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by Original Smith
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Stem Comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Valve Stem Comparison

Perhaps many of you have noted my discussions in the past about original Schrader and Dill valve stems. You may have also noted that I prefer an 888 which is not authentic to a 777 which is. I have noted in the past why I prefer the 888 to the 777. For the first time I'm posting and example of these...
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Body Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Early Body Bolts

I recently acquired a POS 1915 touring, which is partially disassembled. The good news is, it's a real '15, not a conversion. Anyway, three of the body bolts were missing, and the early ones are a non standard size, using an 11/16 across the head bolt. Yea, I know I could easily slip in a 5/8 non st...
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back to school
Replies: 16
Views: 1614

Re: Back to school

I used to teach high school. I took my T to school many times for demonstrations.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 2068

Re: My tiny garage built in 1919

Most of the houses in my area had what I call a Model T garage. Room for one Model T, and that is all.
by Original Smith
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Piece of red carbide hose.
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Re: WTB Piece of red carbide hose.

Let me know what you find. I recently did the hoses on my two '13s, and had the SAME problem. I found some plain red hose from McMaster Car that works, but would like to have the cloth hose too. I also learned from my experience the amount of hose supplied was not adequate for a '13-14. Perhaps it w...
by Original Smith
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Runabout Top question
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: 1913 Runabout Top question

Take a look at the second attachment posted by Mark Strange. It should answer a lot of questions for anyone doing research on a 1913, including the top for the roadster. One thing I would like to share, is the common sense fasteners for the side curtains were placed into the bow drill before being s...
by Original Smith
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which hook for 1915?
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Which hook for 1915?

Please forgive me if I'm wrong, but the bottom photo that Dan posted doesn't appear to be a 1915.
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Runabout Top question
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: 1913 Runabout Top question

I'm no expert, but I did copy the original top exactly from my car. A '14 top would probably work, but is not correct if you are into authenticity. My cars top came out fine, and still has the original wood bows too. I placed original common sense fasteners in the correct locations as well. The top ...
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you show the original of this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1676

Re: Can you show the original of this?

I disagree with Dan's conclusion. I believe the above part with the hump is earlier. Why? Because Ford was always looking for ways to cut costs. I have a pair of NOS top to windshield clamps, and they have the flat wing. Doesn't the '26-7 open cars use the same one as the 23-5?
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning a gas tank in California?
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Re: Cleaning a gas tank in California?

I used carburetor cleaner years ago. I put in a handful of CLEAN pea gravel and tossed it around. That worked for over 50 years until I got a bad tank of gas a couple of years ago. I took the tank to a local radiator shop to have it cleaned out, and here is where I made my mistake. Don't assume the ...
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Upholstery finally done
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: Seat Upholstery finally done

The only pleat that was sewn all the way to the top was the center one. All the rest were sewn about two inches above the buttons, and then folded the rest of the way. That way, the installer could easily make corrections. Another thing a lot of restorers fail to understand, is there is no stuffing ...
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Napa tour - bummer
Replies: 38
Views: 3901

Re: Napa tour - bummer

What does the Grand Poobah have to say about all of this?
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing Oilers
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: Installing Oilers

Check with Langs. Don doesn't usually sell oilers that won't work! I've always had good luck finding originals at swap meets.
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 3947

Re: Merry Christmas

It's nice to hear Merry Christmas again! I guess it wasn't politically correct for awhile.
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Napa tour - bummer
Replies: 38
Views: 3901

Re: Napa tour - bummer

Keep us posted! There have been a lot of triple gear bushing problems in the past. Bob Bergstadt had the last batch made to Ford Z bronze specifications.
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 31
Views: 2509

Re: Jacking help removing rear axle

Dan, it looks like you have a Canadian Ruckstell.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does anyone have a paint code for Model A engine green?
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Does anyone have a paint code for Model A engine green?

