Talked my wife into another car, but first I need to sell three of our Ts.
I know the classifieds are for this, but I thought I'd mention it on the forum too. We are selling our TT, 24 Tudor sedan and our 09 touring. If anyone is interested, please send me a PM. When they are sold, I get to bring a new project home (not to worry, another Ford ).
What's the new project, Rob?
I better wait until I'm sure everything works out before saying.
I bet it's a Model K.........
Hmmm, want yes! Afford probably not.
I would be glad to store the 09 touring for you and would even buy it from you if you don't want to store it. Can I make payments over say the next 30 years?
Rob -- My buddy Charlie would like to have your Tudor, and he has since we were there last summer. I sent you a PM.
By the way, I think Royce might be right, since you need to sell THREE of your cars to foot the bill for the "new" one.
If i was rich i would buy the ton truck if i lived on the same continent. Good luck with that, Hope it finds a good home.
You sly dog! That is one of the cars that would lead me to such a drastic move. The other two are a two lever two pedal Model T, and of course the "holly grail" of early Fords, a Model B.
Mike, I sent a PM.
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Should have said "Holy Grail". However my wifes name is Holly, so maybe a Freudian slip......
When you visited my shop and discused Model T coils, I was much more taken by Holly than you. Grin.
Let us see photos of your new toy. We are all intrigued because of your other fine cars.
Ron the Coilman
I would hope the new project is something incredible to make you let go of that '09! Good Luck!!! Don't jinx it, but as soon as it is yours and at home, curious minds want to know.
I wish I could be in the market for another car, but I have to struggle to get my three Ts roadworthy.
Drive carefully, and enjoy the season! W2
Best of luck in obtaining your new Ford.
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Rob -- Is there any proof that Freud wore a slip?
one down, two to go. Our tudor is going to a good home.
Ron, she was nice to you, but never judge a book by her cover........
Wayne, it's not as bad as it sounds. We currently have two 09s, so I'm selling the "newer" one.
Hap, as always, thank you for your well wishes (I'm sure I'll be troubling you for some of your incredible research.....
Royce, I think I'm far enough along in the process to tell you your right (you don't know how hard that is for me to do ).
And, finally, Fred, I'm not even going there...............
Happy Holidays to all,
I'm not sure my friend Don Snyder sells much stuff for K's, Rob. Better pass! ;)
I'll be anxious to see this car when you get it home. I am very envious!!
Maybe he should, everyone is getting them!
With a K and N, I feel like I have both "parents" of the Model T.
Talk about "envious", I still miss the Oakland (and I know it went to a great home).
I'll send an email when I get it home. Needs some work.
Rob - I don't know much about K's but I can't wait to see it.
By the way, Ron is right, and I don't think what's inside the cover of that book is all bad either
I'm glad you found a home for the Tudor.
Rob - Envy is one thing, but we would really like pictures -several, many, lots of them!
We are anxiously waiting, like an expectant father for his first child...
Or maybe an expectant grandfather awaiting his first grandchild?
(Pictures, pictures, pictures!!)
Drive carefully, and enjoy the season! W2
Keith and Wayne,
This is an old photo (1980s). Lots of work to do, but what an incredible piece of history.
Hi Rob - The picture is a bit fuzzy, but it's BEAUTIFUL! That's a great Christmas present for the whole family. It would make a fine addition to any Model T club or tour. If it's too valuable or fragile to take on a tour, just having it at a tour for all to see would be really nice.
It's hard to tell, but with the patina on the brass and general condition, it looks like an older restoration. The back seat area looks huge, could it be a 7 passenger? Just wondering....
BTW, congratulations, Rob!
The whole car is huge! Great addition to your stable, Rob
We would love to hear more about this great Ford and how it survived it's first hundred and some years..
(I think I've read many other K's has reproduction roadster bodies - this one might be an original?)
It is beyond belief that these are still out there,but they are. That is one great find and a great christmas present. More pictures as meny as you can upload. Thanks for shearing.
What an incredible car. Congratulations!
Man, what a find! That is one seriously impressive machine, Rob. That magnificent beast sure has lots and lots of stage presence. Enjoy! Heartiest congratulations.
Please keep us updated with photos as you work your way through it.
Yeah, I can't wait to see under the hood.
You are one lucky man. What an outstanding car and piece of history! Congrats again....Chip
That's a real beauty Rob, congratulations. I'm looking forward to seeing a photo spread on that one.
They look wonderful with the top down.
Is it a 1907?
How many Model K's are left from the original 900 manufactured? Anyone know how many are running?
Jim, acording to this Only 900 Model Ks, including 50 roadsters, were built during its two-year run.
I am sorry you will have to give up several of your T's to get it but that is 1 cool looking car!
And about Freud,as weird as that mans theorys are,A slip is probably 1 of the more normal things he wore.
I want one! I'll get mine after I win powerball. I do have a question, in the above picture what is going on with 8 valve stems in each wheel?
You must have been really good this year for Santa to bring you that gift! Great car and we are looking forward to your next steps with it.
A little over 80 Model Ks out of those that were produced are listed in Trent's Early Ford Database so if you have not checked I would recommend taking a look to see if by chance the engine/car number is listed. [That listing is available on Bruce's "Model T Ford Comprehensive Encyclopedia" under "Ford: The First Six Years" see: http://mtfca.com/encyclo/mccalley.htm and I believe it is also on the CD included with "Pate's Early Ford Encyclopedia." See: http://www.earlyfordcars.info/ Or drop me a note and I will take a look to see if it is listed there or not (you have about a 1 in 4 chance with the early N,R,S & SR cars but a little less than 1 in 10 that a K serial number will be listed.)
Again congratulations on your new Ford.
