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by DanTreace
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second

George Good chart, for info too. As for the new mag. speedo/tach I can say if car isn't moving you kinda know, there isn't any wind in your face. But at idle the T is shaking, so you think you are, unless you notice you're not passing any trees, houses, or signs! IMG_1720.jpg Meter display about 500...
by DanTreace
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: North East speedometer head
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: North East speedometer head

To add to this thread. The Northeast Electric Co. did make a model speedometer for the Improved Model T, in late 1926 and '27. The unit is unlike that one, and was dash mounted and featured the drive gear on the REAR wheel! Details in Russ Furstnow's book, The Antique Automobile Speedometer. That mo...
by DanTreace
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attaching Data Plate 1913 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Attaching Data Plate 1913 Touring

I've put a dab of adhesive on the back, positioned the plate and affixed it where I wanted it to be permanently. Then gathered 4 small round head brass finished or brass brads. Selected a twist drill the dia. of the brad, and drilled each corner hole just a tad deep, not fully. Grasped and clamped e...
by DanTreace
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB--Late starting crank handle
Replies: 1
Views: 135

WTB--Late starting crank handle

Wish to purchase a decent starting crank handle. The late type with just the simple rolled sleeve end.

Thanks. Email: tmodelman AT comcast.net {replace AT with @}

Dan Treace. N.FL
by DanTreace
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 22
Views: 1215

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

Spend about 2 hours removing five old, like 60 year old! Wards Riverside tires, and two old Samson, from some Disteel disc wheels. Gathered every tire tool from the drawer to go to work. Disteel old tire.jpg The tires were so stiff, even jumping on the sidewall wouldn't budge them from the clincher ...
by DanTreace
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID this accessory?
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: ID this accessory?

Charley got it.

Looked up images on-line for a rack for smudge pots and that sure looks like one.


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by DanTreace
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart
Replies: 20
Views: 846

Re: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart

You have the cotter pins correct/


Connecting Rod cap bolt and nut 3/8"- 24 x 2" length

Connecting Rod Clamp bolt 3/8"-24 x 1 1/16" length

C.S. Main Rear bolt 1/2"-20 x 4 1/32"

C.S. Main Center and Front bolt 1/2"-20 x 6 3/16" length
by DanTreace
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint colors with wire wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Paint colors with wire wheels

Windsor Maroon with Casino Red wire wheels looks great IMO ;)






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by DanTreace
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread size question
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Thread size question

Magneto contact fiber screw, Part # 3266:

10-32 x 1/2" or 5/8" length. Steel, pan head single slot.
by DanTreace
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: band spring selection
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: band spring selection

Those new Lang’s better band springs are 2 1/4” length. Made of proper steel and tension to Ford print. The length is only slightly more than Ford print. Over the years other reproduction springs have been shorter and weaker than Ford originals.
by DanTreace
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New speedometer and tach
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: New speedometer and tach

From John Regan

Send a message to him from the forum.

Piewagon

Username: Piewagon John Regan St. Charles, IL
by DanTreace
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lighten flywheel
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: lighten flywheel

You lighten a T flywheel and assembly by removing the magnets, clamps, and spools and screws, taking off approx. 18lbs. Then you can lighten the flywheel itself by removing center mass material, to what ever weight you want to remove., but keep in mind you need a 'flywheel effect'. The flywheel effe...
by DanTreace
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were Hubodometers Used on Model Ts
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Were Hubodometers Used on Model Ts

Bill, the answer is : ;)



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(Fordex 1926)




This was a popular hub odometer, replaces a std. Ford hubcap.



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by DanTreace
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carb adjustmet rod
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: NH carb adjustmet rod

John Very good advise for sure. Those wires and rods for the bell crank and the choke butterfly and the throttle butterfly all need to be carefully tuned to proper length as you posted. Take care to always check when assembling the carb to the manifold. A friend with a nice '27 touring came over, he...
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

Mark gave the best approach, better than searching swap meets, esp. since for a while no swap meets :cry: A Dodge Bros. Hall mfg tail lamp was poor shape, housing outer rusted and damaged, but sold in Feb 2020. But who got it for $51 looks like got a decent rim, both lens, can see the stencil inside...
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 47
Views: 1650

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

1964, just after fixing up the ‘25 cut-off, acquired a year previously from my MI cousin, varnished oak pickup bed, red vinyl pleat upholstery from JC Whitney, chrome bits done at dad’s mfg. co. So me, driving Ms Ethyl home, oldest bro in back, with our shepard, Lobo. 3FB8EE82-1BA2-463A-9359-9000303...
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?

