Another T Back On The Road

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Another T Back On The Road
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 05:51 pm:

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!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 06:10 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 06:39 pm:

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...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 06:42 pm:

Hurray!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill dugger on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 11:38 pm:

Test Page


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 11:42 pm:

Fantastic!
The fun begins indeed.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill dugger on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 11:43 pm:

Larry
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


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 12:24 am:

Larry,

If we don't see pictures here it didn't happen. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 12:27 am:

Royce, that's kind of where I was going...grin...

Pics! Video!

In either case, WTG...very cool.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 12:37 am:

(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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2C5IS4QfNM&feature=youtu.be


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dare - Just a little South West . on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 02:46 am:

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.

David Dare.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Chochole on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 10:49 am:

Nice job- the car sounds good!

Jim Chocole


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 10:54 am:

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.13 Runabout13 Runabout13 Runabout13 Roadster Top


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 11:57 am:

It looks very good! Good luck on getting it running and enjoying it.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 12:49 pm:

Looks real nice Larry! Thanks for the pictures.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Chochole on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 01:10 pm:

Wow- looks very clean and sharp! You should be proud. Thanks for the pics!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Hylen- Central Minnesota on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 05:03 pm:

"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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 10:11 pm:

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!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 02:40 am:

Larry,

Congratulations. Your restorations are always spot on.

Regards, John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James J. Lyons III - West Virginia on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 06:37 am:

Looking good Larry!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Garnet on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 08:16 am:

Some folks have way too much fun - nice work Uncle Larry!

Garnet


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 11:20 am:

Uncle Larry! Give me a break. I won't be 70 until the end of the month!!


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