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by Original Smith
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting clutch on ebay
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Interesting clutch on ebay

A lot of American cars had free wheeling in 1932 and 33.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't

It would be nice if someone would reproduce the original correct Rocky Mountain Brakes that were cable operated. There are no problems with them! The same goes for the AC brakes. Why make something so simple, so difficult??????
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: John Berch's truck
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: John Berch's truck

It appears he is using a Ford battery box too. That's impressive.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

I've been to every Hershey meet for 34 years, without missing one. I used to pick up NOS late hubcaps all the time for $10 each. That is getting harder to do. I've also found a lot of early hub caps there for what ever I had to pay.
by Original Smith
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Phil Mino's website
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Phil Mino's website

Thanks for the note Bill. Phil and I were good friends, but due the distance from Los Angeles, I was lucky to see him once a year.
by Original Smith
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Are these the correct windshield support rods?
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Are these the correct windshield support rods?

It's nice to see so many 1912's with the correct fore doors! Many people in my area have removed them for some reason.
by Original Smith
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

Keith: Do you have a complete set now? I know that early stuff is hard to find, so I imagine you'll keep buying whatever you find.
by Original Smith
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: side curtains 1927 runabout pickup
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: side curtains 1927 runabout pickup

I've seen those mis-labeled 26 curtains before. Owning a 1925, I've received 26 curtains before, and have not been able to use them. 1925 & 26 owners, take note! Thanks for posting Jim!
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 904

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Keith:
Where did you find rubber stem tubes that fit through the opening in the felloe? I haven't seen anything since Schraeder made them that works!
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: To All Of You and Yours...,
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: To All Of You and Yours...,

It's too bad, and sad at that, that we have people in our society that don't feel this way!
Merry Christmas to all from a cold wet Southern California!
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

Another script detail is on the running boards. The Ford script on them is similar from 1913 through 1925, but entirely different styles over the years. The 1913's are similar to the hubcaps, and the 'F' got shrunk over the years. In addition, the 13-14 running boards had the holes for mounting the ...
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

I'll go along with Keith on that one. The RH cap that Jim posted looks like a cross over maybe? I know from all the hub caps I've collected, there were at least two different companies making them, or maybe more. I have two 1917 hubcaps. One has a black center, and one doesn't.
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925 Roadster Curtains
Replies: 28
Views: 1809

Re: 1925 Roadster Curtains

I don't know if anyone is making the correct side curtains for the 22-25 open cars. The original side curtains I have are almost as good as Jim's but not quite. Making these curtains was one of the most fun projects I've done. I strongly suggest making paper patterns for each of the curtains, so as ...
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: side curtains 1927 runabout pickup
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: side curtains 1927 runabout pickup

I'm glad the pictures of original side curtains were posted. As you can see, they are different from Carters. Also Ford did not use lift the dot fasteners.
They used Anzo fasteners, which are getting difficult to find these days.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 904

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Yup! That is the tool. Can't own a T without one. Like Steve said, I'm glad they are still available.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 441

1913-1917 Hubcaps

I've posted this information before, so here it is a different way. The first hubcap with the big "F" is a 1913. It is similar to the 1914 hubcap next to it. There is one more photo shot a different way. The 1914 hubcap was used at least through 1917, but was nickel plated. It may have even been use...
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 904

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

What I've been using for years is a special wire that looks like a modern speedometer cable, with a nub at one end that screws onto where the valve cap goes, and has a Tee handle at the other end. What I did this time to hold the tube in place is a rim nut screwed in upside down into the felloe. It ...
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model t rear axle: Cad or detailed drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Model t rear axle: Cad or detailed drawings

Just use the Ford Service book. You don't need drawings.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 904

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Interesting post Keith! I have Excelsiors on my '25, and didn't need to do anything!
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 Rear Curtain
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: 1923 Rear Curtain

Interesting comment Adam. Let us know if you hear of anything more on the subject.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gasket board save
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Gasket board save

I have an original Ford green one. It has no place for 4 dip pan gasket. Did they ever make one?
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 455

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

How are we supposed to know what you are talking about when you don't give the year of your car??
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 Rear Curtain
Replies: 3
Views: 184

1923 Rear Curtain

When I go on tours, and other Model T functions, I'm amazed at the different sizes of rear windows restorers have chosen for their curtains. Proper research always helps, and here is an example of an original 1923 rear curtain. I'm not so sure the information that Dan Treace has is correct either. I...
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 904

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

I like the photos that Steve Jelf posted! He's got it right with these photos. Even though Ford used 777 Schraders, I prefer the 888's which are 1/4" shorter, and still leave enough threads for the rim nut after it is mounted on the wheel.
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 904

