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by old_charley
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Detachable low speed band ear
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Detachable low speed band ear

I've been able to get bands out that were in backwards. They may get tweeked a bit but it's easy enough to form them back to round.
by old_charley
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T parts question
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Early T parts question

Larry, I wasn't suggesting that they be hammered flat (and I'd object to buggering up something original!). And you're right, it would throw off the spacing for the holes. Going by pictures of Gary Hoonsbeen's original '11 and two other '11s pictured in Bruce's book, these are correct for 1911. Or a...
by old_charley
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T parts question
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Early T parts question

Bill, I have these that I believe came off of a 1911 T. They appear to be originals but I can't say for sure. The small hump in the middle is to clear the dash moulding. You're welcome to them for $20 if you'd like them. Bryan Ostergren. (818) 321-5360 or planetaryman@msn.com 20200713_064836.jpg 202...
by old_charley
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 1321

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

I found this postcard years ago. It certainly looks as though it could be the fourth of July.
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by old_charley
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire wheel recommendation: paint or powdercoat?
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Wire wheel recommendation: paint or powdercoat?

A couple more thoughts. Powder coating a wire wheel might make it difficult to turn a spoke nipple to true up a wheel in the future if the coating is too thick. Also, a friend had his Buffalos powder coated and found the coating to be slippery enough that the clincher tires slipped on the rim. He ha...
by old_charley
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Thanks

And Walt Rosenthal is smiling down upon Tim.
by old_charley
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bird chirping when I give her the gas
Replies: 22
Views: 764

Re: Bird chirping when I give her the gas

I have to agree with Adam. I had the same chirping problem. Head gasket leak at the rear cornier of #4 due to corrosion on the block around the little water hole. Changed head gaskets multiple times and tried to "repair" the corrosion with JB Weld. Worked only temporarily. Finally had to tear the en...
by old_charley
Sat May 30, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Puff, Loud Puff, Very Loud Puffing Exhaust
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Re: Puff, Loud Puff, Very Loud Puffing Exhaust

Perhaps I missed someone's response, but what about a blown exhaust gasket between the manifold and block? Not what I would call a puffing sound, but, maybe? Where exactly is the noise coming from?
by old_charley
Tue May 12, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Late rear shackles needed
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Late rear shackles needed

Hi Bill, I have a set for you. I'll send you an email with a couple of pictures
by old_charley
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo - Roadster pick up
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Old photo - Roadster pick up

Quite a mixture. The windshield hinges are offset, so '17-'22 windshield. Check out the way that the hood fits. It looks to me as though it could be home made. It rides high on the cowl and I can't make out a hinge on it. Plus, the radiator looks as though it might be pushed back a bit at the top. A...
by old_charley
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS New repro figure 8 rear shackle set
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: FS New repro figure 8 rear shackle set

Sold to Chris in CA. Thanks Chris and MTFCA
by old_charley
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS New repro figure 8 rear shackle set
Replies: 1
Views: 331

FS New repro figure 8 rear shackle set

Complete rear figure 8 shackle set. Reproduction from Chaffin's Garage. includes bushings and oilers. I bought them to use on my '14 but found a pair of good originals before I installed these. I'm asking $60.00. Call me at (818) 321-5360 or email to planetaryman@msn.com Thanks. Bryan WIN_20200425_1...
by old_charley
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire mounting lube working too well?
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: tire mounting lube working too well?

I've found that a liberal dusting of corn starch works well. On the plus side, you can lick your fingers clean.
by old_charley
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Listening to the World Series 1926
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Old Photo-Listening to the World Series 1926

Mark, I know what you mean. I was listening to the Red Sox game at the same time!
by old_charley
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What was I thinking?
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: What was I thinking?

