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by TRDxB2
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: John Berch's truck
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: John Berch's truck

His wife's profile appeared to be active as well and I sent an EMAIL (not PM) to it. No rsvp
by TRDxB2
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS VF Early Hood Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 258

FS VF Early Hood Ebay

Not mine, yet I wish I needed it - looks so gooood thought someone may want it
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-T-Ford-H ... 4136851332
by TRDxB2
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1281

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

If you want to take the cistern to the next level (they still make them) - :oops:
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https://www.thomas-crapper.com/ No I'm not pulling your chain - it comes with one
Give credit to the inventor Thomas C....
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by TRDxB2
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Carmine Red

From the link below - suggested reading
Bill, this is from Bruce's Encyclopedia.
BODY COLORS
(Paint numbers are Ditzler unless noted otherwise)
VARNISHES (Used 1909 to 1925)
Color Modern DDL# DAR #
Red Carmine 71969 71969
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1543261605
by TRDxB2
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: John Berch's truck
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: John Berch's truck

Did some surfing on the INTERNET - from John's Obituary led me to his & wife Susan's address in Peru IA. This link includes their phone number as well https://rehold.com/Peru+IA/HIATT+APPLE+RD/2724 there is no record that the house had been sold so phone number may be good
by TRDxB2
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 294
Views: 20114

Re: Foto of the Day

Driving a T in NZ's parallel universe ;)
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by TRDxB2
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 18
Views: 799

Re: Talk about speedsters please

Scott, its not my Speedster - sold for $38,500 at a Barret Jackson Auction in 2015 with No reserve
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/ ... TER-178652
These are pictures from the link - "1926 Indy Speedster"
by TRDxB2
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: UPDATE on 13/32x16 Taps
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: UPDATE on 13/32x16 Taps

Sent 2 email still no reply. want one my zip f.brandi@mchsi.com zip is 61265
by TRDxB2
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 18
Views: 799

Re: Talk about speedsters please

Another set
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Not a Bugatti
by TRDxB2
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords

Works like he Internet - If they print it on the label it must be true. Right :roll:
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by TRDxB2
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting clutch on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Interesting clutch on ebay

Today's answer is "no-wheeling" with a stop-start system. It automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle is at rest to cut fuel use and eliminate idle emissions. It then restarts the engine automatically when the driver lifts off the brake (or puts in the clutch to select 1st gear) to get go...
by TRDxB2
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gasket board save
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Gasket board save

Yeah! What is "Modulimeter Tested"?
Application
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Picture of one
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by TRDxB2
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model t rear axle: Cad or detailed drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Model t rear axle: Cad or detailed drawings

Here is a link with an additional picture for cutting the key way
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1231423423
by TRDxB2
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford trimotor sign
Replies: 27
Views: 1153

Re: Ford trimotor sign

Here are some in the USA
https://www.signsporcelain.com/
http://www.cherokeeporcelain.com/
https://vintageconceptssignsllc.com/
Lots of others Google porcelain sign makers
by TRDxB2
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle fixture
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Rear axle fixture

Bought a 8ft 2x6, cut in half and biscuit joined the halves and did the cut out, set on power miter-box stand- with clamps, easy to store. Setup an old axle for peening. Threaded rod for pressing in the bushing - wrapped some cardboard around the rod o keep it centered in the new busing and used an ...
by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1817

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

You CO detector should be 4-5 feet off the floor. Most CO & smoke alarms have a lifespan of 7 to 10 years and if not hard wired, replace the batteries every year. A detector with a lithium battery or a hard-wired smoke detector can last 10 years, at which time you would just replace the whole unit. ...
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford trimotor sign
Replies: 27
Views: 1153

Re: Ford trimotor sign

There are several indicators that make be believe this is a fake. The Ebay Seller is zisman78 from Mubai India, and has several nice looking high priced signs for sale https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=sign&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&_udlo=&_udhi=&_ftrt=901&_ftrv=1&_sabdlo=&_sabdhi=&_samilow=&_sam...
by TRDxB2
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?

From previous authors 1.060 -1.062
by TRDxB2
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shepherdsville Kentucky swap meet?
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Shepherdsville Kentucky swap meet?

