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by Original Smith
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 44
Views: 3688

Re: Exhaust Nut Wrench

What makes a correct pack nut wrench so nice to use is the angle of the handle. Go with a pipe wrench if you choose, but if you get a chance to use the correct tool, you won't go back to the pipe wrench! You can still find them on ebay for $30-40.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: High Compression Pistons
Replies: 16
Views: 1905

Re: High Compression Pistons

Sounds like the HC pistons is the way to go. For one thing, I don't like aluminum heads. If I could purchase a cast iron one, I might be temped. Also, I don't think I need a 8-1 compression ratio. I think 6-1 would be enough. Does anyone know what the compression ratio comes to with HC pistons? Who ...
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 44
Views: 3688

Re: Exhaust Nut Wrench

I'm surprised Ford didn't include them in their tool rolls! A year or two ago Bob Bergstadt made a run of beautiful pack nuts. They were not the proper size, and it wouldn't fit the wrench. I think he has the problem fixed now.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source for Gum Rubber tubing for Acetylene Hose.
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Re: Source for Gum Rubber tubing for Acetylene Hose.

The tubing Restoration Supply has is 5/8, and won't work for a '13-14. It will work on a 12 on back, but I wonder about it fitting through the hole in the splash shield.
by Original Smith
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil tester
Replies: 16
Views: 1453

Re: Coil tester

I don't know how a Model T owner can be without one. I use mine frequently for myself and others.
by Original Smith
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Transmission 1927 pickup questions
Replies: 60
Views: 3589

Re: Transmission 1927 pickup questions

I have seen one wide brake drum without shoes. It must have been a very early one. Ford even offered a narrow drum with shoes in mid 1926. They show up occasionally.
by Original Smith
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source for Gum Rubber tubing for Acetylene Hose.
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Re: Source for Gum Rubber tubing for Acetylene Hose.

I just went through all of that. The correct hose is currently NOT being made. The man who used to make it correctly was Ron Gocek in Pennsylvania. I had a talk with him at Hershey last year, and he is aware of the problem. The correct ID must be 1/4" and the correct OD is 7/16", although 1/2 will w...
by Original Smith
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny
Replies: 22
Views: 1724

Re: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny

The vendors shouldn't be selling that crap. Good used genuine Ford shackles are everywhere, you just have to look for them. For those of you that don't go to swap meets, ebay is a good start. The early ones can be welded up and turned down to standard.
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: gotta get my top on!
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: gotta get my top on!

Take your time and get it right. I've made two tops for my cars from scratch, and it's a fun thing to do, with many mistakes along the way. One thing for sure, use a plumb bob on the back bow. You need about a three inch overhang there. One of the most difficult parts of doing a top is wrapping the ...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: battery cable connection
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: battery cable connection

I would use the original layered ground strap. I think they were originally zinc plated. The Model A's used the same thing, but because an A has a positive ground, you would need those shims to make it work. Some of the newer cables have a P and a N on top meaning you can use them for either size ca...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another early touring
Replies: 19
Views: 1615

Re: Another early touring

I think it's a two lever too. No one seems very happy in that photo. Maybe he is dreading all the payments he's going to have to make!
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 13-14 with oil can picture
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: 13-14 with oil can picture

I agree the photo was taken years after the car was new. It is so interesting to study it. I believe it is a 1914, because I can see part of the inner skirt bead on the fender. I also agree that Ford never used a bracket for the oil can. I believe Ford put the oil can under the back seat in a tourin...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pre 15 tourings
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Pre 15 tourings

The title of this post should have read Pre 13 Tourings!
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING

I'm glad to hear of so many that have had good luck with nickel plating from a chrome shop. For those out here on the west coast, I used Christensen Plating in Huntington Park. They do the work for the Nethercutt Collection and others. I had the spark and throttle levers replated, as well as the ste...
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wiring Cable Sleeve Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Wiring Cable Sleeve Problem

I wish I could be of more help here, but when I restored my '25 about ten years ago, I had custom wire looms made to match the originals. I had no problems pushing the looms through the sleeve which I also bought separately. Since the battery cable is the same at both ends, I would install it last a...
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Early Ford sign
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Early Ford sign

I don't believe that is an American Ford sign.
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: what is a good paint to paint my 1914 radiator core with
Replies: 16
Views: 1436

Re: what is a good paint to paint my 1914 radiator core with

The bottom line here is, the more paint, the less heat transfer!
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jan/February MT Times
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Jan/February MT Times

