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by Mark Osterman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

Any pictures? Nothing lines up or clamps on the rim.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Spare Tire Carrier Question

In the past I have just turned the rim so that one of the lugs lined up with the lower “keeper” on the carrier. But now I actually have to use it the correct way to allow room for an accessory tail / stop light. So I can seem to figure out how the outer clamp is supposed to fit. I have two clamps. A...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Exhaust Deflector
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Exhaust Deflector

I was under my runabout this morning switching back from my side mount spare tire carrier to the stock back mounted variant. Boy it’s a dirty job anytime you work in the area where the exhaust leaves soot. I had one of the stainless steel exhaust deflectors from my previous T and installed it on the...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 736

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

I would urge you to keep it as designed. Sure play around with the three basic timers but run it with six volts. I drive my 23 runabout nearly every day and about 100 miles a week until the city lays down salt in December. There are times in the winter if we don’t have snow for a stretch when I driv...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Upholstery Tool Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Upholstery Tool Needed

I made one specifically for that if you are interested. $20 plus post.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Accessory side lights
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Accessory side lights

Just picked these up today. They could be used for truck lights or a speedster. Not a left / right set but the same identical lights. $30 a piece or $50 for both plus post.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Side spae tire Carrier
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: WTB Side spae tire Carrier

Sent you a PM
by Mark Osterman
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF dripping fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Stromberg OF dripping fuel

Mine leaked due to the upper surface of the float not being smooth. The butterfly weight regulator would get snagged at times.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1063

Re: How many of us ?

Well, I’m only 65, a relative youngster, but the first vehicle that I actually bought with my own money was a model TT farm truck with a heavy oak open stake back. I was 15 at the time. It had no hood or fenders and was being used to hold a large sign for a church along the side of the road. It said...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running on Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Running on Battery

I generally start and then run my car on magneto. In the past month or so I was showing people how it could both start and run on either, but I noticed it was not running well enough to drive on battery. I cleaned the plugs, the timer and adjusted the carburetor. Still it wouldn’t run smoothly on ba...
by Mark Osterman
Sun May 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spiffy Inspection Cover Oiler
Replies: 0
Views: 284

Spiffy Inspection Cover Oiler

The cover and lower fitting for $130 plus post. Email me at Markosterman@icloud.com
by Mark Osterman
Sat May 23, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Parts For Sale

SOLD .... thanks MTFCA
by Mark Osterman
Fri May 22, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Parts For Sale

Here are pictures showing the hole spacing. Email me if you want to purchase these (new email)

Markosterman@icloud.com
by Mark Osterman
Fri May 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts For Sale III
Replies: 0
Views: 334

Parts For Sale III

Aluminum accessory extra oil outfit. $130 plus post.
by Mark Osterman
Fri May 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts for Sale II
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Parts for Sale II

Nice aluminum uptake manifold. Spacing is correct for model T but can’t be used with the stock exhaust manifold. $125 plus post.
by Mark Osterman
Fri May 22, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Parts For Sale

A nice pair of vintage aluminum step plates with shoe scrapers. One mounting hole is slightly enlarged. $100 plus post in the US.
by Mark Osterman
Sun May 17, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 4561

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

Drove the T every day from beginning of April when I was on unpaid furlough to May when I was reinstated. Now I’m working at home ... and still driving it every day.
by Mark Osterman
Fri May 15, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drippy rear end
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: Drippy rear end

Pretty funny post title given that most of the people on this forum are old men in their “never years” ... as in “I never had to worry about that before”. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Sat May 02, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rock Maple spokes and fellows
Replies: 17
Views: 972

Re: Rock Maple spokes and fellows

I used to be a musical instrument maker ... now I make cameras. Over the years I’ve seen a lot of things made by people who thought a non traditional wood might be a great alternative but it turned out to be a disaster for the particular application. The most humorous was someone who used spalted wo...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 5541

Re: Speedsters

This was the one I made from vintage parts. Included is the no name updraft carburetor I rebuilt for this car. It was so much fun to drive. Sold it to afford the 1923 runabout I now have.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Classtique Upholstery FS
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Classtique Upholstery FS

Still have this upholstery for sale. Might be for a speedster or economical solution for a low cowl roadster.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carb question
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Carb question

