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by Auto Inn
Yesterday, 12:49
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Runabout Windshield Glass Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: 1915 Runabout Windshield Glass Replacement

Patience and perseverance. The upper frame is pretty easy. The lower part is also easy if separate from the car. Bolted to the car makes the lower part hard to pull apart from the glass / channel. Squirt some WD40 or other spray lube around the area of the channel and glass. Generally the channel co...
by Auto Inn
22 Jan 2020, 14:44
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coupelet at Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Coupelet at Christmas

Today I had some extra time and did some internet searching for similar bodies in other car makes. The closest thing I found were 1915 and 1916 Maxwell and Chalmers. In the Maxwell the body style was called "Cabriolet" while Chalmers offered a similar body called the "Coupelet" on its Light Six chas...
by Auto Inn
21 Jan 2020, 10:45
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coupelet at Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Coupelet at Christmas

I totally agree with that. Too many bad "facts" have been written in the past that are now seen as regrettable.
by Auto Inn
20 Jan 2020, 14:41
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coupelet at Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Coupelet at Christmas

Russ I just read your article in the most recent MTFCI magazine and it left me with a couple questions. 1. Which body makers supplied the coupelet bodies to Ford? 2. Were there versions of the coupelet sold by other car manufacturers in a similar style? If yes, were those bodies coming from the same...
by Auto Inn
19 Jan 2020, 13:47
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Runabout Windshield Glass Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: 1915 Runabout Windshield Glass Replacement

If you have the old glass you can bring it to the glass company as a pattern. While the brass channel is out is a great time to polish it. The new glass is 1/4" thick, same as the old glass. You need to lube up the brass channel with some Vaseline before installing it. Clean up afterwards with isopr...
by Auto Inn
15 Jan 2020, 16:34
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Tech article - Installing Rocky Mountain Brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Tech article - Installing Rocky Mountain Brakes

Yes that is the easiest solution. It probably all works fine if the Model T hubs and axles are in like - new condition.
by Auto Inn
12 Jan 2020, 09:32
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help identify these dash brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Help identify these dash brackets

That's a size that could have been used on a Model T. Rands sold windshields in different heights and styles. Filler boards were available in various sizes with brackets to match. What is reproduced today is only one size of the many that were originally offered. Remember, Ford didn't sell Model T's...
by Auto Inn
12 Jan 2020, 09:28
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The 1919 - 1922 Model T Ford
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: The 1919 - 1922 Model T Ford

Ford sold replacement steel firewalls in the late 1920's that fit the earlier wooden - firewalled Fords. It was easier and cheaper than continuing to make wood firewalls.
by Auto Inn
11 Jan 2020, 16:47
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help identify these dash brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Help identify these dash brackets

Look like Rands windshield brackets. If you have dimensions I could compare them to known Model T brackets that I have. They would have been brass plated originally. Far superior to the solid brass reproductions that have been made for the past 50 - 60 years.
by Auto Inn
03 Jan 2020, 17:24
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The 1919 - 1922 Model T Ford
Replies: 3
Views: 157

The 1919 - 1922 Model T Ford

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