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by Original Smith
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Square Head Machine Hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Square Head Machine Hardware

Perhaps Blacksmith Bolt in Portland, Oregon.
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 980

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

Does anyone know Bob Streiter in Ridgefield?
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 20194

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

You may want to replace your bicycle speedometer with the real thing. They had them you know. As far as the shackle goes, it wouldn't be one of those new cast ones would it? That is why I'd never buy one of those.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS early engine blocks free
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: FS early engine blocks free

I could be interested in the '15 block.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?

Steven: What don't you do it yourself? That way, you can get it perfect.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How often do you clean your New Day timer
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: How often do you clean your New Day timer

I clean mine out about every three years. I've never really kept track of it.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Natural finish on wood wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Natural finish on wood wheels

To add to what Steve says, which is correct. The natural finished wheels supplied by Ford in 1925 were ONLY the 21" wheels, not the 30X 3 1/2.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1796

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

You may have to buy a whole gas can to get the cap. I often see those gas cans in antique shops.
by Original Smith
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 runabout: wrong door?
Replies: 27
Views: 1204

Re: 1915 runabout: wrong door?

Usually a turn buckle placed inside will correct the problem.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When did the 26-7 style block start production
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: When did the 26-7 style block start production

I had a '25 block that had the boss, but was not drilled for the bolts.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Anyone Know of a Good California Based Top Installer?

Joe Anino is a good choice. Not only is he a friend, but a Model T owner too. His shop is in Rancho Cordova, so that would be an easy days drive. I've been there many times.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoops .. foot got stuck
Replies: 20
Views: 1238

Re: Whoops .. foot got stuck

Sorry to hear that. Those things happen! A different pair of shoes may have helped. I hope you are able to repair your fender.
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The Mino 1911 Model T - Phil Mino
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: The Mino 1911 Model T - Phil Mino

I knew Phil very well and have ridden in that Ford many times. I posted an obit. a few weeks ago on the Ford Fix site. He will be missed.
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: In need of this Brass Valve Stem
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: In need of this Brass Valve Stem

I have one for you. It appears to be the 2 2/8" long one. $10, plus postage.
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: In need of this Brass Valve Stem
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: In need of this Brass Valve Stem

You shouldn't have a problem. They are pretty easy to find.
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T
Replies: 28
Views: 1507

Re: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T

Thanks for the story. I'd like to drive coast to coast someday on the Lincoln Highway. I wonder if that will ever happen?
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Younger Members
Replies: 21
Views: 1350

Re: Younger Members

I have two close friends who have T's, and neither one of their sons have any interest in the cars. Their standard answer is, well, they didn't show any interest in them. I disagree. It's up to the parents to instill the interest in their children by taking them on tours, going to swap meets, and he...
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Elbow bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 707

Re: Elbow bolts

How about water inlet bolts?
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dean Yoder gets a ride to OCF
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: Dean Yoder gets a ride to OCF

There was another car at the meet with drawer seats. I think it was a Kissel, and it was yellow too!
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Younger Members
Replies: 21
Views: 1350

Younger Members

For years there have been discussions on how our members are getting old, and how to get younger people to get interested in our hobby. That is true, but it sure didn't apply to the OCF! There were plenty of younger drivers everywhere. So, possibly these younger people are not joining the clubs?
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins

Hope you sell lots of them! I'd like to offer a suggestion for future runs. If you have a late king pin laying around, notice there is a vertical slot going from the oil hole down past where the bushing would be to allow the oil to get to the bottom bushing. Randall Anderson did that to his early sp...
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2047

Re: tripple gear bushings

Bob Bergstadt spent a lot of money a few years back having the Z bronze bushings made. I would buy them from him.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T
Replies: 20
Views: 1038

Re: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T

If you knew the trouble that would cause you, you might want to consider leaving it alone. Been there, done that.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T tan
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: Model T tan

