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What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Bill Anziani » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:12 pm

Took Mz.Daizy (24 coupe) to a kids charity car show here in town. The best part was seeing the kids faces once they got inside the cab


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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Russ T Fender » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:13 pm

Started my '14 after a nap since October and moved it into the summer shed. Two pulls with full choke, turned on the switch and got a free start! The road is still too muddy for a drive but I'm looking forward to it!


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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Graybeard77 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:46 pm

Took the 'T' for a drive. Have it ready for Missouri Tour next week. The Z head made a big difference. I don't have a ruxell so the extra power helped out. Have a good safe June. Clyde

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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by RajoRacer » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:57 pm

Finally finished up the new Ruckstell, got it underneath & hooked up. After participating in the National Tour in California last June, my left calf grew enormously after the first couple days - I've never used low band that much, ever !!! Rocky Mtn. brakes go on this coming week & we'll be ready to tour !
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by ericmac » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:33 pm

I took the 26 Touring to the AACA Grand National in Auburn. Lots of Ts there. I followed Mark and Phil Eyre in. They were showing their 11 Commercial Runabout. This was a great show. No idea if I won anything but I'm okay either way.
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by ericmac » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:34 pm

I took the 26 Touring to the AACA Grand National in Auburn. Lots of Ts there. I followed Mark and Phil Eyre in. They were showing their 11 Commercial Runabout. This was a great show. No idea if I won anything but I'm okay either way.
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by ericmac » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:40 pm

I also did some work on my 13. Here I have just managed to get the original glass out of the windshield framework...intact! I have no idea why in my last post my photo uploaded twice. My apologies to all.
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Post by GEmering » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:45 pm

Replacing the fiber timing gear in my '24 Touring with the beautiful Ford script metal one that Henry Lee sent me.
Doug Keppler will help me. If all goes well we'll get the New Day Timer installed, and reinstall the radiator (now checked, cleanned and painted), cowl with new lacing, and hood.

Can't wait to hit the back country roads!

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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by ericmac » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:00 am

A couple more photos of the Ts at the Grand National yesterday.
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by NealW » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:24 pm

15 Runabout restoration project:
So far this month I've finished the body work needed on the four fenders. They are ready for final priming and sanding prior to paint.
Yesterday I sanded down the trunk. I looked like a coal miner by the time I was done. That paint was tough to sand off!

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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Original Smith » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:14 pm

Steve: Let me know how the Ruckstell installation comes out. You will not be disappointed. Don't mount your shift lever on the side, and mess up your frame as so many do. Of course, you know Otis would never have approved!
I got to see the recipient of a lot of Otis's parts a few weeks ago. There had to have been dozens of the early brass oilers!


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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by ericmac » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:50 pm

ericmac wrote:
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A couple more photos of the Ts at the Grand National yesterday. 41161.jpeg41161.jpeg
I just looked over the results posted on the AACA website. It was a great weekend indeed for all of us showing T's or other early Fords. Every one of us received the award we were seeking. That made 10 Ts and one '03 Ford either achieving or maintaining a restoration at either the Grand National or Senior Grand National level. At least two of us drive our cars demonstrating there is absolutely no reason you cannot have a car to show and drive at the same time.
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by mtntee20 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:53 am

My son and I finished up taking Nellie's engine apart. Crank shaft out, Cam shaft out, and did assessments for bearings and journals. Surprisingly, the journals look to be in extremely good condition considering the babbit was just about completely shot. Found about 5 inches of wire in the water jacket. Fished that out. Did some "scrape it off clean up" and now ready to send it to the shop for hot tanking, baking, and magnafluxing. Then we'll know where we stand to start with. I would have posted some photos but everyone already knows what tearing down an engine looks and feel like.

