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by Original Smith
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest Project - Manhole Cover Tie Rod Bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Latest Project - Manhole Cover Tie Rod Bolts

Good project. Those are definitely needed. Perhaps next winter you can add the spindle bolts! As far as I know they were used in 1915-16.
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?

I would save that upholstery for reference. Take a look at some restored cars, and you will see many of them are way off on the location of the upholstery buttons, and also the location of the back rest spring.
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 20
Views: 799

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

I know I'm negative, but wheel bearings are all greased the same! What's the problem?
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Introduction and question
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Introduction and question

I'm surprised it has a 3 dip pan. I thought the 4 dip came out in 1924. It looks like you are going to have a fun car.
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle seal vs. shims
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Rear axle seal vs. shims

I'm still stuffing three of the thick felt seals that Langs sells in my housings. They work well, but are a bitch to put in. I like to break in the center hole for them before installation.
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?

Mark: I wonder if that is the metal piece you asked me about? I've seen them many times, but just didn't recall the part at the time. Sorry.
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?
Replies: 6
Views: 307

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

I believe an exact copy of that wrench was made a few years back. Don't remember anything more.
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 1042

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

I ran a water pump for over 40 years, and never had a problem with it. It was a Blackhawk brand. About 10 years ago, I decided to remove it to see how the car would do. The car didn't care! Now I have to keep the water level in the radiator a little lower than I previously did, but other than that I...
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Annual Tour Next Year, Spokane
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Annual Tour Next Year, Spokane

In the last issue of the Vintage Ford, we were told there would be an application for the tour in the current issue. There isn't! How come?
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Hall-Scott 2-Speed diff.
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: WTB Hall-Scott 2-Speed diff.

Do you want a Ruckstell or a Perfecto? They were both made by Hall Scott.
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scandinavia bands improvement?
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Scandinavia bands improvement?

Scandanavia bands can not be improved from what they were in the 1950's and 60's. I have purchased enough of the original lining to last me until I die. I've never been able to figure out why they changed it, which is typical of things in this hobby. What was good is still good. Don't change it!
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Adjustable Drive Shaft Bearing Assembly choices

Since Ford made over 15 million cars with no problems to speak of, I will continue to use Fords methods. I have many thousands of miles on my cars, with no issues, and I'm using Ford script babbit front D.S. bushing up front with no problems either!
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS AC 26 spark plugs - What are they worth?
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: NOS AC 26 spark plugs - What are they worth?

I've been using those for years. Is $20 a good price?
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning fuel line?
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Cleaning fuel line?

How about a speedometer cable?
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How much time to pull an engine?
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Re: How much time to pull an engine?

Too bad you didn't indicate the year of the car in the original post!
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 862

Re: Installing seat upholstery

When I did mine, the plywood compressor I used was about four inches all the way around bigger than the seat spring. I used two 2X4's for the bottom somewhat close to the edges of the spring to distribute the force more evenly.
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 body striping
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: 1913 body striping

I've seen plenty of early 1913 cars. and none have ever had striping. As far as I know, the only 1913 models that had striping were the ones built in 1912, and that includes the blue paint too.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T engine total rebuilt in Russia
Replies: 10
Views: 632

Re: Model T engine total rebuilt in Russia

Tighten up you overflow pipe before it comes in contact with your fan!
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine re-builder in Los Angeles area.
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Engine re-builder in Los Angeles area.

It was probably Larry Blair. Unfortunately he had to close his business due to a stroke. He is coming along though, and I wish him all the best.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Early Bolt Trivia
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Early Bolt Trivia

I needed a bolt today to attach the muffler to the frame for a 1915 I just bought. I found one, and I've seen this before too. First it has a rounded shank, as most early bolts do, and the hole is there for the cotter pin, but here is what I saw today, and have seen before too. There is a very, very...
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1914 Wiring Question
Replies: 21
Views: 727

Re: 1914 Wiring Question

Same gauge for either a 6 or 12 volt. I think I'm probably using 16?
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Daytime Running Lights
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: Daytime Running Lights

If the sun is out, why do that?
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 862

Re: Installing seat upholstery

I would use 3/4" plywood for the compressor. It takes a lot of pressure to compress those springs. For the bottom I used two one by fours. I don't know why, but Langs and Snyders both sell Mac's upholstery kits. I would stay away from them. Mike at Classtique does a much better job. I sewed a piece ...
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1171

Re: Johns-Manville company

Good speedometer. I ran one for years. Very nice unit if you have a 1915, or a very late 1914.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timing with a New Day
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: Timing with a New Day

