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Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.

Post by ivaldes1 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:35 pm

It has been nearly 3 years since Shirley my 1922ish Touring was made road worthy again. If you are looking for a summary of what it takes to get a worn out Model T back to being roadworthy, here is a summary of what you might encounter: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1492050012

It was a lot of fun and still is. -- IV

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Re: Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.

Post by RustyFords » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:14 pm

You've come a long way Ignacio.

I spent a lot of time reading your postings as I was getting my old girl running.
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Re: Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.

Post by Banjoe » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:00 am

Thanks for sharing your amazing story, Ignacio. Not always a lot of fun and games along the way, but you fought on to a successful accomplishment.

Your detailed trail is very valuable stuff for those of us still on page 1 of our restorations.

You do have me wondering what you have lined up for your next challenge?
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Re: Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.

Post by Scott_Conger » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:59 am

Ignacio

this is a creative and fun way to follow you along in an afternoon rather than spread over 3 years. Congratulations to you and very clever to post this.
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Re: Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.

Post by ivaldes1 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:00 am

Thanks Scott. That whole experience was amazing. I had total strangers show up at my garage door with unparalleled generosity, bearing parts and good will. I would get stuck and would receive private email from across the USA saying: you need this part and I am sending it to you in the mail. I would be exhausted and unsure of where to go next, take pictures, state the problem, post them at 11:30 pm and receive replies by 12 midnight (For I have received midnight revelations from Steve Jelf.) The victory lap came late, late night with "Father" John Tannehill and I performing the final drive train surgery and taking it for its first post-rebuild drive. Many of these and more are now great friends. When I drove my kids to school in it, it was like a time machine had arrived in their midst. Even now most Sundays it still draws a multitude of smiles at church. It was an adventure of a lifetime and I'll never be the same again.

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Re: Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.

Post by Duey_C » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:01 pm

What got me Ignacio is the time it's been since. It's flown. Here too, in my own OT madness. :)
Thanks for putting this together as it'll likely help someone down the road.
Since I lost my mind mind, I feel more liberated

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