I believe you can purchase Model A engine paint in spray cans from the A vendors.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing

Contrary to what Steve mentioned, the early cars used one bushing, the same length as the bracket.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing Oilers
Replies: 11
Views: 1115

Re: Installing Oilers

Since you did not mention the year of your car, which is important, refer to the Ford Service book, and it will show you pictures of the correct placement of the oilers. The early T's use 1/8" pipe thread oilers.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do these brackets look familiar?
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Do these brackets look familiar?

I remember when I restored the bed on my '25, I needed to replace one of those. What a job!
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: u-joint wear
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: u-joint wear

Don't forget to pack the u joint area with a light grease.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer 18 roadster.....
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Speedometer 18 roadster.....

Why not just install a firewall mount like a 13-15. You will have many choices. Stewarts are the most common. If you need everything, I would count on spending as much as $1000, but it probably won't be that much.
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: AC brake parts
Replies: 15
Views: 1576

Re: Wanted: AC brake parts

What baffles me is why both Rocky Mountain and AC repro's have chosen to use rods instead of the original cable set up's which is so much easier to do. It doesn't make sense to me. But what do I know? I have original Rocky Mountain brakes on three of my cars.
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Early starting crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

Re: WTB Early starting crank

What annoys me, is I've never seen the high dome rivet for the handle reproduced, only the flat one! I wonder why?
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1793

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

Mark:
If you have a chance, come on by. Perhaps we can go to lunch or dinner?
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 2902

Re: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?

Sure looks factory to me. I didn't know Ford was using aluminum magnet spacers that early?
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: not model T Continental engine
Replies: 16
Views: 2436

Re: not model T Continental engine

Continental made engines for a number of different makes of cars. I believe a Jordan is one of them.
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

I wonder if that bus body is a professionally made body? It kind of looks home made to me.
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting clutch on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 1440

Re: Interesting clutch on ebay

A lot of American cars had free wheeling in 1932 and 33.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't

It would be nice if someone would reproduce the original correct Rocky Mountain Brakes that were cable operated. There are no problems with them! The same goes for the AC brakes. Why make something so simple, so difficult??????
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: John Berch's truck
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: John Berch's truck

It appears he is using a Ford battery box too. That's impressive.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

I've been to every Hershey meet for 34 years, without missing one. I used to pick up NOS late hubcaps all the time for $10 each. That is getting harder to do. I've also found a lot of early hub caps there for what ever I had to pay.
by Original Smith
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phil Mino's website
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: Phil Mino's website

Thanks for the note Bill. Phil and I were good friends, but due the distance from Los Angeles, I was lucky to see him once a year.
by Original Smith
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are these the correct windshield support rods?
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Re: Are these the correct windshield support rods?

It's nice to see so many 1912's with the correct fore doors! Many people in my area have removed them for some reason.
by Original Smith
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

Keith: Do you have a complete set now? I know that early stuff is hard to find, so I imagine you'll keep buying whatever you find.
by Original Smith
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: side curtains 1927 runabout pickup
Replies: 15
Views: 2056

Re: side curtains 1927 runabout pickup

I've seen those mis-labeled 26 curtains before. Owning a 1925, I've received 26 curtains before, and have not been able to use them. 1925 & 26 owners, take note! Thanks for posting Jim!
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Keith:
Where did you find rubber stem tubes that fit through the opening in the felloe? I haven't seen anything since Schraeder made them that works!
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To All Of You and Yours...,
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: To All Of You and Yours...,

It's too bad, and sad at that, that we have people in our society that don't feel this way!
Merry Christmas to all from a cold wet Southern California!
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

Another script detail is on the running boards. The Ford script on them is similar from 1913 through 1925, but entirely different styles over the years. The 1913's are similar to the hubcaps, and the 'F' got shrunk over the years. In addition, the 13-14 running boards had the holes for mounting the ...
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

I'll go along with Keith on that one. The RH cap that Jim posted looks like a cross over maybe? I know from all the hub caps I've collected, there were at least two different companies making them, or maybe more. I have two 1917 hubcaps. One has a black center, and one doesn't.
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Curtains
Replies: 28
Views: 2966