Your are correct on the 5/16"x 24 thrd. Parts book shows length as 11/16", but some additional length is needed for certain body styles, date of this Service Bulletin is Aug, 1921. These earlier carriers were slightly different than the later, esp. in the crossbar design to hold the license plate an...
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Damage Theory

The dent to the top of the fender need not be connected to the puncture incident. Well...speculation may be it IS connected. Seems Mr. Diddledo.... got sooo tired trying to get that stubborn Ford running again..... In fit of heated disgust :x , he grabbed his pick axe... and swung a terrible blow u...
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Damage Theory

Ah, think I have it. ;) One owner of that T was a lumber jack. So he carried saws and things on the rear floorboard. BUT..... His most handy tool was an 8' pike pole. Can't fit that in the rear seat. So....he laid it over the front and rear fenders, nice way to carry fish poles and lumber too. Howev...
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Damage Theory

That type of fender brace didn't need a hatchet chop to mount. Those and others required the two inner most fender bracket plate rivets to be removed, and then use bolts and nuts to secure the brace. IMG_7902 (450x338).jpg IMO, that damage was from an outboard strike. Could have been done by an erra...
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?

John

Could be a new rim, looks super nice....however, not mine. Photo snagged off older forum posts...can't give credit as didn't retain who posted.

Here is mine, original rim, alum spray paint for shine :D

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Non-original piece of black foam plastic for anti-rattle. ;)
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carb adjustmet rod
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: NH carb adjustmet rod

Humm? I don't have a starter From the photo of the alternator on the block assumed your engine has one or a place for the Ford starter. In the case of starter TT's later to '24, the firewall would have the bell crank to allow choke from the driver seat. Later TT's were sold without starter but with...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?

John posted what I was to do, just a 3/8" dia, fine, use lock washers, hex head, hex nut, fine thrd. bolts are stronger. All are the same size. The rim is held by the threaded stud, thru the clamp, with a flanged style nut, so that it grips best. The upper holes are for locking means, a chain around...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1440

Re: A Complicated Man

Bob Certainly a lot of your prose is part of the more modern view of Henry, focusing on conflict and envy. Not that anything you wrote can't be traced to factual activity, there is still more, but less-mentioned sides of Henry's character and actions. He may have been un-educated in academic sense, ...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carb adjustmet rod
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: NH carb adjustmet rod

Yes and Yes.

Yes, you need all the parts you posted.

And yes, you do need that bell crank, you have a metal firewall, that is where the bell crank rivets. You must have it to work the choke rod.

The bell crank isn't fastened to a dash panel, it goes on your metal firewall on the engine side.
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1879

Re: Radiator Caps

This is a fun thread, seems just the thing for research at Benson Ford records, but, no travels :o now. Would think good idea to define 'high fin'. To me the high fin are the early radiator caps with fins high and wide. This photo from forum discussion years ago: 206431.jpg To me, these are high. An...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carb adjustmet rod
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: NH carb adjustmet rod

Photo shows the two parts you will need, other than the bell crank and some wire, coat hanger wire can do, but weakens quick when you bend the ends. Choke rod with alum knob, it is very long to reach the dashboard, but easy to shorten, by cutting off. The repro is easy to work with, the alum knob is...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carb adjustmet rod
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: NH carb adjustmet rod

Here is a close up of a TT with no dash panel, but running with choke rod in driver's reach and carb adj. rod in driver's reach. Photo is blown up so detail isn't there but you can see the owner used the bell crank, added pull wires, and used the choke knob rod and carb adj. rod just extending thru ...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carb adjustmet rod
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: NH carb adjustmet rod

Bell crank is the bracket with two arm on it. The arms pivot up and down. IMG_0228 (640x480).jpg See bellcranks on left side of firewall. The wire to the radiator is one half of the choke system. The other haft lets you sit in the seat behind the wheel and choke the engine when using the starter mot...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?

