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by Original Smith
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo on tour
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Old Photo on tour

Look at that right front fender!
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How many cups of grease does it take...
Replies: 32
Views: 1781

Re: How many cups of grease does it take...

A cup of grease is a lot of grease, but 23? Give me a break!
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1088

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

Rebuilding the rear spring won't cause any of the problems you are having!
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1088

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

Sounds to me like you replaced the front driveshaft bushing. It needs facing off to get the clearance needed to turn the driveshaft. They make a facing tool for doing that, and of course it should be done prior to inserting the u joint into the back of the engine. This is of course assuming you have...
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Brake shoes on a 19 T-Cruiser
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: Brake shoes on a 19 T-Cruiser

What is a cruiser? I've heard of roadsters, tourings, speedsters, and TT trucks, but never a cruiser!
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Painting ther Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1268

Re: Painting ther Engine

You can't go by the Rip Van Winkle, because a former owner took the whole car apart, and put if back together.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How many cups of grease does it take...
Replies: 32
Views: 1781

Re: How many cups of grease does it take...

As the regulars on this forum know, I use original parts. The cap has a three or four sided stud which is welded to the cap. There is a spring affair that fits into the base, and when the two are engaged, it prevents the cap from loosening. Of course, if you have a zerk down there, it can't work.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about new top iron and bows
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Question about new top iron and bows

I hope you are right. I would have checked BEFORE I purchased them. The sockets I've seen are not 100% the same as the originals.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1929 Roadster Top boot pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: 1929 Roadster Top boot pattern

The die hard Model A boys have that stuff nailed. Just do some research to find out. Mike Francis at Classtique may have a pattern for you.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26/27 repop head bolts caution
Replies: 30
Views: 1632

Re: 26/27 repop head bolts caution

It's better to not use reproduction anything unless you can trust the source, and even then you may not be able to rely on the product. I would like to see our parts suppliers use their products on their own cars before offering them to their customers!
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How many cups of grease does it take...
Replies: 32
Views: 1781

Re: How many cups of grease does it take...

I'm happy you shared that. It's much easier to pack the cavity before you slide the u-joint into the engine. Then, all you need is to fill the grease cup a few times. If you install a zerk, then how are you going to keep the grease cup from coming off? It's better to not use a zerk.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear fender to splash shield bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Rear fender to splash shield bracket

My guess would be most likely 1923. I put NOS fenders on my 1925, and the rear fenders to splash shields have them.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Side curtains
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: Side curtains

They are the same as the roadster. Classtique has a lot of NOS originals for patterns.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 4624

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Been driving around Lake Tahoe the last two days. Beautiful weather too. My '25 pickup is running very good at this altitude.
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 23
Views: 1389

Re: Cleaning

Oh, Frank, why did you have to go and do that! I agree, and it is kind of hard to drink a beer on a creeper, but what the hell! The job needs to be done!
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes

It would be nice if the companies that make the tubes would supply them with the hole only, so we could install our original valve stem hardware in them. Actually cutting off the rubber valve stems works in our favor, because the area around the hole is now thicker than when they did it back in the ...
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location
Replies: 20
Views: 950

Re: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location

I just bought a '15, and have yet to get it to my house, but it has what I believe to be an earlier switch. It's brass, and is round in shape.
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes

Most of the pictures posted above appear to be valve stems that were never used by Ford. That rim nut was never used either. I would research this stuff much more carefully if I were you.
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 23
Views: 1389

Cleaning

How many of you enjoy relaxing on a creeper, under your car cleaning after a tour or two? For me it's relaxing, and I get to reflect on each piece I'm cleaning, and what effort was put into each part. I usually also have a cold beer nearby to help me on this journey. I guess I can call if fun, but i...
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Seat Springs (Covered)
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: For Sale: Seat Springs (Covered)

I assume these are for a pre 1917 touring, because of the diamond pattern?
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Carbide Generator
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Carbide Generator

