Today, after gathering needed parts, and doing other repairs, my recently acquired '13 roadster started for the first time in over 60 years. Now, comes the fun part!
It's always a great feeling to hear them run after being silent for so long.
I love the sound of the Model T engine.
When a non-functioning, 100-year-old automotive relic is resurrected after sixty years and returned to the road, it's definitely cause for celebration among the brethren. Heartiest congratulations! Please take out your cell phone and document the first ride with snap-shots and video and post them so we can rejoice with you!
All together, now: Hip-hip...
The fun begins indeed.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Welcome to the land of the Living Model T's.
I had two basket cases. One a 1919
Touring and a 1917 Depot Hack. The '19 was in pieces and the Depot hack was built from scratch, the body from New York then engine from New York the Radiator from Ohio and the rest from my garage..
Have fun and go out and enjoy the ride.
Bill D #14079
If we don't see pictures here it didn't happen.
Royce, that's kind of where I was going...grin...
In either case, WTG...very cool.
(ahem) For example: although it hadn't sat for 60 years, my 27 Coupe had sat long enough for the distributor cap contacts to really corrode bad (comes with those cheap alum caps). I couldn't get the thing to fire to save my arse until I figured it out.
It's idling a little high here but moments afterward, Carol and I took it for a little joyride in 21 degree weather.
This was day before yesterday.
Larry Congratulations, a '13 Touring and Runabout, you'll be after the same car as me soon, that '13 Town Car to finish off your set........ l'd better start looking now.
Nice job- the car sounds good!
I'll get some pictures soon. It's still not all together yet. Apparently this car got a HCCA type restoration in the late '40s. I have footage of it at a HCCA event in 1950. I have unused registration stickers from the mid '50s indicating it wasn't used. It's got the original leather upholstery, but I don't know how much longer it's going to last.
It looks very good! Good luck on getting it running and enjoying it.
Looks real nice Larry! Thanks for the pictures.
Wow- looks very clean and sharp! You should be proud. Thanks for the pics!
"HCCA type restoration"...by that do you mean an absolutely tragic choice of colors? My old Centerdoor suffered a '50s restoration that left it light metallic blue inside and out. But, like your '13, it was preserved with most of its original parts intact.
This '13 is lucky to have found a home with you. It will be well treated from here on.
Eric: That is exactly what I meant! It has changed a lot since I took those photos. Everything I do, goes back to original. Notice I replaced the '15 coilbox with a '13? I rebuilt the entire front end, and got rid of a lot of green when I did it, but my intent is to drive the car as is, and restore it along the way. A new top is next, along with a lot of other things! I drove it today. It now has 3.5 miles on it!
Congratulations. Your restorations are always spot on.
Looking good Larry!
Some folks have way too much fun - nice work Uncle Larry!
Uncle Larry! Give me a break. I won't be 70 until the end of the month!!