The typical carburetor for a model T made in Ireland was the Zephyr (made in Leamington Spa, England) which looks very much like a straight through NH. So if you find one of those (or a straight through NH) and rebuild them combined with cleaning up your spark system and testing compression you shou...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Spring Perches
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Early Spring Perches

I have two .. but the same side. $30 each plus post
by Mark Osterman
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2346

Re: New guy here

Welcome to the world of model Ts. They are a lot if fun and a great distraction from the stresses of everyday life. I drive mine nearly every day. What part of Kansas City. I went to the Kansas City Art Institute and have pieces in the Nelson Gallery collection. Beautiful city.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your whole family
Replies: 26
Views: 1998

Re: Lets see your whole family

France as K.T. Oakley and me as Dr. Bumstead with the Lenape Liquid Show.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Out Of Hibernation
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Out Of Hibernation

Lookin good. Now let the wind dust it off some more!
by Mark Osterman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Updraft Intake question
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Updraft Intake question

No really ... am interested in what the application is for this so I can sell it.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Updraft Intake question
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Updraft Intake question

I originally bought this NOS manifold for my U&J carburetor and even had Stan drill it to fit. Turns out that while the intake hole line up ... there is no room for the exhaust manifold. Anyone know its application?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Classtique Upholstery FS
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Classtique Upholstery FS

I have a Classtique seat back upholstery assembly for a 23 runabout that I didn’t install correctly. When I took the car to an upholstery shop to fix what I screwed up they didn’t want to use it so I had to buy a second assembly. This has staple holes where I installed it and a small section cut out...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pitchmen and Old Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Pitchmen and Old Cars

Well ... that’s pretty much what I did for twenty years. I sold a lot of stuff.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pitchmen and Old Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Pitchmen and Old Cars

Back in the 1980s I stumbled on a small article in a 1930s copy of Billboard Magazine on a pitchman who built a podium on the back of his rumble seat coupe. I owned a 1933 Plymouth rumble-seat coupe at the time. So, I built my own version. The podium unfolded when the lid was opened and it had diffe...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Help in upstate NY
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Looking for Help in upstate NY

I just want the top to have a proper fit. I’ve seen lots of seats and top kits that are ok ... and some that were not so great installed by people doing it for the first time. Not their fault. I’m a pretty good craftsman but no matter how slow you go, if you don’t know the tricks (as you pointed out...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Help in upstate NY
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Looking for Help in upstate NY

I’m actually looking for physical on-site help, not a phone conversation or a bad video. When I did the seats the written instructions were so cryptic that unless you had done one of these before it was impossible to do a really good job. After doing the job based on guessing what needed to be done ...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Help in upstate NY
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Looking for Help in upstate NY

I am finally planning to install a top on my ‘23 runabout this summer. If possible I’d really like some help from someone who’s done this before. When I installed my seats everyone said it’s much easier the second time. An odd thing to say I think. I only have this one T and want it right the first ...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Show your Trouble Lights

Ok Dan. I stand corrected! 😀 That design is older than I imagined.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 2583

Re: Camping with a T

Robb, I’m so impressed with your camper. Wonderful.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Show your Trouble Lights

Like the reflector. Must have had another clamp. That is a more modern reflector light clamp still being made today.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Show your Trouble Lights

Found this at a car boot sale in Wiltshire, England a few years ago. Has a hand cranked 12 foot long retractable cord. The bulb is a vintage double contact headlight bulb.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 6620

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Living in New York State we are seeing it creep out into our county. People are dying. The big stores are usually out of paper but the very small stores at gas stations and little corner shops have toilet paper and paper towels. What I can’t understand is hoarding bottled water. We have decent tap w...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prop Nut Question
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Prop Nut Question

Well, Japanning is essentially a baked on asphalt and lampblack coating, the same as used to make tintype plates. No problem .. I make tintypes for my day job. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 6469

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

Unrestored plates on my 1923 Runabout. The rear plate view is with the Ford-O oil lamp and bracket. I have the spare in a running board mount. When I put the spare on the back with the regular Ford mount I put the light and plate on that spare bracket.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

