Bill Erskine

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  1. I did make the body as well as the frame and most of the other parts. I just started making the fenders. I will be making the gas and water tank soon. I obtained some of the castings for the rear axle. This projects keep getting more complete. Bill Erskine
  2. Copper and Brass Fire Truck Chemical Truck tank for sale. No markings on tank. Tank is 14 inches in diameter and has domed ends. Inlet and cap are brass. I did some cleaning and polishing but it needs more. Tank rotates to mix chemicals with pin to hold it upright. It is on a base that is the same width as a Model T chassis. Asking price $2500 or reasonable offer. Will be at Hershey space CF6-7 if not sold before. Bill Erskine 802-878-5303 erskinewl@gmail.com
  3. Members 1 80 posts Report post Posted Monday at 09:20 PM I have a Model F project for sale. As I have been working on my Model F I have made parts for a second project. It is mostly new parts that are exact reproductions of my originals. I have made the frame with most of the brackets. Brackets include: running board, firewall, spring hanger (front and rear), fender, cross members, rear truss rods, etc. It has the steering mechanism including gears, housing, shaft, tube, spark control, firewall flange and steering spider. It has the pedals. There are rear truss rods. There are brake rods. The spark cross rod and rods that goes to the timer are there. There is a body including: base, front seat, rear seat, doors, floors, battery box, dash box and fire wall (including rail). There is a hood including brass beading. There are front and rear springs. There is a front axle which does not have the proper spring mounts. I know where the proper spring mounts can be obtained. There is one front spindle and two front hubs. There are correct size rims. I have castings for the gas and water tanks. I will need to make gas and water tanks for my project so can make a second set. I will also be making fenders for my car so can make a second set for this project. I have some of the castings for the rear axle and know of sources for the rest. There is no engine or transmission. I have leads on an engine and this lead will be given to the purchaser of this project. There are probably a few things that I forgot to mention. Most of the hard work has been done. As I work on mine, I will help the new owner of this project in any way that I can. This is a very doable project that will result in a very rare and desirable early Ford.Asking price is $17,500. Bill Erskine
  4. That is where it was supposed to be posted. I will post it there. Bill Erskine
  5. I have a Model F project for sale. As I have been working on my Model F I have made parts for a second project. It is mostly new parts that are exact reproductions of my originals. I have made the frame with most of the brackets. Brackets include: running board, firewall, spring hanger (front and rear), fender, cross members, rear truss rods, etc. It has the steering mechanism including gears, housing, shaft, tube, spark control, firewall flange and steering spider. It has the pedals. There are rear truss rods. There are brake rods. The spark cross rod and rods that goes to the timer are there. There is a body including: base, front seat, rear seat, doors, floors, battery box, dash box and fire wall (including rail). There is a hood including brass beading. There are front and rear springs. There is a front axle which does not have the proper spring mounts. I know where the proper spring mounts can be obtained. There is one front spindle and two front hubs. There are correct size rims. I have castings for the gas and water tanks. I will need to make gas and water tanks for my project so can make a second set. I will also be making fenders for my car so can make a second set for this project. I have some of the castings for the rear axle and know of sources for the rest. There is no engine or transmission. I have leads on an engine and this lead will be given to the purchaser of this project. There are probably a few things that I forgot to mention. Most of the hard work has been done. As I work on mine, I will help the new owner of this project in any way that I can. This is a very doable project that will result in a very rare and desirable early Ford.Asking price is $17,500. Bill Erskine
  6. For Sale. Kingston 5 Ball Carb. Bore is 1 5/8 inches. Mounting holes are 3 1/8 inches apart. Overall the carb is about 6 1/2 inches high, 6 1/2 inches deep and 4 inches wide. All brass. Can send pictures upon request. Price is $500 plus shipping. email erskine@gmail.com Bill Erskine
  7. John, I finally got over to the barn to look at the springs. I have two extra sets of 1 1/2 inch front IHC springs. They have the tabs. One went through a fire and would need to be reached. They other is a good set. Give me a call at 802-878-5303 and we can discuss. My email is erskinewl@gmail.com Bill Erskine