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

The reason for my problem was the tire, even though new, it was old and hard. I cut a V notch in the beads today to give me room for the original metal valve stem, and that did the trick. The new tires are softer, and don't seem to care about the valve stems.
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 192-13 Coil (NOS)
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: 192-13 Coil (NOS)

Bruce: That is a great looking coil, but I don't think it is NOS! It has later style points, and I can see scrape marks in the wood from where it has been in a coil box. Good luck on finding a buyer.
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 904

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

I agree with Adam. A new flap is easier to work with than a used one, however, I'll be using the old one. I use lots of talcum powder, and that seems to help.
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: 1915 Parts

Those hubcaps are easy to get confused on, especially the difference between a true '13 and '14. Keep in mind, Ford had different suppliers for those. The depth of the octagon can be different. I probably have more 1913 hubcaps than anyone, and there are differences among them. For anyone interested...
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 904

Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

I've been mounting Model T clincher tires all of my adult life, and have never had a problem until this past week. There are several factors that come into play here. The tire is new, but has been sitting around for several years. I have mounted the tire twice, but have been unable to close the bead...
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Phil Mino's website
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Phil Mino's website

Go onto Royce's website. There is a very good tribute to Phil written by a close friend of Phil's that lived nearby. Model T Ford Fix.com.
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo, Brass touring car and family
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Old Photo, Brass touring car and family

Usually, the late '14 front fenders have the '15 lip. This one doesn't appear to have them. Also, Ford was installing the new Ford special speedometers in late '14.
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Phil Mino's website
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Phil Mino's website

My good friend Phil Mino passed away a few months ago. I spent a day with him just prior to the Bakersfield meet this year. He will be missed.
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD NEW set of #2819 Brass 1911-1912 Hub Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: NEW set of #2819 Brass 1911-1912 Hub Caps

I've never seen a Ford hubcap with the F made that way.
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Tail Light ID

I have a box exactly like Jim has, in a little better shape. The tail light lens is like the one that Mark posted, and is plastic. The difference is there is a Ford script decal across the face of the lens which is blue and white. I've always believed this tail light was manufactured for Ford after ...
by Original Smith
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

The spears posted above as far as I know were only used by Ford. They can't be made from anything. If someone with a metal stamping business would be willing to make a die to stamp these, I'm sure it would be a big seller for the purists.
by Original Smith
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Tail Light ID

The new 26 style tail light was introduced in 1924.
by Original Smith
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

The problem with converting a common style spear to the Ford style is the Ford style is bigger. Yes, you can alter a common one to have the tails like a Ford one, but it still will not be correct. The Ford spear is wider from top to bottom.
by Original Smith
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: info wanted, length and quanity of engine block and hogs head bolts to crankcase
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: info wanted, length and quanity of engine block and hogs head bolts to crankcase

As many people do, you failed to mention the year of your engine. If your engine uses the stiffner plates commonly used on later T's, they require a 1/8" longer bolt. Most of your question should be common sense! All you need to do is figure it out.
by Original Smith
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

Mark: When you get mine, you'll have an extra! Happy Thanksgiving!
by Original Smith
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tail Lite Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Tail Lite Wiring

I used friction tape, which is period correct. Read the above comment.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2009

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

I don't see how a '14 lid could be slanted?
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Ruckstell

Gosh Dean, isn't one enough?
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

Thanks Jim for posting. I can always rely on you to post important information with no guessing allowed!!
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: oil can 1912
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: oil can 1912

The one on the left is correct. Just because a part has a 1912 patent date doesn't make it a 1912! Maple City, Mfg. also made oil cans for that era with a double Ford script.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2009

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

I own two 1913's that had later coilboxes installed at some point. I imagine the reason for doing this is it was easier to obtain standard coils, rather than try to find originals.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

You have a lot of priming and sanding to do on that top one, I've done it, and to me it's worth it for a non obtainable part. It would be nice for someone that does stamping to be able to remake that part. If there is someone out there that can do it, I have a NOS spear to loan.
by Original Smith
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2009

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

What a lucky guy. You have found a real treasure!
by Original Smith
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter Wire Too Long
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Starter Wire Too Long

I hope you get it fixed. I've had problems with repro wiring, and have had a local company duplicate the original Ford wiring so it fits.
by Original Smith
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting 1913 Oval Gas Tank
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Mounting 1913 Oval Gas Tank

The tank will not come out the top on a '13 touring. I've always put the bolts in with the nuts on top. They can't come out, because they have a cotter pin in them. The Ford service book clearly shows this. I had to lift the body off the chassis on my '13 touring to remove the gas tank. On my '13 ro...
by Original Smith
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: Extreme Trivia

