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by R.V.Anderson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for the whereabouts of my first T
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Looking for the whereabouts of my first T

I was the first restorer of a '27 Tudor, s/n 14641277. It had been pulled from a shed out on Long Island and I bought it from the "puller" in late December 1983. When I sold it to a newly retired gentleman in Poughkeepsie in 1988 it was painted black with red wire wheels. Interior was gray with whit...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trans cover
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Trans cover

Yes, that's the shaft. Actually, according to Ford, the ribs first appeared in some 1912 covers but it wasn't until late 1913 that they all had them.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trans cover
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Trans cover

Essentially yes, but the earliest '13 covers had a different clutch shaft to which the yokes were keyed and bolted. Later ones were pinned to the shaft and riveted over.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

OK; their Engineering dept. has confirmed that these will be specially-built dies suitable for thread chasing use on original sized, two-flat-side Schrader 777 & 888, Dill, Firestone, or TR (Tire & Rim Mfr.) valve stems in the size specified by Ford, which is 13/32" x 28 tpi. This size was used excl...
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original 1913 KW Coil Box
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Original 1913 KW Coil Box

Matter of fact, yes; I've been working on it awhile. Will reproduce them when it is as close to perfect as I can get it.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tubes & balancing beads Part II
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Tubes & balancing beads Part II

Well, I did what I threatened to do. Pulled three of the four tubes from my '14 and set them aside as my new spares. I took a pair of NOS Lester 30 x 3s, removed the rubber stems, smoothed the hole, and poured in the beads. Installed the original 777s and remounted them. The fourth tube already had ...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

Nope; not too late. After Tuesday it will be, at least for this go 'round.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

OK; we have our 6, so the lower price has kicked in. The die maker's Engineering department is closed until Monday; I will confirm some important details of the new die's construction with them then, so I guess Tuesday July 7 will be the cutoff for reserving one so we can get these under way. Thanks...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

I have finally gotten a quote for making these very-special-thread (13/32" x 28) dies. One die is $147 but we can get them for less than half of that --$70 each-- if we order at least 6. The price doesn't change after that. This round, adjustable HSS die would be for chasing damaged threads on origi...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 904

Re: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

Scott, did/do the Hartford tubes come with correct (usable) metal stems or did you install originals? Or leave the rubber stems on?
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS windshield glass clamps
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: NOS windshield glass clamps

Yes; they are all like that although some have a bit more shelf wear than others.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing balance beads
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Installing balance beads

Thanks for all the suggestions. I think what I will do will be to remove the vulcanized metal-stem tubes that are on the car now and replace them with my spares, which are new rubber stem tubes that I will cut off and replace with original metal stems. While I have made that nice smooth hole for the...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Nice mahogany coil box for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Nice mahogany coil box for sale

That's a late '12-'13 Heinze coil box.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS windshield glass clamps
Replies: 2
Views: 207

NOS windshield glass clamps

$12 pair, postpaid. About 20 pairs available. Please email me at rvmodeltATnetsyncDOTnet.

They are a lot nicer than they look here. Camera still won't co-operate.
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by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS headlamp wire bushings
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: NOS headlamp wire bushings

All gone; thanks everyone!
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS headlamp wire bushings
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: NOS headlamp wire bushings

Yep; still have some.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: DS sleeve with tag
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: DS sleeve with tag

80 cents?? Oh boy, they saw you coming... :lol:
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing balance beads
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Installing balance beads

Has anyone outside the asylum ever tried and succeeded with the air-gun method in this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AaPu2IZy8c I tried it but got absolutely nowhere. The beads move down the tube about half an inch before they pack together at the valve stem and stay there despite taking a...
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS headlamp wire bushings
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: NOS headlamp wire bushings

Pairs saved; shoot me an email with your addresses.

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by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS headlamp wire bushings
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: NOS headlamp wire bushings

2 pair saved for Mt. Little.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS headlamp wire bushings
Replies: 11
Views: 443

NOS headlamp wire bushings

Have about 12-15 pairs. Excellent condition, a bit dirty from sitting on shelves but not all dried up and cracked. $4.00 per pair; $7.50 postpaid. Sorry; no photos; camera was too doggoned stubborn, but satisfaction is guaranteed.

