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by TWrenn
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Philadelphia Annual Tour this weekend
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: New Philadelphia Annual Tour this weekend

Wow...14 Ts hauled away on trouble (a.k.a. vulture) trailers! Gotta be a record. Otherwise at least they had great weather.
by TWrenn
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Gypsy" side curtains, awesome.
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: "Gypsy" side curtains, awesome.

John, I would say no, they don't block any air! As for functional, that depends on what the function is I guess. I've never "bumped" anything with them yet, and don't plan to. :lol: But to me their main function is just aesthetics. The car does look nice. Oh, wait...yeh, the other good function is, ...
by TWrenn
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Gypsy" side curtains, awesome.
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: "Gypsy" side curtains, awesome.

Front bumpers can be a PIA, even tho they do add a bit of good looks.
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of the 1916 Touring
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Pictures of the 1916 Touring

Like I posted before...this would be great for the young man that was looking for one in this price point several months ago. Maybe he found one and didn't tell us, or just gave up.
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July
Replies: 69
Views: 3452

Re: What have you done with your T in July

Today was "picnic tour day" again, except the plan was to hit up a little "hot dog/ice cream stand" in Vermilion, but sadly they were closed due to staff issues. They only have outdoor eating so its fairly safe re Covid protocols, which we still need to sort of follow. They have a little "home made"...
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Picky Issue but still annoying
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: 1915 Picky Issue but still annoying

Maybe the car is telling you to quit driving it so fast? On our picnic tour today ol' Clara just purred like a kitten at 29-30 mph. I know speed preferences can be as argumentative as electronic ignition, MMO and water pumps, but all I'll say is why rush the ride?
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Large drum Rocky Mt install tips...
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Large drum Rocky Mt install tips...

Dallas...so funny thats about exactly the way I set up the RM's that I put on my Fordor! Guess its SOP :lol: One other thing that may be overlooked, even after the adjuster screw on the brake bands are where you want them for clearance, then the braking effect can be adjusted moreso via the clevis o...
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS Restored 1916 Model T Ford Touring
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: FS Restored 1916 Model T Ford Touring

I recall there was a young lad from Florida (?) looking for an early car in the $15K range...hope he sees this. Of course as always...where's the pictures?!
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT trucks galore
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Model TT trucks galore

Holy mackerel! Shame that they were left go like that, but just the view of them all lined up is impressive.
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Philadelphia Annual Tour this weekend
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: New Philadelphia Annual Tour this weekend

Ahhh....I forgot about those! Brain flatulence!! :lol:
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July
Replies: 69
Views: 3452

Re: What have you done with your T in July

Thanks Scott and Dallas. She's good 'nuff for me, was a total nit and bolt frame off resto. Fenders getting some battle scars but thats ok. I bought her to have FUN! Scott, I love the wire wheels, a lot safer! Gettin used to the Ruckstell too. The goats will be entertaining to say the least. A few h...
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Philadelphia Annual Tour this weekend
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: New Philadelphia Annual Tour this weekend

Just noticed...the '10 must've had the wheels put on right at the spot. Those smooth white tires are way too clean!
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Philadelphia Annual Tour this weekend
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: New Philadelphia Annual Tour this weekend

Looks like two beautiful contenders. Bet the judges had their hands full looking at every nook and cranny.
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July
Replies: 69
Views: 3452

Re: What have you done with your T in July

Wasn't sure if I could post 5 pics at once..here's the evidence of Isabel's sneaking! She cruises nicely at 30-33 all day long. :lol:
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July
Replies: 69
Views: 3452

Re: What have you done with your T in July

Recently something got my goat, so I went for a little ride today in Isabel. Man that little stinker loves to run! She snuck up to 50 mph on me today! Screenshot attests to it. Nice little 45 mile trip around 2 towns and countryside in between. As for the goat, well, since my new neighbor lady moved...
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone have Seatbelts in your T
Replies: 42
Views: 763

Re: Anyone have Seatbelts in your T

Didn't take the time to read all the posts but I agree with Burger. And lately it seems we are getting more and more people bringing the possible accident TO me (us) on the road. Just last week on our picnic tour with 5 of us in tow, we had THREE cars pass us one by one after each other in a dangero...
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on TT cruising speeds
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: Question on TT cruising speeds

