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15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by Jonah D'Avella » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:00 pm

I am 15 and I have a 26 touring. I have had it running for weeks but just got the wheels on and linkages connected. I took it for a 3/4 mile test drive and it drove great!!!! Hasn't driven for 40 years!!!

https://youtu.be/3cuF_WiVv_E
F: first F: find
O: on O: oil
R: race R: revive
D: day D: drive

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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by ivaldes1 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:07 pm

Great work! That was fast, congratulations.

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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by CudaMan » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:10 pm

Excellent! Looks like the whole family is excited. :)
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Post by Mopar_man » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:11 pm

This gives me hope for my 26 Touring. Looking great!!!!


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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by Jonah D'Avella » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:13 pm

Does your touring run?
F: first F: find
O: on O: oil
R: race R: revive
D: day D: drive


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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by Stephen_heatherly » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:15 pm

That's awesome! Getting your car running is really something to be proud of. Congratulations :D

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Post by Oldav8tor » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:41 pm

I hope you realize how incredible it is to be 15 and have resurrected a nearly century old car. I see great things in your future....congrats!
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Post by Henry K. Lee » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:42 pm

EXCELLENT!!!!!


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Post by OilyBill » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:37 pm

And it sounds very nice, too! Congratulations!

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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by GEmering » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:47 pm

Wonderful!
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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by Duey_C » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:04 am

Yeehaw Jonah!
Man oh man, that first drive!
:)
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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by Norman Kling » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:52 am

I hope you greased and adjusted the front wheel bearings. You very likely did so, but if not, be sure to check them out and grease them before you drive it again. Also be sure to oil the oilers. The T is not like a modern car with sealed bushings which don't get greased. The oil in the T tends to drip out, and water gets in when you go through puddles, so it needs to be oiled often. Every few days if it is a daily driver and before each time you drive it if only occasionally. Also with the splash oil system in the engine, you should let it run a little while before you start driving it, so the oil has a chance to get into the inner parts of the engine.
You sound as though you have great mechanical abilities, and have been very eager to accept advice.
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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by Jonah D'Avella » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:04 pm

Thank you, I am already starting the process of greasing the bearings. Will axle grece work fine?
F: first F: find
O: on O: oil
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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by Jeepbone1 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:19 pm

Just go get a bucket of the red stuff from the parts store. I think it’s labeled as wheel bearing grease. Good stuff to have on hand.

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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by DHort » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:27 pm

I just go to the local Farm store to buy grease. I dont like the red because you can see it. The clear that looks like vaseline is what I use. I also use 10W30 oil that I purchase at same store. I also use Prestone antifreeze as I can buy it anywhere. Some generic antifreeze is not compatible with other antifreeze. I use the above oil for my springs and tie rods. Some use chain oil because it is thicker - your choice. Then I put Startron in my tank for the winter, and drain the carb. Nuf said.


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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by Jonah D'Avella » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:48 pm

What kind of oil do I use on all of tha joints?
F: first F: find
O: on O: oil
R: race R: revive
D: day D: drive


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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by Allan » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:16 pm

Jonah, I use chainsaw bar oil. It's very sticky and stays around longer than usual straight 30wt, which is a good thing in worn bushings. Lighter oil in the timer and fan. Others may dis agree.
Well done. That first start always brings a smile to my Son's face, and the first ever drive had him grinning like a Cheshire cat!

Allan from down under.


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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by 2nighthawks » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:29 pm

Just personal opinion here, but I buy grease cartridges for my grease guns at a marine store. It's especially made for boat trailer wheel bearings, and I just figure that if it's good for boat trailer wheel bearings that are submersed regularly in water during launching (especially salt water) I would think it should also be about the best you can do for Model T unsealed bearings and chassis lube points that are also subject to water as they are unsealed. FWIW,.....harold


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Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Post by Original Smith » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:02 pm

Well done young man! Don't stop learning, and don't believe everything you read on this forum! Understand the information in the Ford Service book, and you are on your way. I realize there is little information as far as pictures go in there, but there is plenty elsewhere!

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