  8. John, I think the width of the 1910 is smaller than the 1911. Also the 1910 would not have the tabs on the sides of the springs. I may have what you are looking for but would have to check. Bill Erskine
  9. De Soto, The steering that you have is too new. I think it may be from a late 20 International. The one that I need has a round boss that goes through a whole on the left front spring hanger. Anyone else? Thanks, Bill Erskine
  10. I was missing the steering for my 1905 Model F Ford project. Between borrowing and making patterns I was able to get casting for the complete steering. I have machined the parts for both my project and an extra steering mechanism. The extra one is available for sale or trade. It includes: the pitmen arm and gears at the bottom, the shaft, the brass fire wall flange, the brass tube, the spark control mount and lever and the steering wheel spider at the top. I can send pictures upon request. Asking price is $1200. Bill Erskine
  11. Thanks for the pictures. This is not what I am looking for. Anyone else have one? Bill Erskine
  12. Send me a picture and I will let you know if it is what I am looking for. Thanks, Bill Erskine
  13. I need a steering mechanism (column, box, spark and gas controls) for a sloped nose early 20's International Model K truck. email me at erskinewl@gmail.com Thanks, Bill Erskine
  14. I did some looking at the parts books that I have and at my Highwheelers. I can only make an educated guess as to what would be correct for what years and models. There appears to be two basic configurations. The first is the oiler mounted over the rear jug. This appears to be the earliest configuration and all the illustrations in the parts books have the oiler with the side feeds in this configuration. The second is the oiler mounted above the transmission. In all the illustrations in the parts books, this configuration has the oiler with the top feeds. All the illustrations in the parts books of 1909 and earlier show the side oiler mounted above the rear jug. There are illustrations in the parts books of 1910 engines with both configurations of oilers. All the illustration in the parts books for 1911 show the oiler mounted above the transmission with top feeds. 1912 and newer has the internal oil pump so no external oiler on these. I think that the oiler mounted above the rear jug could only be used on an Auto Buggy. For an Auto Wagon, the bed would not allow for this configuration. The parts list has 4 different oilers. PN 1565 E is a Cummins and is listed for 10-11 Auto Buggy and 09-11 Auto Wagon. PN 1540 E is a Lavigne and is listed for 09 Auto Wagon. PN 1314 E is a Cummins and is listed for 09 Auto Buggy. PN 1314 EA is a Lavigne and is listed for 07-09 Auto Buggy. The bracket that mounts the oiler above the transmission (PN 500 E (Cummins)) is listed for 10-11 Auto Buggy and 09-11 Auto wagon. This application matches oiler PN 1565 E. A similar bracket (PN 500EA (Lavigne)) is listed for 09 Auto Wagon. The bracket that mounts the oiler above the rear jug (PN 136 1/2 E) is listed for 08-09 Auto Buggy. So, based on all of this, it appears that the oiler mounted above the rear jug with side feeds is appropriate for 09 and earlier Auto Buggies. The oiler mounted above the transmission with the top feeds is appropriate for 10 - 11 Auto Buggies and 09 - 11 Auto Wagons. Again, this is just an educated guess. Now we come to what I have. My 1909 Auto Buggy is missing the oiler and bracket so I can not tell anything from that. My 1910 Auto Wagon has the top feed oiler mounted above the transmission. My 1911 Auto Wagon has the top feed oiler mounted above the transmission. I hope the above helps. If you find an extra side feed oiler, I would be interested. Bill Erskine
  15. If you look closely at the engines with the different oilers, you will see some differences. The one with the oiler with the side feeds has the oiler mounted to the top of the engine and it has a timer. The one with the top feed oiler has a magnito and the oiler is mounted to the cross braces. I think, but I am not totally sure, that the engine with the side feed oiler is a 1910 and the one with the top feed oiler is a 1911. The 1909 engine was different than either of these. It had bolts that went through the intake and exhaust manifolds where these engines have one bolt with a clamp that goes between the intake and exhaust manifolds. In 1912 they came out with the water cooled engine and that had an internal oil pump so it did not have a mechanical oiler. I am not sure if the 1912 and later air cooled engine went to the internal oil pump or if it still had the mechanical oiler. I have a 1913 air cooled. I now that there is not an external oiler on it, but I am not sure if it is missing or if it has the internal oil pump. I can take a look tonight and let you know. What year is your Highwheeler. What parts do you need? Bill Erskine