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by original smith
24 Jan 2020, 19:43
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coupelet at Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Coupelet at Christmas

Russ: Are those Christmas cards available? It would be nice to have a stack of them for Christmas next year!
by original smith
24 Jan 2020, 19:36
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Tech article - Installing Rocky Mountain Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Tech article - Installing Rocky Mountain Brakes

It's too bad that when Jack Sunderlin made the first series Rocky Mountain Brakes, he didn't continue to make them. The current ones are copies of a 26-7 AC Brake. He never did bother to find out what the original pedal clamp looked like, or the equalizer either. Too bad. A lot of grief has been lai...
by original smith
31 Oct 2019, 10:57
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The 1925 Model T Ford
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: The 1925 Model T Ford

Your article is very good. There are number of changes you failed to mention. I wrote an article for the Vintage Ford on the same subject back in 2008? which has a lot more details. My article concentrated mainly on the pickup and open car models.
by original smith
19 Sep 2019, 10:38
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rubber Valve Stems
Replies: 1
Views: 885

Re: Rubber Valve Stems

I recently bought a '15, that had some USA made Firestone tubes in the back seat. The tubes were converted to original Schrader metal 777's at some point. They sure are nice thick well made tubes. I wish they still made them in the USA like they once did.
by original smith
18 Aug 2019, 14:22
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rebuilding the Model T Ford Muffler
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: Rebuilding the Model T Ford Muffler

Sorry Royce! Ford didn't cotter pin his muffler nuts, and neither will I!
by original smith
18 Aug 2019, 14:20
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Phil Mino
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Phil Mino

Phil Mino passed away Friday at 10:30 pm. Many of us old timers will recall him for his knowledge and dedication to the hobby and detail.
I will miss him.
by original smith
16 Aug 2019, 10:57
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rebuilding the Model T Ford Muffler
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: Rebuilding the Model T Ford Muffler

I recently noticed my late style muffler rattling , so I rolled under the car when I got home to discover the outer shell dropped down on a tour on the back side. I pushed it back up into place, and smacked the rear end a couple of times with a rawhide mallet, and tightened the nut, and I guess it w...
by original smith
10 Aug 2019, 11:23
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Muffler Bolts
Replies: 0
Views: 724

Muffler Bolts

I enjoyed the muffler article. I think it would be helpful to indicate where the muffler bolts can be obtained from. As I recall, the length is 13 5/16" long, and is a 5/16 NF thread. I can't see any advantage of cotter pinning the ends of the bolts at all, as the nut's soon rust on.
by original smith
29 Jul 2019, 08:41
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear Axle Failure with Floating Hubs
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Rear Axle Failure with Floating Hubs

This is only a guess, but I think possibly the reason the axle shaft broke is because of the safety hub! That style of hub is too rigid. If you look at a Ford axle bearing, they allow for flexing. The safety hub probably doesn't do that.
by original smith
28 Jul 2019, 17:02
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rubber Valve Stems
Replies: 1
Views: 885

Rubber Valve Stems

I was cleaning out the back seat in my '13 touring, and found a NOS Made in USA 30x3 Firestone tube that was probably made in the 1960's when Firestone was still making tires for antique cars in the USA. The rubber stem says Schrader 35 on it, and slides easily through the felloe in a round felloe w...