.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

Ok guys. So, it appears that I’m missing one of these. Anyone have one to spare that is as crappy as mine? 😀
by Mark Osterman
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Someone must have a good fender
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Someone must have a good fender

Still looking for a good used front passenger side fender for a ‘23 car. Not looking for show quality, just solid, no tears or pitting with a little original paint to match the rest of my car. Can pay $400 plus post to Rochester, NY
by Mark Osterman
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

Dave,

Is Butlers Music still in Ottawa Ks? Back when I went to school at the Kansas City Art Institute I worked for Butler doing engraved mother of pearl inlay work on musical instruments.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Authentic Top Trim Pieces

Am thinking about rebuilding the top on my ‘23 runabout. I have these pieces that were used to finish the ends of hidem welt. The top one was near the arm rest. Thinking one in the middle is model A rather than T. The bottom one was on the top trim.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2095

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

What a wonderful find. How did it survive well meaning restoration all these years?
by Mark Osterman
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Electric Tail Light Question
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Electric Tail Light Question

Hey Marv,

I'm pretty sure mine is made before 26-27 as it has the typical earlier cup shape. I’ve just never seen one with the script on the stamping and the lens.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"

How about taking a picture straight on.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

Welcome to T ownership. I also suggest draining a little petrol from both the sediment bulb and the carburetor but place a sheet of white paper in the bottom of the pan into which you drain these. It will make it easier to see if there is debris.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Electric Tail Light Question
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Electric Tail Light Question

I actually make real celluloid (nitrocellulose) as part of my day job, so will make a piece then. Here is the red lens for the light.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Electric Tail Light Question
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Electric Tail Light Question

I have this Ford / Brown electric tail light. What years were these used. I don’t have the curved clear lens. Was it a flexible celluloid?
by Mark Osterman
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '15-16 Runabout Body
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: '15-16 Runabout Body

I check them every time I go on the forum.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Auto Wash Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Auto Wash Bowl

Wish we had one of these to wash off road salt in the winter and tighten loose spokes in the summer. Sorry for the low resolution file. Maybe someone has a better version to share.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bucket seat covering
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Bucket seat covering

That was my post. I didn’t want the cookie cutter seats currently available so found this seat assembly at Hershey. From ... who knows .. a 1905 something or other. I found a leather sofa on the curb on trash day and took a knife and field stripped it of all the useful leather I could. Figuring out ...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FRONT FENDER NEEDED
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: FRONT FENDER NEEDED

Still looking
by Mark Osterman
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Marietta Swap Meet
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Marietta Swap Meet

It would be a pretty long drive for me at a time of the year when there could be a snow storm.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front Fender needed
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Front Fender needed

Need a good solid front passengers side
fender for my ‘23.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Marietta Swap Meet
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Marietta Swap Meet

Are T parts common there?
by Mark Osterman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FRONT FENDER NEEDED
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: FRONT FENDER NEEDED

Looks like this
by Mark Osterman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FRONT FENDER NEEDED
Replies: 4
Views: 341

FRONT FENDER NEEDED

I need a good solid passenger side front fender for a 1923 car. This is the type with no lip on the front.

Mosterman@eastman.org
by Mark Osterman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3316

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Funny, when I posted on my personal face book page that I installed LED light bulbs in my 23 T runabout I got all sorts of pushback that I ruined the authenticity of my car. I returned that it also had new tires and I had to replace the plate glass with safety glass on the windshield. 😀 Still most o...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wrestling with Upholstery
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Wrestling with Upholstery

This is how far I got today. Yes, it’s difficult now that it’s colder out. I discovered that even though I carefully centered the upholstery onto the top and bottom tacking strips, the seams are not symmetrical on the ends where they come to the curve. Got the passenger side to work but there is too...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need front passenger side fender for 1923 runabout
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Need front passenger side fender for 1923 runabout

Anyone have a very good front fender they are willing to sell? Mine is too weak to last much much longer.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wrestling with Upholstery
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Wrestling with Upholstery

Made some headway with the seat upholstery today. Had a few things to fix once I got in there. Installed the new back springs, covered them with canvas and cotton wadding and started to tack the cover material along the bottom tack strip. Seems impossible to get my pneumatic tacking gun in there. Gu...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember

Eric, I never noticed it until the other day when the light “raked” across it just right.

John, Some have though maybe a badge as in an auto club.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: "Ford" script on front frame crossmember

You mean like this? Now what’s the hole on the right side for?
by Mark Osterman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Done the Seat Cushion

I’ve been working with Mike to establish a more effective set of instructions. Here is a sketch I made of how the original seat back upholstery was installed in my era T.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.

So glad you and your family are safe!
by Mark Osterman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cheap air filter
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Cheap air filter

I’m curious if these filters impart a slight choking effect on the carburetors. No matter how free flowing the air is, it’s not the same as no filter. Anyone do a test to inspect the plugs with and without the filter? Or is the needle adjustment changed a little to compensate for a slightly richer m...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1980

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

I can’t imagine driving a model T with anything in my lap.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Done the Seat Cushion

There is no real interpretation of the installation. The cut and cord sewn edges of the cover determine the fit. The only thing that is not very trim is the excess canvas on the inside that is just pushed into the spring area where in the originals the burlap was trimmed much closer to the edges of ...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Done the Seat Cushion

I did the hog rings and canvas spring cover because that is how Mike at Classtique suggests installing their upholstery. The edges of the canvas are covered with cotton batting and then the cover assembly. So ... did the best I could with the most recommended supplier on this forum. Yes, it doesn’t ...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1916 Roadster moves forward when starting.
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: 1916 Roadster moves forward when starting.