I don't worry about it. I know it's a better idea to keep the top up, but sometimes I just don't think about it. I recently drove my T from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe and back with the top down. The top of my nose got sunburnt, but after two days, it went away, and now it's back to normal. I've got su...
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bow Saddle
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Bow Saddle

Why not put your top up, so you can see what you are doing?
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rim Nut Washer
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Rim Nut Washer

I recently came across some early rim nuts. These are the round serrated type that are clearly pictured in my article on the subject two issues ago in the Model T Times. Two of the rim nuts have a leather, or some other material on the top side of the rim nut where the dust cover screws on. It's a v...
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT
Replies: 27
Views: 1434

Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT

They have always had areas for the cars to park by year of the car. No need to worry.
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New home for old NOS radiator in the original crate!
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: New home for old NOS radiator in the original crate!

If your radiator appears to be a replacement, then it is not NOS! It is NORS.
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: EARLY MODEL T JACK
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: EARLY MODEL T JACK

Anyone who has one of those Buckeye jacks is darn lucky to have one. I don't care if they used them in 1911 or not! When you have a flat you need a jack! That would certainly be more appropriate than one from Harbor Freight!
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

Since the drain plug is a hex, how did you come up with that idea?
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1347

Re: Triple Gear Pins

How could someone possibly wear out a set of oversize pins?
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you think about "Build Threads"?
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: What do you think about "Build Threads"?

Mike: I think that is a good idea. I've done it, and I didn't need anyone helping me either, but for a new comer it would be a help, especially if the builder knew what he was doing. Otherwise probably not such a good idea, However, if the builder was open to criticism, I would welcome it.
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: EARLY MODEL T JACK
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: EARLY MODEL T JACK

I've found traces of silver paint on mine too.
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

Jim: I've seen those wrenches too. They are exactly the same as the Ford wrench, but have 8 sides for the small octagon. I have no idea what they are for, but definitely not Chev.
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oh crap .. speedo jammed
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Oh crap .. speedo jammed

I have a Stewart 160 in my '25. Russ did it too. It has never been a problem. I greased all the links a few months back, and the chain and housing were as clean as they were when I put the car together over 10 years ago. Perhaps you should think about changing brands of speedometers?
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: SCAT crank or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: SCAT crank or not?

I've got one in my '13 roadster. It smooths it out, that's all. I had to take some off the front center pan bolt, and maybe some off the horseshoe.
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

I have what appears to be a mid teens hub cap wrench. The style is common, but the markings are not. There is an M with a diamond around it, and just below that is a circle with a P. It can't be to common?
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 14 runs after 40 years.
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: 14 runs after 40 years.

John: I know Dan doesn't do computers much, so how about keeping me posted? I'd like to know how it started after all these years. Too bad Dan didn't use that 1913 firewall I gave his dad to locate the holes for the side lamp brackets.
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: On...or...Off ???
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Re: On...or...Off ???

If the handle lines up with the gas line, it's on.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 12 volt Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1097

Re: 12 volt Question

A starter car does not require 12 volts if everything has been rebuilt correctly. I do use '12 volt hot shots on my hand crank cars. It just makes them start easier.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Met FJ
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Met FJ

Freighter Jim delivered a 1915 touring to me on Sunday. We had a good time, and Freighter even took our group to breakfast. Thanks Jim.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2150

Re: 1915 Coupelet

That book is a wonderful and necessary book if you own a brass T of any year.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1918 headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: 1918 headlights

You may wish to check the current edition of the MTFCI judging guidelines.
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".

I own a '17 coupelet and a '25 roadster pickup. I like the pickup much more. The coupe is too confining.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Some speedometer help please
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Some speedometer help please

Your best bet is to obtain a copy of Russ Furstnows speedometer book. Your wheel gear will be 60 teeth, and the fiber gear will be 16, and the swivel will be 2 1/2 rh.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers
Replies: 24
Views: 1180

Re: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers

Do you press the shank into the handle, or do you use a broach to make it square before you press it in? Inquiring minds need to know this stuff!
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 14 runs after 40 years.
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: 14 runs after 40 years.