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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by mgarrett » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:24 am

Lifting a Model T on a 2 post lift is a real pain - the narrow frame and design of the undercarriage makes it tough to set the lift pads and clear everything like the battery box, muffler, and the front wishbone. This is not a new idea to anyone, but I decided to make one yesterday to make oil changes, adjustments, and other simple repairs easier. Sorry about the sideways photos...I don't know how to correct this - yet!
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Post by tman1913 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:58 pm

Went to the races. 1/8 mile dirt, not timed just old time drag racing. Had a fuel pump take a dump on me and was able to find one in the town. My buddy Nick Nicholas is in the near lane. We had a great time..
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Post by Quickm007 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:25 pm

After 8 years of work, starting to reassembly my Touring 1911 all pieces together.
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Post by d stroud » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:59 am

Nice looking stove on that carburetor Mario. ;) Dave
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Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:28 am

Today I installed accessory panel 1.1 which I made yesterday. Panel 1.0 didn't fit very well.
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On the left is the 12 volt outlet and switch for my phone charger or other accessory. The switch on the right side is for the speedometer light.

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I also finished installing the new wiring harnesses. My only complaint about them is that I had to replace a couple of the eye terminals that were too small to fit.

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The one rusty screw is a longer replacement for one that pulled loose. It's longer, but a size smaller. When we used to have a real hardware store I would have gone to town and bought one of the right size, but I know better than to waste my time trying that now.

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Post by George N Lake Ozark » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:49 am

Golly Steve, dems some mighty purty whars.

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Post by RustyFords » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:42 am

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Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Steve: Let me know how the Ruckstell installation comes out. You will not be disappointed. Don't mount your shift lever on the side, and mess up your frame as so many do. Of course, you know Otis would never have approved!
I got to see the recipient of a lot of Otis's parts a few weeks ago. There had to have been dozens of the early brass oilers!
Larry, are you referring the "Otis" that John Mays had? Please tell me it wasn't parted out.
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Fire_chief » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:48 am

ericmac wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:34 pm
I took the 26 Touring to the AACA Grand National in Auburn. Lots of Ts there. I followed Mark and Phil Eyre in. They were showing their 11 Commercial Runabout. This was a great show. No idea if I won anything but I'm okay either way. 20190601_154134.jpg20190601_154134.jpg
You got a Repeat senior. Congrats, Charlie

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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by D.Yoder » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:02 pm

20 years and 100,000+ miles has taken it’s toll on my top! Patched & ready fore some more abuse.
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Post by Ruxstel24 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:12 pm

After several low band adjustments after cork and cotton relining...she finally settled down. Pulled the cover and cleaned out the screen, gave the brake half a turn and buttoned it up. I only adjusted the brake one other time and it feels great !! :D First clean out had some cork pieces in it (just a little, possibly from a missing cork from before?), none this time.
Next good ride, I plan to change the oil and clean the screen again. I think we all know what a screen full of oily cotton looks like ! :)
I will disconnect and blow out the oil line too.


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Post by Dennis Prince » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:30 pm

I just got back from a 6 day camping trip with 3 high school buddies (we haven't gotten together in 46 years), they came from Seattle area, San Jose area, and the Phoenix area to Central Oregon. One of them has a 28 Model A sedan, we camped in the rain, hail and clear weather and drove about 600 miles (about 275 on dirt), we only had 1 plugged fuel line, a plugged radiator (flushed with vinegar) and a carb fire. We had a wonderful time with lots of stories and memories.
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Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:37 pm

Dennis, thats living life at its best!


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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by ericmac » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:46 pm

Fire_chief wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:48 am
ericmac wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:34 pm
I took the 26 Touring to the AACA Grand National in Auburn. Lots of Ts there. I followed Mark and Phil Eyre in. They were showing their 11 Commercial Runabout. This was a great show. No idea if I won anything but I'm okay either way. 20190601_154134.jpg20190601_154134.jpg
You got a Repeat senior. Congrats, Charlie
I saw that on line. I was surprised but very happy. Not too shabby for a 14 year old restoration methinks.
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Post by RustyFords » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:12 am

Dennis Prince wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:30 pm
...we only had 1 plugged fuel line, a plugged radiator (flushed with vinegar) and a carb fire...
Model T'ers have a different standard for success....I love it.