I don't think any of the items I mentioned were for personalization! What if a new to the hobby read that article and decided it was set in stone? I can understand wanting to put a roll up rear curtain in for summer driving, but nothing else!
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jan/February MT Times
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Jan/February MT Times

Interesting Dan! I thought it had a high cowl too, but then I noticed it had no apron.
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 13 Engine in
Replies: 17
Views: 1687

Re: 13 Engine in

Very interesting question! First of all, were the patent plates supplied by Ford, or the body maker. If by the body maker, then it's anyone's guess. I've seen the large plate on cars as late as March 1913. BTW, Randall Anderson had a set of stamps made that duplicate the style of numbers that Ford u...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 runabout seat springs
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: 1913 runabout seat springs

I just did the front seat a few months back for my '13 runabout, and as far as I remember the seat springs just rest on those L brackets, although it appears the cushion is raised slightly in that area. Note, the upper slat across the back of the body has six very weak coil springs threaded onto the...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jan/February MT Times
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Jan/February MT Times

I want to begin by complimenting Natalie on another fantastic job with this issue, and to Royce with his knowledge of 1915's. Next, I'd like to comment on Eric Macleod's article on Gordon and Marcia's 1916 Runabout. There are several items where incorrect data has been supplied, and can be verified ...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: HUGE SALE Starting next week
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: HUGE SALE Starting next week

Good luck Bob: I've always enjoyed going through your shop, and am temped to come back there and spend a couple of days going through everything.
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 13 Engine in
Replies: 17
Views: 1687

Re: 13 Engine in

A possibility here is that the firewall was replaced back when they were still offering them, and that could account for the lack of a rhd carburetor adjusting hole on the drivers side. Next, as I recall, and you can see from the photos, this car had an early large patent plate installed on the righ...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tube Valve Stem Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: Tube Valve Stem Replacement

I believe every word of the above post. However, Snyders, and Lucas, and Universal are all collectors of antique cars as far as I know. If that's the case, since they have to use their products themselves, why are they letting the quality slip? Everyone want's to get the best price, but why do it at...
by Original Smith
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 13 Engine in
Replies: 17
Views: 1687

Re: 13 Engine in

As I recall, the car had an early large patent plate on the right side of the firewall near where the speedometer should be. It should be in the standard location over the steering column. Is it original to the car, or just one that someone found at a swap meet? I believe it had a factory firewall i...
by Original Smith
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tube Valve Stem Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: Tube Valve Stem Replacement

What I don't understand about tires and tubes is, they must be selling more of them these days than they did in 1960, when you could still buy them from a Monkey Ward catalog for $15 for a tire, and $3 for a tube! When I finished my '25 pickup ten years ago they were still making tubes in the USA. W...
by Original Smith
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Request for Info about Ford Script Model G Horn Bell
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Request for Info about Ford Script Model G Horn Bell

I have several of them. I believe G is the company that made them. If all you need is the back cover, Sam Bonar in Kentucky makes them.
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: what is a good paint to paint my 1914 radiator core with
Replies: 16
Views: 1436

Re: what is a good paint to paint my 1914 radiator core with

Back when I was younger, they used to make screen door paint which was thin. Haven't seen it in years.
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tube Valve Stem Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Tube Valve Stem Replacement

I've been replacing rubber stemmed tubes with authentic Schrader and Dill valve stems for years, and have never had a problem until today, with a foreign tube. The valve stem cores in the American tubes used to twist out easily, but not this foreign tube! I had to carefully drill out the core from t...
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Let’s try this new forum
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Let’s try this new forum

I don't like this new forum at all! The old one was way easier to use, but then I'm old, and that's probably the problem!
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Single Barrel Bridgeport Tire Pumps
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: Single Barrel Bridgeport Tire Pumps

The single barrel Ford script tire pumps don't appear to be as common as the double barrel non Ford script pump. I've never seen a double barrel Ford script pump. Has anyone else? I would like to find out more on the double barrel pumps. There is a check valve between the two stages. Is it spring lo...
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 13 Engine in
Replies: 17
Views: 1687

Re: 13 Engine in

Eric: I hope, if you've been doing your homework, that you will get some of the other issues taken care of on your car too.
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: new axle issue and proposed fix
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Re: new axle issue and proposed fix

The vendors need to make axle shafts the same exact length a Ford did. For those that doubt Ford's measurements, perhaps the vendors could supply one that is longer. I use genuine Ford axle shafts in all of my cars, and on the left side, they look like Dans photo. The right side, less so.
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pickup spare tire holder
Replies: 16
Views: 1583

Re: Pickup spare tire holder

I have one that I believe was marketed by Western Auto. I mounts even with the dummy door, and uses stock running board holes. No need to drill anything, which is the way things were done way back. I was planning at one time to use it, but it's so much easier to just throw the spare in the back of t...
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lucky Find!
Replies: 12
Views: 2277

Re: Lucky Find!