Victor
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Today made it all worth it
Replies: 25
Views: 1587

Re: Today made it all worth it

What a rewarding experience for you! Model T's have been my pleasure since I was 17 years old, and I'm still at it. Never quit. We have our problems from time to time, but touring is what gives me the most pleasure. If you leave your car pretty much the way Henry designed it, you will have years of ...
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Langs
Replies: 15
Views: 1414

Re: Langs

I live within 50 miles of a T parts supplier, but I prefer to do business with Langs. I consider them to be friends, as well as a parts supplier, and the fact that it is a family run business is important too. I can remember many years ago, when Don and Pat had a few Model T items for sale on card t...
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes

Diameter for the above comment is more appropriate! What Steve is suggesting goes along with what I have found. You might try looking at the Model T Times, the issue before the current issue. I have a two page article in that issue on this subject. A few days ago, someone posted that there is a Schr...
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The 61½¢ accessory
Replies: 22
Views: 1359

Re: The 61½¢ accessory

On my original brass caps, I use a finer link chain, and solder it to the cap.
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Henry's First Car
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Henry's First Car

Does any know the year that Ford Motor Company decided Henrys first car was built in 1896 rather than 1893?
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1810

Re: Henry Ford bust radiator ornament for sale

Very nice item Tim!
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: NOS TT Two Speed Rear Axle Shift Linkage Bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: FS: NOS TT Two Speed Rear Axle Shift Linkage Bracket

I used to have one of those. I don't believe they use a castle nut though.
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: Ruckstell

Try the classified.
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Old Hardware

The best thing to do on any T is use original made by Ford bolts and nuts.
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine pan hardware?
Replies: 13
Views: 1104

Re: Engine pan hardware?

Here again, how are we supposed to supply and answer, when the year of the car is not given? Those items were changed over the years considerably. We all should agree that the engine side of the engine pans use the engine bolts. In many cases the engine pans have gotten the holes enlarged due to bei...
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New page: Did I get anything wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: New page: Did I get anything wrong?

I've not heard of an 888 or 777 dust cover! Yes, there are two different lengths, long and short, but I've not heard of a designation! Where did you get that information Mark?
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location
Replies: 20
Views: 950

Re: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location

I've seen at least two different styles of headlight switches. I assume the round design predates the common rectangular style. Is it two different companies that made them, or just a newer design?
by Original Smith
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What Parts Should be Pre-Ordered When Replacing an Axle in a Ruckstell?
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: What Parts Should be Pre-Ordered When Replacing an Axle in a Ruckstell?

When pressing on the ball bearing to the brass plate, but sure to place something under it to prevent dishingl
by Original Smith
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shout Out to Mike at Clastique
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Shout Out to Mike at Clastique

Mike is a true asset to the hobby, and a great guy too. I deal with him a lot. Why go anywhere else!
by Original Smith
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: BRAKE EQUALIZER
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: BRAKE EQUALIZER

Don't forget real Rocky Mountain and AC brakes used pulleys for the brake cables. That's all the equalizer you need!
by Original Smith
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What front end is this
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: What front end is this

Are they still making wheels? I find it interesting no one has ever mentioned them.
by Original Smith
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More exhaust manifold joy
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: More exhaust manifold joy

Nice early intake!
by Original Smith
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rubber Fuel Line
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: Rubber Fuel Line

Do what you wish. A Model T doesn't need a rubber line anywhere. I have over 55,000 miles on my '13 touring, not that that makes any difference, and it still has the same gas line that I put on it in 1962.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What Parts Should be Pre-Ordered When Replacing an Axle in a Ruckstell?
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: What Parts Should be Pre-Ordered When Replacing an Axle in a Ruckstell?

Steven: Why not wait until you get there! Then you will know. Ruckstells rarely need servicing if taken care of. If you are getting those awful long axle shafts, you certainly don't need shims. If the new style Rocky Mountain brakes were made correctly, you wouldn't need to worry.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Which One Is Correct, OR...Are They Both??
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Which One Is Correct, OR...Are They Both??