Yall's trip sounds sublime. Makes me itch to push mine through to running and driving status.
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Post by D.Yoder » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:49 pm

Drove 325 miles todat
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Post by VowellArt » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:22 pm

Dusted it off, that's about all I can do what with the price of gas here in Commiefornia as of late...and it is going up another 12 cents next month too...I hate this state! I just can't get out of here too soon! :x
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Post by GJScholz » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:35 pm

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Post by jachady » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:27 am

Hauled her from one storage facility to another one with tools. Now I can start getting her back in shape so I can drive again.
Pictures are of my 9 year old he watched us load and unload the car a year ago. This time he asked if he could run the truck. I drove but he completely unloaded her himself. Proud dad moment.
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Post by John Codman » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:41 am

Followed a suggestion in another thread and soaked the top hold-down straps on my '27 touring in Neatsfoot oil. What a difference!


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Post by Scott_Conger » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:36 pm

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I'll bet. Good for you, and for him! This memory will last a lifetime for you both.
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Post by Darren J Wallace » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:43 pm

Finished a new top kit installation from Classtique. Very happy with the quality and my results!
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Post by Ruxstel24 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:34 pm

Went to a cookout last night at a friend's.
Most have seen the T before, but a few hadn't.
Took a couple of friend's young adult kids for a ride and answered questions all evening. :D
Had the top down and was nice about 9pm, still above 70 degrees !!

Changed the oil, checked over everything I could think of, while on my lift.
Got a new floor mat, using the old one as a pattern, still got the starter button hole off.. :oops:
24 body, 26 chassis and I assume a 25 firewall ?
Got a pretty nice fit with the trim job anyway.
The old one was getting pretty ragged.
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Post by Quickm007 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:15 am

Installed tank,Fire wall, muffler and AC brakes. Next week-end, I will install her 1911 beautiful body with my best firends and my kids. I can't wait...
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Post by Dallas Landers » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:44 am

The excitement builds! I also cant wait . Its a shame to cover all that nice work .

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Post by GJScholz » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:45 pm

Car show on Saturday. 191 cars. 5 Ts.

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Post by Quickm007 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:48 pm

Thank you Dallas, I will do everything next week-end but I decided to postpone the top this winter because I will enjoy driving her all the summer and the fall. It is an 8 years project, I can’t believe it, I’m close to achieve that huge restoration.

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Post by Ed Baudoux » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:53 pm

Pulled it out of the trailer and snapped some fresh pictures for the Greenfield Village Old Car Festival registration.
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Post by Sean Butler » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:04 pm

Mario: I'm with Dallas. It's already beautiful!
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Post by GJScholz » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:22 pm

Took my wife to Aldi’s and Kwik Trip today.
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Post by Mark Osterman » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:01 pm

Got the U&J carburetor installed in the runabout. Love the low idle, smooth acceleration and hill flattening of this thing.

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Post by Graybeard77 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:32 pm

After 300 miles one of the oil slingers came off. What a mess. Two more had loose bolts. I have everything cleaned and waiting for parts. Will do the work myself this as I had purchased a trans ready to install. Will put red lock-tite on the bolts. I found all the broken parts . Hope to have the motor back in by Sat. Night. When the slinger came loose I thought it might be a rod or crankshaft. It could have been worse. Have a good day. Clyde.

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Post by Barth_Tool_Co » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:02 pm

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Pulled it out of the trailer and snapped some fresh pictures for the Greenfield Village Old Car Festival registration.
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Post by Original Smith » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:56 pm

Just got back from the Golden Gate Tour up in Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Toured about 300 miles total. My 25 pickup turned over 6,000 miles on this tour since I restored it about nine years ago. It is a sweet running car, and only adjusted the bands once just after I restored the car. I never raised the hood once on this tour. Touring is great!

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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Angmar » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:03 pm

Well a little late but what the heck. Did a veterans day parade and lunch. Our group was number 160.
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Post by Angmar » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:04 pm

Oops forgot the lunch photo.
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Post by babychadwick » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:01 am

Flew to California with my Son and got Grandma's speedster ready for the endurance run which involved (in 48 hours with no shop or tool) repairing a radiator core that was leaking at a rate of about a gallon every 5 min, and replacing the washer on the reverse band. In the process the nut fell in the transmission and alternator roll pin (held the gear on) was found in the sump requiring alternator repair as well. To get the nut out the hogshead was lifted up (unable to remove due to the body) breaking all the seals. Watching oil pressure and temp constantly we were able to make it to the run as well as complete the run. My Son got a ride on the lowland tour and they did come in on a trailer due to multiple flat tires.
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Post by twrenn » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:06 am

Refurbishing the rear spring shackles on the '25 Fordor. Got the front ones done last month. Next step..adding Rockie Mountain brakes.
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Post by Nick » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:52 pm

Getting the orange #42 car ready for the Speedster Reunion in Lincoln Nebraska. Dirt drags in the first of the month Lincoln hill climb 3 weeks later that’s a lot of fun for this old man in just I month.

