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by Original Smith
Sun May 17, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted valve stems
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: Wanted valve stems

Don't use anything longer than 2", unless you want to throw your wheels out of balance. Also, don't use modern ones. They are the wrong diameter.
by Original Smith
Sun May 17, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request
Replies: 25
Views: 1202

Re: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request

Everyone has an opinion. I wouldn't brush paint on a car I cared about!
by Original Smith
Sun May 17, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 DB front axle markings
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: 1912 DB front axle markings

The DB markings were located in various place during 1912 and 1913. Many times they are on both sides, sometimes they are upside down. I've even seen them in four places on the same axle.
by Original Smith
Sat May 16, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks

Are you looking for upholstery buttons? A tack is much different.
by Original Smith
Sat May 16, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted valve stems
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: Wanted valve stems

Dill, Bridgeport and Firestone also made them. All you need to do is find them. Schrader is the only company that used 777 for a part number. Most all of them use the TR designation, which stands for the Tire and Rim Association.
by Original Smith
Tue May 12, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: differences in 25 and earlier frames from a 26
Replies: 17
Views: 741

Re: differences in 25 and earlier frames from a 26

1925 frames were used for one year only. They have the same brake quadrant as the 1926-7. Early 25 frames still had the four holes, but the inner two were not used.
by Original Smith
Tue May 12, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pealing off laminated shims.
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: Pealing off laminated shims.

I have used an x-acto knife too, as well as a single edge razor blade. What I don't like is the shims are usually .003" which is too thick for close adjustments. I have to make my own .001" shims to get the adjustments I want.
by Original Smith
Tue May 12, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: 14 Touring

Look at the top photo carefully. It appears the felloe on the lf wheel is striped.
by Original Smith
Tue May 12, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?

The instructions for radiators are in two places. The Ford Radiator Book, and the Ford Service book. The lower radiator outlet was always cast iron, and the late ones were tin plated. The late inlets were formed brass.
by Original Smith
Sun May 10, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaking bead
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: Breaking bead

I use heavy duty leather work shoes, and put my heals against the rim and start stomping. Once one portion breaks loose, the rest comes off easily.
by Original Smith
Sun May 10, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes - Cast Iron
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes - Cast Iron

I believe this information has been out before. The cast iron Rocky Mountain brake reproductions came out in the early to mid 1960's, and opposed to the original drums which were stamped steel with and original Ford parking brake drum riveted to it. I don't know this for sure, but I believe the lini...
by Original Smith
Sat May 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show me your TT beds!
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: Show me your TT beds!

There is an original TT steel pickup bed either on ebay or our own classifieds now.
by Original Smith
Sat May 09, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roadster top renew tips
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: roadster top renew tips

Get your top from Mike Francis at Classtique. He does very good work.
by Original Smith
Sat May 09, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Roadster Rear Fender Bracket Bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: 1914 Roadster Rear Fender Bracket Bolts

I just checked my '13, which is very original, and it has square nuts. However, it had a couple of owners before me, so they could have been changed.
by Original Smith
Fri May 08, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 2870

Re: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021

This is all total nonsense. It's getting way too political! Shame on the club for not standing up for our rights as American citizens!
by Original Smith
Fri May 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Low Head
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: FS Low Head

I'm looking for one for my '13, that has a clean crisp Ford script. The later ones seem to have gotten not so crisp. Can you post a better photo of that area?
by Original Smith
Fri May 08, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lettered pedal differences
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Lettered pedal differences

I have an interesting one on my '13 roadster. The pyramid pattern on the clutch pedal is coarser than the other two pedals. I assume it's from the time when Ford was changing over from Dodge Bros. to his own production methods?
by Original Smith
Thu May 07, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: To valve stem cover sets
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: To valve stem cover sets

The ones on the left are Schrader. The ones on the right are Dill.
by Original Smith
Thu May 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this what I think???
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Is this what I think???