Who ever made you loom, didn't use the correct colors.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Iron fastener placement
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Top Iron fastener placement

Another person who has an original unrestored 1910 touring is Kim Dobbins in California.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Deep gouge on 1915 headlight posts
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Deep gouge on 1915 headlight posts

Pictures would help.
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 862

Re: Installing seat upholstery

I taught Elizabeth how to make a spring compressor many years ago. As far as the backrest spring: You want it as low as possible, without interfering with the bottom cushion. Also use plenty to padding up and over the tackstrip. If you look at a lot of restored cars, often you will see the outline o...
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo, Grandpa's coupe
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Old Photo, Grandpa's coupe

1921-1923.
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Covered Bridge Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 1979

Re: Covered Bridge Tour

We went on a covered bridge tour in Oregon a few months ago. We saw five of them in one day.
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ISO 1921 Kerosene tail light bracket.
Replies: 24
Views: 830

Re: ISO 1921 Kerosene tail light bracket.

A dumb question indeed, but what does ISO stand for?
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1914 Wiring Question
Replies: 21
Views: 727

Re: 1914 Wiring Question

I have batteries in both of my 13's. They are 12 volts, and are about the size of a standard Model T coil. Yes, you have to wire it yourself, but it's no big deal. I use the old time cloth covered wire, so it kind of looks authentic. In my touring I have the battery under the back seat, and the road...
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?

Your can't find out how much wear there is, until you mike the rollers. Just looking at it accomplishes nothing.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell oil
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Ruckstell oil

I'm been running Sta Lube SAE 140 for years in all of my Ruckstells.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Difference in Grease Cups?
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Difference in Grease Cups?

Yes, that is what I was talking about. They just look older.
by Original Smith
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Difference in Grease Cups?
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Difference in Grease Cups?

It depends on the year. The earlier cars use the same 1/8 pipe threads as the later cars, but the shape of the female cup (the top one) is different. I'm not sure when the change took place. Perhaps Ford changed suppliers, but I've never seen the cauliflower type on a later car. My '13 roadster came...
by Original Smith
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The cost of Model T travel
Replies: 24
Views: 1434

Re: The cost of Model T travel

Different opinions. I'm only two years younger than Steve. I like a nice comfortable hotel room, and a good steak dinner twice a week. The cost is important, but not that important. I want to be happy and refreshed at the end of each day. To each his own.
by Original Smith
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Three to One Gears
Replies: 15
Views: 852

Re: Three to One Gears

You are either in Ruckstell or you are not! Low Ruckstell to me is Ruckstell and low pedal.
by Original Smith
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering box wood block
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Steering box wood block

There was an earlier version of that block, used before 1911. It is a T shape, and rests on the lower frame rail as well as doing what the later ones do.
RV Anderson did the research on this recently at the Benson Ford Archives.
by Original Smith
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering box wood block
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Steering box wood block

There was an earlier version of that block, used before 1911. It is a T shape, and rests on the lower frame rail as well as doing what the later ones do.
RV Anderson did the research on this recently at the Benson Ford Archives.
by Original Smith
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Model T in New Jersey
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: 1915 Model T in New Jersey

Be very careful before you buy this car to determine that it is in fact a 1915. There are a lot of phony 1915 cars in existence all because of the HCCA'S stupid rule on pre 1916's. Study what is really a 1915, and know it well before buying this car.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Three to One Gears
Replies: 15
Views: 852

Three to One Gears

Two of the last three cars I have bought have had three to one gears. One set was probably installed in the car in the late forties when the car was first restored. They are in mint condition too, with the name of the gear company stamped in the ring gear. It's amazing how this installation was done...
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: Extreme Trivia

I understand the speedometers were discontinued in late '15, probably for the '16 model year. Kim's car is a low mileage original unrestored car, and the cutout for the bulb horn is in the floormat too, as well as the speedometer. Another thing a lot of people don't know, is the top boot didn't use ...
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: Extreme Trivia

I failed to mention, the original floormat has the speedometer hole in it too.
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery Box
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Battery Box

I believe Don Lang had a NOS one of those a few years back. It sold for a lot of money.
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford primer color
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: Ford primer color

Wrong! Black Japan was called dipping enamel, and was only used on smaller parts like the fenders, running boards, hoods, and splash shields.
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Extreme Trivia