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Jerome, those aren't valve stems, but instead are points to which you can add weights, to balance the wheels and tires. Hard to believe wheel balance was an issue with the roads of 1907, but tires also weren't much to crow about.
Well, at least the girls will look good in that one too!
You better make a trip down to Oz so you can learn to drive a RHD automobile. Isn't spark on the right and gas on the left?
Nice purchase. Enjoy.
Isn't the Model K about the ultimate old Ford? It'll command a crowd at the New London to New Brighton, for sure. So what if it isn't old enough for the London to Brighton?
Well, you could now hunt for a Model A, Rob.
Really stupid question: what would be the value of a nice Model K?
3 nice Model T's.
Did it belong to Cecil Church at one time?
Speaking of Cecil Church, he had his Model K at a National tour yrs ago and had tire trouble and had, I believe, Coker's fly in a tire.
Thanks for the comments guys. To answer a few of the questions:
Mike, yes it did at one time
Hal, I liked your answer to the price question
Dave, we have an N, so I've driven many miles "on the wrong side". We also had a Buick and Oakland that were right hand drive.
John, i agree, the girls will look good in it (another great reason to give my wife).
Tim, I thought those were to hold on a "pre-clincher" type tire.
Hap, I sent you a PM with some info.
Jim, I've read that a dozen to two dozen Ks are still out there.
Dan, yes, 1907.
Happy Holidays all,
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Wow! I could tell back in August, by the way the you were salivating over that Model K in New London, MN that you'd own one eventually. I never would have guessed that you'd win such a prize so quickly. Good job!
I wanna ride!...Please-Please can I have a ride..Please-Please..can I have a ride! I wanna ride!
"I thought those were to hold on a "pre-clincher" type tire."
I believe you're correct.
Kind of a shame that the roadster shown above has the steering wheel on upside down
Long hood. How many cylinders? 6? Jim Patrick
Two dozen left out of 900! Wow! A rare car indeed! My dad used to have a 1904 REO that he sold in the early 1990's. I've always wondered where that car went.
Yes, 6 cylinders. 405 cubic inches!
I'll bet you are the first kid on the block to have one! Very nice, indeed.
Although it is about twice the car that a Model T is, I'm sure it will be more than twice the fun!
Hi, Mrs. Heyen...
Can Robbie come out and play cars?
: ^ )
I sold some K wheels several years ago that had those extra studs on the felloe. The man i got them from had a K and he told me they were for weights. Perhaps he was wrong, then so would i be...... certainly not the first time !!! i would love to know for certain one way or another. ......... pre-clincher , or straight sided tires were held on by removable side rims, held on with horizontal bolts through the felloe........i had several of those , also, that went to a model N owner for display. i love the conversation re/ these early fords !!!
Do you have a photo of that REO? The first REOs were considered 1905, but I know where the "believed to be" second earliest surviving (1 cylinder) REO is.
As I recall, and that is getting more dangerous, some early tires had multiple compartment tubes with about six individual valve stems. Each one helping keep their section of the notoriously week early tires in place. Since such early style tubes have not been available for many years, and tires are better, some restorations have put empty stems or covers to match early photos. At least that is what I was told some years ago when looking at a very early large car wheel.
Anyone know for sure?
Drive carefully, and enjoy the holidays! W2
See the pictures below for a better explanation of how the brass posts (around the felloe) were used. The post visible on the outside of the wheel is threaded internally.
The other style (not shown) is more of a screw-in type that was used with earlier tube tires.
Here's a nice one....
David M. On my enduro those are called beadlocks.
It seems as though you may have not heard that the Model K Ford was / is a lousy excuse for a car.
Or, worse yet......you may be slippig a bit like a worn out two speed tranny (like those found in a Model K).
Are you still taking the proper dose of your meds?
Good evening Rob:
PM sent re: 1909 Model T. Look forward to your reply.
Do you know when and where your photo was taken?
Tim, wanna race
Rob, what a great find, and it's going to a good home.
Steve's picture above looks like Greenfield Village.
In 2013 at the Speedster Reunion we will all be expecting rides!
I took this photo several years ago in Illinois. It was owned by Roger Weiss.
Steve, you might as well come to Lincoln next June for the MTFCA tour? (and anyone else for that matter)
A long time ago I was a member of the Fort Worth T club. Dr Blum was a member and gave me a ride in his early K Touring. My Model R came from him. I helped him adjust the clutch during the ride. One of the weak points of the K's is that it has the same open transmission as the NRS's. It had square lifters for the valves. I could have spent hours watching that engine run. I fell in love with K's at that time and have always wanted one. They are larger than life beautiful cars and IMHO did not deserve the rotten reputation they had. Henry did not like them and so they were not well received. Congratulations to you on becoming the conservator of one of these rare cars.
Rob, sorry to see you have to sell some of your T's, but it is for a GOOD cause! My sincere congratulations! Are you planning on taking it to the Lincoln tour? That alone would make the trip for me worthwhile. Dave
Not yet sure. The gentleman selling this car hasn't been able to tour with it for some time so i'm unsure what will require to get it "roadworthy".
Either way, I'll be at the tour (only 20 miles from our farm), so an open invitation to anyone attending to stop by our place.
I thought maybe the bait I tossed your way above would trigger a reaction.......I just didn't expect it to be "wanna race?"
I think before we pick a date to race you'll need a day or so to add water and fuel. And, don't forget to add oil to the transmission; not too much as it will make it hard to start and not too little as the thingies (a technical term the meaning for which you'll need to learn if you are going to operate a K) inside the transmission become unhappy with each other. Let me know when you are ready.
Also....my shoulder hurts....so....would you mind starting mine for me?
All joking aside, congratulations. If you have half as much fun with yours as I have with mine you'll be set as they are a blast to operate.
It is all your fault (and Holly knows it). After riding in your magnificent K this summer, well.........
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