Ed: You are right! I should have labeled it for what it is, Anzo Fasteners! I just didn't think that anyone other than purists like me would even be interested. Not all Anzo fasteners were used on T's, only some of them, therefore, most of the pictures that Dan Treace posted are not relevant.
by Original Smith
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Strange Hub Cap Wrench

Nothing strange about it. It's a 1909.
by Original Smith
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: 1915 Parts

There are two styles of high F hubcaps. 1913, and 1914-17. The 1917's are nickel plated. The 1913 hub cap is very much like the 1914 style, but the F is much larger and bolder. It takes some practice to get used to the two styles.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: 1915 Parts

Those horns are pretty plentiful. Many times they are interchanged incorrectly. A true '15 horn has a scalloped bracket. As far as I know all 13-15 horns have the same hole spacing. For detailed information contact Jim Lyons in West Virginia.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pitman arm fit
Replies: 20
Views: 661

Re: Pitman arm fit

I'd be careful of the repro spark and throttle rods. I also understand the are made of brass which is not a good idea. It is not difficult to take one of those steering columns apart. Just do it carefully and don't panic. You will notice the spark and throttle rods were put in before the gear case w...
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: Extreme Trivia

Here are the most common Anzo's used from late 1922-1925. I don't know about any other year, but do know they were used throughout Model T production. The parts that I have are all NOS, and are made of brass, raven finished. I hope these photos will do for now. I'm not very good at taking pictures.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1911 steering column
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: 1911 steering column

I have a stock '25 T that has original 5-1 gears. I have several other T's that have the original 4-1 setup. I honestly don't see why changing to the 5-1 ratio is worth it.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: Extreme Trivia

Referring to the photos above, the only photo I recognize is the middle one. Who knows, that picture may even be my car! The female fastener in that photo is exactly the one I had to resize to work. I'll do my best to get some pictures for everyone before I put everything away today.
by Original Smith
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Extreme Trivia

Those of you who know Model T's well also know that Ford used Anzo Fasteners throughout Model T production. The problem today is apparently Anzo is no longer in business. I pick up those fasteners whenever I can, and have enough for my use. When I restored my '25 pickup a few years ago, I was determ...
by Original Smith
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB One VG 13-25 running board
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: WTB One VG 13-25 running board

The ones Frank pictured would be correct for a 15 or 16. Notice the high "F".
by Original Smith
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 30x3 1/2 NOS Tire Chains
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: FS 30x3 1/2 NOS Tire Chains

Good find Mark! Too bad those chains won't warm up your garage!
by Original Smith
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB One VG 13-25 running board
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: WTB One VG 13-25 running board

It's easy for those running boards to be misrepresented, because they are not the same from '13-25!
by Original Smith
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Brackets for top saddle support arms
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Brackets for top saddle support arms

Don't forget, the L arms and the straight through top saddle rods use different top saddles.
by Original Smith
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drive shaft bushing question
Replies: 14
Views: 522

Re: Drive shaft bushing question

Just be sure to get the slot on top before you drill the hole.
by Original Smith
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

The new location is great. Huntington Drive, and Santa Anita.
by Original Smith
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

Re: '24 T Barn Find

This car has obviously been repainted. Take a look at the wheels. I don't see any of the plating in those photos. I also wonder about the 30,000 miles. I don't see the speedometer gear on the wheel. A dashboard photo would be nice.
by Original Smith
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

Re: '24 T Barn Find

This car is a super find. I believe it to be a very late '24. Take a look at the tire carrier. It has the 1925 style taillight and bracket, and the tire carrier to go with it which was modified by Ford to accept the added weight of the taillight and license plate. I hope who ever buys this car saves...
by Original Smith
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ring gear and pinion
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Ring gear and pinion

Unless you do a lot of driving on mountain roads, I would suggest sticking with the stock ratio.
by Original Smith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

I've had good luck with Blacksmith Bolt in Portland, Oregon.
by Original Smith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3065

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Isn't that photo taken in a garage by Matt, Phil Mino's 1910 or 11 with the dip door?
by Original Smith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1473

Re: More on wheel replacement

Model T rims were zinc plated.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Touring and Roadster window spacing
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Touring and Roadster window spacing

I would like to hear from anyone with and original untouched 1923-24 touring or roadster, with the original rear curtain intact. I need the exact measurement of the rear windows (lights), and the spacing between them. I'm not interested in anything else!
by Original Smith
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Shorpy Photo- T with lots of grafitti
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Old Shorpy Photo- T with lots of grafitti

I wonder if that '25 roadster is around these days? Maybe it's been restored?
by Original Smith
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing a 1926 Radiator.
Replies: 11
Views: 545

Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

No different that any other high radiator that I can see.
by Original Smith
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Himico Cylinder Head
Replies: 15
Views: 1677

Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Doesn't look like the combustion chamber of that head would be any better than a Ricardo, or Giant Power.
by Original Smith
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pitman arm fit
Replies: 20
Views: 661

Re: Pitman arm fit

That is not a very good looking shaft. What is wrong with the one that came out of it?
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this an original Model T tailgate?
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Is this an original Model T tailgate?