For those who are into trivia, as I am, look at the post Kim Dobbins placed in the classifieds, showing the rh inside of the firewall. The three pilot holes for the speedometer are there, even though speedometers were no longer being supplied.
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Neat stuff in a barn
Replies: 11
Views: 1550

Re: Neat stuff in a barn

I have some extra top socket for a '25 here. It's the same for a '23, except there is a small area toward the end that is about 1/2" square for tacks. If you need the location, I can help.
Larry
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Square Head Machine Hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Square Head Machine Hardware

Perhaps Blacksmith Bolt in Portland, Oregon.
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

Does anyone know Bob Streiter in Ridgefield?
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 14364

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

You may want to replace your bicycle speedometer with the real thing. They had them you know. As far as the shackle goes, it wouldn't be one of those new cast ones would it? That is why I'd never buy one of those.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS early engine blocks free
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: FS early engine blocks free

I could be interested in the '15 block.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?

Steven: What don't you do it yourself? That way, you can get it perfect.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How often do you clean your New Day timer
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: How often do you clean your New Day timer

I clean mine out about every three years. I've never really kept track of it.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Natural finish on wood wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: Natural finish on wood wheels

To add to what Steve says, which is correct. The natural finished wheels supplied by Ford in 1925 were ONLY the 21" wheels, not the 30X 3 1/2.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1688

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

You may have to buy a whole gas can to get the cap. I often see those gas cans in antique shops.
by Original Smith
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 runabout: wrong door?
Replies: 27
Views: 1115

Re: 1915 runabout: wrong door?

Usually a turn buckle placed inside will correct the problem.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When did the 26-7 style block start production
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: When did the 26-7 style block start production

I had a '25 block that had the boss, but was not drilled for the bolts.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?

Joe Anino is a good choice. Not only is he a friend, but a Model T owner too. His shop is in Rancho Cordova, so that would be an easy days drive. I've been there many times.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoops .. foot got stuck
Replies: 20
Views: 1157

Re: Whoops .. foot got stuck

Sorry to hear that. Those things happen! A different pair of shoes may have helped. I hope you are able to repair your fender.
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The Mino 1911 Model T - Phil Mino
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: The Mino 1911 Model T - Phil Mino

I knew Phil very well and have ridden in that Ford many times. I posted an obit. a few weeks ago on the Ford Fix site. He will be missed.
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: In need of this Brass Valve Stem
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: In need of this Brass Valve Stem

I have one for you. It appears to be the 2 2/8" long one. $10, plus postage.
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: In need of this Brass Valve Stem
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: In need of this Brass Valve Stem

You shouldn't have a problem. They are pretty easy to find.
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T
Replies: 28
Views: 1313

Re: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T

Thanks for the story. I'd like to drive coast to coast someday on the Lincoln Highway. I wonder if that will ever happen?
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Younger Members
Replies: 21
Views: 1235

Re: Younger Members

I have two close friends who have T's, and neither one of their sons have any interest in the cars. Their standard answer is, well, they didn't show any interest in them. I disagree. It's up to the parents to instill the interest in their children by taking them on tours, going to swap meets, and he...
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Elbow bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Elbow bolts

How about water inlet bolts?
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dean Yoder gets a ride to OCF
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Dean Yoder gets a ride to OCF

There was another car at the meet with drawer seats. I think it was a Kissel, and it was yellow too!
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Younger Members
Replies: 21
Views: 1235

Younger Members

For years there have been discussions on how our members are getting old, and how to get younger people to get interested in our hobby. That is true, but it sure didn't apply to the OCF! There were plenty of younger drivers everywhere. So, possibly these younger people are not joining the clubs?
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins
Replies: 13
Views: 698

Re: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins

Hope you sell lots of them! I'd like to offer a suggestion for future runs. If you have a late king pin laying around, notice there is a vertical slot going from the oil hole down past where the bushing would be to allow the oil to get to the bottom bushing. Randall Anderson did that to his early sp...
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 1737

Re: tripple gear bushings

Bob Bergstadt spent a lot of money a few years back having the Z bronze bushings made. I would buy them from him.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T
Replies: 20
Views: 945

Re: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T

If you knew the trouble that would cause you, you might want to consider leaving it alone. Been there, done that.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T tan
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: Model T tan

I don't worry about it. I know it's a better idea to keep the top up, but sometimes I just don't think about it. I recently drove my T from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe and back with the top down. The top of my nose got sunburnt, but after two days, it went away, and now it's back to normal. I've got su...
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bow Saddle
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Bow Saddle

Why not put your top up, so you can see what you are doing?
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rim Nut Washer
Replies: 0
Views: 207

Rim Nut Washer

I recently came across some early rim nuts. These are the round serrated type that are clearly pictured in my article on the subject two issues ago in the Model T Times. Two of the rim nuts have a leather, or some other material on the top side of the rim nut where the dust cover screws on. It's a v...
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT
Replies: 27
Views: 1338

Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT

They have always had areas for the cars to park by year of the car. No need to worry.
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New home for old NOS radiator in the original crate!
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: New home for old NOS radiator in the original crate!