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by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1929 Model A truck
Replies: 0
Views: 266

1929 Model A truck

Posting for a friend. His son Matt inherited the truck from his maternal grandparents, who built the wood body, but he is unable to keep it due to storage issues. Located in East Aurora (near Buffalo), NY. Asking $9K or best offer. Runs and drives well. Contact Matt Young, 716-450-5724 or email at y...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB or Trade For Late T Mag Ring Core
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: WTB or Trade For Late T Mag Ring Core

I do rebuild field coils; have done many thousands in nearly 30 years.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Ring Casting Number?
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Mag Ring Casting Number?

As far as I have been able to tell from having rewound many thousands of field coils, all mag frames that have "Made in Canada" cast into them used the 3/16" copper. Further, on all of them, the height of the poles is considerably shorter than on US-made frames, so in rebuilding one of those you hav...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

What Scott said. The photo appears to show a non-original exhaust pipe setup, what with the flange thingy on the manifold end of it, so possibly the heavy dent was necessary because of it. As long as you're not touching the hogshead with the pipe you're good. 1/4" of space is fine.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 743

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

The passenger side pan is a great place to leave the mint original steel '14 oil cap after you forget to put it back on. :oops: I've been way luckier than I deserve thataway.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Ring Casting Number?
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Mag Ring Casting Number?

T-4389 is the factory number for the last version of the cast iron frame that had a starter notch and used 3/16" copper. It first appeared in April 1921 and was used to the end of production.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metal valve stem pulled out
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Metal valve stem pulled out

After preparing the rubber, if you're thinking of using them, pour in a packet of balancing beads. Way easier to do it before the stem is installed.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Schrader parts
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Schrader parts

Email sent.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto problem
Replies: 22
Views: 714

Re: Magneto problem

Your first move should be to pull the magneto contact plug and take a good look around with a light and a mirror. There's a chance that you have a bit of wire or other debris causing a ground or a short, although usually if that's the case it stops the magneto entirely. Look especially closely on th...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Must not have been; no takers. OK; the curtain's closed and the lights are out. I will buy the final mat myself so that when that last torpedo owner finally crawls out from under his rock and hears about them for the first time it will be ready for him. For, oh, about fifteen hundred :D Seriously, t...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Firewall/Cowl felt seal question
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Firewall/Cowl felt seal question

The trouble with felt is that it will soak up water and the effect is like attaching a wet sponge to the steel. Not the best rust preventative in the world. FWIW, what I did on my own '23 was to run a narrow little bead of clear RTV along the joint. It was almost invisible from the get-go, and after...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1751

Re: Accident today

About 12 years ago my parked truck was wiped out by a DWI (BAC was nearly four times the legal limit). His insurance also offered only about a third of the truck's value. I countered with some Blue Book values and some other documentation. Everything I sent them was ignored, so I took them to Small ...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fitting new glass
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Fitting new glass

The filler blocks are tapped and threaded in the ends for the flat head machine screw that holds the clamps. Sounds like the easiest thing for you to do would be either to replace the filler blocks or remove and re-drill and re-tap the ones you have.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 979

Re: Pay pal users beware

Bob, that's great news.

Terry, I didn't know that, thanks.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil weight
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Oil weight

I've heard that it's because different brands of oil have possibly incompatible additives that react and cause them to permanently leach out of the oil, leaving a separated portion (up to 1/3) that has no lubricating qualities whatever. I have never confirmed this with a petroleum engineer but that'...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 979

Re: Pay pal users beware

I don't know why PP couldn't require a second level of verification for transactions over, say, $500.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: One early clutch disk
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: WTB: One early clutch disk

Email with address sent in a PM. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: One early clutch disk
Replies: 2
Views: 244

WTB: One early clutch disk

Need one early ('09-'25) "large" disk. Scored, blued, etc. is fine but notches should be good. Thanks.