Re: New Day Timer Brush

Well, here is an update. As I suspected the NOS brush I put in my New Day Timer was set at a slightly pitch than the new ones I recently got from Langs. It threw the advance off a little. When I replaced it with the new brush from Langs the advance lever was exactly where I had set it back when I fi...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prop Nut Question
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Prop Nut Question

I got this nice set of top prop nuts today. Am curious if these were significantly different for different years. Were they always painted black? These appear to be nickel plated under the paint.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 2509

Re: Radiator Caps

Like the one that is rounded over on the inside bottom. Would work much better with the rubber doughnut gasket.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 88
Views: 8964

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Rich, Here is one of the photographs that was based on the sketch. Most people probably don’t realize that some fine art photographers often do preliminary sketches for their photographs.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Front Tire Wear

I went through a pair of front tires in about four moths of driving because I left the tie rod as I received the car. Then it came to me that the toe in was screwed up. I adjusted it after I installed another set of front tires and it still wasn’t quite right so I adjusted it again using a different...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 88
Views: 8964

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Pardon ... these are pencil ... but sketches nevertheless. From an exhibit of my photography last year. These were preliminary sketches for photographs.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tired of sitting around
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: Tired of sitting around

LOL ... better learn to hunker down; we’re in the infancy of the virus here in the US. It’s a good time to sit down with a good novel or history book if you are retired. I still have to work on the weekdays even though I am not actually going into the Museum. I have a lab and studio in our home whic...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 2583

Re: Camping with a T

This was me back around 1980. I was traveling around to festivals performing medicine shows off the back of my 1919 model T. I had built a folding stage that extended out the back. At the end of the day I would remove two of the poles on the stage that held the painted back drop and use that with an...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 2583

Re: Camping with a T

Yeah ... depending on the time of year (temperature and rain) I could go with very little and be in my happy place. The idea is to enjoy a short trip and then relax at the destination for a few days. The tent is heavier than what I want or need.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 2583

Camping with a T

In the past year I’ve been collecting vintage information about camping trips with a model T. Sometime this summer I want to go out for a few days in my runabout and get away from it all. I bought an original pickup box for my car to allow me to carry what I need when I venture out with my wife, whi...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 1308

Re: Model T ammeters

Jim ... love that they are displayed in what looks like a muffin tin! 😀
by Mark Osterman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 1308

Re: Model T ammeters

So Dan, were there non-script ammeters installed in the factory as original equipment or are they always replacement units?
by Mark Osterman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My HCCT #2 - From Junk to Done
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: My HCCT #2 - From Junk to Done

Looks great. How did you add the missing area of the casting?
by Mark Osterman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled
Replies: 28
Views: 2906

Re: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled

Interestingly we now have 10 cases here in Rochester NY and two are in the hospital two blocks from our house. As of yesterday I am working at home, the Museum where I work is now closed to the public and the head of my department said I should stay home for the next two weeks. I have cancelled visi...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 1308

Model T ammeters

I’d be interested in seeing the variety of ammeter designs used in model T instrument clusters. Were they sequential in the changes of where the needle comes out, the screws attached and the Ford logo placed or were different manufacturers supplying them at the same time?
by Mark Osterman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled
Replies: 28
Views: 2906

Re: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled

I hear you guys. It’s really disappointing when your plans are pulled out from under you. I have a five day workshop schedule for this week and had people coming from all over the US and Europe. We cancelled last Wednesday. Took me a week to prep. Also had a workshop cancelled that I was going to te...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?

Interesting that it’s from a frame from a strip of 35 mm black and white film.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A cold drive
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: A cold drive

The inventor of the digital camera is actually a friend of mine. Come in our Museum from time to time. I remind him it’s a fad on a regular basis. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A cold drive
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: A cold drive

I’ve run the car once a week all winter even if it was only to have it get up to operating temperature in my driveway. The snow hasn’t been that frequent this year and there were lots of days between that were good for chilly rides.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A cold drive
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: A cold drive

Seems this was a good day to take this picture. George Eastman took his own life on this date in 1932. He was 77. He left the following note: “To my friends. My work is done, why wait”
by Mark Osterman
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A cold drive
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: A cold drive

