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by Original Smith
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB '25 pick up fender mounts
Replies: 18
Views: 224

Re: WTB '25 pick up fender mounts

The p/u fender irons are indeed tapered. I loaned an original to Gator Gould many years ago, and I think he reproduced them. I've owned two original '25 pickups, and they both have the tapered irons.
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removable turtle decks through the years 13-27
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: Removable turtle decks through the years 13-27

The four carriage bolts in my '13 roadster are not original. They needed replacing. However, the length is correct and size too. All the wood in this car, including the turtle deck is original to the car.
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model N, not T...
Replies: 16
Views: 881

Re: Model N, not T...

I wouldn't expect anything less from R.V.
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Shackle
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Rear Shackle

Pay attention to what Steve Jelf said. Mark Chaffin has a pile of them for sale now on the classifieds, and they are on ebay all the time.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question

The original straps for pre 1915 are leather. I've you wish, I can measure one of my originals. I think they are 5/8".
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front cross member "heavier steel", thickness?
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Front cross member "heavier steel", thickness?

The TT trucks are a heavier cross member.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Spring U-bolts
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Rear Spring U-bolts

Since we're on the subject, there are two styles of 9 leaf spring clips, yes, that is what Ford calls them! Early and late. They had to modify the clips when the new style 26-7 rear cross member came out. The early one won't work on the late rear cross member. I assume the eight leaf would have been...
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft

Reading the Ford Service book gives no clue what so ever! That is why I posted this. I've re read the service book many times, and it doesn't say a thing about the spring being on the clutch shaft before lowering the hogs head onto the crankcase! I would like to hear from someone who has done this, ...
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removable turtle decks through the years 13-27
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: Removable turtle decks through the years 13-27

My '13 is held on by four long 1/4" carriage bolts.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Missing Ruckstell linkage
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Missing Ruckstell linkage

There is NO turnbuckle. The adjustment is made by the position of the gear shift. If you are lucky, perhaps you may find one at Chickasha.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft

My question still hasn't been completely answered! I have the bands in the engine, and the aluminum hogs head is off the car at the moment. Assuming I put the hogshead back on, what is the sequence of putting the clutch shaft band spring in? Should I have it on the clutch shaft when I lower the hogs...
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 557

New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft

I've been working on T's all of my adult life, over 60 years to be exact, and have never run across a T with the early style clutch pedal shaft! According to the 1927 parts book, this style was used up through 1925. Every T I've ever owned has had the late style. It seems most of them must have been...
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repo tail light
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Repo tail light

Does your bulb have offset pins or straight across as original. The reason I'm asking is I'm using an original 25-27 taillight, with a replacement style socket which is designed for straight across pins. I had to buy a special double filament bulb from Snyders, and file the offset pin off to work. I...
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix bending the stake washers?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Bendix bending the stake washers?

First of all, you have to have the bendix out of the car!
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car cover
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Car cover

I just bought one from Langs for my '13 touring.
by Original Smith
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy a Tail light bracket for a 1914 Touring
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Want to buy a Tail light bracket for a 1914 Touring

I have two. $25 each plus postage. Originals.
by Original Smith
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unique Switch Plate - where used?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Unique Switch Plate - where used?

I once knew a guy with a '26 roadster with that exact setup.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Spring U-bolts
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Rear Spring U-bolts

Sorry, I didn't read your request carefully. Yes, the eight leaf U bolts are the same, however the nine leafs are longer.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Spring U-bolts
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Rear Spring U-bolts

Mark Chaffin has a pile of originals on the forum. I think it's a good buy. They are mostly the late style which you need.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS FOUR DIP PAN SUPPORT BRACKET SET (PRICE REDUCTION)
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: FS FOUR DIP PAN SUPPORT BRACKET SET (PRICE REDUCTION)

Mark: I'll send you a check for 23.50. Do you want me to send it to your dads address or somewhere else. Please send your nicest pair.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS FOUR DIP PAN SUPPORT BRACKET SET (PRICE REDUCTION)
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: FS FOUR DIP PAN SUPPORT BRACKET SET (PRICE REDUCTION)

Mark: Your price started at $18, and then went to $20, and is now back to $18! Do you still have a pair?
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question

I believe the center eyelet is the same dimension as the common sense eyelet I think. The only difference is there is not notches. Maybe Mike at Classtique know where to get them.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are front cross members all the same?
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Are front cross members all the same?

The low eight leaf spring came out in mid 1925, and has nothing to do the front crossmember. It dropped the height of the front of the car one inch, and at the same time added one leaf.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help - 24 Touring hood shelf installation!
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Help - 24 Touring hood shelf installation!