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Post by NorthSouth » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:58 am

My father and I went on that epic Golden Gate tour with 7 other cars. My 1915 touring made it without issue. Although my battery power no longer reaches my ignition. However, the magneto works just fine. Six days of beautiful and diverse routes. And, a great group of Model T-ers. This is "what I did with my Model T in June".

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Post by Ruxstel24 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:50 am

During my last oil change, I dropped the inspection cover and cleaned up any debris after a band reline. Musta reused the gasket once too many times and had a nice leak !
Put it on the lift again and replaced the gasket. Took nearly as long to set the lift as it did to change the gasket, but was well worth it !!
No more streams coming out and I think I'm good on lubing the wishbone socket for a little while... :?
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Post by Ralph F » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:22 pm

Today was Cars and Coffee in S. Burlington Vermont, to we got the touring out and had a very nice 25 mile drive with the top down. We were the oldest car in the there and got to answer lots of questions and show how to hand crank the old ford. Then it was off to work and then home all total about 50 miles.


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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Original Smith » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:48 pm

Just completed 300 miles on the Golden Gate tour last week, and am invited on another up in Soledad next week. Touring is the only way to go!


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Post by ericmac » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:24 pm

I didn't go 300 miles but did drive the '26 Touring about 10 miles from my trailer home. I beat the rain by about an hour. While the car has been rained on plenty of times I am enjoying having it clean for a change.
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Post by Afrazer » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:00 pm

Twrenn please describe to me how you have done your bumper bars
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Post by GJScholz » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:07 pm

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Post by Thorlick » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:59 pm

Every year my wife's church has a "car show" on the church entry to celebrate "Father's Day". I get a call every year as I am known for bringing something a bit different. In the past I have brought a 1947 MGTC, my 1913 Ford Model T New Zealand Fire Brigade car, my 1927 rusty model T Los Angeles City Fire Dept. Mountain Patrol Vehicle (commercial pick-up). Last year my Gyroplane was a huge favorite, lots of folks asked about it.

As usual there were rock crawlers, Sting Rays, '56 Chev and Fords, BMW's etc. The '56 was the oldest except for:
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It was fun to stand close enough to listen to comments, especially the Dad's explaining the capabilities and features of a model T. I learn a lot about T's that way. I now know that you wind the car up with that handle in the front and that this car can go over 80 mph; no faster because of the wooden wheels... who knew?


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Post by Dallas Landers » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:16 pm

I finished the new valves in my RPU. Hope to drive it in the next few days. I need to drive it for 1st time this year. I need my fix after all the fixin!


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Post by galerae » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:49 pm

I started him, stroked his battered old fenders, and said that this summer we will spend more time together and of course I still loved him. :D


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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Mel King » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:37 pm

I finally was able to paint Vernen's rear fenders after about a week working on them even they are nos from over 40 years ago. The right one went on great because of the correct iron. I have to buy a left one for 23-25 coupe roadster to put the other on . I also got my rear wheal back and on . :lol: MEL.

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Post by Duey_C » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:05 am

Nothing. :oops:
Too dang busy with too many other things. Sad.
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Post by StanHowe » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:29 am