That's about how long ago I rebuilt the engine, maybe even longer!
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

The fasteners on your car appear to be the same as Kim's car.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers
Replies: 24
Views: 1180

Re: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers

I have probably one of the best ones in existence. It still has the original black paint on it, and doesn't appear to have been used much. I used this screwdriver in an article on Model T tools I wrote for the Vintage Ford many years ago.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1862

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Is this 1916 aluminum hogs head information available at the archives? It makes no sense to me!
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

I can't be of much help on this one. I have some of the fastener locations, but not all. Kim Dobbins has a '13 with a new top. He had all of the fastener locations moved from the original top to the new one. Dan Killecut in New York also has an original car and top. One thing is for sure. The body i...
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers
Replies: 24
Views: 1180

Re: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers

Used ones show up once in a while, and usually, they aren't too good. It would be nice if someone would make a new one, but they would have to be perfect.
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crank handle ratchet
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Crank handle ratchet

Your best way to go is to use an original Ford pulley. I have stock pulleys on all of my T's with no problems.
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Nails for ignitions coils
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Nails for ignitions coils

The 1914 and earlier KW coils use brads. I don't know about the other brands. Check with RV, he knows for sure.
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More exhaust manifold joy
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: More exhaust manifold joy

Kim Dobbins taught me how to straighten a warped manifold with a rosebud and the weight of a box end wrench to turn it. Absolutely no pressure from me is required, as it will break the manifold. I've done two this way, and it works. Those 3-1 gaskets will ruin a good manifold, however if it is alrea...
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 20194

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Steve:
Have a safe trip, and hope to see you there. I saw your car parked by the curb coming into Dearborn a year or two ago. I'm going back in luxury. I'm flying Delta, and a Hertz rent a car as soon as I get there.
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hub Puller
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Hub Puller

Most of us are familiar with the common Ford script hub puller seen often at swap meets, and other places, but who has seen the one that is shaped like a tee-pee, with a built in striker? Mine has a Ford script, and appears to have the Cleveland Hardware logo on it too. It doesn't have a part number...
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How much grease do I need?
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: How much grease do I need?

The best thing to do is lubricate your car the way Ford intended!
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any metal workers out there
Replies: 15
Views: 715

Re: Any metal workers out there

Check with Ron Patterson. He's had more coil testers than anyone on earth!
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 20194

Re: Here I go again

No taillight? Make sure you have kerosene in your taillight and a match to light it with!
by Original Smith
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 2421

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

Another thought. I have two very good established friends in the Model T hobby, that have sons that could have been just as interested in the cars as they are. The reply is, well, they didn't show an interest! Duh! It's up to the parents to create the interest and a very young age by including the k...
by Original Smith
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell shifts backwards?
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: Ruckstell shifts backwards?

How are we supposed to know when a post is a persons first post? Next, since your question says it shifts backwards, doesn't it make sense to turn it 180 degrees and the problem will be solved?
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 2561

Re: LED Headlights

You guys can have all this led crap! I just found a box of nors 1158 bulbs for my '25. I know they leave a lot to be desired, but they work good on a dark night!
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Day timer question
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: New Day timer question

I had an electric motor shop make me a length of copper, with a 1% carbon content a few years ago. They configured the shape for me to fit an original New Day brush holder. After that, I had a machinist cut each brush to the original length. I think I wound up with a dozen of them. Only last week di...
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What oil do you use for your Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: What oil do you use for your Model T?