Obsessive compulsive disorder. This hobby is full of us!
by old_charley
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 3118

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

Darel, I just have to say, Your picture and your story are terrific. To have caught the bug at such a young age and kept your T for all these years... I love it. Glad you're still with us. Stick around for a bit longer, O.K.?
by old_charley
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 3118

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

First picture is me in 1975. '22 touring. I paid $2,500 for it. I don't have that one anymore. The second picture is my of my dad, Ben Ostergren (that's him at the crank), and his first. It was taken in 1936 when he was 16 years old. He told me that he traded a set of horns for it. He had a lot of f...
by old_charley
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT cab on a tractor
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: TT cab on a tractor

Whether or not Tim likes it, I sure do! Thank you, Stan, for posting the picture.
by old_charley
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Van Dorn 2-speed axle for Ford TT
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Van Dorn 2-speed axle for Ford TT

Yeah, Henry, that's one helluva claim. I hauled one yard of crushed rock in my TT dump truck once and that needed low pedal, low Ruckstell, and Warford underdrive to get rolling!
by old_charley
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Van Dorn 2-speed axle for Ford TT
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Van Dorn 2-speed axle for Ford TT

While looking through my Ford Owner and dealer magazines for more Gould ads I found these for the Van Dorn two speed axle for The Model TTs. This one is interesting in that their 2-speed unit fits inside the factory rear axle housings. This is another one that I've never heard of before and never se...
by old_charley
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gould 2-speed rear axle for Fords
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Gould 2-speed rear axle for Fords

While perusing my Ford Dealer and Owner magazines I came across ads for the Gould double reduction axle for Model Ts and Model TTs. The earliest ad is in the May 1925 issue and the last is in the January 1926 issue. Interestingly there are no ads in the June through September issues or the December ...
by old_charley
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- The Whole Fam Damily!
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Period Picture- The Whole Fam Damily!

Interesting car with gas headlamps, but also '14 style cowl lamps. Then there are what certainly appear to be '17 and later Ford fenders.
by old_charley
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 headlight issue
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: 1916 headlight issue

My '22 was originally a no starter/generator car. I ran with the mag lights for years until I decided to install a generator for the better lights. I also had a problem burning out bulbs occasionally as my magneto was putting out close to 30 volts. It's a nuisance when wired in series. One bulb goes...
by old_charley
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 1851

Re: Turn signals

For my turn signals I wanted something that looked reasonably period correct. I found my rear lights on Ebay and the fronts at a swap meet. For the fronts I mounted them under the headlights and used the plates from shackles as brackets. For the rears I bent some bar stock and clamped it to the spar...
by old_charley
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1120

Re: Wood Wheels

Larry, I'm glad you weren't hurt. Did your wheel collapse and cause the accident or did the accident destroy the wheel? If the latter, for what my opinion is worth, have your original hub and rim re-wooded. Stay true to your name and keep things as original as possible. "Mostly Original Smith" just ...
by old_charley
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - "Daddy at the Saloon"
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Old Photo - "Daddy at the Saloon"

I'll call the car a '14 due to the bowed windshield support rods. Maybe the owner decided to update the look and put later fenders on.
by old_charley
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - "Daddy at the Saloon"
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Old Photo - "Daddy at the Saloon"

Interesting thought about the rear fenders, Rich. The photo isn't clear enough for me to be able to tell if the fenders are flat across or crowned. Given that the '15 sedans and couplelets were built while the tourings and roadsters were still of the '14 style, I would think it possible that a '14 b...
by old_charley
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are front cross members all the same?
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Are front cross members all the same?