Re: 1925 Roadster Curtains

I don't know if anyone is making the correct side curtains for the 22-25 open cars. The original side curtains I have are almost as good as Jim's but not quite. Making these curtains was one of the most fun projects I've done. I strongly suggest making paper patterns for each of the curtains, so as ...
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: side curtains 1927 runabout pickup
Replies: 15
Views: 2056

Re: side curtains 1927 runabout pickup

I'm glad the pictures of original side curtains were posted. As you can see, they are different from Carters. Also Ford did not use lift the dot fasteners.
They used Anzo fasteners, which are getting difficult to find these days.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Yup! That is the tool. Can't own a T without one. Like Steve said, I'm glad they are still available.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

1913-1917 Hubcaps

I've posted this information before, so here it is a different way. The first hubcap with the big "F" is a 1913. It is similar to the 1914 hubcap next to it. There is one more photo shot a different way. The 1914 hubcap was used at least through 1917, but was nickel plated. It may have even been use...
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

What I've been using for years is a special wire that looks like a modern speedometer cable, with a nub at one end that screws onto where the valve cap goes, and has a Tee handle at the other end. What I did this time to hold the tube in place is a rim nut screwed in upside down into the felloe. It ...
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t rear axle: Cad or detailed drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Model t rear axle: Cad or detailed drawings

Just use the Ford Service book. You don't need drawings.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Interesting post Keith! I have Excelsiors on my '25, and didn't need to do anything!
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1923 Rear Curtain
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: 1923 Rear Curtain

Interesting comment Adam. Let us know if you hear of anything more on the subject.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket board save
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: Gasket board save

I have an original Ford green one. It has no place for 4 dip pan gasket. Did they ever make one?
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 1308

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

How are we supposed to know what you are talking about when you don't give the year of your car??
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1923 Rear Curtain
Replies: 3
Views: 436

1923 Rear Curtain

When I go on tours, and other Model T functions, I'm amazed at the different sizes of rear windows restorers have chosen for their curtains. Proper research always helps, and here is an example of an original 1923 rear curtain. I'm not so sure the information that Dan Treace has is correct either. I...
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

I like the photos that Steve Jelf posted! He's got it right with these photos. Even though Ford used 777 Schraders, I prefer the 888's which are 1/4" shorter, and still leave enough threads for the rim nut after it is mounted on the wheel.
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

The reason for my problem was the tire, even though new, it was old and hard. I cut a V notch in the beads today to give me room for the original metal valve stem, and that did the trick. The new tires are softer, and don't seem to care about the valve stems.
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 192-13 Coil (NOS)
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: 192-13 Coil (NOS)

Bruce: That is a great looking coil, but I don't think it is NOS! It has later style points, and I can see scrape marks in the wood from where it has been in a coil box. Good luck on finding a buyer.
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

I agree with Adam. A new flap is easier to work with than a used one, however, I'll be using the old one. I use lots of talcum powder, and that seems to help.
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 2114

Re: 1915 Parts

Those hubcaps are easy to get confused on, especially the difference between a true '13 and '14. Keep in mind, Ford had different suppliers for those. The depth of the octagon can be different. I probably have more 1913 hubcaps than anyone, and there are differences among them. For anyone interested...
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

I've been mounting Model T clincher tires all of my adult life, and have never had a problem until this past week. There are several factors that come into play here. The tire is new, but has been sitting around for several years. I have mounted the tire twice, but have been unable to close the bead...
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phil Mino's website
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: Phil Mino's website

Go onto Royce's website. There is a very good tribute to Phil written by a close friend of Phil's that lived nearby. Model T Ford Fix.com.
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo, Brass touring car and family
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Old Photo, Brass touring car and family

Usually, the late '14 front fenders have the '15 lip. This one doesn't appear to have them. Also, Ford was installing the new Ford special speedometers in late '14.
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phil Mino's website
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: Phil Mino's website

