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by Original Smith
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Gas Headlights Piping
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Model T Gas Headlights Piping

I've never heard of a factory equipped gas headlight system. If there was such a thing, it certainly did not use copper fittings.
by Original Smith
Thu May 28, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front crossmember
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Front crossmember

There is a post recently about TT front crossmembers.
by Original Smith
Thu May 28, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing rear wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Removing rear wheels

I knew a guy who did that once, and was unable to get the wheel off. I think there is a slight interference fit from the factory to allow the hub to come off. The best thing to do is to leave the original Ford taper. I hope you get it off somehow.
by Original Smith
Tue May 26, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- Early teacup pan
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: WTB- Early teacup pan

I'm aware of three styles of tea cup pans used in 1913. The front mount changed twice. I don't know when that change occurred. The last style is the 1914 style pan.
by Original Smith
Mon May 25, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early hubcap wrench
Replies: 15
Views: 951

Re: Early hubcap wrench

I have an original later wrench that was converted. Not hard to do, and all you need to do is fill in the Ford script before painting.
by Original Smith
Mon May 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Depot Hack
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Original Depot Hack

I haven't seen that car, but I have seen them with original aftermarket bodies. I like the looks of them.
by Original Smith
Mon May 25, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT radiator apron
Replies: 37
Views: 837

Re: TT radiator apron

The 1925 passenger cars had the option of using a nickel shell. Only once, I saw an apron for a nickel shell with the slots for the nickel trim piece. Knowing Jim Rodell, he probably has one!
by Original Smith
Sun May 24, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Leaky Likes Flagstaff
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: FJ - Leaky Likes Flagstaff

What is amazing to me is how Russ has been able to involve every member of his family in the hobby. There are well known T people out there that have failed to do this. Congratulations to Russ for keeping our hobby alive.
by Original Smith
Sun May 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

I failed to mention, Randall Anderson makes the cable support.
by Original Smith
Sun May 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

Thanks Russ for posting those pictures. It could be some folks are not aware of your speedometer book. Those photos are perfect!
by Original Smith
Sat May 23, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early hubcap wrench
Replies: 15
Views: 951

Re: Early hubcap wrench

I know a very knowledgeable T guy who bought one at Chickasha once thinking it was an early T wrench. He was surprised to find the small end was eight sided. Doesn't hurt to look!
by Original Smith
Sat May 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT radiator apron
Replies: 37
Views: 837

Re: TT radiator apron

That has to be a difficult item to find. I wasn't aware there was a difference! Thanks for posting.
by Original Smith
Sat May 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please Grampa ?
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: Please Grampa ?

Great to see someone with a nice TT truck. I really like them, but have no room! You did a wonderful thing for those kids.
by Original Smith
Sat May 23, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive Plate Assembly Question
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Drive Plate Assembly Question

The late T’s don’t use that part.
by Original Smith
Sat May 23, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 headlight switch hole size
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: 1915 headlight switch hole size

I don't know if 1915 switches are all round or not, but the early ones are. Most likely, I assume the hole is the same diameter?
by Original Smith
Sat May 23, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early hubcap wrench
Replies: 15
Views: 951

Re: Early hubcap wrench

I saw one on ebay recently for $200, but the small end was 8 sided. I have seen those before, and it's good to be aware of.
by Original Smith
Fri May 22, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler installation
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Muffler installation

I've heard of the Canadian style before. Wouldn't it be nice if someone would post a picture!
by Original Smith
Thu May 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moving brake lever
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

Re: Moving brake lever

There is a similar problem with center door sedans. I'm 6'3", and I've always had trouble figuring out which side of the brake lever to put my leg!
by Original Smith
Thu May 21, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Flap 23-25
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Top Flap 23-25

Has anyone seen proof that FORD modified, or issued a factory wind flap for the open cars from 23-25 to accommodate the windshield wiper, which was offered from late 1924-1925? I'm aware that Ford drilled the holes for the rear view mirror and the wiper whether you wanted one or not!
by Original Smith
Thu May 21, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler installation
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Muffler installation