The wood blocks that go under the shelves have to be the same thickness as the lip around the shelves. Also, the reproduction boys have a tendency to get the angles for the hood latches wrong. The car in the service book is a 1924, not a '25. Finally, the four bolts you will need are indeed carriage...
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-School busses and a flying saucer
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Old Photo-School busses and a flying saucer

There are still some of those old street lights on Arroyo St. in Pasadena in use.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell rebuild?
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Ruckstell rebuild?

The original thrust bearing used in Ruckstells was a form of micarta. I don't know why Glenn refused to make his like Ruckstell did. I have always had to make up mine special. I don't have problems either. Ruckstell made over 200,000 units, so I guess they were ok!
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question

Keith:
Your outer straps need to go out another 2" to look correct.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

Re: Crankshaft Seals

It's good to hear the rope style is back on the market. Since they are probably not using asbestos any more, has anyone heard how they are holding up?
There are two different widths used on T's.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bushing hand brake cross shaft brackets?
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Bushing hand brake cross shaft brackets?

I've seen NOS brackets on ebay often. I've not heard of them wearing. Are you aware of the holes in the frame for oiling them? There are two styles. One has round holes, and the other has a square hole, and both have felts inserted into them to keep the dust out. For a couple of years in the early t...
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup
Replies: 14
Views: 863

Re: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup

That photo Dan posted above looks like a '25 to me. The notch in the front of the front panel for a '26 goes in much further.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Adjusting coils

You can do it, but what are you going to gain? No, you are not going to get shocked.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell rebuild?
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Ruckstell rebuild?

There is nothing wrong with a stock pinion bearing either. That's what I use.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scam?
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Scam?

I had to deal with that all day yesterday. I'm so sorry it happened. I'll probably change my email password. It's hard to believe there are people out there that do this kind of thing. To me it's an obvious scam, but a couple of ladies I know actually fell for it, but didn't go through with it.
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS PARTS
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: FS NOS PARTS

Are those U Joint pins above?
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS DASH LAMP PARTS
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: FS DASH LAMP PARTS

I see two original Ford style.
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts

We all owe Dan a huge thank you for making those. He spent hours doing this project for the hobby. He didn't do it for me either, because I have a lot of originals. He did it for those who have early Model T's, and other cars. He is asking $18 each for them.
by Original Smith
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup
Replies: 14
Views: 863

Re: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup

Can you imagine drilling each hole for the bed strips through the metal floor? Something to think about.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts

I'll keep my eyes open for the cast rim nuts. I have a '17 coupelet that would use the same rim nut. If you look at the one pictured in a previous post, it clearly shows a recess in the bottom of the rim nut like the ones Dan is now making. That indicates to me, that it most likely uses the same lea...
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WTB Brass Armature Base for coils
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: WTB Brass Armature Base for coils

Check with Randall Anderson. I think he is making new ones.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Adjustment "Tip"
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: Carburetor Adjustment "Tip"

Since I don't like to scribe a notch on my carburetor brass adj. knob, I've picked up several originals over the years at swap meets, where this has already been done. The original stays in the house with the goodies!
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAC's hogging tbay
Replies: 15
Views: 1330

Re: MAC's hogging tbay

I just skip over all of their stuff, even though it's boring to look at all of it. The one that interests me is previously owned. A NOS part can be previously owned, and still be new. In that case NOS is a must.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Can
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Oil Can

You can get a good idea of what style oil can was used for your car by referring to the parts books.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts

I have over a dozen of the rim nuts that are posted above. Some are brass, and some are brass, nickel plated, and all of them are authentic originals. I have them on both of my 13's too. I would like to believe Marks opinion, but I can't judging from the number of originals I have. What I would real...
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts

Kim: Read my post above again! I've been onto this subject for years, and that is the conclusion I've arrived at. I have those rim nuts on all of my '13s and they are wonderful. They are hard to find, and that is why Dan McEachern is now making them. I don't think he has them in his catalog yet, but...
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.

