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by Flyingcollie
20 Aug 2017, 18:59
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: racing a touring? tortoise and the hare
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: racing a touring? tortoise and the hare

Hendy, that's my kind of thing. Good on you, that looks like it was a fine tour, and definitely in the spirit of things !
by Flyingcollie
19 Aug 2017, 21:31
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: racing a touring? tortoise and the hare
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: racing a touring? tortoise and the hare

Sorry, guys. I can't let this go without what will likely be a rather acerbic comment. OK, I get it. Model Ts are "slow". Agreed. What with most residential speed limits being posted at the average T's top speed, and interstate limits posted at 80mph (drivers "go with the flow" at 90+) many current ...
by Flyingcollie
12 Aug 2017, 17:14
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Edsel Ford's 1915 Detroit to San Francisco Tour
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Edsel Ford's 1915 Detroit to San Francisco Tour

These are great pictures, I wonder if there's any place where they could be found annotated ? I'd guess they are in order here ? So many questions !! Like, started out with wires, changed back to artillery wheels ? Where ? When ? Why ? What did they do with the hood in all those pix that show the ca...
by Flyingcollie
12 Aug 2017, 15:42
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Plating stuff . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 500

Plating stuff . . .

There seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation and resulting unhappiness over less than desirable results when it comes to having items re-finished with nickel or chrome (or brass) by plating shops. I've gathered a fair amount of experience over years, which I hope will be helpful, always w...
by Flyingcollie
12 Aug 2017, 14:12
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912 T Touring Body Mfg?
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: 1912 T Touring Body Mfg?

Hi, Jeff, what do you know of your car's past history ? Is it possible body frame members that would carry an imprint have been replaced in a prior restoration ? I presume you have looked for a number in the usual places ? My '13 roadster carries a number stamped on the seat frame above the kick pan...
by Flyingcollie
12 Aug 2017, 14:02
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Time To Re - Tire : Model T Fords and Clincher Tires
Replies: 17
Views: 2024

Re: Time To Re - Tire : Model T Fords and Clincher Tires

What a great article ! The how-to is invaluable, especially the part where you wrangle a non-demountable front tire onto the wheel !! Good going, Royce, even though you were slow . . . by Dad's standards !! ;) :lol: I can't let the comment about early roads being strewn with horse-shoe nails go with...
by Flyingcollie
10 Aug 2017, 15:43
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Care and Feeding - What kind of oil should I use in my Model T Ford?
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: Care and Feeding - What kind of oil should I use in my Model T Ford?

A while back on the MTFCA forum, a couple of photos were posted of "Sears Anti-Chatter Oil for Model T Fords". It seems the current wisdom is that any modern oil is superior to what was available for and used in Model Ts during (and considerably after) their using life, but what, exactly substantiat...
by Flyingcollie
10 Aug 2017, 15:26
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Care and Feeding - What kind of Gas to use in my Model T Ford?
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: Care and Feeding - What kind of Gas to use in my Model T Ford?

Excellent article on gasoline ! Good information on "Ethyl" and leaded gasoline from its inception (1922) until its demise. There are those who bewail the disappearance of leaded gas, so far as Model Ts are concerned, they pre-date it, never needed it, never will. The concept of leaded gasoline "lub...
by Flyingcollie
10 Aug 2017, 12:11
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Posting Photos

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by Flyingcollie
10 Aug 2017, 08:57
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Posting Photos

Can photos be posted from a smart phone ?