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  1. Maybe 1910-1911 Overland? Radiator shell, right hand drive suggests that. I think Overland in 1912 had left hand drive. Frank
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    Right you are!! Frank
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    Layden, That style rear curtain and rear window were used up through 1916. It looks to me that the window is arched on the top and could be straight on the bottom. if so, it might be the original top on anything from a 1913 to a 1916 Ford touring. Frank
  4. I, like Bob, stopped getting Hemmings in the mid 80's. The price of the subscription kept going up and up, too many late model cars. It would make my blood boil to pay the high rates and then go to a flea market and see a diesel conversion bus and collector cars with their name plastered all over it. It was like they were throwing their success right in your face. After my run in with the editor about a trade where he reneged, but kept the stuff I gave him, that was it for me... Frank
  5. I'd say 1909 Maxwell. Frank
  6. REO 1912-1915 perhaps? Frank
  7. Just a guess... 1924 Special Six. Is that the car you've been asking about? Looks too small to be the Bix Six. Tires are too narrow. My tires were 7.00 x 20 with disk wheels. Big Six had 6 bolt hubs and the Special Six had 5 bolt hubs. Beautiful Car!!!
  8. I had a 27 (second series) President that had a Remy ignition and there was not a spark lever on the dash. There wasn't even a hole in the dash to accept the lever. Funny thing though, the distributor still had the external lever to accept the external spark rod, so the change appeared to be only in the dash area. Frank
  9. The Touring should have a higher top speed than the sedan had. I think my ring/pinion was around 4.25 to 1 ratio, while I think the touring is around 3.8 to 1. I can't remember the exact numbers. If it is the 7 passenger version, it's very impressive with the jump seats and 5 bow one man top.... Frank
  10. According to the Car Spotter's Guide, it has a 353.6 ci engine, 126" wheel base, 33 x 4 1/2 tires, Wagner or Remy ignition. I had a 27 Big Six and found it to be a big, impressive car with more than enough power (65 HP) to move down the road at 50 MPH. It was a 50 MPH car with 20 MPH brakes. Mine was a 7 passenger custom sedan and was the first President model. What body style are you considering? Frank
  11. The 26 and 27 Fords had the same engine as the rest of the Model T's. Ford added a starter and a generator in 1920 but they are mostly the same. It featured a 22 HP flathead 4 cylinder water cooled engine with an integral planetary transmission. Frank
  12. Bob, I checked with my brother-in-law, who ran his own auto parts business from about the mid fifties through the late 90's and he remembers Bendix vacuum cylinder oil as being a viscous white grease similar in consistency to Vaseline. It had very good high temp characteristics and would cling to the lubricated parts well. I wonder if high temp lithium grease would be a good substitute. Frank
  13. Looks like a 26 or 27 Ford Model T. Frank
  14. Depot Hacks and Hucksters are allowed (in my opinion) via section 5B of the Exterior judging guidelines. "Precise identical duplication of a complete body or any part of the vehicle’s original body, as fitted to the chassis of the original vehicle when purchased new by the original owner is acceptable, provided such duplication is reasonably required by the absence, destruction, or deterioration beyond repair. This would also include the duplication of a “First” body, supplied by a recognized outside source to a vehicle that was originally offered as “Chassis only”. Such an example would be the Commercial and Station Wagon bodies mounted on the Ford Model T Chassis." Frank
  15. I would give serious consideration to replacing all of the valves while you are at it. Check with Egge Machine in California. Google Egge. I most likely was the older two piece valves that were prone to failure. The head was a separate piece from the stem and was welded in place. Most likely was sent out the manifold and was spit out the tail pipe, or it may still be in the muffler. On my big six, I went .020 over with no trouble. I would also make all of the cylinder bores the same dimension, since it will be unlikely to find someone who will sell one piston. Frank
  16. I hit the wrong key.... I started to say that I have later parts on my Ford, but this is an AACA show that demands the highest standards. Why do we settle for less? Frank
  17. I think I may have been misinterpreted. I thought the car was restored very well. It is far better than my 1912 Ford touring and anyone would be hard pressed to find any cosmetic flaws. The point of my discussion was authenticity, remember, this is being shown in the premier AACA show and was billed as a 1914 Model T Ford. I know there are many, many Model T's that have later parts on them, mine included. But it should have been judged as a 1914 Ford as it could have left the factory. Do we forgive modifications in AACA shows for Fords, since "People modify them to make them run better, climb hills better, easier/safer to start, be a color they like better than BLACK!" I also have some parts on my Ford that are later,
  18. Not only did it have incorrect suspension, body, and engine, it had step plates, motometer, wings, incorrect color, and non-factory accessories. With all of the comments from the career judges on the 'Etiquette' thread, I wonder why none have given their two cents on this one.... Frank PS, I'm not a judge, but I know Model T Fords, and I could count at least 200 points in deductions for incorrect stuff on this car. "As it left the factory??? Yeah, Really.
  19. Just thought I would post a photo of the car on the show field.
  20. Bob, this was the one I talked about when we met in Hershey. He had a spot in the flea market just behind me and I saw him pull it out of the trailer around 7:00 AM. I went to look at it, since it was similar to mine. It was VERY nice, but a Rootlieb speedster none the less. It was done up as a Fire Chief's car with repro brass and a completely repro body from Rootlieb. It ahd step plates, brass moto meter with wings and fire accessories such as siren and axes (NONE of which came from the Ford factory). When I leaned close to the car to hear a particular noise, He yelled, "DON'T TOUCH THE CAR, I'M PUTTING IT IN THE SHOW!!!" Now don't get me wrong, I have a similar speedster and it's not nearly as nice as his. But why did they let it on the show field????? Frank
  21. Bob, I must have missed something last year. I don't remember you mentioning any mishap or misfortune on the road when I saw you at your spot last year. Would the others who know more about the incident care to share with the rest of us??? Not that I would ever use this info to my advantage........ Frank
  22. I had a similar problem with a Big Six Studebaker I once owned. I set the timing over and over and swore up and down that the timing was right on... The beast would overheat within 1/4 mile. I then advanced the timing little by little until the engine would kick back at start. Then I backed off little by little until it would start easy without spark knock. The car never overheated again. Not very scientific, but it did the job... Frank
  23. While I have not tried using 12V solenoids with 6V batteries, I don't think it will work. There won't be enough voltage to activate the coil in the solenoid. I don't know what your high heat resistant wire is, but the correct wire should be available at stores in your area. I guess I don't understand why you can't use the correct parts. Frank
  24. If the cables are as nasty as you say, that is most likely the problem. If you go to a good auto parts store (not the chains) and ask, you most likely will find the part you need. They may have to order it, but stuff for the 50's cars is still available. Try NAPA. Here in my area we have CarQuest groups and they have always been able to get the older stuff for me. Some after market regulators will run either + or - ground, but some will not. Try to use the correct replacement parts and you will avoid most of the problems your are having. Frank
  25. Call Eric Maxwell at Universal Tire in Lancaster. He know his stuff and will steer youin the right direction. I have driven on the Lester tread and I really like the soft ride and I like the looks of the wide white wall. It's also very quite. Frank
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