John

How true! More than one model T'er has experienced that to occur, sometimes kills the radiator, sometimes the hood, but oh oh if you have the hood up and rev her up while watching :shock:

Rich captured this so fine :lol:
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carb adjustmet rod
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: NH carb adjustmet rod

To keep it stock '23, you first need to rivet the bell-crank on the firewall so you can fit the short choke rod with knob into the dash from the bell crank. A wire you make from welding rod goes from the bell crank to the carb choke butterfly lever. Then you need the long adj. rod, fork end to the c...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coker tyre buyout.
Replies: 25
Views: 1985

Re: Coker tyre buyout.

Coker has been my go-to for tires and tubes for years. They take a big truck to most all regional swap meets and I get delivery there to save shipping costs. Corky has always supported the hobby, and is a big reason for the yearly success of The Great Race. The family decided to take deserved reward...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?

Approx. 52 lbs. —- flywheel, ring gear, and magnets assembled.
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coker tyre buyout.
Replies: 25
Views: 1985

Re: Coker tyre buyout.

Allan That happened in 2018, as Coker retired. The management team stayed in place, no changing to the company, in fact, it is growing still. Coker Tire Company is a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based company that manufactures and sells vintage-style Michelin, Firestone, BF Goodrich and Uniroyal bias-ply ...
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?

Joseph

Yes. That would be correct.

DIdn't take time to fact check, was on memory mode, which is in this non social contact time has my mind in quarantine :shock:

The deep flange is the later B suffix, and the last 1926-'27 long hub for the thin row radiator also has that deep flange.
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?

Looks un-usable IMO. The alum. pulley is the earlier style, in poor condition, those have the deep flange, the later have more crown and shallow flanges. The arm would be correct. But the rest is junk, non-stock fan. An unknown bolt running thru the pulley, likely the fan shaft is worn or missing. Y...
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: Headlight problems

Max The rather simple explanation of what is occurring with one lamp staying on and the other removed, is that bulb is a modern grounded to the base type bulb. The Ford magneto series used a magneto bulb that was insulated from the metal base, and did not ground at the socket. It was double contact,...
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wicker Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Wicker Model T

And...those spiral wicker wheel discs must look hypnotic when rolling along, bet it scares cats and dogs :o
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car torched in 1932 Athens transport strike
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Car torched in 1932 Athens transport strike

Also has accessory front spring support with 2 extra u clamps over the front crossmember. As the rear hubs on the large drum axle are wire wheel hubs, one could guess that a tire got flat, didn't have a 21" replacement handy in 1932, so to keep going just pulled the wire wheel front hub, off the spi...
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light

Robert Don't know of any parts being made today for the Hall mfg. Ford/D-B/or other. The only pieces are the cork gasket set. Years ago you could get both reproduction glass lens, but no more. So you have to cannibalize an old Hall type for guts. Finding the red lens and the clear curved license gla...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light

Miss read the question! Thought drum headlamps. For the rear tail lamp, the Ford accessory Stop/Tail, that was made by the same company that provided the Dodge Bros. lamp too. So all the parts of the DB Lamp fit the Ford accessory. None of the parts of the early Model A Duolamp fit the Ford T access...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light

James Many aftermarket mfg. of those drum style lamps made specific for the Ford. By putting the 'updated look' on the T, made your stand out from the crowd. Some rather nice ones came on the Mercury and other speedsters. Some were rather plain, some had nickel rims or double rims, front and back. W...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 661

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

As posted, the backrest spring does need to hug tight to the lower body panel, to make room for the finished seat spring. Photo is 1915 with seat unit spring upholstery removed, and showing where ends of hinge for the gas tank panel cover (missing) would mount, so you can see the backrest is indeed ...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: 1917 Upholstery

These two photos saved off a forum post , of a partially deconstructed 1917 touring, might help.
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by DanTreace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was the early hub wrench painted?
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Was the early hub wrench painted?

That very early 1909-1910 hub cap wrench was purchased outside and perhaps the mfg. did some finish to it, seems no early records on that detail. Practice for a tool of this nature, for supply to automotive market would be some finish IMO, and certainly no finish and left to rust. Best guess would b...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: two questions.