My good friend Phil Mino passed away a few months ago. I spent a day with him just prior to the Bakersfield meet this year. He will be missed.
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD NEW set of #2819 Brass 1911-1912 Hub Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: NEW set of #2819 Brass 1911-1912 Hub Caps

I've never seen a Ford hubcap with the F made that way.
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Tail Light ID

I have a box exactly like Jim has, in a little better shape. The tail light lens is like the one that Mark posted, and is plastic. The difference is there is a Ford script decal across the face of the lens which is blue and white. I've always believed this tail light was manufactured for Ford after ...
by Original Smith
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

The spears posted above as far as I know were only used by Ford. They can't be made from anything. If someone with a metal stamping business would be willing to make a die to stamp these, I'm sure it would be a big seller for the purists.
by Original Smith
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Tail Light ID

The new 26 style tail light was introduced in 1924.
by Original Smith
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

The problem with converting a common style spear to the Ford style is the Ford style is bigger. Yes, you can alter a common one to have the tails like a Ford one, but it still will not be correct. The Ford spear is wider from top to bottom.
by Original Smith
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: info wanted, length and quanity of engine block and hogs head bolts to crankcase
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: info wanted, length and quanity of engine block and hogs head bolts to crankcase

As many people do, you failed to mention the year of your engine. If your engine uses the stiffner plates commonly used on later T's, they require a 1/8" longer bolt. Most of your question should be common sense! All you need to do is figure it out.
by Original Smith
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

Mark: When you get mine, you'll have an extra! Happy Thanksgiving!
by Original Smith
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Lite Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Tail Lite Wiring

I used friction tape, which is period correct. Read the above comment.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 3497

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

I don't see how a '14 lid could be slanted?
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: Ruckstell

Gosh Dean, isn't one enough?
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

Thanks Jim for posting. I can always rely on you to post important information with no guessing allowed!!
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: oil can 1912
Replies: 12
Views: 1635

Re: oil can 1912

The one on the left is correct. Just because a part has a 1912 patent date doesn't make it a 1912! Maple City, Mfg. also made oil cans for that era with a double Ford script.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 3497

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

I own two 1913's that had later coilboxes installed at some point. I imagine the reason for doing this is it was easier to obtain standard coils, rather than try to find originals.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

You have a lot of priming and sanding to do on that top one, I've done it, and to me it's worth it for a non obtainable part. It would be nice for someone that does stamping to be able to remake that part. If there is someone out there that can do it, I have a NOS spear to loan.
by Original Smith
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 3497

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

What a lucky guy. You have found a real treasure!
by Original Smith
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Wire Too Long
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Starter Wire Too Long

I hope you get it fixed. I've had problems with repro wiring, and have had a local company duplicate the original Ford wiring so it fits.
by Original Smith
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting 1913 Oval Gas Tank
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Mounting 1913 Oval Gas Tank

The tank will not come out the top on a '13 touring. I've always put the bolts in with the nuts on top. They can't come out, because they have a cotter pin in them. The Ford service book clearly shows this. I had to lift the body off the chassis on my '13 touring to remove the gas tank. On my '13 ro...
by Original Smith
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

Re: Extreme Trivia

Ed: You are right! I should have labeled it for what it is, Anzo Fasteners! I just didn't think that anyone other than purists like me would even be interested. Not all Anzo fasteners were used on T's, only some of them, therefore, most of the pictures that Dan Treace posted are not relevant.
by Original Smith
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Strange Hub Cap Wrench

Nothing strange about it. It's a 1909.
by Original Smith
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 2114

Re: 1915 Parts

There are two styles of high F hubcaps. 1913, and 1914-17. The 1917's are nickel plated. The 1913 hub cap is very much like the 1914 style, but the F is much larger and bolder. It takes some practice to get used to the two styles.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 2114

Re: 1915 Parts

Those horns are pretty plentiful. Many times they are interchanged incorrectly. A true '15 horn has a scalloped bracket. As far as I know all 13-15 horns have the same hole spacing. For detailed information contact Jim Lyons in West Virginia.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pitman arm fit
Replies: 20
Views: 1332