Those two styles of front springs were used at the same time by Ford. Usually the second leaf up had a squared end.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ten-year-old Model T driver
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Ten-year-old Model T driver

What state issues drivers licenses to ten year old boys?
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas Cap for 1924
Replies: 17
Views: 927

Re: Gas Cap for 1924

I think the bottom picture that Dan posted is from an oil drum.
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lever won’t stay put
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: Lever won’t stay put

Are the notches on you quadrant worn out? Is there still spring pressure on you spark and throttle levers?
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas Cap for 1924
Replies: 17
Views: 927

Re: Gas Cap for 1924

Lang's sells the late style gas cap. I'm pretty sure they have the baffle too. Originals have the part number cast into one of the wings. Yes, the baffle was just held in by the edge of the cap being rolled over to hold it. Beware when buying and original. Many times the pot metal has swollen, and w...
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 1708

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

I'm lucky. I've never had a cracked drum. I have three T's with original Scandanavia, and one T with Steve Coniff's Kevlar. A lot of people in Southern California will not use Kevlar because they think it cracks the drums, specifically the reverse. My opinion is they don't know how to drive a Model ...
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted 24/25 junk front fenders
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: Wanted 24/25 junk front fenders

Do you want 1924 or 1925? They are different.
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stewart speedometer chains
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Stewart speedometer chains

Today, after ten years of operation, I decided to grease my speedometer chain. First of all, it was almost as clean, and well lubricated as when I put it in, but I thought I'd try something new. I fed the chain in one link at a time, hoping it would come out the other end. It didn't, and I had to re...
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Correct E & J Tail LIght for '13 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Correct E & J Tail LIght for '13 T?

I don't think that style was used on a Ford.
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...
Replies: 37
Views: 2139

Re: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...

You have a real problem there. I have never seen band material all bunched up like that in all my life. You have to address the issue further. That almost looks scary!
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: lost motion
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: lost motion

I don't believe the issue is the pin. I'm sure Ford probably just used soft steel pins. It appears to me the pedal shafts were not made to the correct dimensions. Why anyone would put a loose fitting pedal shaft into a pedal is beyond me. I would have corrected the problem when it occurred, not mont...
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KW Coil Box Id
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: KW Coil Box Id

Adam: If you will look at the top edge of your coilbox, there are traces of the original red stain. You are fortunate to have that box. Randall Andersons brother Jon can make you a new lid. I've discovered not all 1913 KW lids are interchangeable! I've probably owned a half dozen 1913 KW coil boxes ...
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Correct E & J Tail LIght for '13 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Correct E & J Tail LIght for '13 T?

Take a look in Bruces book.
by Original Smith
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dished high head bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Dished high head bolt

What years did Ford use the dished high head bolt?
by Original Smith
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KW Coil Box Id
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: KW Coil Box Id

A side view of that box would nail it! The red paint on the switch place was done at a later date. The only paint on the switch plate when new was in the KW circle. Your coil box has been revarnished at some point. They were originally the same color as the firewall.
by Original Smith
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stale gasoline disposal
Replies: 18
Views: 1159

Re: Stale gasoline disposal

Just save it and use it for cleaning dirty parts.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted early KW coils
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: Wanted early KW coils

You may have a difficult time finding that type of coil, due to the fact that KW never made such a coil. Some one custom made those.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Routing headlight wiring
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Routing headlight wiring

I don't know the style of clip your cars uses, but there should be two on each side to support the looms. They are held in place under the wood blocks for the hood shelves.
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Routing headlight wiring
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Routing headlight wiring

If you have a starter car, there should be three looms. I believe the generator wire from the cutout is still a separate wire in 1920.
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Neverout License Bracket
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Neverout License Bracket

That style is scarce. If it had a blade license lamp mount, I'd like one similar to that for my '13!
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: SCHOOL BUS
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: SCHOOL BUS

That photo of the school bus is awesome! Can you get more information? I'm surprised it survived so many years.
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: SCHOOL BUS
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: SCHOOL BUS

Most likely a 1923 or later.
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering Column Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: Steering Column Removal

Drive out the pin for the timer rod lever, and everything will slide off. Then the steering column will come out of the firewall.
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Saw this for sale today...
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Saw this for sale today...

