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by Russ_Furstnow
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: K N T
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: K N T

Looking closely at the 1915 dealer touring, I noticed the very early E&J Model 6 sidelamps and the larger E&J Model 456 headlamps on the car. Clearly, this is one of the first 1915 style tourings. Also, it is interesting to note that many of the cars have a speedometer as seen by the cable and the c...
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '27 Fordor Restore......# 5 !!!
Replies: 63
Views: 3219

Re: '27 Fordor Restore......# 5 !!!

What beautiful work!!! You will have a great little car when you are done. Congratulations, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 871

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

Early Coupelets are very interesting cars!!! Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 871

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

Larry, Here is a photo of the tail lamp bracket on my 1915 Coupelet. I have seen this same bracket in early photos of a 1915 runabout (See "Model T Times", #418, November December 2018, page 29). Regarding my comment about the original 1915 Touring in Flagstaff, I checked the engine number and casti...
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 871

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

Wayne, This one has me confused also. I know of a totally original 1915 Touring that is sitting in the Pioneer's Historical Museum in Flagstaff that has the two piece tail lamp/license bracket. The car was assembled in April 1915, and it was originally sold in 1915 by Babbitt Ford of Flagstaff. The ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Brass Stewart Speedometer Bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: WTB: Brass Stewart Speedometer Bracket

The brass brackets were used in 1908-1911. Some 1912 Fords had them, but the steel bracket was used from 1912-1915. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 871

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

Mike, The 1916 coupelet used the same tail lamp bracket as the runabout, but the 1915 coupelet used the blade bracket that set the tail lamp off to the side of the trunk so the rear deck could be opened. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Data and meter plates for Fords.
Replies: 38
Views: 1778

Re: Data and meter plates for Fords.

Sent you a PM, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Data and meter plates for Fords.
Replies: 38
Views: 1778

Re: Data and meter plates for Fords.

Daryl, I would like to purchase two of the 1913-1916 plates. I'll get you a PayPal payment, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Data and meter plates for Fords.
Replies: 38
Views: 1778

Re: Data and meter plates for Fords.

Sent you a PM, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1921 Canadian built coupe
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: 1921 Canadian built coupe

I also had a 1921 Canadian coupe and my car had no visor. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Is This Part?
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: What Is This Part?

It's not a speedometer part. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pics
Replies: 16
Views: 1571

Re: Pics

The Canyon Country Model T Club has toured Oatman, AZ many times. Today, a feature of the town are the burros that roam the streets at will. It's not uncommon to find a burro in one of the shops along main street. The street you see here is US Highway 60, but in 1926 the route became the famous US H...
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pic3
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Pic3

Here is a 1917 Coupelet that had a run in with a streetcar in Ontario, Canada. oops!!! (Probably beyond restoration)
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pic3
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Pic3

100_8223.JPG [image][/image]A bit of information about the 1917 Coupelets: The "soft top" coupelet was introduced with the same body as the 1916 coupelet and this body was the "normal" coupelet until May 1917. In May, Ford introduced the "hard top" coupelet that had removable post creating an open ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 4348

Re: So why so little interest?

Kim, You said it best, "It went to a good home at a fair price." What else could one ask for? I checked and the car received over 1700 views on the classified portion of the forum, and to me, that shows there was significant interest in this car. I'm glad to see the car go to its new owner, because ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T question
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Early T question

Bill, I sent you a PM, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T question
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Early T question

Bill, Here is a photo of an early Ford parts book that shows the rear tonneau carpet (Part number 3607) for the 1909-1910 touring. You can see by the shape that the wool carpet extends up the floorboard behind the gas tank. I found a company that sold imported black cut pile wool carpet, and cut and...
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: Carmine Red

Here is another option for Carmine Red. My 1909 is painted with Nason Ful-Thane CG2911B, Red. I hope this helps. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Headlights with non-Ford rims
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Headlights with non-Ford rims

Can you post a photo of the rear of the lights? Thanks
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jno Brown model 19 all brass headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Jno Brown model 19 all brass headlights

Wayne Erickson of Gilbert Metal Products is/was producing Jno. Brown Model 19 headlamps. His Company is in El Monte, CA. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odd speedometer chain
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Odd speedometer chain

This internal cable was used on Warner speedometers prior to Stewart and Warner merging. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: nice 1915 Sidelamp pair
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: nice 1915 Sidelamp pair

Jayden, If the sidelamps are still for sale, I'll take them, Thanks Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

Charlie, I'm not sure I'll have the 1916 done, but sheltering in place for the past few months has provided me with time for my restorations!! Larry, Your comments are always relevant! Thanks for the support on judging. Of note, the 1916 coupelet had a trunk lid on top of the trunk, exactly like the...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

Warwick, I've never seen a coupelet body that Ray has reproduced, but I own a 1912 Torpedo he built and the quality is quite good. I would want to see the coupelet body in person, and if you have an original body to compare it to, that would also be important. I can say there are many subtle differe...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