Cap, my '13 touring runs so smooth and quiet I can drive it all day and not get tired. Hope urs is or will be that way once you're finished with it. Go for the long haul! You won't be disappointed.
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brake Pedal - Not fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Rocky Mountain Brake Pedal - Not fitting

John the only concern I have about welding a metal part on the bottom would be the integrity of the weld. I read once where a guys welded extension broke off...luckily his trans brake band was tight enuf to eventually get him to stop, plus the brake lever. I prefer an all one-piece part.
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brake Pedal - Not fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Rocky Mountain Brake Pedal - Not fitting

I've installed 2 of the repro R/M pedals with no problems. But as indicated, just widen the slot and you're good to go. No big deal in my book.
by TWrenn
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- brass spider
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: WTB- brass spider

Ehhhh...not quite! Good one!! 😆
by TWrenn
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1911 1912 1915 model t
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: 1911 1912 1915 model t

Did one guy buy em all?
by TWrenn
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: F. S. 1913 towncar
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: F. S. 1913 towncar

Yeh I saw that while looking for a model A for a friend. Something just doesn't add up, but you're right, could be a fun car at a cheap price.
by TWrenn
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- brass spider
Replies: 2
Views: 162

WTB- brass spider

Looking for a brass spider for my Torpedo steering wheel. Wheel is 15" Steel spider on it now looks to be 13.5" Could even do a trade plus $ if desired.
Email me thru the Profile or call/text 419-271-5405.
Thanks.
by TWrenn
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Correct 1911 Touring Headlamp Question?
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Correct 1911 Touring Headlamp Question?

I doubt that a touring makes any difference. Both were used. Probably depended on the supply bid at the time of assembly and/or what was in the supply bin at the time. My Torpedo have the 666's.
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for a rebuilt Holley NH Carb for my 1923 Model t
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Looking for a rebuilt Holley NH Carb for my 1923 Model t

Lets not forget Russ Potter out in Indiana. He has been a huge supporter of the hobby. Always donates to the MTFCA youth, along with various tour groups for their support. https://www.coildoctor.com/potters-piston-parlor As the web address indicates, he's into coils too, but carbs are his specialty....
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on TT cruising speeds
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: Question on TT cruising speeds

Dallas, that is pretty cool. Looks like a truckload of Menonites enjoying the day, get ice cream without firing up the ol' hit-n-miss! Nice pic, nice truck. Good that you got it fixed up to go faster when you want or need it. We like to tour around 28-30, I try to hold mine down to 29, both Clara an...
by TWrenn
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Road trip to get the family T
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Road trip to get the family T

Just about everybody has free WiFi any more. Competition caused it. Some cell phones need the WiFi shut off if you're using mobile data as it slows down the phone down since its trying to search WiFi at the same time.
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator cap spinning while driving.
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Radiator cap spinning while driving.

One fiber gasket at the bottom, then the neoprene, followed by pipe tape worked for me.

On my Fordor I had the motometer NUT come loose and disappear into the rad tank! A club friend had a new nut that fit.
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Student Driver picnic tour
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Student Driver picnic tour

After trying to do our almost weekly picnic tours that we started last year, being rained out the last two weeks, we finally got one in! So we started out at Russ Herners place first to eat and discuss events and then we headed to town for the usual ice cream. There, we met up with Russ's oldest ( I...
by TWrenn
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head gasket Question
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: head gasket Question

Chaffins still had some as of a week ago. Don't know about now of course. Call em!
by TWrenn
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Coupe Overheating
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: 26 Coupe Overheating

I'm voting for either a re-core or a replacement. If you replace, be sure to get a flat tube radiator.

It also wouldn't hurt to pull the head and make sure all the tiny holes in it and the block aren't plugged up. It happens.
by TWrenn
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912 roadster
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Re: 1912 roadster

More importantly, what's the asking price? Engine, trans., and rear end condition? Any recent rebuilds?
by TWrenn
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting cured, but...
Replies: 22
Views: 1249

Re: Hard starting cured, but...