I would like to see the machine that rolled the bead into the exhaust pipe originally. I would be great for clarification. Several years ago, I had 50 late exhaust pipes made as close to the original as possible. They all sold right away. BTW, those late exhaust pipes were used from1921-1927. I have...
by Original Smith
Thu May 21, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaks on my caw
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Breaks on my caw

We have a place in L.A. called friction materials. They are ok, but I would like to know if a softer lining is available? For the steel brake drums, I don't think the harder lining works a well. I'm talking Rocky Mountain brakes.
by Original Smith
Thu May 21, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 711

Re: Brass "conversion"

It has been done a lot, especially here in California, and in my opinion, all because of the Horseless Carriage Club and their stupid pre 1916 rule! They should have make it pre 1915. I've been studying this problem for a long time, and once you know the difference, it's not hard to tell.
by Original Smith
Wed May 20, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB battery box lid
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: WTB battery box lid

Greg: Get in touch. I might be able to help.
by Original Smith
Wed May 20, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Original 1914 Brass Radiator with Ford Logo on Back
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Original 1914 Brass Radiator with Ford Logo on Back

Radiator serial numbers. I read somewhere that Ford stopped using radiator serial numbers by 1916. Did you put a magnet to the bottom tank?
by Original Smith
Wed May 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 firewall drawing
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: 1909 firewall drawing

That drawing above is not accurate at all for a 1913. Pay no attention to it!
by Original Smith
Tue May 19, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Original 1914 Brass Radiator with Ford Logo on Back
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Original 1914 Brass Radiator with Ford Logo on Back

It's hard to tell, but I think your radiator is a genuine Ford replacement radiator made after 1916.
by Original Smith
Tue May 19, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Cast Iron Rocky Mountain Drums
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: WTB: Cast Iron Rocky Mountain Drums

Maybe some of you don't know this? Real Rocky Mountain brake drums are one size. The current reproduction is a different size. The cast iron drums I have seen are the original size, and to my knowledge are not currently available.
by Original Smith
Mon May 18, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted valve stems
Replies: 15
Views: 649

Re: Wanted valve stems

The 777 is 3". Sorry. I like the 888 which is 2 3/4. It still works the same, and reduces the weight slightly.
by Original Smith
Mon May 18, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ARE 26/27 ROADSTER DOOR LATCHES DIFFERENT
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: ARE 26/27 ROADSTER DOOR LATCHES DIFFERENT

As far as I know, the 1925 and 1926 door latches are the same.
by Original Smith
Mon May 18, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 millionth radiator question.
Replies: 19
Views: 939

Re: 15 millionth radiator question.

One thing for sure Brent, the 15,000,000th car didn't have step plates!
by Original Smith
Mon May 18, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back to Life 24 Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Back to Life 24 Roadster

You have quite a few errors with your top and upholstery. Do some in depth studying and you will figure it out. I hope you can re-position the top covering so you can get it to fit. Look at lots of factory photos to begin with!
by Original Smith
Sun May 17, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted valve stems
Replies: 15
Views: 649

Re: Wanted valve stems

Don't use anything longer than 2", unless you want to throw your wheels out of balance. Also, don't use modern ones. They are the wrong diameter.
by Original Smith
Sun May 17, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request
Replies: 25
Views: 1066

Re: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request

Everyone has an opinion. I wouldn't brush paint on a car I cared about!
by Original Smith
Sun May 17, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 DB front axle markings
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: 1912 DB front axle markings

The DB markings were located in various place during 1912 and 1913. Many times they are on both sides, sometimes they are upside down. I've even seen them in four places on the same axle.
by Original Smith
Sat May 16, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks

Are you looking for upholstery buttons? A tack is much different.
by Original Smith
Sat May 16, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted valve stems
Replies: 15
Views: 649

Re: Wanted valve stems

Dill, Bridgeport and Firestone also made them. All you need to do is find them. Schrader is the only company that used 777 for a part number. Most all of them use the TR designation, which stands for the Tire and Rim Association.
by Original Smith
Tue May 12, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: differences in 25 and earlier frames from a 26
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: differences in 25 and earlier frames from a 26

1925 frames were used for one year only. They have the same brake quadrant as the 1926-7. Early 25 frames still had the four holes, but the inner two were not used.
by Original Smith
Tue May 12, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pealing off laminated shims.
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Pealing off laminated shims.

