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bobt
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My first "free" start

Post by bobt » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:06 am

Hello. I have just joined the hobby and own two model Ts. My favorite one is a 1915 touring. I've been doing a lot of tinkering and repairing and a lot of CRANKING to get the ol' gal on the road. anyway, I got my first "FREE" start last night! I have to say, at 70 years old, It was a feeling like I haven't had in a L-O-N-G time, if you catch my drift. Thanks for listening. bobt


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Re: My first "free" start

Post by Norman Kling » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:16 am

I get free starts sometimes. An almost guarantee for a free start is when someone asks to show them how to crank the T. That is when I either get a free start, or it won't start with the crank!
Norm

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Re: My first "free" start

Post by WayneJ » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:49 am

Welcome to the Forum, and welcome to the hobby! Two Model T s and a sense of humor are a great combination!
Wayne Jorgensen, Batavia, IL
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Re: My first "free" start

Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:56 am

Free starts are a most wonderful surprise. I got one at the gas station this morning. Mine are magic every time to me.
Glad you enjoyed yours.
Rich
When did I do that?

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Re: My first "free" start

Post by Duey_C » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:35 pm

I was giving classmates rides a couple years ago at our 35th and Tin Cup gave us a'plenty. Such fun, I told the ladies "He likes you!"
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Since I lost my mind mind, I feel more liberated


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Re: My first "free" start

Post by TheSaintDiscJockey » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:40 pm

The free start is always sweet, though the Mrs. doesn't always share my jubilation. The sign of a well tuned T. I get quite a few, though I can't take any of the credit. The T came to me well tuned.

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