The 25-27 pickups use the same mounting bracket as the electric lights.
by Original Smith
Wed May 06, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: switch panel I want to use
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: switch panel I want to use

I think Maxwell used one like that.
by Original Smith
Wed May 06, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Speedometer Cable Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: New Speedometer Cable Repair

What is wrong with the original chain? I have three T's with them, and never have a problem.
by Original Smith
Tue May 05, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Priming Wire Hole
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Priming Wire Hole

I think Lang's catalog has the dimension for that hole. The one I'm after is in a slightly different place.
by Original Smith
Tue May 05, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60T 8P Stewart gear for mounting to hub with hub bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: 60T 8P Stewart gear for mounting to hub with hub bolts

I believe Stewart made such a gear. It should be pictured in Russ Furstnows book.
by Original Smith
Mon May 04, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB cast iron high compression head
Replies: 23
Views: 1576

Re: WTB cast iron high compression head

I could use one too. I don't like the idea of aluminum heads! This one would be for my 1925 pickup too.
by Original Smith
Mon May 04, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 Radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: 15 Radiator

John:
If you get a chance, take a photo of where the priming wire comes out. I posted this question a few days ago. I think Ford may have relocated the hole in 1915 slightly.
by Original Smith
Sun May 03, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 867

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

Lang's is carrying exact duplicates of the original sleeves. At least they were a few years ago. Steve Coniff did that for the hobby.
by Original Smith
Sun May 03, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please God, just one more mile........
Replies: 19
Views: 1363

Re: Please God, just one more mile........

I was heading north last year, with my T on the trailer, and the trailer tire did the same thing. I had around 50 miles to go to the next town. I made it too! What a relief. Got new tires for the trailer, and made it to the tour destination.
by Original Smith
Sat May 02, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Priming Wire Hole
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Priming Wire Hole

Did Ford relocate the hole for the priming wire in 1915? I've seen two examples of original radiators lately where the hole is slightly lower that was used previously. There is one pictured on ebay now too.
by Original Smith
Sat May 02, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordfarm.net is back up
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Fordfarm.net is back up

Jason:
Got it! Thanks.
by Original Smith
Sat May 02, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pickup Bed Floor
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Pickup Bed Floor

The hard wood Bill is referring to is called Southern Yellow Pine.
by Original Smith
Fri May 01, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide generator hose
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: carbide generator hose

Steve: Let me know what you find out! The air compressor hose I found looks right, and fits through the radiator side panels, but I can't force it through the hole in the splash shield. Even though the hose is still flexible it won't go through. Even though most people would never know, I hate to en...
by Original Smith
Fri May 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordfarm.net is back up
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Fordfarm.net is back up

That is great news. Phil and I used to talk for hours about T's usually with a beer close by! We were good friends. I only wish I had lived closer, so I could have visited more often. Just over a year ago I got a surprise package in the mail from Phil. It was a pair of NOS burners for my headlights....
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How It's Made-Wood spoke wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 1304

Re: How It's Made-Wood spoke wheels

My favorite wheel shop is Calimers in Pennsylvania. Their work is amazing. I wouldn't go anywhere else, plus they are accommodating. Their wait list is usually about six months. Some time ago I needed a late 30 X 31/2 steel felloe wheel respoked, and they worked my wheel in with another customers! T...
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: large u-joint grease cup
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: large u-joint grease cup

Every T I've owned has had one of those.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide generator hose
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: carbide generator hose

According to what I've heard, the original O.D. on that hose is 7/16" However 1/2" will work. I don't know if it is still being made, but I just found a length of air compressor hose in my garage that is probably at least 50 years old, and is 1/2" O.D. It is red, and has the exact same look that we ...
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup

The front stake pockets don't interfere with anything except on an early 1926, which Ford corrected at some point early in the year.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Check Straps
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Door Check Straps

I used genuine U.S. Navy belt material on mine. It is exactly the same as Ford used.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pickup Bed Floor
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Pickup Bed Floor

