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by russ_furstnow
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 34
Views: 2970

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

I want to give Glen a big THANK YOU for being a great vendor over the past thirty years!! In 1989, when my dad passed, Glen called me and offered his condolences, but then asked me if I was going to pick up my dad's leather business. Dad had been selling leather products to Glen over the years. I to...
by russ_furstnow
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do these fit?
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: What do these fit?

Looks like a side light bracket for a blade type sidelamp.
by russ_furstnow
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer 18 roadster.....
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Speedometer 18 roadster.....

Mark, Since you don't have a dashboard, the most common application was to use a "drop down" bracket that mounted to the cowl, just below the windshield. There were several manufacturers that provided this type of setup (Sears-Cross shown), with Stewart Warner being the most common. Here are a coupl...
by russ_furstnow
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 2635

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Howard was a great guy who loved to drive his speedster. He went on our Canyonlands Tours (he was always awarded banner number 7) and was always ready to tour in his super clean white racer's outfit. He had a great sense of humor, always had a smile on his face and never said an unkind word about an...
by russ_furstnow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-14 Corcoran Lamps
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: 1913-14 Corcoran Lamps

I made an error on the price of these lamps. All lamps and headlight for $480 plus $40 for shipping
by russ_furstnow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 Jno. Brown side and tail lights
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: 1911 Jno. Brown side and tail lights

Dale, I'm sorry but the lamps sold very quickly. Russ
by russ_furstnow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1914 Jno Brown lamps
Replies: 1
Views: 373

1914 Jno Brown lamps

Here is a pair of 1914 Jno Brown Model 110 sidelamps with the integral bracket and a Model 115 taillamp. The taillamp door is bent and needs repair. One sidelamp needs to have the font mount replaced (another font mount is included). Total for all lamps $300. plus $25 for shipping.
by russ_furstnow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-14 Corcoran Lamps
Replies: 2
Views: 298

1913-14 Corcoran Lamps

Here is a pair of very nice sidelamps, a good taillamp and one headlamp. All lamps are in very restorable condition. The headlamps does not have the lass reflector. All lamps for $600 plus $40 for shipping.
by russ_furstnow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 Jno. Brown side and tail lights
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: 1911 Jno. Brown side and tail lights

One lamp has a crack where the font mounts.
by russ_furstnow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 Jno. Brown side and tail lights
Replies: 3
Views: 273

1911 Jno. Brown side and tail lights

Here is a nice restorable pair of Jno. Brown Model 85 sidelamps and a very nice Model 78 taillamp. Full set for $680 plus $25 for shipping.
by russ_furstnow
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?

Someone bent a Stewart wrench for the Model 1800 swivel, used only in 1911 :o . This wrench is identified in the 1911 Ford Parts booklet.
by russ_furstnow
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer Seminar at Hershey
Replies: 0
Views: 198

Speedometer Seminar at Hershey

I'll be conducting a speedometer seminar at the MTFCI Tent (RCM 24 & 25) at 4:00pm on Thursday, October 10. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be served. I'll be reviewing what to look for when purchasing a speedometer and what to pass on when a speedometer is found at a swap meet. I'll go ov...
by russ_furstnow
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1918 Couplet Coupelet Body Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: 1918 Couplet Coupelet Body Pieces

The only parts that interchange with the 1916 coupelet is the trunk and lid. The trunk and lid are not unique to a coupelet and are the same as the trunk and lid on the 1919-1922 coupe. The door window supports may interchange BUT the 1918 doors and quarter panels are not the same as the 1916 coupel...
by russ_furstnow
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2562

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Hi Warick, Here are a couple of photos of the rear deck lid on the coupelet. It is nearly impossible to load anything in the trunk due to the rear spring pan that takes up vertical floor space at the trunk's opening. The change made to the trunk opening on the 1916 coupelet's made loading the trunk ...
by russ_furstnow
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2562

Re: 1915 Coupelet

This is another car, not the one Mike was rebuilding. Russ
by russ_furstnow
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Cast crankshaft fan pulley F/S
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Cast crankshaft fan pulley F/S

Layden, This pulley is for a Canadian Ford. These were used all the way up to 1925. Russ
by russ_furstnow
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2562

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Hap, I have submitted a story to Natalie Weaver, editor of the "Model T Times", referencing the sales of the 1915 coupelet. I used information for the story from my set of "Ford Sales Bulletins" which were issued every two weeks to Ford dealers from May 1913 thru May 1916. The sales bulletins refere...
by russ_furstnow
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2562

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Here is a photo of the 1915 Arizona license. There is no provision or bracket that allows for the mounting of the license, and I believe that back in the day, the owner would just drill holes in the tailgate to mount the license (I decided NOT to do this!!). I used brass footman loops and leather st...
by russ_furstnow
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2562

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Hi Dan, You are VERY observant!! I decided to register the car with a YOM 1915 Arizona license plate also. Both the disc and plate are quite rare.