I have used an x-acto knife too, as well as a single edge razor blade. What I don't like is the shims are usually .003" which is too thick for close adjustments. I have to make my own .001" shims to get the adjustments I want.
by Original Smith
Tue May 12, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: 14 Touring

Look at the top photo carefully. It appears the felloe on the lf wheel is striped.
by Original Smith
Tue May 12, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?

The instructions for radiators are in two places. The Ford Radiator Book, and the Ford Service book. The lower radiator outlet was always cast iron, and the late ones were tin plated. The late inlets were formed brass.
by Original Smith
Sun May 10, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaking bead
Replies: 18
Views: 826

Re: Breaking bead

I use heavy duty leather work shoes, and put my heals against the rim and start stomping. Once one portion breaks loose, the rest comes off easily.
by Original Smith
Sun May 10, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes - Cast Iron
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes - Cast Iron

I believe this information has been out before. The cast iron Rocky Mountain brake reproductions came out in the early to mid 1960's, and opposed to the original drums which were stamped steel with and original Ford parking brake drum riveted to it. I don't know this for sure, but I believe the lini...
by Original Smith
Sat May 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show me your TT beds!
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: Show me your TT beds!

There is an original TT steel pickup bed either on ebay or our own classifieds now.
by Original Smith
Sat May 09, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roadster top renew tips
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: roadster top renew tips

Get your top from Mike Francis at Classtique. He does very good work.
by Original Smith
Sat May 09, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Roadster Rear Fender Bracket Bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: 1914 Roadster Rear Fender Bracket Bolts

I just checked my '13, which is very original, and it has square nuts. However, it had a couple of owners before me, so they could have been changed.
by Original Smith
Fri May 08, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 2112

Re: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021

This is all total nonsense. It's getting way too political! Shame on the club for not standing up for our rights as American citizens!
by Original Smith
Fri May 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Low Head
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Re: FS Low Head

I'm looking for one for my '13, that has a clean crisp Ford script. The later ones seem to have gotten not so crisp. Can you post a better photo of that area?
by Original Smith
Fri May 08, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lettered pedal differences
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Lettered pedal differences

I have an interesting one on my '13 roadster. The pyramid pattern on the clutch pedal is coarser than the other two pedals. I assume it's from the time when Ford was changing over from Dodge Bros. to his own production methods?
by Original Smith
Thu May 07, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: To valve stem cover sets
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: To valve stem cover sets

The ones on the left are Schrader. The ones on the right are Dill.
by Original Smith
Thu May 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this what I think???
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: Is this what I think???

The 25-27 pickups use the same mounting bracket as the electric lights.
by Original Smith
Wed May 06, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: switch panel I want to use
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: switch panel I want to use

I think Maxwell used one like that.
by Original Smith
Wed May 06, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Speedometer Cable Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: New Speedometer Cable Repair

What is wrong with the original chain? I have three T's with them, and never have a problem.
by Original Smith
Tue May 05, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Priming Wire Hole
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Priming Wire Hole

I think Lang's catalog has the dimension for that hole. The one I'm after is in a slightly different place.
by Original Smith
Tue May 05, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60T 8P Stewart gear for mounting to hub with hub bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: 60T 8P Stewart gear for mounting to hub with hub bolts

I believe Stewart made such a gear. It should be pictured in Russ Furstnows book.
by Original Smith
Mon May 04, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB cast iron high compression head
Replies: 18
Views: 1037

Re: WTB cast iron high compression head

I could use one too. I don't like the idea of aluminum heads! This one would be for my 1925 pickup too.
by Original Smith
Mon May 04, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 Radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: 15 Radiator

John:
If you get a chance, take a photo of where the priming wire comes out. I posted this question a few days ago. I think Ford may have relocated the hole in 1915 slightly.
by Original Smith
Sun May 03, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

Lang's is carrying exact duplicates of the original sleeves. At least they were a few years ago. Steve Coniff did that for the hobby.
by Original Smith
Sun May 03, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please God, just one more mile........
Replies: 19
Views: 1265

Re: Please God, just one more mile........