I have not done a '26, but on a '25 the long bolts go through the deck on the car. The short ones hold the bed strips on the part that sticks out past the rear deck. Don't forget to use the special square washers with the little tang on them too. If you are really interested in being original, the n...
by Original Smith
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide generator hose
Replies: 10
Views: 868

carbide generator hose

Does anyone have the correct factory data on the correct length of the hose for a '13-14 ? Earlier models are different. Next, the hose Ron Gocek supplied in his kits were apparently long enough for 1912 on back, but not for a '13-'14. It's too bad he doesn't supply the correct hose any more. The la...
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Carburetor Adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: 13T - Carburetor Adjustment

A good starting point is to gently screw the adjustment down until it seats, and then open it 1 1/2 turns.
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

Stick a wire or a pipe cleaner through the filler plug to see what's in there. What ever you do, don't overfill it.
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford NH vs Holley NH Differences
Replies: 17
Views: 844

Re: Ford NH vs Holley NH Differences

The only difference I know of is the tag.
by Original Smith
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 1913-1925 running boards
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: FS: 1913-1925 running boards

There is a lot of differences between a 1913 and 1925 running board!
by Original Smith
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3017B timing cover adaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: 3017B timing cover adaptor

Try the classified.
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replating a R.V. Mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Replating a R.V. Mirror

I can't find anyone to replate my rear view accessory mirror. It is an early style. There doesn't seem to be anyone in Southern California that can do this any more. Can anyone recommend a source? I don't care where it is.
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup

Actually, I believe the pickup box for the 1925 roadster was introduced in March. They must have been working on this model in 1924, as the pictures I submitted to Bruce for his book are dated 1924. There are two errors that Ford overlooked on that bed. First the tailgate chains were too short, whic...
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N.Z. Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 781

N.Z. Model T

Here are two photos of a new N.Z. Touring. I think it would be a 1913.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Gas Tank Overflow Pipe Bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: 26-27 Gas Tank Overflow Pipe Bolt

When I first started in this hobby in 1960, I had a 1926. As I recall, that set screw could have been located in two places. In the engine compartment, or inside the car.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm back on the road.
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: I'm back on the road.

Since this virus, I've been walking about 2 miles per day. I sure hope my knees survive it all!
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Larry Smith's Exhaust Pipes
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: Larry Smith's Exhaust Pipes

I think someone should get that pipe from Dan. That is what I have on my 1925. I'll not be making any more of those pipes. It was a lot or work, and the shipping was a pain in the ass. I used a NOS Ford script original for the pattern.
by Original Smith
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt size question
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Bolt size question

A little common sense should do it! Some are 1 1/8" and some are 1 1/4". Just put the bolt in and see if it works!!!
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 1099

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

I may have more 1913 touring and runabout photos than anyone in the club. It appears to me the Canadian cars were most likely stripped longer than the USA cars, but that is only a guess. I have lots of photos with striping, but lots more without, including a brand new touring with the shipping tags ...
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - ORIGINAL 1913/15 COIL BOX SWITCH WITH KEY AND NEW BRASS FACEPLATE
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: FOR SALE - ORIGINAL 1913/15 COIL BOX SWITCH WITH KEY AND NEW BRASS FACEPLATE

Looks like they were having problems with the mold that day Jay! Look at the intermittent groove for the white rubber seal.
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 engine casting with no Ford script
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: 1917 engine casting with no Ford script

Don't assume every engine block was made by Ford. Aftermarket companies made them too.
by Original Smith
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 1099

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

I have found no evidence of pin striping on my cars, except on the wheels. This is only a GUESS, but I don't believe bodies were striped after the 1912 calendar year.
by Original Smith
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Almost There
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: 13T - Almost There

You asked for it! You have the wrong fan and bracket, a 1914 steering column, and many other items to long to list!
by Original Smith
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913 Windshield Support Rod
Replies: 0
Views: 236