The tailgate is definitely a T tailgate. This style was also used on the first 1928 A pickups too. They found the hinge was weak, and they are, so they modified that hinge for the A's, but they will still fit a T. You mentioned in a phone call that there is a slight convex problem with that tailgate...
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1073

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

How could anyone make a tube to fit a 23" and a 24" rime at the same time. Not a good idea in my book. That maybe your problem.
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: fan hitting crank start?
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: fan hitting crank start?

I used to run a water pump for years, and found out about 10 years ago a T doesn't need one, so it now hangs on the wall. There are a lot of different belts that may work offered by Langs, and others. But if you choose to continue, you my wish to try a different size pulley on your pump. That may or...
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 877

Re: Done the Seat Cushion

Is Ford the only company that used painted upholstery buttons?
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Discovery Today
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Interesting Discovery Today

You are fortunate to have such an original car. To me cars like yours are a gold mine of facts. Keep up the good work. Be sure to save the original upholstery for further reference.
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leather rear axle seals
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Leather rear axle seals

I don't call making parts that dig into your axles rude! I call it dumb! I have a number of original script leather seals like Tim posted. As I recall, they started using them in 1925, but I can be off on that.
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Will this work on my acetylene tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Will this work on my acetylene tank?

I don't think there is any pressure off a carbide generator.
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 877

Re: Done the Seat Cushion

So why after all of you post's did you use hog rings? I don't get it!
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1641

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

I wonder if Schrader made those for Ford? I've seen them with Ford script. You could make an adapter out of an old spark plug.
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Safety wire
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Safety wire

I ran out awhile back, and I had to go to three different auto parts stores to find it!
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford stamping on front cross member
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Ford stamping on front cross member

I have no idea when Ford started stamping the script in those crossmembers, but most of that practice began in the late teens, where the script started appearing on everything.
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leather rear axle seals
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Leather rear axle seals

I have a bunch of Ford script leather washers somewhere, and the retainers to go with them. The problem with the reproduction retainers that were made a few years back, is the idiots that made them had too much tension on the lugs. When I used them on my '25, I bent each one of them up so they could...
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lubricating A T
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Lubricating A T

Here is an area many people forget to oil. When needed, oil the clevis pins for the brake rods, and controller shaft, and what about the cam for the clutch? What about the Timer swivel joint on early cars? Something to think about.
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Springs For Oilers
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Springs For Oilers

Does anyone make new springs for the oilers they used on early Fords? Does anyone do this on an exchange basis, or just individually? I have over a dozen originals with broken springs that I'd like to get working.
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Electrical connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: Electrical connectors

Another choice would be to purchase a new loom. They are not that expensive.
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best car cover
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Best car cover

Richard:
I've had good luck with Langs.
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What tool is used for installing seat cushions
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: What tool is used for installing seat cushions

Use Keith's tool. I used wide jaw Vise Grips, which does the same thing. With the vise grips, once you set the distance, you don't have to set it again. Ford the curves, I used a smaller jaw.
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 748

Re: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs

The best way is the way Ford intended!
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber
Replies: 13
Views: 1345

Re: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber

I knew Chris pretty well, and saw him shortly before he passed away. He was a fun guy, and controversial too. I never cared for the fast stuff like Chris did though. Stock has always been good enough for me. If anyone has access to Saga Magazine for March 1962, Vol. 23, No. 6, page 32, there is a ph...
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Rear Windows

Mike and I are working on this together. Two years ago, I did quite a bit of research on the subject. Some of those old prints are difficult to read. Once again, the reason for this post is, the next time you go on a tour, you'll see what I mean especially the 22-24 rear windows.
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sierra Vista Pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Sierra Vista Pictures

I'm still paying big time for a bad batch of gasoline I bought in Sierra Vista several years ago. So far I've had to remove the gas tank by lifting the body up to extract it, and flush the tank out and re-solder the gas tank flange. There is apparently still some residual crap in the system, but I'v...
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Broken early style horn tubing brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Broken early style horn tubing brackets

Gosh Randall, I can't believe you want to deal with that junk! Of course if you are going to modify it to look like what Ford actually used then you are forgiven!
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?

I've done it. The rod needs to be either at 4 o'clock or 8 o'clock, which ever is comfortable for you. I use plenty of rags as mentioned above. Since removing that rod cap and putting it back on is so difficult, judging by the other three rods, I opt for the same number of shims, only hoping it will...