Internet search shows that Shepherdsville has several swap meets yearly: one for motorcycles, another Model A. January 11 -- Shepherdsville, Kentucky (on another page they say Model T vendors welcome) Hosts: Falls City Region Model A Ford Club 36th Annual Winter Swap Meet Specializing in MODEL "A" F...
by TRDxB2
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Later year replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Later year replacement parts

The first reason to keep a record of everything done to your T if for "Capital Gains Tax" purposes. I think you realize that you or your Estate will need to prove if there was a "Capital Gain" or "personal loss" at the time of the sale or inheritance. Currently politicians are talking about raising ...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

When the time comes to rebuild the Kingston L4... This link shows the steps to do it
https://modeltfordfix.com/repairing-a-k ... el-t-ford/
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pin striping on early cars and wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: Pin striping on early cars and wheels

As I indicated earlier the lighting in the Craig's museum really affects colors. I'll have to check the pin strip color next time I'm there. The picture was taken with the warm interior lighting and bright sunlight from outside. Knowing Craig, it is was its supposed to be.
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

Kevin, almost everything in a Model T is manual: spark advance, throttle and air/fuel mixture. While there have been many suggestions on mechanical solutions perhaps, as a new driver, it would help to understand what you do when while driving to adjust the air/fuel mixture. http://www.mtfca.com/disc...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased
Replies: 18
Views: 1464

Re: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased

Better compare your spindle arms to this picture and find someone who can id Fronty parts. Hard to get a good perspective of the parts from the picture but the spindle arm end is narrow like yours. lol
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

I zoomed in on the carb picture to get the model. It is for a Model T. Also added some links about adjusting it etc. I'm certain others can provide better adjusting instructions for that Model Carb. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/32326.html?1183245409 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17...
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

I'm with Mark on this. Look at the rivet shoulders. The red circled ones don't look peened.
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

Kevin you described problems that should be addressed separately to make sure we understand. #1 "If im in the 1st gear the rpm raises up and the T is getting forward. but if I'm shifting in the 2nd gear the rpm won't get up." also you first said -"While the drive I got the feeling that the engine do...
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pin striping on early cars and wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: Pin striping on early cars and wheels

Another one of my friends cars. Lighting effects colors
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

I thought about replacing the sediment bulb with a shutoff ball valve and fuel filter. I was told that it might restrict the fuel flow provided by the extra fuel in the sediment bulb. I do not no if that is correct, but maybe that is why it had a fuel pump.
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

Unlike modern cars the fuel tank needs to be vented - the reference to a small hole in the gas cap. Also the sediment bulb may have collected dirt and as was mentioned the carburetor bowl. I think these pictures should help you check the fuel system - Your English is much better than my German - tsc...
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased
Replies: 18
Views: 1464

Re: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased

Like most parts, new or used, the shipping cost often exceeds their individual value and that value depends on its availability and the someones need for it. A reconditioned double steering arm sells for $63.75 with EXCHANGE. So it has a core charge value. There is a used one listed on Ebay for Make...
by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1278

Re: Inflation !!!

Darn inflation - if it wasn't for it I'd still be making $1.96/hr
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Auto Wash Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: Auto Wash Bowl

Still in use in he UK
by TRDxB2
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1278

Re: Inflation !!!

Inflation vs Supply & Demand. Who can make #3301's, reverse drums, for a $28.25 selling price? Cheaper by the hundred thousands.
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 989

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Dan, Thanks for the correction. Page replaced in my file. Also I heard that it helps to simplify positioning the head on the new gasket if you put 2 dowels (headless bolts) in head bolt postions
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Differential axle assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Re: Differential axle assembly

Its always hard for people to offer a solution without a picture. If all you have is the axles into the differential housing holding the spider gears (no thrust plates etc)- then I agree with Jeff H. If the differential housing is set into an axle housing then other possibilities enter. The Bronze a...
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bucket seat covering
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Bucket seat covering

Someone on MTFCA posted this DIY they did. It has a great look! The method could be applied to any style seat. The back and front panels are put on separately. Then a piece of material with its edges folded under covers the seams were the back & front sections meet
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted a nice square floor register for manifold heater
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Wanted a nice square floor register for manifold heater

This is what Charles is looking for
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 989

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

torque chart
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Brake Cam Question
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: 26 Brake Cam Question