This area has a lot to offer! It's not like driving up hwy 101. There are Redwood Groves and narrow two lane roads that haven't ever changed, except now they are paved. A wonder tour indeed. I would certainly consider going on this tour.
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup
Replies: 14
Views: 863

Re: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup

I don't think the roadster pickup in 1926 had a metal floor. Just stop and figure it out! Why would you put bed wood over a metal bottom?. Pretty dumb idea I'd say! What I would like to see you do is check with the owner of a '26 pickup that has a totally an original bed and has never had the wood c...
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner tube metal stem length
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Inner tube metal stem length

Keep in mind, the tubes being supplied today with metal stems, are not the same diameter as the originals.
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recommendation on new coils
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Recommendation on new coils

Check with Langs. They should have everything you will need, including new coils.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Original 1923-27 Dash Bracket Right Side
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: WTB Original 1923-27 Dash Bracket Right Side

Dan: The judging guidelines you have is incorrect.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts

If you look closely at one of my photos, you will see there is a gasket for the dust cover too. I only have two examples of this. I was able to duplicate this gasket from a very thin piece of patent leather I bought at Chickasha a few years ago. I.D. 7/16, O.D. 9/16".
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Original 1923-27 Dash Bracket Right Side
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: WTB Original 1923-27 Dash Bracket Right Side

The 26-7 firewall brackets are a different design.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's time to buy tires for my 1921 with non-demountable rims.
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: It's time to buy tires for my 1921 with non-demountable rims.

Non demountable rims have nothing to do with it! Coker has an outlet in Industry, and Lucas in Long Beach.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 1150

Re: bicycle speedometer

Why not use a speedometer that was designed for your car? I have original period Stewart speedometers in all of my cars, and they work.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Radiator replacement

I have flat tube radiators in two of my T's. The last one I restored, I used an original. It cools just fine except on a hard pull, and is 103 years old.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts

Kim: My answer to your question is: Tires and tubes were replaced so often, way back, the original hardware was discarded and replaced with the current variations at the time. It's kind of like the hide'em welt tips on the 22-27 roadster and tourings. When a top was replaced, the trimmer tossed the ...
by Original Smith
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 773

1909-1917 Rim Nuts

Perhaps you will recall the article I wrote a few months ago for the Model T Times on valve stem hardware. Here is more data from my collection. The early round serrated rim nuts had a very thin gasket on top for the valve stem dust cover to seat against. I only have two examples of this. The gasket...
by Original Smith
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why is the crown ignition key worth so much
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: Why is the crown ignition key worth so much

Bob:
How about a picture! I have over 100 keys on my keyboard! The hooks are all filled to the end, but I don't recall any with a crown. I don't feel like looking either!
by Original Smith
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Dash board screws
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: 1926 Dash board screws

I personally like stainless steel.
by Original Smith
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 24
Views: 1102

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

Some of the last wood KW coils weren't much better. They really cheapened them, and the condenser I understand wasn't much good either.
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS REAR HUB PULLER
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: FS REAR HUB PULLER

Those are the best hub pullers ever made. You guys are quite lucky to have them, and a good price too.
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FRONTENAC HEAD
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: FRONTENAC HEAD

Is it a T, S, or R?
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank

The tank is not strong in that area. You are lucky you have it out. Keep putting lots of penetrant on it, and get a wrench with an extension on it.
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We had the only old car at the club meeting tonight...
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: We had the only old car at the club meeting tonight...

This guy has Model T's in his blood! Good for you!
by Original Smith
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS SIX FLUTE OIL BREATHER CAP
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: FS SIX FLUTE OIL BREATHER CAP

The old MTFCI Judging guidelines said what you think. I got in touch with Russ Furstnow on the subject, and with data from the Benson Ford Archives, we documented the non script breather cap was never made by Ford. The current judging guidelines bears this out with pictures.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS SIX FLUTE OIL BREATHER CAP
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: FS SIX FLUTE OIL BREATHER CAP

That is an aftermarket cap. They used to show up at swap meets by the box load, NORS. If you need further proof read the latest edition of the Model T Judging guidelines.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.

Yes it's steep, but I don't see a reason for concern! I just put the car into low pedal, and down I went. After a quarter mile, I shifted into Ruckstell. I don't think I hardly ever touched the brakes.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oval fuel tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: oval fuel tanks

Try Rootlieb.
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Bay Area Tour to be repeated!
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: 2020 Bay Area Tour to be repeated!

I can second that! We toured through Redwood Groves I never knew existed. We also went through several ex military compounds in the bay area. A delightful tour is guaranteed, and lots of two lane roads too.
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Quick rear brake question
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Quick rear brake question

It sure is nice to see someone with outside brakes using the correct cable set up!
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help to identify make and year of car
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Help to identify make and year of car

I'm guessing this car is closer to a 1925.
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved cars, actual first date of production?
Replies: 17
Views: 932

Re: Improved cars, actual first date of production?

If your engine is correct, it will have the boss on the back side of the block for the two transmission cover bolts. I once had a 1925 block with the boss, and NO bolt holes.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1919-1927 Completely Rebuilt Ford Model T Generators With 90 day warranty!
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: 1919-1927 Completely Rebuilt Ford Model T Generators With 90 day warranty!