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by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: wobbly rear wheel

If you're dealing with an original wheel, you should definitely follow Jerry O's advice. If it's a recent re-spoke, I'd send it to whoever rebuilt it and see if he can straighten it. He will have the equipment necessary to build a wheel true so he'd be the most likely candidate to re-true it. The sp...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tube valve stem cut off
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Tube valve stem cut off

If this is the flapper you were using, it could be a problem.
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by R.V.Anderson
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drag link flex
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Drag link flex

I made a new rod for my '14 from solid. It's a mite heavy but it's straight and strong, and I don't have to worry about its being weakened by unseen rust from the inside out.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Re: Vibration

Actually Ford did use a pad between the crankcase arm and the frame. The factory part number was T-1906 and it was made of leather. It was first adopted 10-30-08 for the first Model Ts. Size was 2-3/4" long x 1-5/16" and the leather was 1/16" thick. It also had a slightly off center punched 13/32"ho...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Set of Original Rear Spring Clamps, T-3848-B
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: WANTED: Set of Original Rear Spring Clamps, T-3848-B

Actually, Mark S., I do carry these. Front and rear. Square head bolt, thin hex nut, and raven finished to boot.
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by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: pair of 1914 windshield supports and hinges.
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: pair of 1914 windshield supports and hinges.

I will take them. PM sent.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Last call!
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto self destruct
Replies: 17
Views: 955

Re: Magneto self destruct

This is precisely why I have never recommended the in-car magnet recharge procedure. Not removing and recharging the magnets individually doesn't allow you to find and remove cracked magnets or other parts of the magneto such as broken magnet screws, all of which, as can be seen here, are time bombs...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting trouble
Replies: 34
Views: 1163

Re: 13T - Starting trouble

First, make sure your sediment bulb valve is in the ON position (handle pointing straight down or straight up). Next, open your carb drain valve. You should get a good flow of gas that lasts longer than it would take to empty the carb bowl. If not, you have a fuel flow issue that could be caused by ...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Gas Headlights Piping
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Model T Gas Headlights Piping

Copper (or its alloys such as brass) and acetylene do form explosive acetylides, but in a properly functioning gas headlamp system they are carried off and burned in the lamps as soon as they form.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 22
Views: 1318

Re: Barn Find

Not a barn find. Looks more like a granary find. :D

Congrats and thanks for posting all those cool photos.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T timers - July 1908
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Model T timers - July 1908

I wonder if "T" was some kind of a typo. It seems odd that model "S" wouldn't be included. Maybe since the "T" had been announced and was eagerly anticipated it was on the ad writer's mind.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat May 30, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring Wood Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Touring Wood Replacement

Start with the bottom. First, align the chassis frame and make any necessary repairs to be 100% certain it's square. Then bolt the body to frame brackets along with the firewall in place, square everything up, and then line the sills up on them. Use C clamps to hold the sills to the brackets while y...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fall Hershey
Replies: 43
Views: 1366

Re: Hershey news

Let's move it to Sweden.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Forgot to add: A couple guys responded and now we need only one more order!
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Well Mack, the problem is that the mold is silicone, and is only good for about 40 pours before they deteriorate from the heat and the effects of the rubber chemicals, and then you run into quality issues. $425 is crazy money for a mat as it is, and even that was only achievable by using a low-produ...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Only need ONE more now! :D
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

OK; we have one firm order. As soon as we get 2 or 3 more we will proceed and then that will be it.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

OK; we have one firm order. As soon as we get 2 or 3 more we will proceed and then that will be it.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Roadster Top Irons
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Early Roadster Top Irons

Adding to what Mark said, surviving top socket sets today are often a mix of genuine Ford and Western Auto or the like. That was the case on my '14. One side was Ford and the other was not. When John Boorinakis re-tubed them for me he made both sides Ford by swapping the non-Ford castings for factor...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Roadster Top Irons
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Early Roadster Top Irons

Dan, I'm not 100% positive about sockets #2,3, & 4, but the '13-'14 front (#1) socket on the touring is 26" long. On the '15 it is 23" long. This is information directly off the Ford prints.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed May 27, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Roadster Top Irons
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Early Roadster Top Irons

No. The '13 & '14's front socket is 20" long. The '15 is shorter due to the different windshield. About 3" shorter I think.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon May 25, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early hubcap wrench
Replies: 15
Views: 1076