Wayne, Here is an original photo from the Benson Ford Library showing the E&J Model 7 tail lamp.
by russ_furstnow
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2562

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Hi Allen, The hose clamps were placed this way as a result of studying original photos of the 1914 production line. I'm not sure if there was a "standard" way of installation. If I were still the MTFCI Chief Judge, I would not have the car judged, but I'm considering having it judged in the future. ...
by russ_furstnow
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2562

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Wayne, Here you are. The E&J Model 7 tail lamp came in two styles. The tail lamp on this car has a "blade" type mount and there is also a bolt and nut type mount like the E&J Model 9 tail lamp. The most interesting and worthless feature on this car is the tailgate at the rear of the trunk. Very litt...
by russ_furstnow
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2562

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Frank, Here is a closer photo of the brass molding and one of the car with the top down. BTW, it is much easier to drive the car with the top down (easier to see around you)!!
by russ_furstnow
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2562

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Frank, The brass molding is the "tack strip" used on the coupelet. It covers the tacks used to hold the leather top in place. The molding is half round brass filled with lead and has 90 degree nails imbeded into the lead. This was original to the coupelet. Russ
by russ_furstnow
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some speedometer help please
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Some speedometer help please

The road gear, which is mounted to the wheel, is a 60 tooth 8 pitch gear. The pinion gear, which is attached to the swivel joint is a 16 tooth 8 pitch gear. The ration at the swivel joint is 2.5:1. I hope this helps.
Russ Furstnow
by russ_furstnow
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2562

1915 Coupelet

I just finished my 1915 Coupelet (engine # 6552XX) which was assembled on 12-31-14. I took it out for a drive today and it runs and drives great. The car has many components found on the typical 1914 car, including a 12 rivet rear axle, lettered pedals, riveted steering gear case and aluminum timer....
by russ_furstnow
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hayes front grease seals
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Hayes front grease seals

RV, I'll take them, Russ Furstnow
by russ_furstnow
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions about a Stewart Warner 280 speedo
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Questions about a Stewart Warner 280 speedo

Your speedometer can be used with any Stewart drive setup and will be accurate. The speedometer was made for more expensive cars in 1926-27, but all connections for Ford setups work on the Model 280. The only problem is that there is no mounting bracket made to adapt this speedometer to a wood firew...
by russ_furstnow
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring

Bob, The straps I make are like the originals. The strap goes around the buggy rail and is held using a "Conway buckle". I make them in black leather with powder coated black buckles or brass buckles. Let me know if I can help. Russ Furstnow
by russ_furstnow
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1942 Arizona license plate
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: WTB 1942 Arizona license plate

Kim, You can get a 1942 plate from Brian Giancola at platevault.com/bmg1959#/
I hope this helps,
Russ Furstnow
by russ_furstnow
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?

The straps you purchased are not made to fit the 1922 touring car. The straps with the ring fits 1911-1920 tourings and runabouts that have the "L" bracket and top saddle. For your car, a cloth strap was nailed/tacked to the top bow and then nailed/tacked to the tack strip. I hope this helps. Russ F...
by russ_furstnow
Fri May 24, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best solvent for dissolving epoxy putty
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Re: Best solvent for dissolving epoxy putty

If you soak the part in lacquer thinner, it will soften the J-B Weld and it will come off easily.
I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by russ_furstnow
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: D.S. spool
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: D.S. spool

Mel, The '15 pinion bearing spool had enclosed studs and the "bumps". I hope this helps,
Russ Furstnow
by russ_furstnow
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 37
Views: 3735

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

The oil cap issue on the 1916 Ford was adressed about two years ago in the "MTFCI Judging Guidelines and Restoration Handbook". In the current Seventh Edition, the three fluted cap with the Ford script is identified and clear photogaphs of the caps used in 1915 and 1916 are clearly identified in the...
by russ_furstnow
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low head questions
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Low head questions

Val,
As I researched Canadian Fords, it was clear that many Canadian heads had no markings on them.
I hope this helps,
Russ Furstnow
by russ_furstnow
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Passing of Ken Jones
Replies: 19
Views: 2395

Re: Passing of Ken Jones

Kim, I'm sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was a very kind individual, and I always enjoyed visiting with him at the Bakersfield swap meet. Our prayers are with you.
Russ Furstnow
by russ_furstnow
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted.. pair of brass running board step plates
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: Wanted.. pair of brass running board step plates

I will have brass step plates at Chickasha if interested. Space ND11. Russ Furstnow
by russ_furstnow
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart 1276 speedo disassembly
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Stewart 1276 speedo disassembly

The 1276 number is stamped into the back of the cupped bracket that holds the speedometer to a steel dashboard. The 1276 number is a prt number for the cupped bracket. The speedometer in the photo is a Stewart Warner Model 131, which is identical to a Model 160. I hope this helps,
Russ Furstnow
by russ_furstnow
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Early 1913 Engine - Rebuilt
Replies: 11
Views: 1917

Re: FS- Early 1913 Engine - Rebuilt

BTW, the engine pan is also a later pan, not a "needle nose" pan.
by russ_furstnow
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Early 1913 Engine - Rebuilt
Replies: 11
Views: 1917

Re: FS- Early 1913 Engine - Rebuilt

The water jacket at the rear of the block indicates it is a later block. Early 1913 and late 1912 blocks had a "lip" where the block meets the head at the water jacket. I would check the "2" on the "12" casting date to see if it is a "faux" number (just scrape it a little). From what I see, the bloc...
by russ_furstnow
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 1916 Roadster / Coupelet Tail light bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: 1915 1916 Roadster / Coupelet Tail light bracket

I want to point out that as an owner of a 1915 coupelet, this bracket cannot be used on a 1915 coupelet, as the opening lid for the trunk is at the rear of the trunk and not on the top of the trunk. This part is correct for a 1916 coupelet.
I hope this helps,
Russ Furstnow
by russ_furstnow
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Early 1913 Engine - Rebuilt
Replies: 11
Views: 1917

Re: FS- Early 1913 Engine - Rebuilt

Charley, The length of the raised portion where the serial number is stamped was changed to the length shown in the photo in late 1916 when the numbers were seven digits long. The 1915 engine in my coupelet has a much shorter raised portion. There are other items that indicate this may be a later bl...
by russ_furstnow
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Judging Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Judging Guidelines

I am familiar with the MTFCI Judging Guidelines and I'm confident that the 7th Edition will remain in effect for some time. The main reason for the change from the 6th edition to the 7th edition was the addition of the Canadian Fords to the Guidelines. The Guidelines are an excellent resource that h...