Here is the original photo of the coupelet with brass trimmed lamps and the coupelet body, as found, being initially disassembled. As I make additional progress, I'll add photos. BTW, the 1916 coupelet is a huge improvement over the 1915 coupelet with the small side windows, larger rear window and t...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

1916 Coupelet Restoration

It's time to move along with another restoration, and this 1916 Coupelet is my latest project. The car was purchased by Mike Walker, who had worked on the chassis, but did not get the body completed when I purchased the car from him. I had Ray Wells re-wood the body and had my good friend massage th...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walter Bernard Szumowski 1933-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2041

Re: Walter Bernard Szumowski 1933-2020

Wally was a super individual and friend. He was an ambassador for the Model T hobby, and a very active member of the Model T Ford Club International. I will always remember him calling me "young man" (which I'm not) whenever we spoke, and his kind hearted manner was a joy!! The Model T hobby has los...
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Pictures of Stewart 1913 Swivel Joint Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Need Pictures of Stewart 1913 Swivel Joint Parts

Here is a diagram showing the internal parts of a Model 1913 swivel. I hope this helps.
Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Original Rocky Mountain Brake Drums
Replies: 0
Views: 483

WTB Original Rocky Mountain Brake Drums

Looking for two useable original Rocky Mountain brake drums. These drums are 12 1/8" in diameter and have the Ford small drum riveted to the larger Rocky Mountain drum. Any help is appreciated. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A steel Hayes wheel. That's all I know :(
Replies: 11
Views: 1627

Re: A steel Hayes wheel. That's all I know :(

I have had one of these wheels for years. It was in the back seat of a 1924 Tudor that I purchased. I have not been able to identify the manufacturer, other than the Hayes name on the rim. The center spokes are riveted to the rim and are cast or forged steel. One the back side of the casting is the ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 152
Views: 12707

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

Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912 and required motorists to register their car. The first state automobile registration was on September 20, 1912, and a 2" aluminum disc was provided to the motorist when registering the auto. The motorist was required to make a license plate (kits were ava...
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon May 25, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 1296

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

Andrew, Your swivel joint and fiber gear could have been used on anything, but NOT a Ford. The Ford Special drive mount fits in the tapered hole in the spindle arm as Allan explained. If you would like to purchase a book, I have them for $30 plus $8 for shipping. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun May 24, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 1296

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

Standard Thermometer also made a 60mph Ford Special. The Ford Special setup has a 12T8P fiber pinion and a 35T8P road gear...all unique to the Ford Special. The swivel that is shown in a previous post does not fit a Ford. Also, I left out one part that is seldom seen on Fords with the Ford Special s...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun May 24, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Leaky Likes Flagstaff
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: FJ - Leaky Likes Flagstaff

Many thanks to Jim for delivering my daughter's and son-in-law's Model T to Flagstaff. Jim went out of his way to pick up the Model T in Kentucky and delivered it safely to Flagstaff! Thanks, Jim!!! (We are also very excited to have our daughter's family coming to live in Flagstaff, and we are very ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun May 24, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 1296

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

The Ford Special was a "factory" accessory, but there were other manufacturers that offered speedometers to owners and dealers in 1915, so speedometers other than the Ford Special can be found on original 1915 Model T's. One interesting note, the passenger side engine pan on the 1915 Ford is unique ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun May 24, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 1296

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

Here are the speedometer heads.
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun May 24, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 1296

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

For the 1915 model year, Ford Motor Company contracted with five speedometer manufacturers (Jones, Sears Cross, Stewart Warner, Standard Thermometer and Johns-Manville) to produce a speedometer for the Model T. The 1915 speedometer is known as the Ford Special and is the only speedometer made by var...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat May 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 3291

Re: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer

As a point of interest, when I park my trailer, I install a wheel locking boot on one wheel. The boot costs around $160 and is a great deterrent to anyone thinking of stealing a trailer. I also use a tongue lock. Finally, full-replacement insurance for my trailer is $65 per year. All of these things...
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri May 15, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 11
Views: 1475

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

I have one of R.V.'s mats in my 1911 torpedo, and it is awesome. Thanks for producing this quality mat! Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri May 15, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 3291

Re: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer

While attending the MTFCA Albuquerque Tour, a trailer with a speedster inside was stolen. The speedster was recovered but the trailer was not. After talking with the police, they told me that it is very difficult to identify a specific trailer, especially from the air (using a helicopter). His sugge...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat May 09, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 3982

Re: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021

I want to thank the MTFCA Governing Board for making this decision. I'm disappointed that Larry Smith thinks the decision to postpone the tour was somehow political, but I'm happy the board decided that the health of the MTFCA membership was paramount in this decision. I totally support the MTFCA Bo...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tack Strip?
Replies: 23
Views: 2111

Re: Tack Strip?

