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by Aussie16
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 32
Views: 1039

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Very sad news indeed. Howard was a wonderful Model T ambassador and a friend to all in the hobby. I had the pleasure of meeting him on tours in both Australia and the USA. At our most recent meeting, he was a wonderful host and let me drive the famous "lucky 7". He was most complimentary as to my ab...
by Aussie16
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale 1916 Ford Coupelet
Replies: 10
Views: 2505

Re: For Sale 1916 Ford Coupelet

Somebody got a fantastic deal! I have been watching this add for weeks and wishing I could sell all my T stuff to buy this car! I knew it would be gone before I could get the cash together. I hope it has gone to a good home and will be toured again some time soon.
by Aussie16
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2240

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Thanks for that Russ. All that trunk space and no easy way to get luggage in! The 1916 design will be the one for me to look out for. I need all than accessable trunk space for my wife's luggage! Congratulations again on a spectacular restoration. You certainly have aimed for the rarest and pretties...
by Aussie16
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?

I really enjoyed the coverage of you trip in your other post. You are correct,if your car will go 50 miles, it will go 500! You have, however got the knowledge and done the preparation to do long tours. Many folk head of on tours and are under prepared and dont know how to deal with problems when th...
by Aussie16
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2240

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Thanks for commenting Mike and Russ. I was wondering if it was your old car Mike. I am extremely jealous of Russ having two of that beautiful model of car. I was not previously aware of the differences of the entries to the rear storage compartments. Could you post some pictures of it open please Ru...
by Aussie16
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 1910

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Did it kick back because you left it advanced accidently or is the timing out or timer faulty? The T should not put your wrist or arm in no danger,left or right handed, if the timing is retarded correctly for starting and the ignition circuit is in good condition.
by Aussie16
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 1822

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

Yes, 2 drum failures and both with Kevlar Bands. Both my fault, due to poor adjustment and operator error. This issue has been discussed on numerous other threads. It is good, however, to see that folk agree that Kevlar can contribute to cracked drums but also they are a great product if used and ad...
by Aussie16
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 Fan hub repair
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: 1909 Fan hub repair

Hi Chris, It appears to have been soldered in. Originally was a press fit. Heat it up,ment the solder and it will probably fall out I am sick of brass hub fans wearing out so are currently fitting a sealed bearing kit in the hub to replace the bush. It came with my car and was supplied from Texas T ...
by Aussie16
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Henrietta's new safety feature.
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Henrietta's new safety feature.

Hi Keith, I will be at the Maryborough Tour and will have spare seats in the Touring. It is a Left Hand Drive car so you will feel quite at home. In Allans absence hopefully you can ride with us?
by Aussie16
Tue May 21, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?

My opinion seems to differ. Most folk who attend tours have their cars set up to tour, ie rocky mountain brakes or disks, and they know how to drive safely according to the descent and road conditions. The scenary looks spectacular in the video and I think tour participants who have travelled a long...
by Aussie16
Mon May 13, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: willie cordes
Replies: 19
Views: 1791

Re: willie cordes

Thanks for the pictures Gary. Fantastic to see that Luke can have a smile taking his Dad on his final ride in a Model T! A wonderful and fitting send off for a great Model T guy. Condolences to Jeff and Luke.
by Aussie16
Wed May 08, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a broken crankshaft?
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: Do I have a broken crankshaft?

Great Stuff Eric. Wonderful of you to assist with the rebuild and also very positive from the new owner to accept that old cars fail. New T owner/drivers can also be at fault and may have inadvertantly contributed to the breakage with not quite enough driving experience. Look froward to seeing the n...
by Aussie16
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Budd Wire Wheel Hub Nut Spanner
Replies: 0
Views: 209

WTB Budd Wire Wheel Hub Nut Spanner

Wanting purchase a Budd Wire Wheel Hub Nut Spanner for the Small hub Model T wire Wheels. Reproduction or original will be fine. Just managed to pick up a set of wheels and hubs but need a spanner. Have lots of parts and spares to trade if you want to swap??
by Aussie16
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Budd Wire Wheel Hub Nut Spanner
Replies: 0
Views: 190