I just bought a gallon of Mobil 15w-40 at Walmart yesterday for $10.80. I've always used Valvoline, but they were out of it.
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 2260

Re: Inner Tubes

30 X 3 1/2 tubes were still being made in the United States when I was restoring my car in 2006. What happened? I still can't believe members of this forum still don't know the difference between a rim liner and a flap!
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: NH carburetor questions
Replies: 15
Views: 726

Re: NH carburetor questions

Floats are everywhere. Just find one and put it in! I believe the original opening for the float valve is .125. For several years, all the T suppliers were selling .100, which doesn't allow enough gas to flow into the carburetor on a hard pull.
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: early car top boot
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: early car top boot

Check with Trent Boggess.
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A Thank You Note
Replies: 8
Views: 827

A Thank You Note

I would like to share a thank you note that I received this morning from Mike Francis, the owner of Classtique Upholstery in Lindstrom, Minnesota. "You have been so helpful, that I don't think Classtique would be this successful without your help. I can't thank you enough for that, and your friendsh...
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale early style ruckstell for sale good parts
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: For sale early style ruckstell for sale good parts

Doesn't look that early to me! Looks like it probably uses the late style bearing spool.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How we rebuild a Ruckstell in Alpine, California
Replies: 20
Views: 1197

Re: How we rebuild a Ruckstell in Alpine, California

You don't need to mill down that spacer! Just use the original fiber spacer that was supplied with the car when new! There are all these guys in this club that believe they know more than Ford did!
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What oil do you use for your Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: What oil do you use for your Model T?

I still use straight 30 weight to break in an engine. I only leave it in for about 100 miles. After that, I switch to 20-50. But lately I've been using 15w-40 diesel oil. I can buy it at Walmart for about $12 for a gallon. That's much cheaper than the car oil, which only comes in a 5 quart container.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

I believe it stands for calcium, lime and rust. They sell it at the markets and other places.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 Piece Dash Part Number
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: 2 Piece Dash Part Number

John Regan may have it. He used to make firewalls.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we enter US military bases?
Replies: 19
Views: 931

Re: Can we enter US military bases?

I went to Vandenburg AFB last year to spend the night. They have lodging for retired military. They made me go to a special gate where I guess they let the trucks in. I suppose the reason is I had my T on a trailer. They checked everything, like it was the bomb squad! I passed the test, and in I wen...
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Roadster Headlight Options
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: 24 Roadster Headlight Options

It looks like the whole headlights were modified, including the rim. Do I detect phillips screws in them? I imagine everything you will need is missing. It may be in your interests to replace the whole headlight. They are not expensive, and it will give you everything you need.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Classique Roof Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Classique Roof Kits

Mike Francis is the new owner. He is a great guy. He buys binding from me for his kits. He took over the business from Elizabeth who was the original owner. She travels the country now installing those kits for people who can't figure out how to do it!
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we enter US military bases?
Replies: 19
Views: 931

Re: Can we enter US military bases?

Read Terrys post above. You must have a valid Military ID card to get on a base. Under certain circumstances you may gain access.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Roadster Top
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: 1924 Roadster Top

Ford put a strap inside the pads, and tacked them to the bows. You really don't need to tack the center strap to the middle bow, but it will help keep it aligned. You need to have the rear bow lean out from the back panel at least an inch. You can use a plumb bob for that, or even a bolt with a hole...
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dates on Low Heads
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: Dates on Low Heads

One thing I learned recently, is the earlier low heads have a much more detailed, crisp Ford script than the later low heads. In fact, I'm currently looking for one that is earlier than what I have on the car.
by Original Smith
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How we rebuild a Ruckstell in Alpine, California
Replies: 20
Views: 1197

Re: How we rebuild a Ruckstell in Alpine, California

If Bud would have made his new drums like the original Rocky Mountain drums, there would be no need for longer axles! Rocky Mountain riveted the stock Ford drums to theirs, so the axles stay the same.
by Original Smith
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Boot
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Top Boot

Most new top boots I've seen have no welt top or bottom. If you will kindly post a picture of what Mike makes for you, I'd like to see it. You may wish to supply Mike with the correct fasteners too, as the modern ones just don't look the same.
by Original Smith
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Odd hubcap, white brass??
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: Odd hubcap, white brass??