How cold is it when you are starting and what weight oil is in your crankcase?
by Mark Osterman
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Discovery Today
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Interesting Discovery Today

Funny, I posted this here on the Forum and on the Model T Facebook group. Got nothing here ... but many comments on the FB group about why this blue cloth might be in the seat springs. One concept was that a rodent brought it there.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need a front 1923 passenger side fender
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Need a front 1923 passenger side fender

The passenger side front fender for the runabout is to fragile on the running board end to fix. I really need a very good (not dented or pitted) but not show quality replacement. Anyone out there that can help?

Please email me at mosterman@eastman.org
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Discovery Today
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Interesting Discovery Today

I removed the upholstery from the ‘23 runabout this evening. Throughout the removal I documented everything that would help me in the re-upholstering. Interestingly I found this blue cloth tied in a place that could only be reached during the original assembly of the car. The other thing I noticed w...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Done the Seat Cushion

I assume this is the reason why Classtique suggests using hog ring affixed canvas as the barrier between the cotton and springs. This is my original seat and you can see where the burlap worked its way through the coils. The stretched canvas would prevent this from happening over time.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Done the Seat Cushion

Thanks Doug, Yes the canvas (what Mike called “canvas burlap” for some reason) is there to prevent the cotton batting from falling apart and through the springs. The canvas is more effective than burlap. That canvas and the hog rings come with the kit. The stretched and secured canvas is then covere...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Done the Seat Cushion

The next step is the back and sides of the seat. I’ll be reaching out for help on that too. The people at Classtique are really great, but their installation instructions and videos really need to be revamped. I teach workshops in complex techniques of making photosensitive materials for photography...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Done the Seat Cushion

Finally got the seat cushion springs covered with the Classtique upholstery. i think it would have been easier with a second pair of hands. As it was it was a little like changing bands. I found that I had to loosen the 2x4s and reposition the cushion a few times in order to get the crimping tool in...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford stamping on front cross member
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Ford stamping on front cross member

Funny, of all the model T’s I’ve seen over the years I don’t recall seeing that stamping. I guess they are mostly as faint as the one on my car and not like that one Steve posted.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford stamping on front cross member
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Ford stamping on front cross member

What the heck is happening there? Was the frame cut to lower it for a speedster? So that was stamped in the center.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford stamping on front cross member
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Ford stamping on front cross member

Funny, I never saw this on the front crossmember of my ‘23 runabout until yesterday when the light happened to rake across it in a parking lot. Any ideas of when this stamping was common on frames.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What tool is used for installing seat cushions
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: What tool is used for installing seat cushions

LOL .. ok so I welded up some channel locks to make the same tool used by Mike at Classtique. I made the 2x4 clamps and found a table to compress the springs. Before I drill the holes in the table I tried to find where I can put those 2x4s and still get those cannel locks in to do the crimping. Does...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else

I’ve used one for installing band linings for years.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What tool is used for installing seat cushions
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: What tool is used for installing seat cushions

Hey Wayne, Thanks for this in depth description. I am using a Classtique seat upholstery kit sewn for new springs fitted with the channel system. I heard from Mike and he sent me a picture of the off set channel lock type pliers he uses that have a small flat bar welded to the moving jaw, so looks l...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What tool is used for installing seat cushions
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: What tool is used for installing seat cushions

Thanks Don. So you tap in the channel with the hammer to close the channel? Do you have to bak it with something for that? Could you please post a picture of your installation.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What tool is used for installing seat cushions
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: What tool is used for installing seat cushions

No, the original type installation is not with hog rings it is with a metal channel around the base of the seat frame. The upholstery is pushed into the groove and then the surrounding channel is crimped. I did look at the sheet metal seam tool at Harbor Freight but it seems to wide to fit. So peopl...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What tool is used for installing seat cushions
Replies: 14
Views: 750

What tool is used for installing seat cushions

Have watched the video by Classtique several times and can’t make out the tool they are using to crimp the channel for securing the seat cushion upholstery. Anyone have a picture? Is it just vise grips?
by Mark Osterman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: Rear Windows

Does Classtique use the correct size and spacing for their 1923 tops. Will be buying one this Spring ...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you have a photo in the gallery?
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Do you have a photo in the gallery?

Used to be nice in the old forum format to have a decent size image of our cars in the personal information section. On the other hand it’s so much easier to post pictures in our posts now.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2141

Re: How cold do you drive?

I drive my runabout all year round. I don’t mind the cold but I hate the salt. A model T is not so good in snow or ice without chains. So I only drive it before we have snow in the beginning of the winter season or on occasion after snow has melted and rain has washed the streets enough that the sal...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: FS 1923 stretch
Replies: 10
Views: 1419

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: 251

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: 251

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: 390

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: 390

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: 486

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: 486

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: 624

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: 673

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: 78
Views: 6859

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: 378

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: 78
Views: 6859

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: 78
Views: 6859

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: 78
Views: 6859

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: 893

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: 893

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: 471

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: 365

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: 365

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: 921

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: 1212

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: 1212

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: 1212

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: 437

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: 774

Re: Introduction and question

Hopefully you’ll be driving it at 40 mph in not too much time. Welcome !