After 25 years another T engine comes to life. Sorry but the smoke, but it runs.
I LOVE another one running. I'm trying to decide whether to find a running "Doctor's Coupe" or purchase one across the state that hasn't run in many years and needs a lot of work. My wife favors a running one, but I favor "old rusty" since we already have a running touring.
Congratulations Dave! It's beautiful!
Are you driving with Dennis back to Indiana?
Nice! Congratulations! What color is the block? Is it painted silver/grey, or is it the unpainted original steel? If the latter, is is protected by a clearcoat or anything? I have heard that some blocks came off the assembly line unpainted and if that is the case with yours, it looks very good. Thanks. Jim
Smoke means oil! IT also means it is running!
Good job on it to.Looks good.That is more than likely Cast blast or something similar.I used it on my 300 I6 in my 66 F100
The block is MRO Stainles Steel by Seymour paints. I building a speedster hence the blue pan. It's an all Canadian block so I may not change the head or I'll lose the made in Canada eh! Things are starting to come together, more pics next week.
Nice looking inliner, Mack.
Oh, nice looking chassis, Dave.
Dave,I think you will notice a slight simularity in our projects! My blue is on the T block,yours is on the pan.
Will you be useing the blue on anything else like wheels?
Mack, wait and see. Hint, the rims are white and I will be using more blue.
Great job! We are looking forward to updates as you continue with your project.
It looks like you have a temp gas tank above the carb on the cowl. Just be sure it is mounted securely. T's tend to vibrate and if it comes lose it might cause a fire. The WW-II B-29 Bomber Kee Bird was lost to a ruptured fuel line going to the auxiliary power unit (slightly different stories depending on the source -- I had heard the fuel tank was a temporary mount for a one time use which agrees with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kee_Bird but others say the auxiliary power unit broke loose http://www.aycsnetwork.com/keebirdb-29/usairpowerjournelwebsite.htm But they all agrees that gasoline went places it should not have gone)
Again great job!
Hap Tucker 1915 Model T Ford touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout. Sumter SC
Still waiting for my rad to be fixed so I threw some wood on and took my first ever drive/ride in a model T. I never got out of low as that was scary enough when your instintive reaction to slow down is to push the clutch in.
Looking good, honestly though I like the look with out the radiator. It seems more sporty to me.
Other than your scary thoughts of wanting to use the clutch to slow down, how was your first ride?
no radiator is much more "airodynamic!"
congrats! looking good!
Hum,werent it Franklins that were aircooled?
You could pipe the water to the back and install a hidden radiator!
It is fun to drive the old T's without a windsheild.Of course,when a bug finds you,you become the "windsheild"
Mack, Franklins were air cooled. There were several different companies that made air cooled cars but Franklins were the most sucessful. If I can find out why I'm not getting spark on my Franklin then there would be another old car running.
Hap, thanks for the links to the Kee Bird. I never heard of that one. Hate too see one more of the old gals that'll never fly again.
i think our local pbs channel carried the story on that plane they dug out of the ice,replaced the engines and such,then it caught fire and burned.Honestly,that was 1 of those tv programs that caused a couple tears in my eyes.What a shame.
Don't let Jeff drive it,he won't know how to crank!
Maybe we'll see you touring this summer!