Andre Great rebuild work, you made good from a pretty nasty smash. Nice looking T now. As for the front end, your photos shows the correct '19 and later spindle arms, for the under axle wishbone set up. But your spindle connecting rod or tie rod is indeed the '18 and earlier, and will be too long to...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Just curious

Well, seems like enough in the day didn't like to polish brass.....paint it black :lol:


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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When did the pan nose support change
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: When did the pan nose support change

Just as Joe posted.


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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new tires on rusty rims.
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Installing new tires on rusty rims.

Ditto on careful inspection of the clincher rim edge. IMO, sandblast after inspection of a good candidate for re-use, and inspect again, then prep and paint to keep the metal preserved for the next generation. Many of the rims still around today have suffered rust--away , large flakes gone and the c...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Show your Trouble Lights

Dallas Just glad you posted your lamp, haven't ever seen one since seeing the adv. years ago, always thought what a novel design! The socket may have to have ground to work that lamp. Back in the day were made double or single pole male plugs, and the female sockets to match, normally made flush mou...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: two questions.

Andre All the front components on the wrecked chassis appear to all be later versions, after 1918 , so as long as you stay with the later parts, things should work out, saying too that the frame and front crossmember were brought back to std. Ford dimensions. The parts on the wreck are later under a...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: two questions.

The headlamp push/pull switch mounts to the dash board. Here is a photo: IMG_20191215_131914.jpg IMG_2542.JPG The front end parts are different over years of mfg. So you should identify what parts are now to know if they will interchange. Early tie rod to 1918 has right end fixed forged ball, later ...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New speedometer and tach
Replies: 7
Views: 612

New speedometer and tach

If you haven't read the update, just yesterday, from John Regan on the Forum Classified Parts page, you can see the details from him. Happily was one of the 'test mules' of this new item from JLR Products, LLC, back in March of 2016. The neat thing is it is operated solely by the Ford flywheel magne...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear straps, touring
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: rear straps, touring

R.V Thanks, about all to add is the fabric woven cotton straps you make have the proper buckle and the D-ring. This install, by a previous forum post, shows that D-ring on the rear top L prop rod, anchoring the end of the strap, the other end is looped thru that footman loop on the wood bow. 241688....
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going Topless /UU\
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Going Topless /UU\

Yes, is the one of the prototypes or first assembled new Model T, Henry rode in it for testing. Mud still on the car. Piquette Ave. plant


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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Show your Trouble Lights

Dallas

That is a real nice one, cover goes over the bulb for tool box safe storage. Love it!

Have seen this version in Western Auto, 1923 print catalog. LIKE!


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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Show your Trouble Lights

Mark

Hardly any auto accessory today can't be found by tracing it's roots in the Model T era of thousands of new devices :D

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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odds and ends from THF Benson Library
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Odds and ends from THF Benson Library

Rob

So interesting, thanks for posting, esp. the year end Sept 1908 summary.

Such good detail, and to those bean counters who just tabulate, bet they had no idea those tiny 2 sale units of the new ‘T’ ; that ended at loss of $32.42 , would be the future of fantastic revenue!
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Show your Trouble Lights

Here’s a clip-on style. Uses single contact socket, easy to just clip the wire end to any hot terminal.

Reflector has ball swivel for directing the light.

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by DanTreace
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prop Nut Question
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Prop Nut Question

Mark The parts book calls out that 3624X Top Prop Nut as black japanned. Would think Ford used rather plain versions. However there is part 9677X , '15-'18 as Top Prop Nut for coupe and town car. Maybe fancy rimmed edge? Canada had own part 10069 Top Prop Nut, '20-'22 for the one man top. Scan0672.J...
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painted Parts Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Re: Painted Parts Storage

David Same here, wrapped enamel painted parts and when un-wrapped could see round 'bubbles' on the shiny paint. Think the best is to really let the painted parts cure fully, degassing, for enamel would be a couple of weeks IMO. Then wrap in butcher paper, then some bubble for outer protection. Once ...
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How about Half a T?
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: How about Half a T?

Neat little 2 cyl. Ford T :D That is something!

Kinda brought back memory of this 'Half Pint' Model T that was offered at Hershey in 2015.

Was strolling and looking, and had to do a double take, that wheel base sure was smaller :o Just had to take photos!