If your radiator appears to be a replacement, then it is not NOS! It is NORS.
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: EARLY MODEL T JACK
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: EARLY MODEL T JACK

Anyone who has one of those Buckeye jacks is darn lucky to have one. I don't care if they used them in 1911 or not! When you have a flat you need a jack! That would certainly be more appropriate than one from Harbor Freight!
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 899

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

Since the drain plug is a hex, how did you come up with that idea?
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1181

Re: Triple Gear Pins

How could someone possibly wear out a set of oversize pins?
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you think about "Build Threads"?
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: What do you think about "Build Threads"?

Mike: I think that is a good idea. I've done it, and I didn't need anyone helping me either, but for a new comer it would be a help, especially if the builder knew what he was doing. Otherwise probably not such a good idea, However, if the builder was open to criticism, I would welcome it.
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: EARLY MODEL T JACK
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: EARLY MODEL T JACK

I've found traces of silver paint on mine too.
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 899

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

Jim: I've seen those wrenches too. They are exactly the same as the Ford wrench, but have 8 sides for the small octagon. I have no idea what they are for, but definitely not Chev.
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oh crap .. speedo jammed
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Oh crap .. speedo jammed

I have a Stewart 160 in my '25. Russ did it too. It has never been a problem. I greased all the links a few months back, and the chain and housing were as clean as they were when I put the car together over 10 years ago. Perhaps you should think about changing brands of speedometers?
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: SCAT crank or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: SCAT crank or not?

I've got one in my '13 roadster. It smooths it out, that's all. I had to take some off the front center pan bolt, and maybe some off the horseshoe.
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 899

Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

I have what appears to be a mid teens hub cap wrench. The style is common, but the markings are not. There is an M with a diamond around it, and just below that is a circle with a P. It can't be to common?
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 14 runs after 40 years.
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: 14 runs after 40 years.

John: I know Dan doesn't do computers much, so how about keeping me posted? I'd like to know how it started after all these years. Too bad Dan didn't use that 1913 firewall I gave his dad to locate the holes for the side lamp brackets.
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: On...or...Off ???
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: On...or...Off ???

If the handle lines up with the gas line, it's on.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 12 volt Question
Replies: 22
Views: 939

Re: 12 volt Question

A starter car does not require 12 volts if everything has been rebuilt correctly. I do use '12 volt hot shots on my hand crank cars. It just makes them start easier.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Met FJ
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Met FJ

Freighter Jim delivered a 1915 touring to me on Sunday. We had a good time, and Freighter even took our group to breakfast. Thanks Jim.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2038

Re: 1915 Coupelet

That book is a wonderful and necessary book if you own a brass T of any year.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1918 headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: 1918 headlights

You may wish to check the current edition of the MTFCI judging guidelines.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".

I own a '17 coupelet and a '25 roadster pickup. I like the pickup much more. The coupe is too confining.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Some speedometer help please
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Some speedometer help please

Your best bet is to obtain a copy of Russ Furstnows speedometer book. Your wheel gear will be 60 teeth, and the fiber gear will be 16, and the swivel will be 2 1/2 rh.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers

Do you press the shank into the handle, or do you use a broach to make it square before you press it in? Inquiring minds need to know this stuff!
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 14 runs after 40 years.
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: 14 runs after 40 years.

That's about how long ago I rebuilt the engine, maybe even longer!
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

The fasteners on your car appear to be the same as Kim's car.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers

I have probably one of the best ones in existence. It still has the original black paint on it, and doesn't appear to have been used much. I used this screwdriver in an article on Model T tools I wrote for the Vintage Ford many years ago.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 29
Views: 1355

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Is this 1916 aluminum hogs head information available at the archives? It makes no sense to me!
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

I can't be of much help on this one. I have some of the fastener locations, but not all. Kim Dobbins has a '13 with a new top. He had all of the fastener locations moved from the original top to the new one. Dan Killecut in New York also has an original car and top. One thing is for sure. The body i...