Got it running and driving for the first time in probably 35 years. Been sitting in a garage after some work done, I wouldn't say a restoration. Bought it at an auction last fall, had about an hour to get it running then, didn't have another hour to work on it until Sunday, brought it in from the ranch, put new dry coils in, fixed the leak on the radiator petcock, put a battery and gas in, cleaned the vaporizer because I didn't have time to change manifolds, fired it up and went for a drive. Didn't have time Monday to do anything, Jeff Jones came Tuesday for an hour or so and helped with the floorboards and the seat back that was missing, went for a 5 mile drive, loaded it on the trailer and yesterday went on the Rocky Mountain T Club tour ----- except we couldn't find them. They changed the route, which we were unsure of to begin with, we were late to the party, so we just went for a drive from Drummond to Philipsburg -- 27 miles in 48 minute all uphill -- and then up the mountain to the ghost town of Granite. Wasn't much there but was a good test of the T. Thought we powered out once but discovered the needle adjustment worked its way closed and it killed it. We rolled back down the mountain until we got to a spot we could park, fired it up and away we went. The photos are of the car in front of the old Union Hall in Granite. Came back down, had barbeque and ice cream, went back to Drummond, loaded it up and came home. Drove about 100 miles all together. We climbed about 3,000 feet in five or six miles to Granite. Need a Rucktell. Need more power.

The body is mostly all original, paint is good, virtually no rust anywhere, fenders have an old brush paint job on them, the top has new wood but poorly done, panel below the trunk lid is bent from the auction company yanking on it to get it out of the garage it was in. It will get a "Hoover Box" in place of the trunk, no new paint and if I can find one, an old canvas army tarp for a top. Just what I want. It will also get my Giant Power or a Prus head, a Rucktell and working lights. Good to go.


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Post by StanHowe » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:30 am

That is Jeff working on a little oil leak.
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Duey_C » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:54 am

Enjoy the time with that Ford Stan! :)
Very cool! The scenery-background ain't bad neither!
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Post by Quickm007 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:04 pm

Alomost finish my Touring 1911 restoration. Tomorrow I will try to start the engine for the first time. I'm so exciting!
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Angmar » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:52 pm

Ok that is just plain beautiful!.
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Post by Dallas Landers » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:48 pm

WOW! What else can I say? WOW!

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Post by Bob McDaniel » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:12 pm

Mario,

I'm speechless............... :!:
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Bill Anziani » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:20 pm

Looks AWESOME!

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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by KWTownsend » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:22 pm

I put new Excelsior tires all around in my 1911.
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Post by jvanmaanen » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:07 pm

Added turn signals, after a few shake down runs on he 22 coupe. Well couldn't seem to add the image so some are on my gallery.


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Post by Humblej » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:45 am

Replaced all the trim screws on my 1926 Canadian coupe with new oval head Robertson head screws.
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by donald4ham » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:59 am

My maiden voyage in my 24 touring went better than i hoped for. I am new to driving a T and was a little leery , but it went well and now I need to practice.

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Post by Ruxstel24 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:26 am

donald4ham wrote:
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My maiden voyage in my 24 touring went better than i hoped for. I am new to driving a T and was a little leery , but it went well and now I need to practice.
Good for you Don !! :D
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Post by PDGx » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:22 pm

New seat with a bit of Ford added.
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Post by Quickm007 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:10 pm

My project is almost done but I face up coils problem and coil boxes. They are on their way to be rescue by RV Anderson. Hope she will run for July 4th. Your Canadian friend.
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Post by Bob McDaniel » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:40 pm

Today I drove the 09 Touring for the first time since it toasted a rod near Richmond Indiana on the way back from Dayton Ohio. Pictures of the damage later. Also fixed the bad petcock that let all my oil out before the damage stopped me and ended our fun.
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Post by geoffrey mark » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:38 am

Took the coupe out for a run , met up with an open tourer and a couple of austins
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Post by kelly mt » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:23 am

Our club just finished a 300 mile ghost town tour in the mountains here in Montana. About half of the miles was on dirt. Some of the grades were extremely steep. Amazing what the old T can do. Definitely period correct roads.
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Pat, that is some of the most beautiful country in the world.
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Post by john_aldrich » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:29 pm

Fixed a knock in my 1915.

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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:29 pm

We have talked about these little buggers several times. With all the ideas to make a better horn mount I have stayed with this one and re-soldered it several times. The solder I have probably is 50/50. This time I have chosen to silver solder it. I have no idea what the composition of this silver solder is as it was a gift with no numbers or identification. I don't think it will break at the joints again as this is pretty good stuff.
One thing I like about brass work is that no matter how bad it looks after you use heat on it, it cleans up very nicely.
The dainty post seems to me to be a safety thing so it will break before the more important parts do. We will see.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:42 am

Took the NH off my 1923 touring and installed another one. The carb I removed is one I've worked on and used before. The replacement doesn't look like anyone has worked on it for decades. With it the car starts easier and gets up hills better. :D
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Post by 25 roadster john » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:18 pm

Hopefully not jinxing myself, but woke up my T today.
Started right up first try. Very happy and unexpected. Now to get some work done. First I'll go over front axle. Many cotter pins missing for starters. Sorry about sideway photo :( Don't know how to make it right side up!
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Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:27 pm

Don't know how to make it right side up!