Ha ... I’ll get it done this summer for sure, though I suspect it will spend more time down than up. I can’t imagine how I’ll be able to see stop lights here in the city with it up. At my height and these new seat cushions and springs I view traffic mostly from over the windshield.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A cold drive
Replies: 10
Views: 956

A cold drive

Drove to a car and coffee get together about 15 miles away this morning. Got there and no coffee or cars! LOL .. turned out that it was cancelled due to the Corona Virus. So on the chilly drive back home I drove by the old Kodak headquarters.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Original Ammeter FS
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Original Ammeter FS

Nice original ammeter. The surround is a little beat up and there is only one tab, but once it’s screwed into the instrument panel it would be secure. $40 plus post.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

Re: New Day Timer Brush

Yikes, that’s not very good. I drive my T around 100 miles a week. Guess I need the bronze type brush.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

Re: New Day Timer Brush

Thanks for that story. Very interesting. Yes, I think it’s too strong and although it works fine as far as running smoothly I’ll take it out of there. Last night I went through my electrical stuff and found a generator brush that I cut down to fit the old brush housing I have. Will try it out after ...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Screen Drool .. This is what I've been doing.
Replies: 21
Views: 2067

Re: Screen Drool .. This is what I've been doing.

Stan,

Thought you were slowing down with your rebuilding activities but it looks like you’ve actually stepped it up. Glad you are running on all cylinders.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

Re: New Day Timer Brush

A little iPhone glitch at the end there ...meant to say the little piece that sticks out to the right is different than most.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

Re: New Day Timer Brush

LOL ... sure guys, I know how to reset the timer. And it works great so I may do that and keep the ones I ordered as spares. Only thing is that this one has a pretty string spring and might wear out the timer faster. Just thought something like that brush would be pretty standard. Here is the vintag...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

Re: New Day Timer Brush

I didn’t think it was in a different place. I assumed the pin hole was the same but that the other side that holds the spring loaded brush is slightly different.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

New Day Timer Brush

My brush for the New Day Timer finally died. I went through my box of timer parts and found a vintage NOS brush. It had a stronger spring and I had to file away some metal so the the keeper pin would go all the way in. After I wiped out some grime and gave the timer a little sandpaper cleaning I but...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Auto Club Badge
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Brass Auto Club Badge

Picked up this Antique Auto Club badge today in an antique shop. I assume they made these for many years. Anyone have an idea of what vintage? It’s a very heavy brass casting.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Early Photoshop?
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Re: Period Picture- Early Photoshop?

Sure, they could shoot that on a sunny day with a focal plane shutter and a fast lens. But .... it’s combination printing. That stuff is as old as the invention of photography. Just like introducing clouds in photographs when there were none on the original negative.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Running board mount for spare FS
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Running board mount for spare FS

Needs some love but an nice piece. I have one just like it on my ‘23 runabout. $85 plus post
by Mark Osterman
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire needed 1923 Depot Hack
Replies: 19
Views: 1150

Re: Spare tire needed 1923 Depot Hack

I have a running board spare tire carrier for 30 x 3 1/2 if you’re interested. Looks like this one. Mosterman@eastman.org
by Mark Osterman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-23 front fender FS
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: 1917-23 front fender FS

As the Irish say .. “I’ve seen worse”
by Mark Osterman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-23 front fender FS
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: 1917-23 front fender FS

Some pictures. The repair was braised but never ground down. Some filling with lead or bondo and sanding / grinding would make a difference. There is some general pitting on the upper side that would fill easily. Still a solid fender.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 30 x 3 1/2 clincher ID
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: 30 x 3 1/2 clincher ID

Right Scott. I carried that thing like a Robert Service’s Sam Magee. I think it might be for a Chevrolet.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 30 x 3 1/2 clincher ID
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: 30 x 3 1/2 clincher ID

Whoops ... I meant the lugs are marked M M not M H
by Mark Osterman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 30 x 3 1/2 clincher ID
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: 30 x 3 1/2 clincher ID

Whoops ... I meant the lugs are marked M M not M H
by Mark Osterman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 30 x 3 1/2 clincher ID
Replies: 7
Views: 797

