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by Original Smith
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rocky mountain brakes, has anyone used cable instead of rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 1489

Re: Rocky mountain brakes, has anyone used cable instead of rods?

Steve: I sure wish I had those parts you just posted. Those kind of parts probably got scrapped by the 100's because no one knew what they were for!
by Original Smith
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Golden gate tour part 2 - Healdsburg to Calistoga
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Golden gate tour part 2 - Healdsburg to Calistoga

Today was the final day of the tour. This is the first time in over 50+ years of touring I've been able to tour in Marin County. Absolutely beautiful scenery. I've never used a Ruckstell so much. We traveled through miles of Redwood forests, and for those who wondered about the 18% grade, it was a p...
by Original Smith
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Golden Gate Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Golden Gate Tour

I'm happy to report this tour is going nicely, and we have traveled some great roads. I drove down the 18% grade that everyone got all upset about, with no problems at all, after all, Model T's were made for this. It's too bad some have no faith in their cars! I'm ready for more today.
by Original Smith
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Engine Splash Pans
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: FS: Engine Splash Pans

Who bored that awful hole up front?
by Original Smith
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1913 Turtle Deck with Lid
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: FS 1913 Turtle Deck with Lid

Wow! Hard to find item.
by Original Smith
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What did you do with your model T in June
Replies: 97
Views: 6591

Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Steve: Let me know how the Ruckstell installation comes out. You will not be disappointed. Don't mount your shift lever on the side, and mess up your frame as so many do. Of course, you know Otis would never have approved! I got to see the recipient of a lot of Otis's parts a few weeks ago. There ha...
by Original Smith
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rocky mountain brakes, has anyone used cable instead of rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 1489

Re: Rocky mountain brakes, has anyone used cable instead of rods?

Rocky Mountains use a 3/16 cable. The problem is most people assume, incorrectly, that Rocky Mountains used rods. Do your home work! Rocky Mountains were never designed to use a rod, nor did they have an extension on the lower portion of the brake pedal. The current edition of Rocky Mountains is a c...
by Original Smith
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Which block to use
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Which block to use

Why not check the engine number on the block. That will tell you everything, except if the old engine number has been stamped on a new block.
by Original Smith
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Forgot the photo!
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Forgot the photo!

Here it is!
by Original Smith
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mystery Side Curtain
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Mystery Side Curtain

Here is a side curtain that needs an explanation! Does anyone know what year it is for? It appears to be Ford, because of the grain of the material, and the method of attaching the rivets for the straps. This is only one of four I have. If I can get a positive on this, I'll post the other three.
by Original Smith
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hardback Ford Service Book
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Re: Hardback Ford Service Book

They show up often on the used book sites. Always under $100. Abe Books is a good start. That was sure a lot of money, but it looked like a mint copy. I have quite a few of them, and that is what I used to restore my '25. It enabled me to get the placement of all the wires and stuff like that in the...
by Original Smith
Fri May 31, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Boot
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Top Boot

I've never tried the archives on this topic. They had the prints for the side curtains for my '25 roadster. I'd be willing to bet they might have the prints. I don't think Ford called our boots, boots! I think they called them top covers?
by Original Smith
Fri May 31, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone have an extrra ignition switch assembly?
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: Anyone have an extrra ignition switch assembly?

Why not try the classifieds, or ebay.
by Original Smith
Thu May 30, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS roll of NOS band lining material
Replies: 18
Views: 1614

Re: FS roll of NOS band lining material

Too bad it isn't 1 1/2 X 3/16". I'd buy it for my Rocky Mountain Brakes.
by Original Smith
Thu May 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 17-25 and 26-27 brake rods
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: 17-25 and 26-27 brake rods

I thought the early style with the cast ends were used through 1919?
by Original Smith
Thu May 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Boot
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Top Boot

Here are more pictures.
by Original Smith
Thu May 30, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old photo
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Old photo

There were two of those in Lomita, owned by a bakery. One was a real '12 and the other was a carryover, with 1913 stuff on it. I wonder how far into 1913 Ford actually produced them?
by Original Smith
Wed May 29, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Boot
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Top Boot