No one need a 12Volt starter if you electrical system is in good condition.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reverse eyes on rear spring?
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: reverse eyes on rear spring?

You didn't post a photo of the spring eyes, so I assume they are not reversed! If you wish to have the set up you now have, weld a piece of steel on each clamp bar. That will eliminate that horrible looking set up you now have. Ford actually made bars with a hump in them, but they are impossible to ...
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

What you failed to mention, are these Ford accessory bumpers, or aftermarket? There is a difference.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 56
Views: 5285

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

Kim Dobbins has one that's even better for sale. I think he's asking $15,000. As far as the oil cap goes, I worked with Russ Furstnow for some time to get the correct one entered into the judging guidelines.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: serial number name plate 1st used?
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: serial number name plate 1st used?

Stay away from DMV'S! I used an independent vehicle registration company. It worked out perfectly for me, and I'm sure the DMV doesn't care!
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: serial number name plate 1st used?
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: serial number name plate 1st used?

It looks like something from the V-8 era. I'm glad to hear it is not a permanent plate. If I had your car, I would carefully scrape it off.
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sale on new Model T Ford book. Model T Ford Service Bulletins ALL SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Sale on new Model T Ford book. Model T Ford Service Bulletins

That book was originally published by Dan Post in the sixties. He removed all the Lincoln and Fordson material from the book. If I was to have the bulletins, I would rather have the set that the MTFCI made many years ago which is complete.
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?
Replies: 20
Views: 851

Re: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?

I sure hope they didn't drill holes in the frame for that tag! What a shame if they did. Great looking car to drive.
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top boot
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: top boot

I have been corrected by a knowledgeable T restorer. The correct term is Top Dust Cover!
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates
Replies: 11
Views: 573

Re: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates

Here is an example for you. My '13 has a radiator number 231500. The engine number is 212526. They must have sold a lot of radiators for that number to get so far ahead of the engine numbers!
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rare Early Hub Wrench 1911-13
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Rare Early Hub Wrench 1911-13

The eight sided wrenches have confused a number of people.
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Oil tail lamp and license bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: WTB Oil tail lamp and license bracket

The '13 runabout uses the same bracket as the earlier tourings.
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top boot
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: top boot

Keith: I find it hard to believe Ford didn't supply boots in 1911! But who am I to say? I've been interested in top boots for years, and have studied them extensively. My interests are 1913's so the information I'm aware of is for them. I have original boots for the runabout and the touring, and bel...
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front wheel bearing grease
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: front wheel bearing grease

I use the old fiberous wheel bearing grease that has been around since the beginning of time. No problems. StaLube is the brand, and I get it from Napa
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early parts for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Early parts for sale

If anyone has a 1913 head with a script like the '12 that Kim posted, let me know.
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel hub markings?
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Wheel hub markings?

That is not the hub!
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell

I was at the Turlock swap meet yesterday, and a guy had three housings for $125, which seems like a good deal!
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K in 1998 at Sandwich, IL Show
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: Ford Model K in 1998 at Sandwich, IL Show

Why do they always varnish the steering wheel? I would think they would have been black?
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 California License Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 391

1925 California License Plate

On a recent tour, I was given a pair of 1925 California commercial plates. They are red with white letters which I've never seen. The standard plates for 1925 are yellow with black letters. I decided to contact a license plate collector for an answer. His reply was my plates were made specifically f...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-18 data plates
Replies: 33
Views: 858

Re: 1917-18 data plates

Randall Anderson has the correct number stamps for the brass plates. All you need to do is supply him with the number. I don't know what he charges though.
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 46
Views: 2418

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

If these tires are any good, I would think that one of our vintage tire companies would be importing them, and the tubes too!
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake up grade questions
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: brake up grade questions

I've been driving almost stock Model T's for about 60 years. The only brake I will use is an accessory Rocky Mountain brake, the real thing, not the reproductions. I have them on three of my T's, and they work very well, and can be installed easily in an afternoon!
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location

I've had the best luck finding new and used old stock fasteners of all kinds at Hershey. The modern ones just don't look right to me with the flat tops and the writing on them. The same goes for upholstery buttons. Ford never used covered buttons on any year Model T as far as I know.
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale - Original steering wheel w/ cast spider $85.00
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: For sale - Original steering wheel w/ cast spider $85.00

How many joints does your wheel have? One, or two?
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location

Something to watch for. Should you find NOS side curtains that say 1925 roadster, they are not 1925! They are for 1926-7. They were mislabeled at the factory. Another thing. If your top sockets are original the rear sockets should already have the three Anzo buttons on each side. The front socket is...