30 x 3 1/2 clincher ID

I bought this 30 x 3 1/2 clincher rim at Hershey a few years ago. It’s in perfect condition, no worn lugs or sharp edges, but it didn’t fit my wheels. Frustrating as Hell. The lugs are marked M H. Any ideas?
by Mark Osterman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-23 front fender FS
Replies: 3
Views: 500

1917-23 front fender FS

This is a solid front right fender with braised reinforcement around the area where it connects to the running board. Not so pretty there so could use some cosmetic work with putty if you want it to look good glossy. It was pitted from years of wet stuff sitting in that area. Email for pictures. $17...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 8527

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

Located a decent front fender, knocked out a couple of dents and installed it in 20 degree weather. A warm spell.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To coat or not to coat?
Replies: 19
Views: 1899

Re: To coat or not to coat?

I clean with a couple pounds of bbs and detergent. Then flush out well with water followed with an alcohol rinse. Then fill with gas and always have at least 1/3 full to keep the gas sloshing around as you drive.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U & J ready to go -- what takes the time!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: U & J ready to go -- what takes the time!!

Very fancy mounting bolts. Was that a U&J design or your own custom design?
by Mark Osterman
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 2431

Re: bicycle speedometer

I do like the idea of an electric speedo on the T as an option. Once I attached my phone to the windshield and used an app. It worked fine. But for the past several years I’ve been using the original set up with the Stewart 160 head and the chain drive. It’s great when it works ... which is most of ...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30 x 3 1/2 rim wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 763

30 x 3 1/2 rim wanted

Anyone have a good 30 x 3 1/2 rim for sale?
by Mark Osterman
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tar & beans
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Re: Tar & beans

I plugged both holes with dish detergent solution and a few pounds of bbs. Then rolled it around on the lawn. Flushed it out and removed the bbs followed by an alcohol wash and evaporation dry. Beautiful on the inside. I make sure there is always at least half full with non ethanol gas.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 4244

Re: Join or Renew

Thanks for the reminder !
by Mark Osterman
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Rust From A Gas Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Removing Rust From A Gas Tank

I plugged the bottom of my original tank and then poured in about 5 lbs of bbs. Then poured in hot water and detergent. I capped the tank and rolled it around for about 45 mins. Then I emptied the tank and rinsed with several changes of water followed by a gallon of 95% grain alcohol and allowed to ...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 2975

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

Is pushing quickly and firmly the same as stomping? This is how I’ve applied pressure on bands since 1979. Have yet to have catastrophic failure. But there’s still time. I’ve used Kevlar for the past seven years. But am thinking of making some cork lined bands for installation this summer.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday Original Smith !
Replies: 17
Views: 1441

Re: Happy Birthday Original Smith !

Happy Birthday Larry. Hope you have a great day for driving !
by Mark Osterman
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight plain glass lens thickness?
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Headlight plain glass lens thickness?

Need a glass circle cutter?
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's Old Car Parts
Replies: 17
Views: 2742

Re: Lang's Old Car Parts

If you want real fun go to Lang’s store. They have a large room of just NOS parts and a basement full of used parts. Like going to Hershey but condensed without all the non model T dealers.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just go to your local Ford dealer
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Just go to your local Ford dealer

In my quest to find a decent front fender I finally located one in North Carolina thanks to a T owner who saw my posts on Facebook. We looked into UPS for shipping but it was $260. Also looked at Greyhound Bus which was much better at $80 but dropped it off in Buffalo an hour away. The shipper then ...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator prices
Replies: 15
Views: 1637

Re: Radiator prices

I bought a new Berg low radiator for my ‘23 runabout in 2017. Unfortunately it didn’t fit the original radiator shell correctly around the filler neck. So, I sent it back. When it arrived again it was spot on .. but got damaged in shipping separating where the inlet casting is riveted. Bergs paid fo...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First drive is in a T
Replies: 13
Views: 1541

Re: First drive is in a T

And in the snow too !
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: MOTO METER face plates found
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: MOTO METER face plates found

I’d like one black one. I sent a message.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need help in North Carolina
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Need help in North Carolina

Finally found a fender, but it’s in North Carolina. Can anyone help me by taking this front fender from Stedman to Asheville. I found a person to take it from Asheville to Buffalo ... an hour from me here in Rochester.