The reason I know it is earlier, is because it is. Look in an early Ford parts book, pre '15. and you will see for yourself!
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Accessory gas pedal needed
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Accessory gas pedal needed

You might try the classifieds. There were a number of companies that made them, but Williams comes to mind.
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lucky Find!
Replies: 12
Views: 2277

Re: Lucky Find!

Both of your cans are nice, but the big one, even though the patent date says 1908 is not that early! The one below it with the Ford script in two places is the earlier of the two, and was used in the brass era.
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 1927 Speedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: 1926 1927 Speedometer

My first Model T was a 1926, and it had a 490. It also had 30X3 1/2 wheels, and used the same wheel set up as the earlier cars. I guess whoever bought the car new didn't want 21's, as it had all the Ford accessories on it.
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Success with total rebuild/recore of 1921 radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Success with total rebuild/recore of 1921 radiator

It's good to hear the Brassworks is selling cores again.
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Starter bolts

I have the correct SCREWS in mine, and have never had a problem.
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I have this fan...................
Replies: 21
Views: 1690

Re: I have this fan...................

Pay attention to what Steve Tomaso says above. You have the incorrect fan. I see the correct ones on ebay all the time.
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dan Killecut - Anybody Heard From Him?
Replies: 17
Views: 1986

Re: Dan Killecut - Anybody Heard From Him?

I hear from Dan every now and then via regular email. Great guy too!
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: PM's
Replies: 16
Views: 1380

Re: PM's

No wonder I couldn't send a PM!
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 1927 Speedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: 1926 1927 Speedometer

Yes they will, but a 490 is a much better looking speedometer for a 26-7.
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Electrical Schematics Available
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Model T Electrical Schematics Available

I'm not electrical oriented at all, so here's my question. This would be for a 1922 with no starter, and the switch still mounted on the coil box. I don't see any need for the choke coil? Am I correct?
by Original Smith
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What lives inside an old T’s radiator... wow.
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: What lives inside an old T’s radiator... wow.

Whatever lived in that radiator DIED!
by Original Smith
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915-16 radiators
Replies: 1
Views: 407

1915-16 radiators

I have a 1915? radiator on my 1913. Yes, I know it's wrong, but it holds water and cools very well. Here is my question, and I don't want any guesses! The radiator on my car had the headlight wire tube soldered to the lower tank. It is simply a radiator tube bent into a sight V and soldered in three...
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Mystery Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Re: Model T Mystery Parts

I hope you don't install that backrest spring as high as it is in the picture! They need to be installed just low enough to not interfere with the bottom cushion.
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand Crank spring #2
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Hand Crank spring #2

It goes in back of the handle, between the handle and the crank.
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Two difficult bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: Two difficult bolts

Why go to so much trouble for something that is incorrect to begin with? First, the hole for the oil pan must line up with the frame. If not get a punch an line it up. Second, you can get a piece of tape, and place it across a box end wrench and insert it that way. I think I've also used needle nose...
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto Headlights
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Magneto Headlights

Do you think having the focus screw at twelve o'clock has anything to do with the fact the headlights are magneto, or just a coincidence?
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford script coils
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Ford script coils

Bill:
I believe by 1924, they were on the top edge. But who is going to know once you get them in the coibox? What you want is four hot coils!
If you think this is a tough question, just try getting coils for a '13, no matter what the brand!
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to Add an Avatar Photo
Replies: 112
Views: 6719

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Apparently, the old message already posted feature doesn't exist anymore!
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to Add an Avatar Photo
Replies: 112
Views: 6719

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

How does an Avatar photo differ from a regular photo?
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to Add an Avatar Photo
Replies: 112
Views: 6719

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

How does an Avatar photo differ from a regular photo?
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1917 Horn
Replies: 5
Views: 617

1917 Horn

Is there more than one maker of horns for 1917, or they all the same. I'm trying to obtain a correct one, and want to be sure I get it right.
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Plug wires for purists . . . a rambling post
Replies: 18
Views: 1631

Re: Plug wires for purists . . . a rambling post

Hi Rich: I believe Gail Rodda is the one making the closest thing to original spark plug wires. I have a few nos 26-7 spark plug wires laying around, and they have a tracer on them. The ones I use in my T's are all genuine Ford wires that I made from Ford V-8 wires, and have a tracer, and look very ...
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Outside brakes for 1921 era car
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: WTB Outside brakes for 1921 era car

I like original Rocky Mountains. They are so easy to use. They are difficult to find, but do show up occasionally.
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1913 Steering Column
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: FS 1913 Steering Column

What print?
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913 Steering Column - Couple more picts.
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: 1913 Steering Column - Couple more picts.