RV Anderson's brother, John, does a wonderful job reproducing wood tack strips. I replaced the tack strips on my 1915 runabout with Johns tack strips, and they fit great. I think if you contact RV, you can get John's contact information. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas headlamp mirror needed
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Gas headlamp mirror needed

Tim, I just called Walnut Creek Glass, and they informed me that they do not re-silver mirrors....DARN! I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 2355

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

Here is another 1913 touring showing the pin strip at the rear, and another that has had a problem with a train!! Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 2355

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

I know this will not make Larry happy, but here is an original photo of a 1913 touring with a 1913 California license plate. It sure look like it has pin striping on the body! Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 1923-1925 Roadster Top Irons
Replies: 0
Views: 334

WTB - 1923-1925 Roadster Top Irons

I'm looking for a nice set of top irons for my grandson's 1925 runabout. Please let me know if you have any available.
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 23 to 25 one man top
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Re: 23 to 25 one man top

Mike, Are your top irons still for sale?
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 2355

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

The early 1913 bodies had pin striping and may have had striping on the hood. No striping on the fenders. I hope this helps. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart or clone disasembly
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Stewart or clone disasembly

Mark, Either drill a hole in the cap or grind the end off the cap to expose the shaft. Then punch the shaft out of the pot metal body. Also, you will need to tap the cross pin out of the input gear shaft to remove the input gear from the lower housing. I hope this helps. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart or clone disasembly
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Stewart or clone disasembly

Upon looking closer at you photos, you have the final series of a Stewart Model 1800 swivel. I see the knurled nut and washer in the photo. This is a very rare 1911 swivel, so be VERY careful taking the swivel apart. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart or clone disasembly
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Stewart or clone disasembly

You have an early Model 1913 Stewart swivel. This swivel was introduced in 1913 after the forged steel swivel and had no name cast into the swivel body halves. The cup on the bottom of the swivel is pressed tightly onto the intermediate shaft which holds the swivel halves together, and it is difficu...
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Stewart tachometer
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Early Stewart tachometer

Tim, PM me is you have a chance. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS early model T parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1560

Re: FS early model T parts

PM Sent. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 152
Views: 12707

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

Dale, Arizona issued solid copper plates in 1932, 1933, and 1934. There were several years that plates were painted a copper color (1916, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1936, etc.). Today, Arizona issues solid copper plates for Horseless Carriage, Classic and Historical vehicles. The 1915 plate on my coupelet is...
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 152
Views: 12707

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

Here is a photo of the license plate on my 1915 coupelet. I was able to find that the plate was originally registered on a 1913 Ford touring in Kingman, AZ.
by Russ_Furstnow
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Identifying Speedometer Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Help Identifying Speedometer Parts

Your drive can be used with wire wheels if you use a 56T8P road gear. You will need to use a Stewart Warner cable with a modern core. The most common cable attaches the Stewart Model 160 to your swivel. You can use a Stewart Model 490, but the cable is harder to find. The FW Stewart swivel you have ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 6520

Re: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED

I received a very nice call from Susie today, and she explained that my registration fees for this year will be transferred to next year. I'm very pleased with this solution for next year, and I want everyone who planned to attend the swap meet this year to be safe and healthy. I look forward to see...
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Oil Side & tail Lights 1915 on
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: Oil Side & tail Lights 1915 on

PM sent Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Dark Blue
Replies: 14
Views: 1842

Re: 1913 Dark Blue

Donald, I have not seen the color that Robert has suggested, but I would offer another dark blue that has been approved by the MTFCI. My 1913 Touring, which won the Styonski Award in 2010, and my 1911 Torpedo are painted in "dark blue" 1985 Mercedes dark blue Code 904. The color number for Dupont Ce...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Re: Wood Wheels

Larry, Stutzman's Wheel Shop makes sound, safe wheels that are totally correct. I would replace all four wheels on your 1913 touring. Your safety is too important not to have sound wheels!!! Just my thoughts, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?
Replies: 22
Views: 2657

Re: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?

The machined hub is very useful when mounting the Stewart 8685 gear (60T8P) as the gear fits snugly and centers this gear onto the hub. I know John McLaren used this hub with his wire wheels so a speedometer setup could be easily installed with his wires. Granted, it is not a 1915 hub, but it is des...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's Your Chickasha Space?
Replies: 23
Views: 2874

Re: What's Your Chickasha Space?

I'll be there inside the North West building in spaces ND 10 and ND 11. Will have some speedometer stuff and leather products. I look forward to seeing everyone at the swap meet. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-14 Corcoran Lamps
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: 1913-14 Corcoran Lamps

back to top
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1913 Oil Lamps
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: WTB 1913 Oil Lamps

I have a nice set of Corcoran side lamps, a Corcoran tail lamps and one headlamp for $480. I will sell the side lamps and tail lamp for $350. You can do a search of Corcoran lights and see the photos of the lamps. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 47
Views: 7530

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: 971

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: 1259

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: 5575

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: 3
Views: 842

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: 716

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: 690

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: 3
Views: 842

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: 716

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: 716

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: 1218

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: 412

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: 18
Views: 3588

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: 4933

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: 4933

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: 748

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: 4933

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: 4933

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: 4933

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: 4933

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: 4933

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: 4933

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: 4933

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: 788

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: 4933

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: 1370

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: 1371

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: 1288

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: 607

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: 1836

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: 2108

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: 748

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: 56
Views: 8721

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: 1572

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: 3699

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