Model T Ford (1914) starts for the first time in over 100 years

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Model T Ford (1914) starts for the first time in over 100 years

Post by Quickm007 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:14 pm

Hi,

Here bellow the link to watch the video my son made about my Model T Ford (1914) starts for the first time in over 100 years.

Hope you will enjoy the moment like me. Please feel free to share any comments you may have. I would like to thanks a lot people on this Forum who were really helpfull sharing tips and knowledge about Model T hobby. I learnt a lot last couple years and still enjoyed it.

All the very best,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5db2suAcu-o
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Post by Robert Lawson » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:30 pm

Congratulations! I remember how great it felt after getting mine going after 60 years.


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Post by Cigarboxrob » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:30 pm

....I’m jealous over *both* of those fine machines! Felicitations!!!


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Post by Craig Raynor » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:30 pm

Congratulations that’s a great moment and shared with your son makes its even more special!

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Post by Quickm007 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:46 am

Yes I think I am lucky, I have two boys and one daughter. My last boy accompanies me in the restoration of my two Model T Ford. He is the next generation and he likes the hobby. We need to interest young generation about preserved these beautiful cars and our history.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:18 am

Very nice! It's great that the car starts so easily.
A couple of things I noticed:

1 Don't "spin" the crank when starting. http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG101.html

2 Advance the timing (pull the lever down) after the car starts.

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Post by Wayne Mims » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:43 am

How do you know the history of the 1914? that only ran for 6 years and then it's been stored since then I have a 1915 commercial canopy pickup truck quarter ton that I know hasn't been ran in 70 years because I'm on paperwork the second owner the man that bought it gave it to his son on his 16th birthday I got it from him and he still alive he's 90 plus years old


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Post by R.V.Anderson » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:23 am

I remember firing up my own '14 for the first time. My father in law was there with me; he passed away a short time later so I'm very thankful he got to share the moment and even got a few rides a bit later on.

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Post by Quickm007 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:18 pm

Hi Steve,

Good advice about the way starting the engine. Usually I do not crank like that, I did because, I was so sure the car will not start... after several years. But the engine surprise me. For the timming Rod, I didn't placed yet the rod on the video... Now I did. Usually, I start only by pulling up on the left and never go over the top. I know a gentlemen who broke his arm, it' not fun and painful.
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Post by Quickm007 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:04 am

I have the original 1914 plate from Maine!
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Post by Duey_C » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:12 pm

Excellent video! Thanks Mario!
Yes, when you get a chance we'd like to see a video about your '11 too.
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Post by Quickm007 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:01 am

Hey thank you for all nice comments received. Really appreciated. The video reached over 679 views, more than I expected. My son and I will work on the 1911 restauration video very soon. Also we continue the 1914 restauration video either. We try to make the hobby more accessible and fun for the young generation.


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