The entire emergency brake system needs to put in focus to determine the weakest link. I can't see the possibility of the pin in the cam shearing given its position and on the other end a lever arm that's only 2 1/2 inches long. Yes the hand break arm is much longer "lever" but it is pulling on anot...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine was running, now seized
Replies: 25
Views: 1702

Re: Engine was running, now seized

Just a thought : A number of similar threads a bout locked-up engine always suggested checking band adjustments and making sure nothing was blocking the crankshaft pulley before tearing into the engine.
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB One VG 13-25 running board
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: WTB One VG 13-25 running board

Larry, Thank you for the added details.
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB manifold heater
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: WTB manifold heater

Remembered this blueprint, was able to find it again. Don't see any reason why the shroud wouldn't work on a stock manifold (maybe not as hot but....) http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/337219.html
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by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pin striping on early cars and wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: Pin striping on early cars and wheels

Local (artist) guy - friends car
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by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB One VG 13-25 running board
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: WTB One VG 13-25 running board

knew someone that put them into the flooring of the entrance to his workshop
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB One VG 13-25 running board
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: WTB One VG 13-25 running board

This is what I have - email offer if interested
The one has some additional holes to attach something to the running board. The other has rust through on the edge. Other than that they appear tp be sold with some pitting. Will take more photos if you want
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by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Speedster Front Lowering Bracket
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Speedster Front Lowering Bracket

PM sent
by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

Think Walt is onto something. Perhaps there is real value in restoring this as a trailer of the times than taking it apart. And if it has wood wheel hubs maybe it would be even more valuable with wood wheels.
by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Speedster Front Lowering Bracket
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Speedster Front Lowering Bracket

Tom, I had one and sold it last year on MTFCA. It gave about a 7in drop and caused interference with the tie rods and didn't want to put the spindle arms in suicide position or mess around fabricating a tie rod. Had some help on determining what was needed and attached a photo a member sent me. I al...
by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 1146

Re: '24 T Barn Find

I have read some previous MTFCA threads about the paints & primer and primers used on various parts. It appears that there is gray primer where the paint flaked off. So some restoration may have been done when it was last stored 50 years ago. According to a lengthy thread http://www.mtfca.com/discus...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Three wheeler
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Three wheeler

1909 Morgan 3 wheeler
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1927 & 2004 Morgan 3 Wheelers They are still being made and now have an electric version as well
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by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1368

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

I don't condone drinking/distracted driving but here are some ideas :roll: Do a Google search on - gimbled cup holders - they have them for boaters most likely you can design/make your own from this picture or others from the search 81MBrmV76xL._AC_SL1500_.jpg Model T's two hands on the wheel soluti...
by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Estate sale items
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Estate sale items

to post or add photos 1. You must be logged in 2. Choose the correct forum; if selling parts, selling cars or responding to or needing help then the general form 3. If starting a new thread select NEW TOPIC top left side of the forum page or if adding to an existing thread select POST REPLY on the b...
by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3316

Re: Vintage authenticity?

It is no longer the same wine. AND if you replace/modify/repair/add parts on your T, it is no longer the same T and no longer "original" even if vintage parts are used. But isn't it all about the experience of working on, making it better than it was, driving and owning it that makes us a T owner an...
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3316

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Jeff, Thank you for getting the point about the wine. Most of us are hobbyist not museum curators - like a fine wine our T's are meant to be cherished and enjoyed. We enjoy drinking the wine (working on our T) and when we are done we cherish the bottle (a trophy of our accomplishments).
by TRDxB2
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these ??
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: What are these ??

I don't know anything about these but they look like they are for the rear. The pictures, from an MTFCA thread, of the front axle shows double set
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by TRDxB2
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3316

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Model T vintage authenticity versus wine vintages. Here is a full bottle of 1963 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac list price is over $800. Now some will immediately reject buying a bottle of anything for $800 (Oilzum?). Putting aside all negativism's you may have about alcohol and price what woul...
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light

Good idea - Another license plate light (other colors available) https://www.zoro.com/grote-license-plat ... gLrXPD_BwE ZORO is like AMAZON
by TRDxB2
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Would you park your car on this
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