Re: Early hubcap wrench

Sometimes inaccurate information contributes to artificially high prices. A few years ago there was some "buzz" on the Forum about the T-1903 pliers. Some folks were maintaining that the "early" pliers had no screwdriver tip on one handle. Soon after that, a so-called "early" pair (as described by t...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon May 25, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 4561

New 1910 J-B box with original rebuilt coils

Built this for a lonely '10 in Michigan.
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by R.V.Anderson
Sat May 23, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-17 coil vibrator
Replies: 0
Views: 292

1913-17 coil vibrator

Sets of new vibrators with contacts, correct for early Ford/KW coils before 1918 but will fit up to 1924 when separate vibrator bases were no longer used. All have some spots of surface rust but that will not affect performance. A new headless grub screw and a pair of the special small head mounting...
by R.V.Anderson
Sat May 23, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer: FOUND
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer: FOUND

It has already been noted in the original "Stolen" thread, but I think it's worth a separate listing: "...too many of you know these cases of a stolen trailer and car do not generally end well. Thankfully in this case the trailer and car were found. :D :D :D The Hansen family wants to thank you for ...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue May 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Bumping twice...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue May 19, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Thanks Russ; very glad you are pleased!
--Bumping twice
by R.V.Anderson
Sun May 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 millionth radiator question.
Replies: 19
Views: 1030

Re: 15 millionth radiator question.

Brent, is this really your 15 millionth radiator question? I must have missed your first 14,999,999 questions. Guess I had better pay more attention from now on.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat May 16, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted valve stems
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: Wanted valve stems

i believe the shortest are Schrader #888.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri May 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Bumping once
by R.V.Anderson
Fri May 15, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Bumping once
by R.V.Anderson
Fri May 15, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 2118

Re: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer

They do that up here too, Dan. My own enclosed trailer would make an ideal meth lab, but it is covered completely with pretty wild graphics which stand out from a long way away. Thanks for all the great suggestions. Unfortunately I don't have the owner's contact info, just the police department's. P...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 14, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 11
Views: 860

1911 torpedo floor mats

For those few folks who didn't get one the first time around but may still want one: the mat manufacturer has just told me that we can get a total of 3 or 4 more good mats at the most from our mold. If additional pours beyond that number are attempted there will be quality issues. So here is the abs...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 14, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 4
Views: 550

1911 torpedo floor mats

For those few folks who didn't get one the first time around but may still want one: the mat manufacturer has just told me that we can get a total of 3 or 4 more good mats at the most from our mold. If additional pours beyond that number are attempted there will be quality issues. So here is the abs...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 14, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 2118

Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer

The widow of the Chandler Club's former president has had her car trailer with her 1927 right-hand drive Chandler Touring stolen. If you see or hear anything please try and help this family! "Last night our enclosed Haulmark trailer and my 1927 Chandler Touring car was stolen. This happened 5/10/202...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue May 12, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Fit Question 14T
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Hood Fit Question 14T

I had the same issue when I restored my '14. It turned out that there was an alignment problem with the springs, the hooks, and the holes in the repop hood boards and in the frame. As I recall, two of the hooks, though difficult to lift and turn, were usable and two were not. I don't remember exactl...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed May 06, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tack Strip?
Replies: 23
Views: 1195

Re: Tack Strip?

Allan has a very valid point. I have heard, reliably, that the main issue with the plastic is that it softens just a little when it gets warm in the sun, enough so that some of the support for the panels is gone, allowing distortion, with resulting paint damage. YMMV.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed May 06, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring Seat Back Spring Mounting
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Touring Seat Back Spring Mounting

You're right; it will. Just ask my poor '23 roadster. I had only enthusiasm when I restored it 34 years ago; zero knowledge. It has been a very reliable runner but a couple finish-type things still make me wince when I look at it. Anyway, FWIW, here is a photo of the untouched rear tub of a 1920 tou...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon May 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I dodged a bullet.
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: I dodged a bullet.