I have many more photos to share if anyone wishes to see them. For some reason, I don't believe anyone has ever done the proper research on them, but I have tried! 1915 is the final year for the side flaps. In 1916 they went to the later style with no flaps.
by Original Smith
Wed May 29, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Boot
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Top Boot

There is a question on the classified for information on 1912 top boots. I have some pictures to share of an original 1913, which I would assume would be similar. Note the straps, and the common sense fasteners were riveted to the boot. I didn't do this when I made mine, and shall correct it should ...
by Original Smith
Wed May 29, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 1912 touring car boot for pattern or usable top and boot
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: WTB: 1912 touring car boot for pattern or usable top and boot

I would be happy to help you if I can. I have two original 1913 boots. As far as I know the 1912's are similar. I have never seen a reproduction that is made correctly. I have made three that are exact copies. The originals used jute welting material, and to my knowledge is not currently available. ...
by Original Smith
Wed May 29, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 100
Views: 8534

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

I'm impressed with the quality of your work. You have talent that few of us have. When you did your radiator side panel, did you rivet it to the top tank? The Brassworks doesn't believe that is necessary, and I disagree. I wish someone with your knowledge would make a correct radiator, exactly like ...
by Original Smith
Wed May 29, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912 fan painting
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: 1912 fan painting

To my knowledge, only the blades were painted. I'm sure the blades were painted before they were riveted to the hub.
by Original Smith
Wed May 29, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A source to buy ignition switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: A source to buy ignition switch?

We make copies of the original pin and tab switch backs only. We sell them to Langs. Haven't heard any complaints.
by Original Smith
Wed May 29, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How important is wire size?
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: How important is wire size?

Several years ago, I purchased a show quality wire loom set from Langs. The problem is, it wasn't show quality! The generator wire was one gauge too small. I found an original Ford script loom, and had it copied exactly. Cost me three times the price, but I got it right. They even wove in the Ford s...
by Original Smith
Wed May 29, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight Adjustment Screw
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Headlight Adjustment Screw

10-32 X 1". Don Lang is selling them now, but when I did mine I had to drill the cotter pin hole. I used stainless, because it will never get dull. Don's have the cotter pin hole according to his catalog.
by Original Smith
Tue May 28, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 2622

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

I'm going to drive the grade, no matter what all the experts think! The only thing dangerous about it is all in your minds. If you have a good running Model T, that grade will be no problem. As I mentioned earlier, start the cars down the hill one at a time with a 30 second interval.
by Original Smith
Tue May 28, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil Points T-5008-B4
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Coil Points T-5008-B4

Get a refund! Really, Don Snyder will make it right.
by Original Smith
Tue May 28, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A source to buy ignition switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: A source to buy ignition switch?

Why not buy an original off ebay? They are on there all the time. I wonder if anyone is making the correct short switch loom yet?
by Original Smith
Mon May 27, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ball bearings for steel hub fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Ball bearings for steel hub fan?

Don't do it Keith. If you must, rebush the fan.
by Original Smith
Mon May 27, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '14 Touring, Brass Screw Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: '14 Touring, Brass Screw Questions

You should be able to use those up on the check straps.
by Original Smith
Mon May 27, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 brake cam question
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: 26-27 brake cam question

If you need to replace the cam, all of the later cams have a washer on the end. A superior design.
by Original Smith
Sun May 26, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I gonna try to drive smarter
Replies: 13
Views: 1160

Re: I gonna try to drive smarter

I leave mine where it runs the best, and don't mess with it. If I get up into the mountains, then I lean it out some.
by Original Smith
Sun May 26, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hail and an old top
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: Hail and an old top

It's not a Ford top judging by the rear windows, and I think it's way older than 65. The top on my '13 is 60, and it's still in good shape, but showing it's age.
by Original Smith
Sun May 26, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these called? Available?
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: What are these called? Available?