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by DanTreace
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear straps, touring
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: rear straps, touring

This sketch is from Feb. 1922 Ford Owner Dealer, so likely a sketch of the touring tops of 1920-1922 so it should be helpful. Dimensions from center lines.

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by DanTreace
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?
Replies: 11
Views: 666

Re: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?

Generally all the early tail lamps were made with a green light to the outside, as indicator of moving vehicle, a white light to illuminate the presence of a license plate, and red danger light projecting to the rear, to warn approaching drivers. Definitions from automobile terms , Horseless Age , 1...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?
Replies: 11
Views: 666

Re: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?

The rationale perhaps was deciding on green for a tail lamp, early autos used green for tail lamp color, then later red became common. In practice, the kerosene flame burns yellow, so when projected thru a blue lens, the exit light is green. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/648395.html?14...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tired of sitting around
Replies: 18
Views: 891

Re: Tired of sitting around

Bead of silicone may work, haven't tried that. But use a wrap or two of good ole friction tape, that fills the gap and prevents rattles as the repro caps are a bit undersize. A long screw driver or wood dowel used to bend over the tabs, typically do just every other one. Cap held firm by wheel weigh...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Ignition Keys

Keith Thanks for the photo of the Briggs and Stratton logo and pieces and the Key Board of their mfg. Hanging on it are some '<>' diamond marked keys. Could be, however, I don't claim to be an starter ignition key expert. Have collected many dozens and traded or sold some #'s and marker's marks. For...
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Ignition Keys

Stu

Those Ford ignition keys with the diamond logo are Culver-Stearns Mfg.

You probably find these most common as the company was a huge maker of auto electrical parts since forming in 1911.
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by DanTreace
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Tudor tail light question
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: 26 Tudor tail light question

Standard tail lamp, 'tea cup' style. The license plate bracket is made for the metal cup housing, uses wire retainer. The glass cup goes inside the metal cup, and covered with plastic red lens on top, plastic is exposed. IMG_4578.JPG $(KGrHqIOKiIE3zdNElOsBOIdODLSjQ~~_3.jpg Of course to mount the lic...
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 license plate clamps
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: 26-27 license plate clamps

Have found the reproduction A clamps to be satisfactory. Here is Ford #15 millon with Ford accessory license clamps, note how they hang. ModelT1 copy 2.jpg On this accessory bar, the clamps hang, and the bolt goes thru the license slot, period plate. IMG_1621.jpg Or, if you found old aftermarket ver...
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: Headlight problems

Carson Your dash terminal block wiring is odd. There should be just 6 wires from the Switch 7 wire loom going to the top of the terminal strip, the 7th Blue wire in the switch loom is Coil switch terminal to the coil box. IMG_3796 (700x525).jpg The 6 wires (Left to Right) are Yellow/Black- Generator...
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: Headlight problems

From your headlamp photo, appears the wire just is pulled away from the socket. To fix, twist off the threaded cap, and expose the end of the socket, use a tiny screw driver and back out the retention screw. Insert the wire, then tighten the screw. Don't back that little screw all the way, easy to l...
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Axle bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Inner Axle bearings

Harold

Correctly stated could have been better, but was referring to the inner Hyatt’s.

Ford Service, Chapter XV, Overhauling Rear Axle, para. 616: “lubricate bearings with cup grease”

IMO better to lube any new dry bearing surfaces in sub assemblies.
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Permatex #2 sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: Permatex #2 sealant

Have always used Permatex 2 on T engine gaskets for over 50 years, nothing better IMO. And coating both sides of the gasket too. If un-even metal surfaces a dab more in the obvious depressions before aligning the gasket. Been in use since 1918 and lots of T motors got leaks fixed that way from just ...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Axle bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Inner Axle bearings

The book says to add cup grease. Usually a smear on the rollers and some to hold the washers together. Or many times have slipped the Hyatt in 600W, and wiped some of that heavy grease into the new sleeves, don't want those new sleeves dry, and then some on the washers too. Really helps more to put ...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake Rod Support Brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Brake Rod Support Brackets

‘14-‘15 supports have a flat arm that wraps over and under the brake rod.

‘16 and later that arm is stamped and reinforced at the bend just like the curved u-shaped that wraps the radius rod.
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: Model T ammeters

Tiffany (no relation to the jeweler) was a maker of lamps and things for autos, the fender light is one.
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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans

Seems new caps then weren’t too cheap either!