1913 Windshield Support Rod

Wanted to Buy:
An original Rands windshield support rod for the windshield that has equal halves. This one needs to be 15 3/4" long, whereas a standard one is 17".
by Original Smith
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bridge washers
Replies: 14
Views: 894

Re: bridge washers

I'd like to add, if you are not familiar with bridge washers, you will need to use the early small hole design. I believe the modern incorrect ones use the big hole.
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fs 13/14 steering column
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Fs 13/14 steering column

Bob: If you have the staggered hole, it is a 1913.
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Stewart and Clark Model C Speedometer
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: 1913 Stewart and Clark Model C Speedometer

I don't think the Stewart & Clark model C would have been used as late as July. By then they should be Stewart Warner. There are some slight differences, like red being used on the dial, but I would use what you have.
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My "new" top bows arrived today
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: My "new" top bows arrived today

Good read. This is the real purpose of this forum!
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Hood Shelf Size
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Wooden Hood Shelf Size

Mike: Buy a pair from Langs. I bought two from Lang's about a year ago, and they are nice, and fit good too.
by Original Smith
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian Ruckstell tags
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Canadian Ruckstell tags

I have seen both styles here in California.
by Original Smith
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bridge washers
Replies: 14
Views: 894

Re: bridge washers

I just found another photo of the early style bridge washer. I second style bridge washer is on the left.
by Original Smith
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 30-3 tube
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: 30-3 tube

I mounted a 30X3 tube last week in an original wheel using original Schrader parts. No problems at all. Don't use reproduction parts. They are not correct. The 30X3 1/2 uses the same valve stem.
by Original Smith
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolts for Attaching Carbide Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Bolts for Attaching Carbide Tank

Randall makes the four bolts needed to mount your tank to the running board. I have used them on both of the 13's, and no filing was required.
by Original Smith
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Information on 1926 Roadster Side Curtains
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Need Information on 1926 Roadster Side Curtains

Check with Mike Francis at Classtique. He has a pile of originals, and should be able to help you.
by Original Smith
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bridge washers
Replies: 14
Views: 894

Re: bridge washers

I think I posted a photo of the second to the left Schrader bridge washer recently, along with the separate washer that went under it. Just after that, Schrader began to crimp the washer to the bridge washer. The sequence is pretty clear looking at the rest of the bridge washers posted.
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 roadster top bows and door metal detail
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: 1913 roadster top bows and door metal detail

The hinge screws should be flat head slotted. If they fail to hold, you can use a machine screw, but you will have to remove the upholstery to get a nut and washer on the other side. Steam bent bows are still available.
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

Get rid of that non original patent plate above the terminal block! Ford never made those for Model T's. You need to find the correct horn and bracket made for 26-7 T's. You can't use one now because of that water pump, but if you choose to use one, they made pumps that allow you to use a stock horn...
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 sizes of top prop nuts??
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: 2 sizes of top prop nuts??

There were many manufacturers of those prop nuts. It's important to make sure what you buy has the correct threads.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Top question
Replies: 28
Views: 1328

Re: 1917 Top question

I have seen, and driven that car. Two things I failed to observe. First, it has Hastings rear windows in it. Certainly the original owner didn't install them! Another observation, I'd sure like to know the diameter of the upholstery nail on the binding for the rear bow. I think it should be 9/16". C...
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's wrong with this photo?
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: What's wrong with this photo?

There are lots of people in this hobby that do things like that!
by Original Smith
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Schrader 888 Tire Valve
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Schrader 888 Tire Valve

Pictured is a Schrader 888 tire valve in a round felloe wheel. As you can see from the photos, there is ample room for the rim nut. The difference between the 888 and the 777 is 1/4".
by Original Smith
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Top question
Replies: 28
Views: 1328

Re: 1917 Top question

I'm sure the touring mentioned above is the Rip Van Winkle.
by Original Smith
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart

I've been a nut and bolt freak for years. I built a 1925 Pickup using 95% original bolts. If you've been at this as long as I have, you don't need a chart! A lot of the bolts I used are NOS. Many of them I got years ago from Bob Bergstadt Sr. when I dropped in for a visit.
by Original Smith
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attaching Data Plate 1913 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Attaching Data Plate 1913 Touring

I think it's an original too, but the 1915's and 16's usually have deep scratches where the body rubbed on the plate. I believe Ford used large round headed brads for these, at least that is what I have on my mid '13 roadster. My early '13 touring has the big plate, February.
by Original Smith
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

There is a real nice looking Johns Manville on ebay now.
by Original Smith
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread size question
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Thread size question

I got ahead of myself! The early mag post screws are a fillister head! I was having a senior moment above!
by Original Smith
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

Keith: Great that you found the inside cable! I was going to volunteer to send you one to copy. Would you kindly post a photo of the one you found?
by Original Smith
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread size question
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Thread size question

BTW, the early mag posts have a higher head. Is it a truss head?
by Original Smith
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP--- WHAT ON EARTH
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: HELP--- WHAT ON EARTH

This was common back in the early 60's. They chattered a lot and ruined some transmissions too. That is why no one uses them any more.
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Jones speedometer parts
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: WTB Jones speedometer parts

That speedometer is difficult to get parts for. It uses the same parts as the rest of the Ford Special speedometers. If you can find them you'd be lucky to find the parts for $500. I know that is a lot of money, but those part are just about non obtainable. However, there are reproduction parts avai...
by Original Smith
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Arm Bushings
Replies: 15
Views: 881

Re: Spindle Arm Bushings

I use an expansion reamer with a pilot.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: WTB: Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

Why not use an authentic cable, and machine ends for it like they did originally?
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 2517

Re: Radiator Caps

Those caps where the threads start to climb up the ears are the real thing. I wonder when in 1912, Ford adopted this style of cap from the cast ones?
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

I've got every tool made for entering the U joint, and I still like the Ford one the best.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curtains Drawn (photo)
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Curtains Drawn (photo)

Now that is a picture! Side curtains have always interested me, especially if they are made correctly.
by Original Smith
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer very advanced and walking
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: New Day Timer very advanced and walking

This has been on here before. You probably have a fiber timing gear. Cut a notch in the brush so it will clear the retaining nut for the timing gear, so the brush will seat on the cam.
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 2517

Re: Radiator Caps

Thanks Dan for the post. You are far better at taking photos than I! Your stick on top of all the caps proves there was a change, and that is the point I'm trying to make. Now, I wonder if we are going to have to wait for the next edition for the guidelines to see this happen. or are they going to f...
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Are these Parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: What Are these Parts?

The right one looks like a limiting stop for a non Ford spindle.
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice photo 1909-10 Touring
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Nice photo 1909-10 Touring

To me, the best part of this photo is seeing what the back side curtain looks like.
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?

Where's the metal cap that goes in back of the felt?
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 2517

Re: Radiator Caps

Let's not forget, there are plenty of high fin nickel plated radiator caps out there with no rolled over edge.
by Original Smith
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Bridge Washer
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Early Bridge Washer

This is the early two piece bridge washer. Next to it is the second style, where the round part was swaged to the main part. The second style is pictured to the left for clarification. I did my first installation about 15 years ago, and has been on the car ever since with a 777 valve stem. When it g...
by Original Smith
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 2517

Re: Radiator Caps

I don't see the answer I'm looking for! Are we going to continue to see misinformation in the next guidelines? I think it is important to have the correct information out there for everyone to see.
by Original Smith
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring

Both of my '13s have Rand's windshields. They have a stud that goes through to the end with a cotter pin hole for a castle nut, which enables the owner to adjust the tension on the spring. The nuts are brass plated steel. I like to use a brass cotter pin for these.
by Original Smith
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 1319

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

Maybe that is why Ford made the early spools out of brass!
by Original Smith
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912/1913 Model T touring for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 6129

Re: 1912/1913 Model T touring for sale

Is this a 1913 built in 1912?