Interesting info Scott. Thanks. My '25/26 Fordor has the pipe on its rebuilt engine. The '11 & '13 do not. The '11s plugs run cleaner, it also has (ahem) Tru-fire, I don't know, let alone doubt, that has anything to do with it, and also fwiw even the pistons on that engine look clean as new when I p...
by TWrenn
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting cured, but...
Replies: 22
Views: 1249

Re: Hard starting cured, but...

Here's an interesting comparison for you Scott...out of my 3 T's, only one has a hot air pipe. I can't tell any difference between any of them! Go figure THAT one!! :lol:
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sacriligious!
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

Sacriligious!

Maybe okay for some, but not for me!!
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/ca ... 94882.html
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spokane National Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Spokane National Tour

I see the later "black touring" has its A/C on due to the extremely hot weather! :lol:
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Manifold Gaskets
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: Manifold Gaskets

Like oil arguments everyone to his own. For me its the 3063-CR. I swear by em.
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My New Tires Are Cracking
Replies: 20
Views: 992

Re: My New Tires Are Cracking

Yes that is the mfg. date.
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting the starter cover screws
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Starting the starter cover screws

I used to have one (operative words here are "used to") and somehow lost it. Last time I put the bendix cover on I sure was wishing I had one of those. Definitely gonna replace it now.
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear End Rebuild
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: Rear End Rebuild

All I know is, when I had my '20 rear end rebuilt the guy almost bent his 20 ton press into a pretzel shape. Some go easy, some need an act of God
by TWrenn
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July
Replies: 69
Views: 3452

Re: What have you done with your T in July

Dang it...forgot the pics!! May be heat exhaustion! :lol:
by TWrenn
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July
Replies: 69
Views: 3452

Re: What have you done with your T in July

Enjoyed Clara twice today! First thing in the morning before it got too hot. After supper took our new neighbor gal's dad for his first ride in a model T. Her parents are from Turkey. She woulda rode but is in Illinois tying up loose ends. Her turn will be next week.
by TWrenn
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whitewall Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Whitewall Tires

No argument about the addition of carbon that makes them last longer. But my argument about "white" tires is they're not white "through and through" look at the pic...and you tell me if you don't think this is a "topical" application of white! And as such, maybe this is why they don't STAY white!?
by TWrenn
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Counting My Blessings
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Counting My Blessings

Norman...thats because he used the I-timer. It uses coils and magneto. The E timer does not use the mag. It involves these "special doo-dads" mounted on each coil to bypass the coils as I understand it. I'm fairly electrically ignorant with this stuff! :lol: :roll:
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A 4th of July Salute
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: A 4th of July Salute

Excellent picture!
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: parts
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: parts

I didn't look yet, but did you post this in the "parts section"? You should. More exposure. At least now this will go to the top for a while.
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Troubles
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Timer Troubles

One thing nice about the swivel end, in many times it is all you need to correct your timing. Sure beats the crap out if bending the rod! Thanks Scott for mentioning rod slop, that slipped my mind!
by TWrenn
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Troubles
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Timer Troubles

Proof-reading:!...after the roller talk I failed to start by mentioning the Anderson, etc but figure you already figured that out. I often type faster than my lame brain can think!
by TWrenn
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Troubles
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Timer Troubles

First we need to know what KIND of timer. Second, it may just need cleaning. Third, if its a carbon brush timer then it most definitely needs cleaning and the contacts probly need a light sanding. If it's a roller timer, it could need a new roller as well as cleaning. Carbon brush timers do not like...
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Left Side Rux shifter
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Left Side Rux shifter

After buying my first T with a Ruckstell, with left shifter, I have to say with what few times, twice, that I've used it, I can definitely see the advantage to having it on the left side. And of course it doesn't take up room in an already tight area anyway.
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July
Replies: 69
Views: 3452

Re: What have you done with your T in July

Sorry for the typo! Meant JULY 4!! :lol: My fat thumb always hits the "k"! :roll:
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July
Replies: 69
Views: 3452

Re: What have you done with your T in July

One of our members lives in a quaint village 45 minutes west. We are always invited to their Juky 4 parade. Last year due to Covid it was modified in that the parade went to the people via a slow tour around town so people could watch from the safety of their homes/yards. It really was neat. This ye...
by TWrenn
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 36
Views: 2815