.15 cents in 1922 is $2.55 today :lol:
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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 touring body info needed
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: 26-27 touring body info needed

Sheri Door checks weren't used on the open cars. If you want to add them, a neat way is single slot oval head screws, nickel with nickel oval trim washers. Stainless steel look just like new nickel and won't ever tarnish ;) IMG_3866 (640x480).jpg On my '27 put sewn vinyl straps under the kickpanel a...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: Model T ammeters

So Dan, were there non-script ammeters installed in the factory as original equipment or are they always replacement units? Mark If you meant the small 26-27 shown with the switch panel in my first post, that is a 'fixed-up' meter from Ben Martin. Ben used new guts from a reproduction and used the ...
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans

A company has tooled up and makes reproduction caps, but real pricey for a set of 3 :(

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BOYCO-Emblem-L ... SwDN1UQuuu
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vendors, Events and other links
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Vendors, Events and other links

Top upper left of the forum pages, just click on HOME
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alemite Grease Gun
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Alemite Grease Gun

Jim

Don't think that piece is part of official tool kit. Was just noting what would be appropriate for Model A. Sourced that photo online.

https://mafca.com/tqa_tools.html
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Wind wings

This new 1926 touring has the wind wings fitted, photo may help too.


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by DanTreace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Wind wings

While no glass dimensions are given in the Service Bulletin, you might get close to extrapolate them from the sketch and measures of the clamp placements.


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by DanTreace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alemite Grease Gun
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Alemite Grease Gun

Terry

The A kits came with the grease gun, this kit is appropriate for an 1928 Model A



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by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: Model T ammeters

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by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 822

Re: Model T ammeters

Early styles were elaborate. When Ford started adding electrical, likely lots of suppliers to keep up with sales demands.

Here are a few, one of the earlier suppliers was Hoyt.

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1926-1927
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by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alemite Grease Gun
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Alemite Grease Gun

Those Alemite types were common only in later '20's as std. on some cars. The Model T stayed with spring lid oilers and dope cups for grease, all hand loaded, the T didn't come with a grease gun. In 1924 Alemite® was purchased by Stewart Warner®, and within a couple of years, passenger cars were equ...
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 vs 1927 touring
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: 1924 vs 1927 touring

'24-'25 touring: 6' 8 3/4" H x 5' 7 1/2" W x 12' 2" L. (top down)

'26-'27 touring: 6' 3 1/2" H x 5' 7 1/2" W x 12' 2" L (top down). 11' 3" L (top up)
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 touring body info needed
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: 26-27 touring body info needed

Last photo showing fitted rear.

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26-27 body sketch
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by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 touring body info needed
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: 26-27 touring body info needed

Here are some photos 100_2487 (2).jpg Hip pads in rear seat are fitted first, then hang the backrest spring from the wood support, and fit the rear backrest covering, tacks to lower wood. 100_2489.JPG Most of the front and rear seat wood placed, (missing is the upper tack rail on the rear seat upper...
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 4328

Re: Chickasha Status

Meet is called off. Is to be done at some future date. Was all packed to head out tomorrow. Oh well, some other time. :(
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster for only $39,500!
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Speedster for only $39,500!

Must go fast enough to burst the fan belt into two pieces.

It’s been repaired with Pop rivets :D


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by DanTreace
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Year Identification Help
Replies: 24
Views: 707

Re: TT Year Identification Help

Grady Very nice TT project and welcome. Most all ‘work’ trucks over the years had parts removed and replaced. Close examine of your pictures seems to show a ‘26-‘27 engine , seen in one photo is the support straps to the frame from the hogshead, later wide pedals later style NH carb with combo choke...
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crystal timer
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Crystal timer

Ring is still shown in Lang’s online catalog. Give em a call.
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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model t tire rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1508

Re: model t tire rims

NO. Any temporary fit will last for a short ride down the road and then this will happen. 570302.jpg 570303.jpg Un-safe at any speed. Your clincher rim must be 1/8" thick at the edges (width of a ball point pen nose) and smooth! Bad rim Bad rim, do not use! IMG_3431 (1280x960) (700x525) (660x495).jpg