1925 open cars have those tabs too. They don't usually need bending.
by Original Smith
Sun May 26, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing new wiring harness
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: Installing new wiring harness

Some of the harnesses made in the fifties and sixties used their own colors and tracers, and were a pain in the ass. Even today, I've not had real good luck with current harnesses. It's expensive, but what I've done recently, I've taken a known original harness to YnZ's wiring company in Redlands, C...
by Original Smith
Sun May 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question regarding details of top installation on my '13 Touring
Replies: 14
Views: 816

Re: Question regarding details of top installation on my '13 Touring

Don't forget, the front bow doesn't use bow drill. It uses top material, and MUST be installed on the bias. It is really a job to get it right, and uses quite a bit of material. I've found a heat gun, and contact cement help a lot. Expect sore fingers too. Next, I can't imagine your car having a rea...
by Original Smith
Sat May 25, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My car is fighting me?
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: My car is fighting me?

For a '15, I don't see anything that is correct! You might try putting the correct parts on your car, and getting rid of that aluminum crank pulley!
by Original Smith
Sat May 25, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Brake rods
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Brake rods

Straighten yours so they look right, up and over the radius rods. The early ones are hard to find.
by Original Smith
Fri May 24, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2320

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

I always thought the tops for the slant windshield cars were one man tops? The stapler that Dan posted looks pretty heavy duty. Mine is a light duty one I purchased at a local upholstery supply. The slant windshield models also use hidem welt on the front and back bows and around the back of the sea...
by Original Smith
Thu May 23, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Model F Carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Ford Model F Carburetor

It is exactly like an NH, except it has the early style bowl used on the straight thru's.
by Original Smith
Thu May 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A Job I've Not Done
Replies: 2
Views: 556

A Job I've Not Done

Today, I had a spare couple of hours, and tried a job I've never done before. I installed a new felt in a front hub dust cap. The most difficult part was removing the old hard felt. After that it wasn't too bad, but I wondered if that new felt would fit. It did. I wonder how many of you guys have ev...
by Original Smith
Thu May 23, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Suggestions On How To Get This Out, Please!
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Suggestions On How To Get This Out, Please!

I just went through that with my `13 touring. The body had to be lifted. It was not an easy or fun job.
by Original Smith
Thu May 23, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering Wheel Year?
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Steering Wheel Year?

There should be a Dodge Bros logo stamped in the center on the bottom center if it is real. There have been a lot of reproductions made, and it could be one.
by Original Smith
Thu May 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mules
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Mules

Too bad there isn't a more detailed photo of the actual mule somewhere. If you look at the photo above, all I recognize is a Ford radiator cap. If you read the description of the engines used for them, it clearly says that Ford engines powered the mules. Perhaps there is more information out there o...
by Original Smith
Wed May 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 7572

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm going touring!
by Original Smith
Wed May 22, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912 engine valve cover plates
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: 1912 engine valve cover plates

I have the valve covers that came on my1913 when new, I suspect, at least, they've been on this car since I bought it in 1961, and they are between .095 and .100". The Ford prints don't always confirm what Ford did on the assembly line!
by Original Smith
Wed May 22, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?

We have people in this club, and others too, who shouldn't own a Model T! Accidents do happen, but that shouldn't be because you don't know how to shift an auxillary transmission. To do so on a hill is asking for trouble. I used to run a Warford, and could shift it just about anywhere, but then, I k...
by Original Smith
Wed May 22, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anything Modern To Help??
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: Anything Modern To Help??

I can dismount a 30 X 3 1/2 tire in about a minute, of course that doesn't include messing up the paint on the rim. I find the original Ford TT truck tire irons to be the most useful. When I was a kid my dad had a pair made out of old taper leaf springs, but they got stolen awhile back.
by Original Smith
Wed May 22, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mules
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Mules

I read with interest the article on the mules used in the factories, But what about the ones that were developed by the Fageol brothers to haul people around the Panama Pacific Exposition in 1915? There is a photo of one on ebay now, but there must be more information out there somewhere!
by Original Smith
Wed May 22, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912 engine valve cover plates
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: 1912 engine valve cover plates

They are .095" There are four on ebay now.
by Original Smith
Wed May 22, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 u-joint housing
Replies: 13
Views: 830