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

Chris, it is not that hard to pull wheels, and in the case of two different cars, I've had the complete front axle and steering gear off them while on my 4 poster. In fact, with the ramps there to use for jacking and support, I would say the 4 poster made it easier than fighting with the cars axle a...
by TWrenn
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS TT. Tanker
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: FS TT. Tanker

Looks like it could be a lot of fun. Has a Ruckstell? What gears in the rear? Stock or the faster?
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 36
Views: 2815

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

I decided on the four post lift because it can be moved around the shop if needed since,it,does not need to be anchored to the floor and I too was concerned about using a two post lift with my larger cars.. I'm with ya there too Russ. Easy to move around if need be. The ramps aren't that much in th...
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I remove rock-hard wax buidlup without damaging my paint?
Replies: 25
Views: 843

Re: How do I remove rock-hard wax buidlup without damaging my paint?

Once you get the wax removed, if you do, QUIT using it! Use POLISH. I am sold on Wizard's "Master Shine" polish, works great, and in between the two apps of the polish I apply per season, I use Wizard's "Mist N Shine" detailer. Works great, both products keep your car beautiful. Light dust will even...
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saturday tour
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Saturday tour

Looks like you did a really nice tour Tim! Great post. Thanks.
The other Tim
by TWrenn
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running board mats
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Running board mats

Speedy, from Russ's description i think they're hauled in. With one strap they would be flopping around in the breeze.
by TWrenn
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running board mats
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Running board mats

Tim..that's "my buddy Rich" out in farmland Idaho. Roasting out there and pretty dry too! He uses that car
all the time out in the fields with his doggie as a helper. Faithful car as is the dog!
by TWrenn
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thank you to Lang's and Chaffin's Garage
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Thank you to Lang's and Chaffin's Garage

Yep, two of the many great companies we have to help us! I just got two head gaskets and a carbon brush from Mark Chaffin, they're kinda hard to get.
by TWrenn
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early dealer sign
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Early dealer sign

Angmar wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:37 pm
Oh that would look good in my garage.
Naaahhhh....it would look far better in my barn with the T's!!! :lol:
by TWrenn
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Town Car
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: 1915 Town Car

Looks like some kind of brass attachments but Lord only knows what for. And maybe the Queen Mum knows! :lol:
by TWrenn
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your favorite part of a Model T Ford?
Replies: 56
Views: 2590

Re: What is your favorite part of a Model T Ford?

John..I LOVE the pic with the REAL chick's on top! LMAO. The bottom two ain't so bad either! :lol:
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH YOUR MODEL T IN JUNE
Replies: 41
Views: 3164

Re: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH YOUR MODEL T IN JUNE

I'll get this thread back to the top by just bragging about only "needing" to drive it. Wife and I went to the next town South of here for lunch with 5 of my former employee "Queens". Had a great time since we couldn't do it last year. And a great ride in Isabel, the Torpedo. Man she loves to do 34 ...
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Voltage regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Looking for Voltage regulator

Yeh, I don't wanna sound like I'm dissing them but good luck. Seems all the FP stuff will be a looong time being available if at all. I need one of John's world famous stop light switches and virtually no one has one. Darn. :cry:
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your favorite part of a Model T Ford?
Replies: 56
Views: 2590

Re: What is your favorite part of a Model T Ford?

Good grief! Hit the wrong button! Try sending pics now... :lol: :roll:
0708191112a.jpg
These cars ARE chick magnets! :lol:
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your favorite part of a Model T Ford?
Replies: 56
Views: 2590

Re: What is your favorite part of a Model T Ford?

