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  1. Think it might be a Maxwell, Buick or Chevrolet 490. Somewhere is the 'teens? Appreciate any help
  2. Anyone venture an identification of this touring car top irons, bow and covering? What make car would this fit? The metal bows are oval shaped. About the best detail is the unusual rear curtain window lights with the 4- square pattern. Appreciate any help!
  3. Lang's sells reproductions of the '13 and '14 turtle deck latches, nice but cost some $$ www.modeltford.com
  4. A local lamp repair shop should fix you up just fine. The insides are pretty simple , a re-wind wheel and old time cord. Locksmith or watch re-pairer could do the mechanics if needed. Depends on how rough your Reel Lite is and if parts or missing or busted. The switch is cardboard pinned contact, that may be the hardest thing to fix factory like. Depends to on expectations, a replacement style switch could be substituted. Perhaps finding a better one at swaps or eBay may help.
  5. Need one top iron bow clamp, #462 as per the photo. Overall Length is 9" This clamp has #462 cast in the edge. Need one to make a pair. Will buy outright, or trade a similar bow clamp, but is #463, just a bit different. Or if you have a #463, would buy that too! Dan Treace North FL. Email: tmodelman@comcast.net
  6. The 1913-1914 horn is brass painted black, usual mfg are Rubes and Nonperiel.. This horn has an 'round' bracket that fits to the firewall side engine compartment. The tube is routed thru the firewall and the bulb is mounted on the drivers side body panel inside the compartment. The picture of the installed horn is a 1915, mounted correct for a 1915... that horn differs in that the mounting bracket is not round, but oval-like, the oval-like bracket is correct for 1915 but not 1914.
  7. A good rebuild will bring back your horses and the T will benefit. Best to keep the engine stock, the magneto with that heavy flywheel is good for maintaining torque and easy starting. Plus the low tension magneto with trembler coils is the mark of the Model T, the sound and sole of the clicking coil points. Renew the mag ring, recharge the magnets, and rebuild the coil box, wiring, and have the coils tuned and tested with a hand crank coil tester or modern StrobeoSpark test machine. Well balanced internals will help pull a few more rpms without excess shake and vibration loss. Alum pistons a must over the cast iron. A new cam and timing gear is the best, the Bill Stipe 250 grind gives nice low end power for hill climb. A rebuilt NH carb, and clean tank and fuel lines, then check the radiator and replace it if it is not working as a good water to air heat exchanger can. With a complete overhaul of the engine, ignition, and cooling, your T will be fun to drive. Then review the running gear, drive shaft and rear axle for bearings and parking brakes to be sure you have lowered friction there. have fun!
  8. That Italian ZUST racer was in the New York to Paris Race, yes, .."the great race", Here is another pic of the car....at a rest garage stop in Iowa while crossing the USA.. The ZUST left New York Feb 12, 1908 in the race to Paris. The others were the De Dion, Motobloc, Protos, Sizaire-Naudin and the famous winner of the race......the Thomas Flyer. That ZUST had chain drive, 30-40hp 4cyl and has a gas tank capacity of 110gal. The drivers were H. Haaga (age 22), AA. Scarfogilo (age 21) and E. Sirtori (age 26)
  9. Attached are photos of a 1935 Auburn 653 sedan stolen from a residence at Georgia Road and Messer Airport Highway in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday , September 4, 2010. Birmingham Police Department case number: 100917765, reporting officer: J. Williams, (205) 328-9311 The serial number of the car is: 5359A, engine number WF7648 If located, or if you have any information, please contact Birmingham Police Department Detective Cobb (205) 254 1782, Vic Zannis (205) 936-7825, and Joes Auto Parts, (205) 595-1217 Please distribute this information to any one who might see the car. Thank You
  10. Attached are photos of a 1935 Auburn 653 sedan stolen from a residence at Georgia Road and Messer Airport Highway in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday , September 4, 2010. Birmingham Police Department case number: 100917765, reporting officer: J. Williams, (205) 328-9311 The serial number of the car is: 5359A, engine number WF7648 If located, or if you have any information, please contact Birmingham Police Department Detective Cobb (205) 254 1782, Vic Zannis (205) 936-7825, and Joes Auto Parts, (205) 595-1217 Please distribute this information to any one who might see the car. Thank You
  11. What is the origin of these hubcaps? Can anyone determine which car brand had these caps? Thanks!
  12. The full knurl on the case cover makes this column a 5:1 ratio, so this one is correct for '24-'25 T. The 5:1 ratio came out in late '24 with the intro of the balloon tires, gave better steering advantage over the pervious 4:1 ratio. The earlier caps have only partial knurl on the cover.
  13. Front wheel shimmy is caused by loose components in the front end. To address this, jack up the front end with both wheels off the ground and inspect looseness. Grasp each wheel individually and shake it while looking at bearing looseness and king pin movement , many times the king pin is worn and that is a main source of shimmy. Sometimes the front wheel bearings need to be tightened up. The wishbone must be snug at the ball joint under the crankcase, and check the special cone shaped nuts under the axle to wishbone at the perch, these can be loose or the wishbone socket joint at the perch can be worn egg shape. If the wishbone ball is egg shape and wiggles in the crankcase socket, then that can be a cause of shimmy. Then check the pitman arms and steering link ends, the caps there must be snug. You can file down the caps to make the joint tighter. And check the spring perch shackles, these must be free for up and down action. Lastly check the front spring mount at the front of the engine, that clamp must be tight so that the front spring can't wiggle in the crossmember. All can cause the shimmy and quite often its a combination of two or more.<!--/text-->
  14. Here is an on-line article on this 4 wheel attachment: 1921 Livingwood Ford Model-T 4x4 - Four Wheeler Plus pics of one on the MTFCA forum posting: Model T Ford Forum: Model T Four Wheel Drive
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