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T owned for 70 Years story

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Re: T owned for 70 Years story

Post by 70shovelhead » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:42 am

Very nice story. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: T owned for 70 Years story

Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:46 am

It gives us hope doesn't it?
What a great clip.
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Re: T owned for 70 Years story

Post by Tiger Tim » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:41 pm

Rich Eagle wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:46 am
It gives us hope doesn't it?
It did, until I realized I have to love to at least a hundred to achieve the same.

Still, good on him for loving his truck and driving it lots.

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Re: T owned for 70 Years story

Post by Hap_Tucker » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:58 pm

Dane,

Good to see you posting. Thanks for the interesting story with the link to the video.

I always have a special place in my heart/garage for cut off pickups. And from the video it appears that is likely the case of the 1927 pickup in the video – which is shown below:
1927 cut off - 2 -  in Canada - US or CA don't know.JPG

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Re: T owned for 70 Years story

Post by Hap_Tucker » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:58 pm

1927 cut off - 3 -  in Canada - US or CA don't know.JPG

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Re: T owned for 70 Years story

Post by Hap_Tucker » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:02 pm

I tried to confirm where his 1927 cut off pickup and 1927 coupe were manufactured. “IF” the steering wheel on the 1927 cut off pickup is original to the vehicle – then it would have been manufactured in Canada. Rationale: It still has the forged steel steering wheel spider which was replaced with the pressed steel in USA production with the 1920ish models (ref Page 234 & 236 McCalley “Model T Ford”). While the forged steel spider continued (modified to take the larger diameter rims) through 1927 in Canadian production (ref MTFCI Judging Guidelines 7th Edition item # 351 page 11 of the 1927 year – under the Canadian Supplement). For the 1927 coupe – I could not really tell from the video what type of steering wheel spider it has. I would guess forged steel – but I cannot see it well enough to know for sure. The center section if it was visible would make it easy to see if it has the rivets used with the pressed steel spider or not. But the driver’s arm covered that area up during the coupe parts. Below is the photo of the steering wheel and horn button from the 1927 cut off pickup:
1927 cut off - in Canada - US or CA don't know.JPG
Note the Canadian cars from 1920 had the horn button mounted on top of the steering wheel. But they used one that looks very similar to the 1915-1917 USA horn button that was mounted on top of the steering column. In the photo of the pickup truck – you can clearly see the hex shaped nut and upside down APCO lettering on the horn button. So “IF” the steering wheel was original to the car I would think it would have come with the Canadian style horn button rather than the APCO. I suspect the APCO horn button replaced the original horn button “IF” the car is a Canadian manufacture.

Again Dane, thank you for posting the link to the story & video.

For Tim – loving your T until you are a 100 sounds like a good goal. For some of us like me – I will need to eat a little better and exercise a little more…..but it is still a good goal.

Respectfully submitted,

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Re: T owned for 70 Years story

Post by RustyFords » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:15 am

That is a great video.

If I live long enough, I'll have the same relationship with the 54 Ford tudor that I bought when I was 16 in 1985.
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