I'm with you Wayne! The "view" from outside the car ain't too bad sometimes either! :lol:
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Town Car
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: 1915 Town Car

A few years ago I took my trailer to Richmond Museum to fetch a 23(?) Towncar that started in England, right hand drive and all that rot! Pip pip.
So at least ONE made it back from Europe. As I recall Jay Clayfoth owned it prior to my friend Russ buying it.
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Tires
Replies: 44
Views: 1423

Re: Model T Tires

And most of the vendors are within a few dollars of each other on price. So you just pick your favorite one or closest one to maybe keep shipping cost down a bit. Shipping on tires has gone through the roof like everything else.
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Town Car
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: 1915 Town Car

Nice. Naturally it's in Europe!
by TWrenn
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A glass "half-full" weekend
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: A glass "half-full" weekend

Wayne, sorry to see that. It sucks! John, don't hesitate to "upgrade" to the modern ball bearing unit..you can thread the grease cup on the inside end of the shaft and no one is the wiser. I've done this on two of my brass cars over the years and love them. And no more pigged up engine compartment e...
by TWrenn
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Pair of JNO Brown Model 110 All Brass Side Lamps
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: For Sale: Pair of JNO Brown Model 110 All Brass Side Lamps

I'm thinking '11-'12. '13s were black and brass, and not 3 tiered chimneys either. Just sayin
by TWrenn
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to set up top dead center and timing.
Replies: 21
Views: 1065

Re: How to set up top dead center and timing.

Dan, when you're performing this timing operation you should have ALL the plugs out anyway. It's easier to crank the engine for one thing, plus, you can check each plug for spark when grounding them on the block. Now there's no worries about losing a hand on a free start! Straw or no straw, just hav...
by TWrenn
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: first drive
Replies: 20
Views: 776

Re: first drive

Keeping your speed below 20 in high gear may be your "vibration" problem. It's possible you're lugging that tight engine. Grab a pair and speed it up to at least 26-28 mph. Most T's seem to have this "vibration zone" anyway when accelerating out of low into high, usually up through and into 20 mph, ...
by TWrenn
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trouble Shooting Mystery
Replies: 15
Views: 1001

Re: Trouble Shooting Mystery

80% of starting and running problems are usually electrical in nature. Go through everything again, sounds like it needs new spark plug wires or just solder the old one's together. Go through that timer again. I wouldn't think lack of lube would make a difference at this point. Maybe try that New Da...
by TWrenn
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to set up top dead center and timing.
Replies: 21
Views: 1065

Re: How to set up top dead center and timing.

I agree Mario....the "half between 3 and 4" position is as about as good as it gets. John Regan taught me that years ago.
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homecoming
Replies: 32
Views: 3684

Re: Homecoming

Waldo not only has great fried Bologna, but their PIES are worth the drive alone!! Love that little town and that restaurant. Used to have relatives in Prospect, I think they're all gone now.
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My dream Model T is safely home.
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: My dream Model T is safely home.

One sweet car!
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tool Roll any examples?
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Tool Roll any examples?

Most of em are just tossed in the tool box or under the seat! :lol: I only have one tool roll, its in the '13
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Bittner Coils
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

Re: Wanted Bittner Coils

Good luck. Bittner is like all but vanished. But, if I'm not mistaken, I thought I heard those coils were from a Ford Taurus.
Maybe Jim Golden will chime in, he's pretty knowledgeable in TruFire
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH YOUR MODEL T IN JUNE
Replies: 41
Views: 3164

Re: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH YOUR MODEL T IN JUNE

Dennis....ya can't beat Joe Bell's help and well, just everything! As a former employee of mine used to say "words can't explain it"! I had a similar "one day experience" there with Joe too, when the rivets in my Fordor's trans. shaft let go. He had me do some of the work for experience learning, an...
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH YOUR MODEL T IN JUNE
Replies: 41
Views: 3164

Re: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH YOUR MODEL T IN JUNE

Luckily all I "have" to do is drive em and enjoy em. Here's "our Vagabond gang" ready to roll out on another of our picnic tours. Today we started at Art's and headed to a nice park right on the south shore of Lake Erie.. Fantastic day, nice tour, home by 3 pm. Just right. Champ, Jim Riedy's Golden,...
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Feeling stupid - hard starting
Replies: 124
Views: 6975

Re: Feeling stupid - hard starting

Had a friend with the same starting problem, and I told him to check the pin. Voila! Problem solved. On my early cars with the hole all the way through, I always put a dab of paint from the yellow "paint pen" on the hole that the pin goes through...my memory lasts about 5 minutes so I have to do that!
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to install a cam seal?
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: How to install a cam seal?