Dennis, The front cross member on the '26 and '27 Ts are different from the '25 and earlier frames. They are made to accommodate the '26-'27 front fender irons. I don't have a picture to show you. But, if you take a close look at the one on your '27 and compare with an earlier one you'll see the obv...
by old_charley
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Depression Fender Patch
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Re: Depression Fender Patch

Thanks for the picture. I love to see these homemade repairs that kept Ts on the road. Here's a photo of the patch on my '14, "Otis", that I bought from John Mays three years ago.
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by old_charley
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 5959

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

A few years ago I worked on a friends newly acquired '13 chassis that he purchased with a "rebuilt" engine and transmission. The engine was so tight that standing on the crank would barely turn the engine over. I found the problem to be that the genius that replaced the pedal cams on the aluminum ho...
by old_charley
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Epic Vintage Ford Cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1773

Re: Epic Vintage Ford Cover

Richard,
Absolutely beautiful. I marvel at your artistic talents. Thanks for a great VF cover.
by old_charley
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need 1926 Trans band fabric
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Need 1926 Trans band fabric

Robert, I sent you an email.
Bryan
by old_charley
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 2993

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

Steve, Given your description, you're most likely correct that the low drum developed a crack across the face and that's what chewed up the band lining. Given the heat discoloration, please do consider the likelihood that a dragging band and the resulting heat is what caused the drum to crack in the...
by old_charley
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 2993

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

Steve, Sorry to see of your disaster. That definitely looks to me like heat caused the discoloration around your drum and that also looks like Kevlar lining material. I think the Kevlar is the real source of your problem. Perhaps your low pedal technique as well but it doesn't sound like it from you...
by old_charley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves

Larry and Gary,
If you click on Scott's name in his post it will take you to his profile. Where it says "contact scott_conger" click on send email.
by old_charley
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - ORIGINAL FIQURE 8 REAR SPRING SHACKLES WITH ORGINAL BRASS OILERS
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: FOR SALE - ORIGINAL FIQURE 8 REAR SPRING SHACKLES WITH ORGINAL BRASS OILERS

Hello Jay,
I'd like the shackles. Sent you an email. Thanks.
Bryan Ostergren
by old_charley
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Super is ready
Replies: 17
Views: 1898

Re: Super is ready

Looks to be the clutch disc drum from the turbo 400 clutch disc setup in Lang's catalog
by old_charley
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Year Radiator Shell
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: What Year Radiator Shell

O.K. Don't know what happened to the second picture. Let's try again.
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by old_charley
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Year Radiator Shell
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: What Year Radiator Shell

Here are a couple of pics of the shell on my unrestored '22 touring, built July 26th. I'm the third owner and have no reason to think that this isn't the original shell to the car. It has the round holes for the lacing. One pic shows what I am guessing is what you are referring to as a skirt. This i...
by old_charley
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 4106

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

I can't remember when I first got acquainted with Humble Howard but certainly remember him when I was a kid from the old Long Beach Hill Climb. I hadn't seen Howard in several years but always enjoyed visiting with him. Great guy. Always happy, always smiling. In 1998 I found a magazine ad from 1916...
by old_charley
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" will not continue to run.
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Re: "T" will not continue to run.

How long does your T run before stopping? If only for a few seconds, it could simply be that your carb fuel mixture has become set too lean. Try readjusting the fuel mixture a bit richer.
by old_charley
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.
Replies: 16
Views: 1939

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

Jeff, Glad to see you have the T out and about even with the fire troubles. In over 40 years of knowing George and the T, I'd never seen it with the top down until this morning!
by old_charley
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1835

Re: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?

I've done the #4 rod on a 3 dip pan a number of times. I find that cutting a piece of stiff cardboard about 7" wide, slid back to the flywheel and then trimmed to the opening works great. It has caught a nut or shim or two several times. I always remove the wishbone as well. It only takes a couple o...
by old_charley
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices
Replies: 10
Views: 1088

Re: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices

I have maybe 20,000 miles on one of Chaffin's bearings with no trouble whatsoever
by old_charley
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need name and ph number
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Need name and ph number

Give BJ Miller a call at Ron's Machine Shop. They're located in Shandon, Ohio. (513) 738-7353. Their work is first rate.
by old_charley
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Over heating
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Over heating

