Hey there, this Sunday I'm picking up a 1915 touring. The owner says everything was in perfect condition when he stop driving it about ten years ago. The license plate tags show 1989 almost 20 years. He's well over 80 and honestly I dont beleive he's trying lie maybe just a bit offon his years. So my question is how should I tune this T up? What oil type is recomended. Or is there anything I should door keep an eye out for. Any suggestions would be great. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org or a reply here is just as good thanks, Leo.
There is lots of help. Recommend contact some local T folks (let us know where you are). Also see the same related question with some good answers at:
A 1922 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/39907.html
Why it is often better to check the engine etc. before you try to start the car:
A 1926: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/25938.html
Be sure you receive a legal title and/or bill of sale:
Some safety tips:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/26226.html what is stalube that is recommended by the Towe Auto museum “taking a T out of mothballs”
And if you have time please take a camera and take a picture of the body numbers/details as described at:
Good luck and don’t get in a rush.
Hap Tucker 1915 Model T Ford touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout. Sumter SC.
Check out this past Forum thread from June 2006. It is one of the best discussions ever, covering all aspects of the starting and operation of the Model T and although it refers to a 1927, Model T's operated in pretty much the same basic fashion for the 19 years they remained in production, so it should answer your questions regarding your 1915. Be careful and good luck. Jim www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/15776.html
Not sure what part of the world you live in but the best thing you can possibly do is to find the local Model T chapter. Go to the main page of this website here:
Then find the MTFCA club chapter nearest you and contact them. Model T people love to help. You will be able to have an in car tutor who will show you the joys and potential hazards of your new car just by making a couple phone calls. Model T's are fun but can be hazardous to your health if you don't know what to expect. While surfing this web site (and others) can be informative there is no substitute for real live people.