Too bad he didn't brass plate the spark and throttle rods! When I did mine last year I didn't feel like taking the steering column apart either, and used a Griswell brass plating kit to do them. They came out nice, but I wonder how long it will last?
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Priming Wire
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Priming Wire

It is a raven finished steel wire. I use the welding wire for my brass T's. It's just nice to have an original around. There are so many T's out there with weird looking priming wires. Some guys don't even bother to find out where they put the hole in the radiator trim, which is terrible.
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Automobile Driving Museum - Henry's "T" Party - 1/26/19
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Automobile Driving Museum - Henry's "T" Party - 1/26/19

Their only problem is, they are having it the same weekend as the Turlock swap meet!
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Delivery car tail light bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Delivery car tail light bracket

Tom Manocchi out here in California used to make those kind of castings. I think he still does, but only works one day per week. He made some early taillight touring and roadster brackets several years ago, which were flawless, and couldn't be told from the original.
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Where can I reed how to post a picture ???
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Where can I reed how to post a picture ???

When on the forum this morning, I clicked on a post that showed a nice looking '25 pickup. I clicked on the guys profile, and wanted to send him a photo of mine, but there was nowhere to do that.
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reenact father's 1925 Model T trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1590

Re: Reenact father's 1925 Model T trip

I don't recall seeing any kind of lodging in Little Lake. There used to be a hotel and a gas station years ago, but I think that is all gone now. I would run that trip in your modern car first, and figure out everything you wish to do.
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Judging Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 832

Re: Judging Guidelines

I use the guidelines often as a reference for a certain year. Russ put a lot of work into this book. What I didn't like was the binder was too thick, and I had to go buy a thinner one!
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The “w” hubcap saga
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: The “w” hubcap saga

I've got quite a collection of NOS hubcaps from Hershey. For years, I was buying them for about $10. Why buy a repro?
The ones that are getting hard to find now are real 1913 hubcaps, which are considerably different from '14-16 caps, and even later with nickel plating.
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1910 pile
Replies: 23
Views: 3431

Re: 1910 pile

It sure is a pile, a fun looking pile! Do you have all the bolts too?
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1913 Steering Column
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: FS 1913 Steering Column

For the price you are asking, why didn't you plate the spark and throttle levers too? They should be brass plated about 8-12" down.
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Which 12 volt battery is the best for a Ford Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 1674

Re: Which 12 volt battery is the best for a Ford Model T

I use a compact twelve volt battery for both of my '13s. They are about the same size as a Model T coil.
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The “w” hubcap saga
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: The “w” hubcap saga

I wonder if the seller knows the meaning of common sense?
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ignition switch
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Ignition switch

I have several never restored originals that clearly show white lettering. How I restored mine was I used white Testor's model paint, and used a very fine small brush. I could only do a few letters on each side of the switch each day until it was done. I then rubbed the area with fine rubbing compou...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD PHOTO THREAD
Replies: 305
Views: 12027

Re: OLD PHOTO THREAD

I find the photo that Jay posted of the '13 touring with '15 fenders interesting.
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 251
Views: 14324

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

The later center spring bolts didn't have as high a head as the early ones did. I have no idea when the change occurred. Also, the two spring clips used on each side have a special square head, and use a 1/2" across the threads jamb nut, which is used in various places on the late T's.
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My first exposure to a Model T
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: My first exposure to a Model T

I've been interested in old cars since I was about 7 years old. When I was 14, I joined the HCCA, and started going to swap meets with my dad. While I was a senior in high school, a neighbor gave me my first ride in a black Model T centerdoor. I was hooked, but my parents wouldn't let me get one unt...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - How Much Snow Did You Get?
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: Old Photo - How Much Snow Did You Get?

Looks like a 25 or 26 Chev.
by Original Smith
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Priming Wire
Replies: 2
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Priming Wire

There was a discussion a couple of years ago about the size of the loop and number of turns for the loop. I've had several NOS priming wires over the years, and have misplaced or sold them. I recently acquired another and here is the information. Outside diameter of the loop has an O.D. of exactly o...