I was heading north last year, with my T on the trailer, and the trailer tire did the same thing. I had around 50 miles to go to the next town. I made it too! What a relief. Got new tires for the trailer, and made it to the tour destination.
by Original Smith
Sat May 02, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Priming Wire Hole
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Priming Wire Hole

Did Ford relocate the hole for the priming wire in 1915? I've seen two examples of original radiators lately where the hole is slightly lower that was used previously. There is one pictured on ebay now too.
by Original Smith
Sat May 02, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordfarm.net is back up
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Fordfarm.net is back up

Jason:
Got it! Thanks.
by Original Smith
Sat May 02, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pickup Bed Floor
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Pickup Bed Floor

The hard wood Bill is referring to is called Southern Yellow Pine.
by Original Smith
Fri May 01, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide generator hose
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: carbide generator hose

Steve: Let me know what you find out! The air compressor hose I found looks right, and fits through the radiator side panels, but I can't force it through the hole in the splash shield. Even though the hose is still flexible it won't go through. Even though most people would never know, I hate to en...
by Original Smith
Fri May 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordfarm.net is back up
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Fordfarm.net is back up

That is great news. Phil and I used to talk for hours about T's usually with a beer close by! We were good friends. I only wish I had lived closer, so I could have visited more often. Just over a year ago I got a surprise package in the mail from Phil. It was a pair of NOS burners for my headlights....
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How It's Made-Wood spoke wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 1201

Re: How It's Made-Wood spoke wheels

My favorite wheel shop is Calimers in Pennsylvania. Their work is amazing. I wouldn't go anywhere else, plus they are accommodating. Their wait list is usually about six months. Some time ago I needed a late 30 X 31/2 steel felloe wheel respoked, and they worked my wheel in with another customers! T...
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: large u-joint grease cup
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: large u-joint grease cup

Every T I've owned has had one of those.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide generator hose
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: carbide generator hose

According to what I've heard, the original O.D. on that hose is 7/16" However 1/2" will work. I don't know if it is still being made, but I just found a length of air compressor hose in my garage that is probably at least 50 years old, and is 1/2" O.D. It is red, and has the exact same look that we ...
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup

The front stake pockets don't interfere with anything except on an early 1926, which Ford corrected at some point early in the year.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Check Straps
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Door Check Straps

I used genuine U.S. Navy belt material on mine. It is exactly the same as Ford used.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pickup Bed Floor
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Pickup Bed Floor

I have not done a '26, but on a '25 the long bolts go through the deck on the car. The short ones hold the bed strips on the part that sticks out past the rear deck. Don't forget to use the special square washers with the little tang on them too. If you are really interested in being original, the n...
by Original Smith
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide generator hose
Replies: 10
Views: 773

carbide generator hose

Does anyone have the correct factory data on the correct length of the hose for a '13-14 ? Earlier models are different. Next, the hose Ron Gocek supplied in his kits were apparently long enough for 1912 on back, but not for a '13-'14. It's too bad he doesn't supply the correct hose any more. The la...
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Carburetor Adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: 13T - Carburetor Adjustment

A good starting point is to gently screw the adjustment down until it seats, and then open it 1 1/2 turns.
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 897

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

Stick a wire or a pipe cleaner through the filler plug to see what's in there. What ever you do, don't overfill it.
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford NH vs Holley NH Differences
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Ford NH vs Holley NH Differences

The only difference I know of is the tag.
by Original Smith
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 1913-1925 running boards
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: FS: 1913-1925 running boards

There is a lot of differences between a 1913 and 1925 running board!
by Original Smith
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3017B timing cover adaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: 3017B timing cover adaptor

Try the classified.
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replating a R.V. Mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Replating a R.V. Mirror

