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by FullerMetz
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Queen automobiles!
Replies: 0
Views: 3038

Queen automobiles!

Just a heads-up for those who may be interested. On the Model T Ford Club of America forum is a very good "off topic thread about Queen automobiles. There are several nice photos, both original era and current. I'll try to post the direct link; http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/340757.html...
by FullerMetz
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: identify early rear wheels,
Replies: 1
Views: 2799

Is the 23 inch point at the top or bottom of the clincher? Top of both clinchers would be a little less than 23 inches for a 28X3. 23 inches at the bottom of both clinchers could be a 30X3 1/2. A hub held by a pin onto a straight, keyed axle could be a 1909 T rear wheel. Red was an original color in...
by FullerMetz
Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: runabout id plz help
Replies: 5
Views: 4395

My Nov/Dec Gazette just arrived. In the classified, under Parts For Sale, is listed a 1912/'13 Michigan rolling chassis. Most of the chassis, some fenders, part of the body. I do not know the condition and cannot vouch for the accuracy of the ad. I have not looked up the area code to know where it i...
by FullerMetz
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: I need help identifying this vehicle please.
Replies: 7
Views: 7128

I would check that engine out closely through the HCFI or any other good research library. I have been a member of HCFI for several years (I have lots of pins!) and try to promote them when I can. Whether the engine is proper for it or not is the key to its value. I doubt that it was a truck origina...
by FullerMetz
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: I need help identifying this vehicle please.
Replies: 7
Views: 7128

Brent? Is that you from the MTFCA forum? A few things I can tell you about that car. It was "restored" at one time. I cannot help but wonder why it has been left out to rot this way. Several things tell me it was "restored". The tires. They are the common tread used in the 1960s and '70s for antique...
by FullerMetz
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: runabout id plz help
Replies: 5
Views: 4395

I really don't want to come out sounding harsh, but it totally depends upon what you want. IF what you want is a historic vehicle. Would like to participate in major tour activities with other historic vehicles, and so forth. That is a worthless pile of junk you should be paid to haul off. If what y...
by FullerMetz
Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1912 REO fuel problem
Replies: 9
Views: 6216

Neil,
Thanks! That sounds like a good plan.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
by FullerMetz
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1912 REO fuel problem
Replies: 9
Views: 6216

Thank you, Neil, I am strongly thinking that I will install an exhaust pressure system. How did you connect the small tubing into the head pipe? And how far back of the manifold or forward of the muffler did you connect it? Among my way too many projects, I hope to find some time this winter. It wou...
by FullerMetz
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1912 REO fuel problem
Replies: 9
Views: 6216

Neil, It is interesting that you would bring up pressurizing the fuel tank from the exhaust system. That subject has been discussed a few times on the MTFCA forum. I have considered trying it, as have a few others. I don't know if anyone has done it or not. My 1924 T coupe was set up perfectly for t...
by FullerMetz
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1913 Overland Model 69 Leather Clutch Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 2889

BRASS RIVETS! Never use steel rivets on clutches or brakes. They will rust, and drop iron oxide to become embedded into the lining. Some sandpapers are made of iron oxide. It will grind a path into a possibly irreplaceable drum or flywheel. I lost the brakes on a modern car once when a brake drum wa...
by FullerMetz
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1924 Willys-Knight Model 20
Replies: 2
Views: 3601

Califunny has preferred frame numbers over engine numbers long before '55. Back in the '60s, when I was a kid, my father had business in one of the Northern counties of Califunny. I got to know a (then) long retired sheriff's deputy (knowing I liked antique automobiles), he liked to tell me how his ...
by FullerMetz
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: National Race cars
Replies: 0
Views: 2741

National Race cars

For anyone interested. The Model T Ford Club of America forum, has a discussion at the moment started by an interesting photo of a National race car and a telephone? The general location is www.mtfca.com, follow links to the forum. Or, try this; http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/314333.htm...
by FullerMetz
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Attn: PA Residents
Replies: 6
Views: 6905

Phil, Congratulations to the state of Independence Hall, the birthplace of the land of liberty, upon joining the rest of the country, 30 years after the "foot dragging" people's state of California. Seriously, it is about time. So many states have YOM plates, and I haven't heard of any serious probl...
by FullerMetz
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Dimension and thickness of early angle iron frames
Replies: 7
Views: 8210

So I just went down and measured the various parts of the frame and supports on the early gasoline carriage I am working on. Unfortunately, I can't tell you what it is, because I don't know yet. Research is continuing. The two side rails are 2 inch by 2 inch. The front and rear cross pieces are 1 3/...
by FullerMetz
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1912 REO fuel problem
Replies: 9
Views: 6216

Model T Fords and many dozens of other Horseless Carriage era vehicles relied on gravity feed from the tank to the carburetor. Under the best conditions, fuel flow was somewhat restricted and flowed slowly. When you go uphill, the fuel tank gets lower in relation to the carburetor which results in e...
by FullerMetz
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1901 Ford Runabout
Replies: 2
Views: 4985

Desires?

I would just want to make sure that you know what you will have if you build such a car. It is true that many Horseless Carriage Club members do also have replicas of specific historic vehicles. They are often displayed to show the public something that they cannot otherwise see unless they go to th...
by FullerMetz
Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: I found an old top in a barn.
Replies: 7
Views: 8619

Very nice top! It could be off of a horse drawn buggy or an early automobile. Both used that style of top. Automobiles only used that style from late 1890s up until about 1905. It would be for a runabout or two passenger roadster. Horse drawn carriages used them both earlier and somewhat later. Plea...
by FullerMetz
Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Why in the early long distance races were tops neglected?
Replies: 7
Views: 7975

You must remember to consider things in the context of their history. At that time, people were used to mud, rain and low speeds. They simply did not expect to be as comfortable as we do today. They wore a hat, and that was all they needed to keep the rain off their face. Being soaked through was a ...
by FullerMetz
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1909 Black motor buggy
Replies: 2
Views: 4739

There are not very many Black automobiles around. But you can probably get a lot of good advice from Sears owners and other high wheel autos. One caution, I don't know about Black, but many such automobile engines use a sealed crankcase against the piston stroke to pump oil. Be careful to make sure ...
by FullerMetz
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Lexington Automobiles
Replies: 6
Views: 5572

I am impressed. Usually when someone asks about an obscure make that way, they have no real connection to antique autos. There are so many marques that deserve to be remembered better than they are. Definitely, Lexington is one of those. You might want to try asking about it on the Model T Ford Club...