Re: Would you park your car on this

I recall my Dad having his car parked in something like this in the late '50 in NYC. Remember the car being taking up in a freight elevator.
https://www.citylab.com/design/2015/09/ ... os/405832/
by TRDxB2
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anti-Freeze and Brass Tarnish
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Anti-Freeze and Brass Tarnish

Glycerol (glycerine or glycerin) was the first antifreeze but was expensive to produce in the 30's. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. Its use is being promoted again because it is a byproduct of producing Biodiesel. There are several types of antifreeze...
by TRDxB2
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3316

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I have seen many "restored" T's with absolutely perfect paint jobs. So can such a car be called "authentic" if any part of it was repainted? If paint is put into the "maintenance" category then why not spark plugs. To paraphrase: "Authenticity is in the eye of the beholder!"
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3316

Re: Vintage authenticity?

You are not alone. I have challenged myself to build a "period correct" two passenger speedster (Model T based) that looks as if it was built in the late twenties early thirties. To me "a period correct speedster" means using parts (repros allowed), materials and technology with-in a few years of an...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: evaluating wood spokes
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: evaluating wood spokes

If you haven't done so already, scrape wood off a spoke or two till you get to some hard wood. Also check the integrity and density of the dowel end of EVERY spoke (poke with a philips screwdriver). Chances are the results will influence you decision.
by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear shock perch do you know what manufacturer
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Rear shock perch do you know what manufacturer

Rear HASSLER Pancake perches are slightly curved but similar.
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The lever arm shocks even with different number of forks have similar 2 piece (bolt & bracket)
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by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.

add a toggle switch while you wait
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Neat youtube video
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Neat youtube video

Crazy 8-) Maybe if we all chip in we can get one of these and make us a T http://www.erectorbot.com/?gclid=EAIaIQ ... gLsIfD_BwE
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Engine Oil ???
Replies: 11
Views: 669

Re: Engine Oil ???

Lets put things in perspective. Modern oil filters and oil technology recommends oil changes every 5,000 miles (on new cars). Prior to that the recommend mileage was 1,000 miles. Non-detergent oil is designed to let the dirty oil collect inside the engine (hopefully to the bottom) while detergent oi...
by TRDxB2
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 10500

Re: Model T Special build.

Congratulations on another successful project! Not you, Mom, she did all the work on this build. Frank
by TRDxB2
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spark plug recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: Spark plug recommendations?

If price is important (you mentioned 14mm were less expensive -not counting the inserts) consider to buy from RockAuto (AUTOLITE 3095 < $2.50; CHAMPION 525 <$8+). Spark plugs are only as good as the rest of the ignition system.
by TRDxB2
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1986

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Small - will send post paid..... >>>> Oil Sight gauge
by TRDxB2
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Mae West rear shackle 55$ postpaid
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Mae West rear shackle 55$ postpaid

Think Mae West has a pair :roll:
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 2086

Re: Speedster rebuild

Fenders made or purchased (what/where)?
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

I marked up the parts that are Model T and recyclable/ restore-able Red corner & body brackets. Yellow cross member, corner brackets & springs. Light blue wishbone & what they may be attached to on the underside of the diamond. Purple axle & spindle ends. Hasslers too! The long frame side rails are ...
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: H & D duel arm shocks $75 plus the ride
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: H & D duel arm shocks $100 plus the ride

Some info I collected on H&D.
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Several other manufacturers had similar designs
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: New Copper Manilfold Rings
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: For Sale: New Copper Manilfold Rings

Mac's Item
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: New Copper Manilfold Rings
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: For Sale: New Copper Manilfold Rings

Not sure why you wouldn't buy these from Snyder's or MAC's see links above I priced a set of six from FTRS in Australia. $21.50 AUD converting to USD is $14.67 with shipping at $26.22 AUD so $47.22 AUD to USD = $32.20. Not sure if tariff / duties apply (away around this is to have them shipped as a ...
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Electrical connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: Electrical connectors

It comes in many colors and textures too.
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Electrical connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: Electrical connectors

Here are pictures of the parts #'s described above. These should be available at local automotive supply, hardware or home improvement stores. However , color may be an issue. If so use black shrink tubing
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: New Copper Manilfold Rings
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: For Sale: New Copper Manilfold Rings