Yeah, and the splash apron even had the nickel strip. I've only ever seen one of those.
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What part of a T are theses?
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: What part of a T are theses?

Now Steve, you know better than that!
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Routing headlight wiring
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Routing headlight wiring

Look in the Ford Service book. Not only is there a wiring diagram in there, but numerous pictures of where the wires go. I believe the RH harness goes over the top of the coil box porcelains, as opposed the down the middle as pictured in the Ford book, but I may be wrong.
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tour spot available. Ryan Ramble
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Tour spot available. Ryan Ramble

We'll all miss you on the tour. It is always a good one. Heal!
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dealership in NJ
Replies: 17
Views: 1147

Re: Dealership in NJ

What is the name of that dealer? It's hard to read.
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A nice upholstery trick
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: A nice upholstery trick

That welting has to go around curves with a series of straight lines. If you wish to use tape, do it.
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What Transmission Is This Bracket For?
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: What Transmission Is This Bracket For?

Doesn't look like anything Ruckstell ever made to me! I don't even think the two holes line up with the ball cap.
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Disc brake install
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Disc brake install

So much for being original!
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 6531

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

This is probably the least exciting post here. I spent a good part of the afternoon laying on a creeper wiping off the underside of my old '13 from the last two tours. Then I came in for a beer!
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?
Replies: 27
Views: 1640

Re: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?

The car is either a Baby Grand, or a V-8 model.
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Opening a Fake 6v battery case
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Opening a Fake 6v battery case

An Optima battery will fit diagonally across a standard Model T battery box as pictured above. You will have to raise the height of the Optima so it is level with the battery box. You will also need to fabricate handles for each end if you plan to have handles for the lid.
by Original Smith
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shift knob in transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 855

Re: Shift knob in transmission

Since the Ruckstell knob is screwed to the shift lever, how did it manage to come off in the first place?
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pictures of visit to Model T Haven ....
Replies: 34
Views: 2106

Re: Pictures of visit to Model T Haven ....

I bought a NOS New Day timer from Mark off ebay recently. It probably came from that stash.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: High speed adjusting bolt question.
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: High speed adjusting bolt question.

Here we go again, changing things! First of all, that controller shaft cam is harder than hell! Next, Ford didn't use any grade five bolts either. I've done my cars the way Ford did, and never had an issue. I do however grease the top side of the cam.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted early KW coils
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: Wanted early KW coils

The best thing to do, if your coil box is original, is find the correct coils that were made for it originally.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The bad Shackle Revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 1046

Re: The bad Shackle Revisited

Our parts guys have no business selling inferior parts. Swap meets are loaded with good used original genuine Ford shackles. All you need to do is come with a micrometer and a rag. I got on a friends case a few days ago for having replacement shackles on his car. These were made probably 50 years ag...
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timer - How tight?
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: Timer - How tight?

The timer tension springs are set at the factory. You don't need to do a thing. I have no knowledge on the new New Day timers, as I have dozens of good old originals. I wouldn't mess with it, however, before you connect the tension spring, I would rotate the time in the front cover to see how it fee...
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Found 1915 town car remains so many questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2181

Re: Found 1915 town car remains so many questions

The '15 town car picture above, looks like the one in Wayne Erickson's shop.
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Advice removing stuck head light rim
Replies: 23
Views: 1410