Re: Pitman arm fit

I'd be careful of the repro spark and throttle rods. I also understand the are made of brass which is not a good idea. It is not difficult to take one of those steering columns apart. Just do it carefully and don't panic. You will notice the spark and throttle rods were put in before the gear case w...
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

Re: Extreme Trivia

Here are the most common Anzo's used from late 1922-1925. I don't know about any other year, but do know they were used throughout Model T production. The parts that I have are all NOS, and are made of brass, raven finished. I hope these photos will do for now. I'm not very good at taking pictures.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 steering column
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: 1911 steering column

I have a stock '25 T that has original 5-1 gears. I have several other T's that have the original 4-1 setup. I honestly don't see why changing to the 5-1 ratio is worth it.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

Re: Extreme Trivia

Referring to the photos above, the only photo I recognize is the middle one. Who knows, that picture may even be my car! The female fastener in that photo is exactly the one I had to resize to work. I'll do my best to get some pictures for everyone before I put everything away today.
by Original Smith
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

Extreme Trivia

Those of you who know Model T's well also know that Ford used Anzo Fasteners throughout Model T production. The problem today is apparently Anzo is no longer in business. I pick up those fasteners whenever I can, and have enough for my use. When I restored my '25 pickup a few years ago, I was determ...
by Original Smith
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB One VG 13-25 running board
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: WTB One VG 13-25 running board

The ones Frank pictured would be correct for a 15 or 16. Notice the high "F".
by Original Smith
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 30x3 1/2 NOS Tire Chains
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: FS 30x3 1/2 NOS Tire Chains

Good find Mark! Too bad those chains won't warm up your garage!
by Original Smith
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB One VG 13-25 running board
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: WTB One VG 13-25 running board

It's easy for those running boards to be misrepresented, because they are not the same from '13-25!
by Original Smith
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brackets for top saddle support arms
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Brackets for top saddle support arms

Don't forget, the L arms and the straight through top saddle rods use different top saddles.
by Original Smith
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft bushing question
Replies: 14
Views: 1172

Re: Drive shaft bushing question

Just be sure to get the slot on top before you drill the hole.
by Original Smith
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 18
Views: 1944

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

The new location is great. Huntington Drive, and Santa Anita.
by Original Smith
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 1852

Re: '24 T Barn Find

This car has obviously been repainted. Take a look at the wheels. I don't see any of the plating in those photos. I also wonder about the 30,000 miles. I don't see the speedometer gear on the wheel. A dashboard photo would be nice.
by Original Smith
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 1852

Re: '24 T Barn Find

This car is a super find. I believe it to be a very late '24. Take a look at the tire carrier. It has the 1925 style taillight and bracket, and the tire carrier to go with it which was modified by Ford to accept the added weight of the taillight and license plate. I hope who ever buys this car saves...
by Original Smith
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ring gear and pinion
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Ring gear and pinion

Unless you do a lot of driving on mountain roads, I would suggest sticking with the stock ratio.
by Original Smith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners
Replies: 18
Views: 2079

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

I've had good luck with Blacksmith Bolt in Portland, Oregon.
by Original Smith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 104
Views: 7140

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Isn't that photo taken in a garage by Matt, Phil Mino's 1910 or 11 with the dip door?
by Original Smith
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 2430

Re: More on wheel replacement

Model T rims were zinc plated.
by Original Smith
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Touring and Roadster window spacing
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Touring and Roadster window spacing

I would like to hear from anyone with and original untouched 1923-24 touring or roadster, with the original rear curtain intact. I need the exact measurement of the rear windows (lights), and the spacing between them. I'm not interested in anything else!
by Original Smith
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Shorpy Photo- T with lots of grafitti
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Old Shorpy Photo- T with lots of grafitti

I wonder if that '25 roadster is around these days? Maybe it's been restored?