I can't find anyone to replate my rear view accessory mirror. It is an early style. There doesn't seem to be anyone in Southern California that can do this any more. Can anyone recommend a source? I don't care where it is.
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup

Actually, I believe the pickup box for the 1925 roadster was introduced in March. They must have been working on this model in 1924, as the pictures I submitted to Bruce for his book are dated 1924. There are two errors that Ford overlooked on that bed. First the tailgate chains were too short, whic...
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N.Z. Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 714

N.Z. Model T

Here are two photos of a new N.Z. Touring. I think it would be a 1913.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Gas Tank Overflow Pipe Bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: 26-27 Gas Tank Overflow Pipe Bolt

When I first started in this hobby in 1960, I had a 1926. As I recall, that set screw could have been located in two places. In the engine compartment, or inside the car.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm back on the road.
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: I'm back on the road.

Since this virus, I've been walking about 2 miles per day. I sure hope my knees survive it all!
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Larry Smith's Exhaust Pipes
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Larry Smith's Exhaust Pipes

I think someone should get that pipe from Dan. That is what I have on my 1925. I'll not be making any more of those pipes. It was a lot or work, and the shipping was a pain in the ass. I used a NOS Ford script original for the pattern.
by Original Smith
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt size question
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Bolt size question

A little common sense should do it! Some are 1 1/8" and some are 1 1/4". Just put the bolt in and see if it works!!!
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

I may have more 1913 touring and runabout photos than anyone in the club. It appears to me the Canadian cars were most likely stripped longer than the USA cars, but that is only a guess. I have lots of photos with striping, but lots more without, including a brand new touring with the shipping tags ...
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - ORIGINAL 1913/15 COIL BOX SWITCH WITH KEY AND NEW BRASS FACEPLATE
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: FOR SALE - ORIGINAL 1913/15 COIL BOX SWITCH WITH KEY AND NEW BRASS FACEPLATE

Looks like they were having problems with the mold that day Jay! Look at the intermittent groove for the white rubber seal.
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 engine casting with no Ford script
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: 1917 engine casting with no Ford script

Don't assume every engine block was made by Ford. Aftermarket companies made them too.
by Original Smith
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

I have found no evidence of pin striping on my cars, except on the wheels. This is only a GUESS, but I don't believe bodies were striped after the 1912 calendar year.
by Original Smith
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Almost There
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: 13T - Almost There

You asked for it! You have the wrong fan and bracket, a 1914 steering column, and many other items to long to list!
by Original Smith
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913 Windshield Support Rod
Replies: 0
Views: 211

1913 Windshield Support Rod

Wanted to Buy:
An original Rands windshield support rod for the windshield that has equal halves. This one needs to be 15 3/4" long, whereas a standard one is 17".
by Original Smith
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bridge washers
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: bridge washers

I'd like to add, if you are not familiar with bridge washers, you will need to use the early small hole design. I believe the modern incorrect ones use the big hole.
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fs 13/14 steering column
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Fs 13/14 steering column

Bob: If you have the staggered hole, it is a 1913.
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Stewart and Clark Model C Speedometer
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: 1913 Stewart and Clark Model C Speedometer

I don't think the Stewart & Clark model C would have been used as late as July. By then they should be Stewart Warner. There are some slight differences, like red being used on the dial, but I would use what you have.
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My "new" top bows arrived today
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: My "new" top bows arrived today

Good read. This is the real purpose of this forum!
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Hood Shelf Size
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Wooden Hood Shelf Size

Mike: Buy a pair from Langs. I bought two from Lang's about a year ago, and they are nice, and fit good too.
by Original Smith
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian Ruckstell tags
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Canadian Ruckstell tags

I have seen both styles here in California.
by Original Smith
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bridge washers
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: bridge washers

I just found another photo of the early style bridge washer. I second style bridge washer is on the left.
by Original Smith
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 30-3 tube
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: 30-3 tube

I mounted a 30X3 tube last week in an original wheel using original Schrader parts. No problems at all. Don't use reproduction parts. They are not correct. The 30X3 1/2 uses the same valve stem.