Re: Advice removing stuck head light rim

Finally, someone mentioned the correct way to turn the rim for removal! I would never use one of those tools, unless you want to ruin the paint on your rims, but if you have a '15 maybe it doesn't matter quite so much.
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - At least one Model T
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Old Photo - At least one Model T

The Chev could be a V-8, or maybe a Baby Grand.
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 fender to running board question
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: 1924 fender to running board question

Just use a relatively thick 5/16" washer about the same diameter as a quarter.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing rear wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Re: Greasing rear wheels

There is no place on the rear wheels for lubrication. You should have felts on the inside of the hub to keep grease out!
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Body Bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 453

1915 Body Bolts

Was Ford still using the early style body mounting bolts in 1915, or did they go to the later style by then? If so, were they still using a castle nut and a cotter pin? The early style had an 11/16 head and nut, whereas the later style uses a 5/8 head and nut. I know this is trivia guys, but some of...
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1911- A Trip Through New York City
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: 1911- A Trip Through New York City

Too cool! There are several early videos after this one, and one toward the end showing an automobile parade in 1899! Notice too, everyone is wearing a hat!
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with Rux lft side shifter
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: Need help with Rux lft side shifter

Put the stock one in, and forget the left side b.s!
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drive shaft questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1009

Re: Drive shaft questions

Where is the front driveshaft bushing? Has it been removed?
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 2583

Re: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?

I've never been able to figure out where people get Ruckstell low from! You are either in Ruckstell or you are not! When I was going down that hill, I had my car in standard Ford low, and that was all that was needed.
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Meet and Greet
Replies: 43
Views: 2325

Re: OCF Meet and Greet

I hope I can remember. This will be my fourth year.
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Touring side curtain install sheet 17-22 needed
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: Touring side curtain install sheet 17-22 needed

I submitted a photo a few weeks back of a side curtain I have. It turned out to be the one you have. I never got around to posting the rest of the pictures, nor have I even photographed them yet. They have all the correct old style fasteners on them too. I'm sure glad I didn't cut off all the old fa...
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 2583

Re: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?

Well Steven, you are certainly into the dramatics! I didn't recklessly drive my car down that 18% grade, and it certainly wasn't a cliff either. It was a nice paved road. I'm sure more folks would have driven down that grade if you hadn't scared them off! What was interesting to me was looking at al...
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Service Tools
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Ford Service Tools

Those common sense punches are still available today, but expensive! I think they sell for around $55. I lucked out not long ago and found one at a swap meet for $5.
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuel lines
Replies: 22
Views: 1350

Re: Fuel lines

I've had copper on my '13 for 58 years, and it's still on there. However, if you use the 1/4" brake line as mentioned above you will have a good solid original looking gas line. The originals were always brass, and zinc plated.
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with this mess
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: Help with this mess

I hope that isn't graphite grease I'm looking at!
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Golden Gate Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Golden Gate Tour

Yes John, I have the small drum rear axle, with big diameter Rocky Mountain drums attached. I have a Ruckstell on the left side too.
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My First Model T. 1921 roadster
Replies: 25
Views: 1362

Re: My First Model T. 1921 roadster

Looks like a fun project. Have lots of fun! I'd definitely put some tires on it though! If you ever feel like taking in some ocean air, come on down for a visit. I live about 45 minutes south of you.
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New malady, for me, ‘throttle’ finger
Replies: 15
Views: 944

Re: New malady, for me, ‘throttle’ finger

Sorry to hear of your experience Dan. Being a flat lander myself, the tours I go on are usually not flat at all, and I'm constantly adjusting the throttle. I always lift up on the spark and throttle levers on my cars so I don't wear the notches on the quadrant.
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Touring side curtain install sheet 17-22 needed
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: Touring side curtain install sheet 17-22 needed

When I made the top for my '13 roadster, I made a flap that is sewn to the inside of the top. It looked very good to me until I realized I failed to install two of the required common sense fasteners to it. I was sure mad, so I had to make another. So much for learning stuff. I am not an upholstery ...