Fired up my '26 today, first time running since '47

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Hycner on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 03:48 pm:

I picked up my first Model T this past fall and it has been a learning experience to say the least. I've been a car guy guy since I could walk but this is totally different. I met some of the nicest people along the way and have had tremendous help from two local Model T guys.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW8C9RTSP6k
Here is a link to getting it running. I had it all together and the two local experts came over and adjusted the coils, timer and carb. The T fired up in a few seconds and purred like a kitten. A little more work and it's ready for the road.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 04:07 pm:

Congrads Jim !! That looks and sounds great.
Nice job !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Halpin on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 04:12 pm:

The old girl sounds great. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 04:22 pm:

Henry would be proud of you. Good that it purrs. Hopefully you will soon be able to enjoy driving it.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Money - Braidwood, IL on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 06:05 pm:

One thing to remember, if it hasn't run since 1947 it probably has babbitt thrust washers in the rear end. Better check.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Hycner on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 07:22 pm:

Doug, the rear end is apart and it did have babbitt thrust washers. This forum has been a life saver on information.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 12:15 am:

Congratulations!
Drive carefully, and enjoy! W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 12:30 am:

Sounds good. You're right, it's totally different. Fortunately we have books, and it ain't brain surgery. Good fun. You're going to enjoy driving it.


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