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Old 01-06-2019, 09:37 PM   #1
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I have just started a 1911 project. I purchased and unfinished project and have been sorting thru parts for the last few days. The engine, trans, rear axle, front axle have all been rebuilt. It has been painted Maroon, should be blue, and the upholstery has been done. I am missing a few parts and have posted a WTB ad. I am looking forward to this learning experience. I'm having trouble posting pictures, I will keep trying. Art

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Hi Art,

I assume you finished your '31 Victoria project? That 1911 touring car will be a real gem when your done!

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A real find there , wish ya lived on my street , i would be there everyday, just for a ride.......i have built four t,s , finally just sold my last one but still love them....
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I assume you finished your '31 Victoria project? That 1911 touring car will be a real gem when your done!

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Hey Seth, The Victoria is about Finished. I've wanted a brass T for a long time and could not pass this one up. Thanks for your help on the Victoria. Art
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A real find there , wish ya lived on my street , i would be there everyday, just for a ride.......i have built four t,s , finally just sold my last one but still love them....
Bubba, I am still trying to figure this contraption out, especially the spark parts.
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Hey Art,
Great project. 1911 is one of my favorite years. Old enough to have that great early T look and new enough that most of the weak links have been worked out. One of the weak links is the rend end housing. If it’s the original one, don’t jack it up fron the center of the housing. Instead jack it up on the outer end of the housing near the wheel. The early riveted rear ends can loosen up when lifted at the middle.
Keep us posted and don’t worry about the color.

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Hi Art

That looks kinda familiar .....


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Hi Art

That looks kinda familiar .....


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Hey Seth, The Victoria is about Finished. I've wanted a brass T for a long time and could not pass this one up. Thanks for your help on the Victoria. Art
I'm looking forward to seeing this T as it goes back together. I've also wanted a T in a touring car or an open pickup.
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F J, What a day that was!
Yeah ....

I get talking & drive off and leave the money behind .....


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I get talking & drive off and leave the money behind .....


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Looks like a great project. 81,000 serial number actually makes it in the first month of 1912 production. Very interesting cars made in October of 1911. Many features unique to the fall of 1911 when the new models were introduced for '12 model year.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:29 PM   #13
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The previous owner said the engine was rebuilt. Today I removed the head which was hand tight for shipping. This gets bettet every day. Art
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Either treat your self to a high compression head or take .125 off of your existing head.
It really wakes them up.
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The previous owner said the engine was rebuilt. Today I removed the head which was hand tight for shipping. This gets bettet every day. Art
Standard bore too! Impressive.

I'd like to take a ride in this fine Ford.
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Standard bore too! Impressive.

I'd like to take a ride in this fine Ford.
Seth, I will make sure that happens. Art
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Today I removed the body from the frame and started dry fitting some pieces. I have installed the rear brakes and rebuilt the brake lever pawl by welding and shaping the tip that was worn down. I have also put new transmission band linings on. Art
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In your photo I can see an aluminum crank handle. S/N 81,000 was built about 3 months before the aluminum handle was available. The car should have the earlier hard rubber handle instead, with a black painted crank.




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Today I removed the body from the frame and started dry fitting some pieces. I have installed the rear brakes and rebuilt the brake lever pawl by welding and shaping the tip that was worn down. I have also put new transmission band linings on. Art
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In your photo I can see an aluminum crank handle. S/N 81,000 was built about 3 months before the aluminum handle was available. The car should have the earlier hard rubber handle instead, with a black painted crank.
Thanks Royce, I appreciate any input. What hubcaps would be correct for this October 1911 built car? Art
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The hubcaps would look like this, with the background black around the Ford script. This is very similar to the reproduction Canadian hubcaps offered by some of the part vendors. This style of hubcap was only used for about a year before the Made In USA was added at the beginning of 1913 model year.





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Thanks Royce, I appreciate any input. What hubcaps would be correct for this October 1911 built car? Art
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