Should also smear a film of black oil resistant RTV around the outer rim of it prior to inserting. Holds it in place, and also
keeps any potential oil from seeping out.
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attention a new SCAM
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: Attention a new SCAM

While not T-related, it does relate to a bunch of us "T-ers", as most of us are retired. A new phishing email is going around supposedly from the Social Security administration saying you have a message from them. Even gives the link on the email to click on---of course!! This looks very legit. It i...
by TWrenn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two way radios
Replies: 29
Views: 918

Re: Two way radios

$170 apiece!?!...too rich for my blood. I'll stick with cell phones IF I ever want to contact someone. Gotta be mighty important for me/us out touring to even want to. Got enuf to do just keeping an eye on the idiots out there trying to kill us in our Ts. Seems every day I'm being passed by multiple...
by TWrenn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two way radios
Replies: 29
Views: 918

Re: Two way radios

Yeh, after I posted i did think that in some cases there may be a passenger to handle the radio. Still got the noise issue, and I believe most radios can be tuned in to another one...just gotta figure what frequencies they run on.
by TWrenn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two way radios
Replies: 29
Views: 918

Re: Two way radios

On top of that is the engine and road noise, the fact that you will now be a "distracted driver", becoming str8 up illegal in a lot of states. Don't mean to rain on your parade and idea but....
by TWrenn
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just another day.
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Just another day.

Hey Dallas! Good to see you're on the fire brigade. Important people for sure. Shoulda bought my old '25 Chemical truck! Like they all say, "same day service". Topped out at 18 mph, (all stock) so as long as the call came in before 9 PM and wasn't more than 40 miles away, it was all good. :lol: Like...
by TWrenn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homecoming
Replies: 32
Views: 3684

Re: Homecoming

My wife and I have too much going on this time, but hope to make it next year.
by TWrenn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T with the most Leg room for Tall drivers
Replies: 26
Views: 1130

Re: T with the most Leg room for Tall drivers

A coupe will NOT solve your room problem. An early car should, especially a '12-'14, and by far, an '11 Torpedo WILL! I am a measly 5'6", and I finally ended up securing a 2x2 block of wood to the low pedal in order for me to "make the reach" and even with that I'm still stretched to the max, but no...
by TWrenn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Feeling stupid - hard starting
Replies: 124
Views: 6975

Re: Feeling stupid

Jerry!! You took the words right outa my keyboard! I'm voting for wrong timer pin placement.

Otherwise, timing is just too "far off".
by TWrenn
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ModelTCoils.com
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: ModelTCoils.com

Prayers to you and your son. The orders can wait. He's far more important and precious. God bless him.
by TWrenn
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wedding pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: wedding pictures

Love the pics Art. And yep, the '11 too!
by TWrenn
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Outside Oil Line Experience
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Outside Oil Line Experience

Well, sheesh, I only wanted the word "anything" in italics!! :lol: :roll: Sorry!
by TWrenn
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Outside Oil Line Experience
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Outside Oil Line Experience

Overall, anything is better than nothing. But the larger external oil line is of course by far the better. Trouble is, now you have to perform "surgery" on your hogshead, and most people don't want to do that, especially with the head still on the trans. If your engine is out for rebuilding, that's ...
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I use this tool?
Replies: 14
Views: 1092

Re: How do I use this tool?

Generally I only have to thread on the puller...tighten the small bolt, tighten the long larger bolt on the end, gove it a rap or two with a hammer...then co ti ue tightening the bolt on the end til the wheel breaks free. Be sure to release the parking brake!
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern distributor or T timer
Replies: 26
Views: 1070

Re: Modern distributor or T timer

Oh, you may want to ask what type oil others are using and how much Marvel Mystery Oil they use. John....oh wow, just threw him to the wolves did you?!? :lol: Just kidding of course! He's probably already gotten a bit of a taste of it before now, if he's done any lurking on here! There's a great lit...
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I’ll bet they had a good time.
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: I’ll bet they had a good time.

How cool is (was) that! Bless their hearts and souls!
Thanks for posting this pic Tom.