That seems to be common with phone pictures. When it shows up sideways in Preview, delete it. Then rotate your original photo 90º left or right, and then turn it back right side up and try posting again.
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Dallas Landers » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:21 pm

I just click on it and its up right. Are PC's the same? I only use my phone.

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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by WayneJ » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:58 am

I took my car to 2 car shows. The first was the Midwest Region Breakfast run, the second a celebration of Elgin Industries 100 year anniversary. Elgin Industries was a supplier of piston pins to Ford in 1919. The employees were happy to see a nice selection of Vs including a 1919. Since both shows were in relatively heavy traffic areas, I practiced my trailering skills on both days.
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Ruxstel24 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:23 am

Dallas Landers wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:21 pm
I just click on it and its up right. Are PC's the same? I only use my phone.
Try turning your phone horizontally when you take the pics. And vertical when posting. Usually works for me.


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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Original Smith » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:38 am

Which one? I've got four, and another on the way!

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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Ruxstel24 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:45 am

Hot and sunny the last few days, went for some shade.
Top down...top up. 8-)
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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Dallas Landers » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:25 pm

After a few adjustments on clutch forks and carb, it sounded like fun Dave. My top was already up😁
I took a little drive and it ran at the high end on temp but never got hot. Its 88 outside . I turned my phone when I took photos so we will see if they are upright.
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Post by Emmo213 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:42 pm

We bought our first T in June, just last Sunday. We've taken it around the block a few times but never out on the road actually going someplace until today. I had to run something over to my brother's place, just 2.5 miles away, and thought it'd be a good little trip to test the T and get more used to driving it. Pull up to the first light and a motorcycle comes up to tell me a little white box flew out of the car. Okay, no big deal, I'll just turn around and go get it, so after turning around I hear a dink, dink, dink noise only to look behind me and see parts of the car bouncing down the road. After stopping the car I picked up the part, realized it was the headlight ring which popped off and my headlight glass was shattered on the road. Okay, fine, put the ring back on as best I could then go to pick up the box then headed over to my brothers. Just a single turn after leaving my brothers the stupid car decides to just die. Fan-freakin-tastic. Tried a couple of times, eventually got it to start, and I made it home. In the end nothing major happened but our first journey together, a total of 5 miles, did not go as well as planned.
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Post by Gil Fitzhugh » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:24 pm

The VMCCA has a Kentucky-based, but actually nationwide, nickel-era chapter that accommodates cars from 1913 through 1927, even if (like my '14 T) they have no nickel. Their summer tour was last week. We stayed at a ski resort south of Gettysburg, PA. The longest day was over 125 miles to Harpers Ferry, WV and the Antietam battlefield in Maryland. Glorious weather, wonderful back roads, almost no traffic, great views and humongous hills. I have standard Ford brakes and no Ruckstell, and my gimpy (post-polio) left leg got a helluva workout. About 325 miles for the week. Half the cars were Fords, but there was a '14 Pierce-Arrow, several Packards (including a couple of twin-sixes), a couple of Buicks, a couple of Chryslers, a Dodge, a Moline and a Hupmobile. Another tourist's 12-year-old grandson navigated for me, and I taught him to drive the T in the ski resort's huge empty parking lot.

Yesterday the AACA had a national judging meet about 10 miles from my house. I drove the T over, just to have a look. Acres of post-war iron, but a few nice Ts including Pete Ratledge's.

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Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Post by Retro54 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:10 pm

Revolving around my newly acquired 1915 cut down touring... I pulled the head off the '22 engine for the first time and discovered bird seed, but smooth cylinder walls. Salvaged had forged hardware from an old farm wagon for a pickup bed. And got ready to freshen up a Holley NH.
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