Re: 26-27 u-joint housing

Why not just turn the torque tube 180?
by Original Smith
Tue May 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '27 Spindle Bushings
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: '27 Spindle Bushings

I would go with the early bronze bushings. That way you don't wear out the tie rod bolts. Forget zerks. You don't need them.
by Original Smith
Tue May 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tips on Installing a Modern Cam Seal
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Re: Tips on Installing a Modern Cam Seal

It's funny how opinions go. I've never used anything. I just tap them in, and leave it at that!
by Original Smith
Tue May 21, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 2622

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

I had a talk with the tour leader this morning, and advised him to group the cars at the top of the grade, and let them go down every 30 seconds. That way there shouldn't be a problem.
by Original Smith
Tue May 21, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Fuel Line
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: 1926 Fuel Line

I have a NOS 26-7 fuel line around here somewhere. It is basically an upside down question mark. I agree having something to bend it around would be a help.
by Original Smith
Mon May 20, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Change of steering gears?
Replies: 15
Views: 1254

Re: Change of steering gears?

The gear case doesn't need to be replaced. The 5-1 gears came out in 1925, not 1926!
by Original Smith
Mon May 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Manifold Gaskets
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

Re: Manifold Gaskets

If you are lucky enough to have a straight manifold, continue using the originals. The reason the manifolds warp is because of the 3 in 1 gaskets.
by Original Smith
Mon May 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: License plate in the way of spare tire carrier.
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: License plate in the way of spare tire carrier.

With that riveted rear end, your car is too early for a spare tire carrier.
by Original Smith
Sun May 19, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Body Bolts
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Body Bolts

What year did Ford stop using the fine thread body bolts that were drilled for a cotter pin?
by Original Smith
Sun May 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spindle Bolt oil groove?
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Spindle Bolt oil groove?

The bottom spindle bolt that Dan posted is correct. I guess from this discussion, that Ford started the long groove in 1915? Randall and I had this discussion several years ago, and it was then that he decided to start the long groove in his spindle bolts. It only makes sense. I personally don't bel...
by Original Smith
Sun May 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shiny Carburetors
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Shiny Carburetors

I have enough trouble keeping the radiator shined!
by Original Smith
Sun May 19, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What year car is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: What year car is this?

1924 or 1925, with the wrong wheels.
by Original Smith
Sat May 18, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Runabout trunk floor board wood type
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: Runabout trunk floor board wood type

When I did my '13. the wood had been gone for a long time, but I could see the nail holes where the floor once was. Since the wood is painted, I didn't feel it would make any difference what kind of wood I used, so I used poplar.
by Original Smith
Fri May 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE -FAREWELL TO MODEL T BY LEE STROUT WHITE 1936
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: FOR SALE -FAREWELL TO MODEL T BY LEE STROUT WHITE 1936

Great little book. Well worth the asking price too.
by Original Smith
Fri May 17, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 2580

Re: What timer do you use

I've been using New Days for years on every Model T I own. If you are not happy with it, you are doing something wrong. Perhaps you purchased a reproduction from long ago, which were no good.
by Original Smith
Thu May 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pan straightening
Replies: 29
Views: 3185

Re: Pan straightening

Another thing that is important, even if you have a pan jig, is knowing how to use it! The four dip pans are the ones that get bent the most, and one of the most important aspects of straightening a 4 dip is to make sure the alignment of the wishbone support is correct. I paid Chaffin $75 years back...
by Original Smith
Wed May 15, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB metal valve stems
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: WTB metal valve stems

You shouldn't have a problem. They oftentimes show up at swap meets. Keep in mind that Schrader is not the only company that made them. Dill and Bridgeport also made them.
by Original Smith
Wed May 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26/27 Roadster Pickup Bed
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: 26/27 Roadster Pickup Bed

Thanks for posting Mike. Even though I don't own a '26 pickup, I like to know those things. As far as the wood goes, Gator got me my wood several years ago. He got me 4/4 rough Southern Yellow Pine, which is hard stuff. I milled it down to 13/16" on my driveway, and ripped each board to the correct ...
by Original Smith
Wed May 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: VALVE STEM SIZE
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: VALVE STEM SIZE