Good news indeed that no one was injured, and no significant damage to the T!! I have learned some things abut cotter pins to which I had never given a thought previously. Probably the most significant is that cotter pins, no matter how they are installed and locked, will not prevent the loosening a...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Check Straps
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Door Check Straps

Dale, that's interesting. Personally I have never seen door strap footman loops on a black era open car but they are pretty much universally used on closed cars. My '14 touring doesn't use footman loops but does use the fancy cupped finishing washers to hold the straps.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We lost another one
Replies: 28
Views: 2082

Re: We lost another one

Sad news indeed. Deepest condolences to the Kohnke family. We have indeed lost a good one.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rattle in hogshead
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Rattle in hogshead

Take heart; this is a very common occurrence with first startups of newly rebuilt engines. Very frequently the bit of wire (which almost always comes from a bit of excess (!) safety wire or a broken cotter pin) ends up at the mag post, shorting it out. Less frequently, but more unluckily, it ends up...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas headlamp mirror needed
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Gas headlamp mirror needed

Bumping twice.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas headlamp mirror needed
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Gas headlamp mirror needed

Bumping once.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replating a R.V. Mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Replating a R.V. Mirror

R.V. sez try these guys: http://historicinteriors.com/mirror-resilvering/

I used to use "A Moment In Time" in Wellington, KS, but they have apparently gone out of business.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas headlamp mirror needed
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Gas headlamp mirror needed

Looking for one marked "Matisse." Need not be perfect but should be very nice. These usually came on Victor Model 2s, which is what I need it for. I have others to trade if you like.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N.Z. Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: N.Z. Model T

Interesting. This car has the curved and billed front fenders that I found the drawing for, dated in 1912 and marked "never used." Maybe it should have said "never used in the US".
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine miss
Replies: 41
Views: 1641

Re: Engine miss

Runs very nice! Thanks for posting that video. Glad you got things sorted out.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOUND Magneto 1909-1914
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: FOUND Magneto 1909-1914

Mario, if you are still looking for one of these, as I posted I have quite a few cores on hand and would be happy to rebuild one for you. I have done many thousands of field coils in nearly 30 years on the job. Send me a PM for particulars. rvmodelt@netsync.net
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOUND Magneto 1909-1914
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: FOUND Magneto 1909-1914

These early ones (not the early-est) aren't super plentiful but aren't all that rare. Most restorers replace them with the later single stack type when they rebuild their engines. The early ones go up on the shelf and eventually get sold. I have at least a dozen of them including at least two of the...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Special speedometer kits.
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Ford Special speedometer kits.

Russ Furstnow usually has one or two complete Ford Special setups on hand, all restored and ready to install.

1stnow@msn.com
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood for roadster body.
Replies: 22
Views: 885

Re: Wood for roadster body.

I used beech in my '14 touring. It's a mite heavy but it's rot-resistant, very dense, holds nails and screws beautifully, easily worked, plentiful around here, and as such, relatively inexpensive.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where were Model T engines made?
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: Where were Model T engines made?

Except the Canadian engines.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where were Model T engines made?
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: Where were Model T engines made?

I believe all engines were cast at the three different Ford plants in Detroit (P, HP, R), and were then sent to the branches for assembly.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolts for Attaching Carbide Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Bolts for Attaching Carbide Tank

I had that happen on my tank, but in my case it was only 1 of the bolts that wouldn't go in. A few strokes with a file on each of the 4 sides of the bolt shoulder soon made it see things my way.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine miss
Replies: 41
Views: 1641

Re: Engine miss

A slight carbon track in a wood (or any) coil box will often be just enough to stop the plug sparking under compression but not in the open air. BTDT!
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Product On The Market!
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: New Product On The Market!

FWIW, the one piece "ring" insulator that dropped over all 16 poles was first used in 1925. Before that they were all the individual style.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

OK; may be a stupid question, but did you remove the front timing cover?
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine miss
Replies: 41
Views: 1641

Re: Engine miss

This sounds ridiculous, but if the engine's been sitting awhile you may have a mouse nest in the rear side of the intake manifold. You wouldn't be the first that that's happened to. I have no experience with the original two piece timer, but I have heard of problems with them. I have also heard that...