WTB Budd Wire Wheel Hub Nut Spanner

Wanting purchase a Budd Wire Wheel Hub Nut Spanner for the Small hub Model T wire Wheels. Reproduction or original will be fine. Just managed to pick up a set of wheels and hubs but need a spanner. Have lots of parts and spares to trade if you want to swap??
by Aussie16
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 37
Views: 3500

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

Wonderful pictures. I am interested to see pictures of the original front and rear seat frames for 1916. Could you take some pictures of the seat frames with the cushions removed please? I am a bit confused how much woo against steel is included in the 1916 Tourings.
by Aussie16
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Non-skids vs standard tread
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Non-skids vs standard tread

I agree with all other comments re longevity. The new Non-Skids are way to soft and wear very quickly. Nice for a display car but poor for a driver.
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by Aussie16
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: IT LIVES...
Replies: 24
Views: 2280

Re: IT LIVES...

An absolute credit to you Rob. A delightful looking speedster. There is still hope for me yet. I have have had several failed speedster build attempts and have owned items such as Rajo's, wire wheels and Warfords! Work,family and funds get it the way but one day, that perfect spare block I have stas...
by Aussie16
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Early Block
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: Wanted Early Block

Just curious Gene, did you break your current one? Good luck with finding a new donor one. Getting hard to find good early ones now.
by Aussie16
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Survived another Chickasha trip (with pictures)
Replies: 24
Views: 2388

Re: Survived another Chickasha trip (with pictures)

Great pictures. Thanks for posting. Some really good deals for you there! Have seen a few pictures of that nice black 1915 Touring. How much for that one? Also a couple of OHV set ups in your pictures. Seems to be a few of them around at the moment.
by Aussie16
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 4096

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

I have named my new Model T Eunice! It came with a rubber chicken tied to it that had Eunice on it. The chicken is gone but the memory will stay!
by Aussie16
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 4458

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

Rob ,really enjoying the detail and story of these early racers. The pictures of the car in the Henry Ford show quite a unique radiator. Would your car have had the same? Vic obviously has used just a standard brass radiator. Curious to see a bit more about the radiators used and there construction....
by Aussie16
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1910 pile
Replies: 23
Views: 3497

Re: 1910 pile

It is a magnificient looking pile! If you have most nuts and bolts it would be great to see it roughly assembled to look more like a car for those that dont appreciate all those early parts. I think roughly assembled it would look like a much more desirable project fro someone to take on. I hope it ...
by Aussie16
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - this ought to be worth a new forum thread. Four Model K at OCF.
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: OT - this ought to be worth a new forum thread. Four Model K at OCF.

I am more looking froward to build threads on your big engined Model T racer! Now that is an interesting story!
by Aussie16
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An International excercise in trust and patience
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

An International excercise in trust and patience

In mid 2018 I was very excited to be on an outback Australian adventure with my son and the T. Unfortunately we had a low speed rollover accident in some deep loose dirt. I assumed that my car would be assessed as a write off by the insurance company so with that in mind I began the search for anoth...
by Aussie16
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?
Replies: 22
Views: 1727

Re: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?

Bill, I can see that you are Bill! A great feature of this format is your proper full name is displayed at the right hand side of the post. A different user name tells me you are a fan of 6 volt! No real need to change as we can see both names as you post.
by Aussie16
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?
Replies: 22
Views: 1727

Re: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?

Bill, I can see that you are Bill! A great feature of this format is your proper full name is displayed at the right hand side of the post. A different user name tells me you are a fan of 6 volt! No real need to change as we can see both names as you post.
by Aussie16
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Frank Van Ekeran. Are you OK?
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Frank Van Ekeran. Are you OK?

No Problem Rob for Frank. The fire is moving away from his house and the township in a Sth Westerly direction. The fire was burning in a largely uninhabited area which included National park etc. Unfortunately it is now moving towards farms and residents have been advised to evacuate.Just enjoyed a ...