MAC's Auto shows similar manifold rings under two different part numbers https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_t/model-t-ford-manifold-gasket-set-6-pieces-heavy-duty.html https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_t/model-t-ford-manifold-gasket-set-6-pieces.html They also have regular ones and have...
by TRDxB2
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 2086

Re: Speedster rebuild

Peter, Thank you for adding those photos - just what I was looking for! 👍 Frank
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 2086

Re: Speedster rebuild

Could you add a few photos of the hairpins and brackets on the axle. Great design - I've been looking to do something like that. Thanks Frank
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1282

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

The fluid in a liquid thermometer rises an falls as a result of the glass bulb on the bottom expanding and contracting as a result of temperature changes and not as a result of the fluid changing state. One recommended method of rejoining the separated liquid, not mentioned above, is to use an ice b...
by TRDxB2
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1282

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

You might consider buying a similar reproduction model and replacing its bezels, screws, glass and data plate with yours. Almost the same as just replacing the thermo part. Then if your so inclined you an see if there is away to remove the thermo part from your original base without destroying it.
by TRDxB2
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Radiator wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Radiator wanted

And the other 1% need to be repaired. If he doesn't drive much now what till he gets a used one. :lol:
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - 26-27 Rebuilt Spindles and Steering arms
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: For Sale - 26-27 Rebuilt Spindles and Steering arms

Sometimes when you cut-n-past of the email address that was in a sentence you get the period at the end of the sentence too. Just
graybeard77@hotmail.com should be good
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible Scam
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Possible Scam

Several reverse phone number look-up sites indicate (707) 210-2457 to be in Benicia CA and as a Verizon Mobile Number.
by TRDxB2
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Weight of bare chassis

A '26 chassis without out engine, axles etc is about 50 -75 lbs else I couldn't left it up.
by TRDxB2
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Langs catalog
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Langs catalog

Nor sure what happened to the link I sent above but I just verified these before I submitted them and they go to the correct place
Online site https://www.modeltford.com/
Download catalogue https://cdn.modeltford.com/uploads/catalog/catalog.pdf
by TRDxB2
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: original accessory wishbone support
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Wanted: original accessory wishbone support

There is a se, with a wishbone too, in Ebay. Check the pictures out - may need a little work
ttps://www.ebay.com/itm/1909-1916-Model-T-Ford ... -1&vxp=mtr
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Has anyone bought from Gene Morgan?
Replies: 23
Views: 1728

Re: Has anyone bought from Gene Morgan?

Area code 312 and exchange 487 is in the Chicago area do you have the address you shipped to?
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.

Poor man's rear axle work table and tools. Just doing one axle. Flipped the old bushing over to push the new one in - used a roll of cardboard between the threaded rod an new bushing to keep it somewhat center and protect the surface of the new busing. Removal tool is as described in the Ford Fix.
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Has anyone bought from Gene Morgan?
Replies: 23
Views: 1728

Re: Has anyone bought from Gene Morgan?

Bob, Can you post (or email the forums admin) the email address of the scammer's "son" used in PayPal. This would likely lead to the real perpetrator and that email address needs to be blocked from the forum as well. PayPal requires their users to link to a bank account to receive their funds or if ...
by TRDxB2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hunting for toy T or A .
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Hunting for toy T or A .

I have gotten to Ebay sites at other countries. Try this link. its setup to search USA site for toy model T's.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... cat=180507
by TRDxB2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Langs catalog
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: lands catalog

Two answers to your question. To get to the on-line ordering site/catalog use this link https://cdn.modeltford.com To view or download their hard copy catalog use this link https://cdn.modeltford.com/uploads/catalog/catalog.pdf The latter takes time to fully download so you can see it. But you can s...
by TRDxB2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Radiator wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Radiator wanted

After some members mentions Berg's Radiators I thought I'd look into it - result bought one. Built in Bluford, IL. Check it out. 4+hr drive from Cincinnati OH. I'm about 5 hrs away and had it shipped - was cheaper than me driving there and back. More cooling fins than the other guy. http://www.bergs...
by TRDxB2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Gas Tank...Rust?
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: New Gas Tank...Rust?

There have been many threads about tank rust attributed to ethanol gas and other factors. "When exposed to air, ethanol will pull moisture out of that air and into whatever fuel it's blended with. If the ethanol fuel pulls too much water out of the air, phase separation occurs - the ethanol comes ou...