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FJ - Who is your Model T Mentor ?

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:01 pm
by FreighTer Jim
Who do you look to for guidance - advice - inspiration ?


FJ

Re: FJ - Who is your Model T Mentor ?

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:53 pm
by John.Zibell
A long time model T owner in my area Bill Robinson. He was very helpful in helping bring my 1926 Tudor back to life. I'm lucky to call him a friend.

Re: FJ - Who is your Model T Mentor ?

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:08 pm
by Ruxstel24
I have a couple friends in the area. My father taught me most of what I know about a T. But sadly I only have my memory for that.
This place is the "go to" for advice and knowledge.

I don't think this is OT... :D

Re: FJ - Who is your Model T Mentor ?

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:56 pm
by Burger in Spokane
The crew that meets every Tuesday night at the Antique Auto Ranch. Anything there is to
know about Model T's, and other Model T era cars is there for the asking. I am one lucky SOB
to live in the same town.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:06 am
by FreighTer Jim
I am Lucky to know this guy.

Every time I see him - I learn something new.

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FJ

Re: FJ - Who is your Model T Mentor ?

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:15 am
by Rich Eagle
Too many to count. As teenagers a few of us that had old cars were fortunate to have several older guys who would give you the shirt off their backs to help you. One day mom said "What are you going to do with all these old flannel shirts?"
Seriously, I have grown up with dozens of the most knowledgeable and generous folks through the old car hobby. So many of them are no longer with us but I find that same wonderful nature in most of the forum members.
I wish I could pay back for all this good will. We don't have many crazy teen-age kids around here these days.
If I started naming these old guys it would take the rest of the year and I surely would leave some out.
Thanks to all who help.
Rich

P.S. Burger, Say Hi to those Antique Auto Ranch guys for me. They have been good to me too.

Re: FJ - Who is your Model T Mentor ?

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:41 am
by d stroud
My Model T mentor was Billy Brandon, my best friend for 53 years. We grew up together from the mid 50's till 2008 when he passed away, we were friends for 53 years, I knew him longer than I knew my parents. He was just a couple of years older than me, but was way smarter. We grew up listening to the "older" guys tell stories about T's and got hooked on them in our early teens and bought every book and magazine that we could find that had anything to do with T's, Hemmings Motor News and Floyd Clymer's books were at the top of the list. He was my go to guy for just about anything mechanical, he just had that knack. I miss him every day. Dave

Re: FJ - Who is your Model T Mentor ?

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:03 pm
by Duey_C
Strangely, you guys and myself.
No-one in my immediate family was T savvy/interested, 'cept my dad who very quietly supported my addiction to the T and all old machines. (My inlaws also did me service being interested.)
And dad was a boisterous, fun loving gentleman, full of PXXX and vinegar with a smile and a positive comment!
He was a carpenter, my brother is also. I'm the "old iron wrench".
:)

Re: FJ - Who is your Model T Mentor ?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:05 pm
by 23ford
My 90 year old father and a long gone friend Lynn Davis......wish Lynn was still here so I could learn more.