A friend of mine bought a new radiator for his '26, installed it and it overheated almost immediately. Turned out there was a plug in the water outlet that he failed to notice. It had quite the detrimental effect on coolant circulation!
by old_charley
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Coughing in High Gear
Replies: 17
Views: 1766

Re: Model T Coughing in High Gear

I would have to agree with Norman. I had the same issue a few years ago. I tried all the fuel related issues and none of them solved the problem. At a friends suggestion I swapped out my spark plugs. Problem solved. One plug was misfiring under load. Very frustrating problem with a simple solution.
by old_charley
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 23
Views: 2305

Re: Cleaning

Cleaning??? I take pride in how much grease and road grime I can collect before it falls off from its own weight!
by old_charley
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you think he does it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: How do you think he does it?

As I recall from meeting him in 2001, Bill had three dogs over the years. All named Buddy, I believe. He would sit in the T at just enough of an angle to reach the pedals while Buddy was "driving" and hold the bottom of the steering wheel with his left hand. He had Buddy trained to turn and look bac...
by old_charley
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Front Cam Bearing
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: WTB Front Cam Bearing

John, Thank you but the PM didn't come through.
by old_charley
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Front Cam Bearing
Replies: 4
Views: 609

WTB Front Cam Bearing

I am in need of a good useable late, short, '24-'27 front camshaft bearing. New ones are not available from the parts vendors. Any help will be greatly appreciated. You can PM or contact me at 818 321-5360 or planetaryman@msn.com
Thank you in advance.
Bryan Ostergren
by old_charley
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Wiring Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1166

Re: Headlight Wiring Question

If you're checking the voltage at the contacts on the socket plug, try taking the plug off and take voltage readings on the bare wires. If it reads 6 volts and 0 volts I'd say you have a short in the plug. Easy to replace. If you still have the same readings try disconnecting the wires at the termin...
by old_charley
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's happening here? Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1441

Re: What's happening here? Help!

The clutch release arm has been bent inward at some point in time. I've run across this several times. Simply put some heat to the arm and bend it outward until the bolt lines up properly.
by old_charley
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Small Drum Ruckstell Housing
Replies: 3
Views: 704

WTB Small Drum Ruckstell Housing

I am in need of a decent small drum Ruckstell housing. I have the guts but if need be I am willing to buy a partial or complete Ruckstell as well. I can be reached at (818) 321-5360 or planetaryman@msn.com Thanks in advance.
Bryan Ostergren
by old_charley
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Posing In A Model T Torpedo
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Posing In A Model T Torpedo

Hap, I dug out the old Vintage Ford and found you are correct. It's a different car. There are too many differences. Certainly the car would not have been converted back to gas headlamps. It's still interesting to me. Two blacked out '12 Torpedos.
by old_charley
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Posing In A Model T Torpedo
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Posing In A Model T Torpedo

Very interesting picture Jay. It's interesting that almost all of the brass has apparently been painted black. A number of years ago, sometime during the '80s the Vintage Ford published an article on an unrestored '12 Torpedo that was found on which all of the brass had been painted black. It had be...
by old_charley
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 4196

Garage Space

What does this suggest?
A: Too many cars
B: Not enough garage space.
I'm voting for B
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by old_charley
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My and Your TT trucks
Replies: 51
Views: 5607

Re: My and Your TT trucks

Hi Tom. Yes, I have brakes on the TT. I'm running the repro Rocky Mountain brakes that Bud Williams used to sell. They work quite well (going forward) for such a heavy vehicle. I have them adjusted so that the stock parking brake will grab first if I yank the handle.
by old_charley
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My and Your TT trucks
Replies: 51
Views: 5607

Re: My and Your TT trucks

Here are a couple of pics of my TT dump truck. Ruckstell with 5:1 gears and a Warford. I've had it for about 26 years now. It's a good runner. I can run along on flat ground at 40 m.p.h. It takes a while to get up to that speed though. At about 3000 pounds It doesn't take much of a grade to suck the...