I've seen those. As far as I'm concerned, they are not much good for anything except display. Might make a good article for the Vintage Ford.
by Original Smith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wire spool source
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: Wire spool source

Y n Z's yesterdays parts in Redlands, California. It's on Stewart Street. They will also make you an authentic custom loom from your original pattern. Gene, the owner, even wove the original Ford script tag into my looms for my 1925.
by Original Smith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1916 turtle deck
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: 1916 turtle deck

I have no knowledge of the 1916 turtle deck, but on my original1913 with a Fisher body, the sheet metal goes all the way to the back body sill, from the tack strip. The lower framework of the turtle deck is rabbeted, as mentioned to accept a wood floor. I don't recall if it was 1/4 or 3/8's
by Original Smith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Idea for posting on this forum
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Idea for posting on this forum

I would like to see posts for whatever subject to be clearly labeled. Case in point, valve stems. If you are posting a picture of a valve stem, be sure to mention what it is for! And since this if a model T forum, it should be a Model T valve stem, not some valve stem for a Packard or whatever. If y...
by Original Smith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Bow Rivit
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Top Bow Rivit

The only way to do it correctly is to replace the wood. Then drill the hole for the semi tubular rivet to hold it in.
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS schrader rim nuts for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: NOS schrader rim nuts for sale

Hey Tim:
Do you have any of the early round knurled ones for sale?
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Buckeye Jack Handle
Replies: 3
Views: 322

WTB Buckeye Jack Handle

As far as I know there are two different lengths, long and short. I want the short one. This is for the early jack made from '09-'14?, and has Ford in block letters. I don't want a reproduction!
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right

I don't own a '26, but on a '25, it lays on top of the frame. I'll bet a '26 does too, and would be real easy to tell by the retaining hole on the motor mount.
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Boot
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Top Boot

Top boots have always interested me a lot. Why? Because no one makes them correctly! Several years ago I bought a pile of side curtains, and there were two NOS 16-22 boots in the pile. Shortly there after I purchased an original '13 roadster with the correct boot, and since then I acquired a mint or...
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 2260

Re: Inner Tubes

That cap will not help the valve hold air. Give it a try some time!
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about new top iron and bows
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Question about new top iron and bows

One thing I failed to mention, the repro top sockets don't have the common sense fastener holes located, drilled or threaded. That is typical for reproductions. They don't do the research! That is why I stay away from reproductions.
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 2260

Re: Inner Tubes

Please don't assume the photo that Steve Jelf posted is correct for a Model T, it is not. I'm not saying it doesn't work. As you can see it does, but why would you want to screw the dust cap all the way down those threads, when you can just attach it to the rim nut and be done. Two issues ago, I wro...
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders
Replies: 22
Views: 1018

Re: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders

Rootlieb has no idea what an early '13 fender looks like. They told me they would be happy to make them to my specifications. I have two originals in my back yard that would have been to expensive to restore. I had two CORRECT front fenders that Otis Clinton made for me 40 years ago, so I used them....
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders
Replies: 22
Views: 1018

Re: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders

The early '13 fenders don't have a bill, but the lip does stick out in front like a '12. It just doesn't hang down. It's the same distance all the way around the top of the fender as the rest of the lip. I suppose I could take some pictures, but I'm lazy!
by Original Smith
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1927 Model T Radiator Shell
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: 1927 Model T Radiator Shell

Try the classified. That's why it's there!
by Original Smith
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***Need HELP with coil box switch
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: ***Need HELP with coil box switch

Some of those switches had a heavy paper insulator on the back side, the same shape as the switch. If I were you, I would rewire the entire switch.
by Original Smith
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 2260

Inner Tubes

What brand of inner tube is the best quality available today? I've heard Hartford is the best, but I don't wish to waste my money either.
I know Bob's sells them. What about any one else?