The photo that Steve posted above looks correct to me, but is impossible to tell if it has the correct rim nut without removing the dust cover. Great photo Steve of an early correct looking dust cover and rim nut.
by Original Smith
Wed May 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: handbrake quadrant toothless on 1927 touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

Re: handbrake quadrant toothless on 1927 touring

That is not an easy job! I would only recommend doing it if you do it correctly. Any kind of bolt would not look good. Should you decide to consider rivets, take measurements of the originals before replacing them. Don't assume the replacement rivets are correct. Doing that job is a two man operation.
by Original Smith
Mon May 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help/suggestions trouble shooting no fuel flow problem
Replies: 11
Views: 874

Re: Help/suggestions trouble shooting no fuel flow problem

Make sure your vent in the gas cap is there and open.
by Original Smith
Mon May 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ruckstell shifting
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: ruckstell shifting

Ruckstells are almost indestructible. Depending on the front shift rod mount, you can almost place the lever anywhere you want it.
by Original Smith
Mon May 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: VALVE STEM SIZE
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: VALVE STEM SIZE

The valve stem that Steve used in his illustrations is incorrect. It works of course, but it's not what Ford used. I posted a photo of the correct rim nut on the forum last week. There is no sense in using the incorrect valve stem, when there are plenty of originals around. The late rim nuts are eas...
by Original Smith
Mon May 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: VALVE STEM SIZE
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: VALVE STEM SIZE

I've mentioned that problem to all the major tire companies that sell tubes. The bottom line is they don't care. The tubes we used to buy from Wards and Firestone back in the '60s all worked, and they had real Schrader valve stems vulcanized to them too. I even saved an old stem with the Schrader nu...
by Original Smith
Mon May 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Auburn Mother Lode Swap Meet
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Auburn Mother Lode Swap Meet

Wish I could go. I'll be on the Golden Gate Tour. Too bad the tour man Steven didn't check his calendar!
by Original Smith
Mon May 13, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '27 Radiator Apron
Replies: 14
Views: 1215

Re: '27 Radiator Apron

The apron Dan posted doesn't have the tube welded to it.
by Original Smith
Mon May 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ignition switch panel
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Ignition switch panel

Pretty early on I'd guess, probably sometime in 19 or 20. You have to consider too that at least three or four companies made them, and they didn't all do their riveting the same way.
by Original Smith
Sun May 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: roadster pickup holes in cab for turtle back?
Replies: 13
Views: 1049

Re: roadster pickup holes in cab for turtle back?

I rolled under my '25 this afternoon. The four slats in the factory roadster deck support most of the trap door. There are two front to back slats that keep all the left to right slats in place, and they support the trap door on the left and right. Keep in mind this is for a 1925. I hope this is the...
by Original Smith
Sun May 12, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spindle Bolt oil groove?
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Spindle Bolt oil groove?

Those spindle bolts look like 1915. Before that they had NO groove, so apparently Ford discovered the problem early on. I have several late Ford script spindle bolts, and they all have that groove. Randall Anderson is also putting that groove in his reproduction spindle bolts.
by Original Smith
Sun May 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

Let's get your terminology right. There is only one pin to hold the u joint in place. Could you be referring to the four rivets that hold the u joint together? Get your Ford Service book out and read it!
by Original Smith
Sun May 12, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T quiz
Replies: 17
Views: 1311

Re: T quiz

You beat me to it Keith!
by Original Smith
Sun May 12, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26/27 Roadster Pickup Bed
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: 26/27 Roadster Pickup Bed

Is the thickness of the wood 13/16" as a 1925 is? What month did Ford come out with the new design '26 bed?
by Original Smith
Sun May 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Loading for Luray
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

Re: Loading for Luray

Wish I could join you guys! I've heard good things about this meet, except for last year. Have a great time, and hope you guys find good stuff.
by Original Smith
Sun May 12, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muffler pack nut loose
Replies: 21
Views: 1398

Re: Muffler pack nut loose

We have people in our group who refuse to learn the proper way to do things, thus they rely on crazy gimmicks that only make the problem worse. The Ford Service book is the best information you will ever need, and the hose clamps in that book are for what they were designed for!
by Original Smith
Sat May 11, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: roadster pickup holes in cab for turtle back?
Replies: 13
Views: 1049

Re: roadster pickup holes in cab for turtle back?

I saw no mention to the year you are planning to buy. They made pickups in 1925 too!
by Original Smith
Fri May 10, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Larry Smith contact
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Larry Smith contact

Gosh Dan: I thought I was the only one who did those things! Hope all is well. I will send me email address in a private email.
by Original Smith
Fri May 10, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muffler pack nut loose
Replies: 21
Views: 1398

Re: Muffler pack nut loose

You will get nowhere unless you have a pack nut wrench. All these hose clamps and other stuff is pure junk! Even with a pack nut wrench you have to wiggle the exhaust pipe while you are tightening the pack nut to get it to seat to the manifold.
by Original Smith
Thu May 09, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is the Ford NH the same as Holly NH?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Is the Ford NH the same as Holly NH?

I wouldn't rely on anything the vendors sell, unless you know what you are doing!
by Original Smith
Thu May 09, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '27 Radiator Apron
Replies: 14
Views: 1215

Re: '27 Radiator Apron

Typical reproduction! Don Snyder makes those. I believe his reasoning was to appease the hot rod boys. I would have made it exactly like Ford did, and let the hot rod boys deal with it! I've seen them and they are great except for the hole.
by Original Smith
Thu May 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is the Ford NH the same as Holly NH?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Is the Ford NH the same as Holly NH?

Most of the ones I've seen are the side drain variety.
by Original Smith
Thu May 09, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More Ruckstell info
Replies: 14
Views: 1246

Re: More Ruckstell info

I like Ed Archers comment, but am going to go one step further. I've got the same Ruckstell in the same car I put it in over 50 years ago, and have never had a problem. I use it when the need arises, and that's all. I use straight SAE 140. Also I've not added any additional grease fittings. Mr. Ruck...
by Original Smith
Thu May 09, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Luray Swap Meet
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Luray Swap Meet

Wish I could go. I've heard good things about this meet, but it's too far from California!
by Original Smith
Wed May 08, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Informaton on Square head bolts & nuts
Replies: 17
Views: 1406

Re: Informaton on Square head bolts & nuts

The special body bolt I referred to above, is also used to hold the taillight bracket on 26 fenders. It really isn't a square head, but has a small 3/8" hex head. The nuts are square however. I gave out bum information above.
by Original Smith
Wed May 08, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 1925 Coupe and Runabout Rear Fenders
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: 1924 1925 Coupe and Runabout Rear Fenders

I have a friend who has a very early '25 roadster made in 1924. I has the coupe rear fenders, and has never been restored.
by Original Smith
Tue May 07, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925 roadster roof install question
Replies: 11
Views: 820

Re: 1925 roadster roof install question

The photo you posted above is not correct. Should you need the correct information, I'll be happy to help.
by Original Smith
Mon May 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More Ruckstell info
Replies: 14
Views: 1246

Re: More Ruckstell info

I suppose the zerk's will help, but they look like shit! I have Ruckstell's in every T I own, and have never had a problem. The main problem is the original fiber thrust washers are not available, and I refuse to use those steel shims that are currently offered. What is wrong with doing things the w...
by Original Smith
Mon May 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rim Nut
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Rim Nut

I posted a want ad on the classified for early rim nuts, and Adam asked me to post a picture. It doesn't look like I can post a picture on a reply on the classifieds, so here is a picture of what I'm looking for.
by Original Smith
Mon May 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: WTB

There is no way to post a picture on the reply!
by Original Smith
Mon May 06, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Informaton on Square head bolts & nuts
Replies: 17
Views: 1406

Re: Informaton on Square head bolts & nuts

There are few square head bolts used on a '24, however if you have the upholstery out, the back panel is bolted together with them, at least my '25 roadster is. Those bolts are used on Model A's for the cowl, and they are perfect. The center spring bolts are available from Bobs. The ones for the spr...