I was working on a T speedometer and discovered the problem was a missing part. I emailed Russ Furstnow and he sent me the missing part at no charge. Thanks Russ, I really appreciate the effort, thanks for your help. Kim
You're right about the people in the hobby, Kim; and you also have helped one or two of us along the way ;<)
I have had people from this and the other forum help me and I have never even met them. It used to shock me because I wasn't used to that kind of generosity. My bucket list contains the names of those people that I would like to meet in person someday to say thanks properly. Until then, Thank You again, you know who you are.
So true. I won't embarrass the man by mentioning his name, but I have a pal on this forum who (among other major favors) came over to my house and reamed, rebushed and installed new kingpins in both my spindles for me — a huge, all-day job. Can't thank you enough for all your help, Bro.
Yep, great folks!
Well,you know I was thinking this same thing thursday night when I was useing the valve seat refaceing tools that Jack Daron sent me in the mail a couple years back.
I have used those tools on at least 10 small engines in the last 2 months alone.Tools that I normaly could not have afforded,he found at a yard sale and thought enough of me to send them to me.
That is 1 example of several that folks here have been good to me that on this forum.
This bunch may not aggree on politics and waterpumps but there is no disagreement that there is some good folks here.
Couldn't have said it better (and you are one of those helpful people). And those responding to this thread are more of the same.
Thanks for all your help fellas,
I agree, and ditto for Russ Furstnow, who has helped me numerous times on parts I have needed. Dan Killecuts wife Ellen, even taught me how to resize photos, so I could send them on the internet! The BEST people.
As long as we are thanking people, I owe a great deal of appreciation to you guys collectively and Jim Golden personally. Besides e-mail answers, Jim has come over to the house to troubleshoot my T's dysfunction.
The first T man to help me was the late Howard Snyder. I think he had a bright yellow speedster.
I'll second that. Have had some wonderful tech help and help finding parts from great guys on this forum. Thanks!
Thanks for providing me with carburetor parts, Kim. The people that spend time helping other members are what makes this an enjoyable hobby.
While reading these post of all who has helped one another, I would feel ashamed not to include Mr. Lynn Cook for all the work he has put into rebuilding my 26 engine and transmission, carb. and etc. to include the mentoring he has done for a newbie like myself. I know he has to get tired of all my questions when I go to his garage to watch him and try to help with what little I can. I feel like one of my grandkids when they ask me hundreds of questions anytime I try to do something. Mr. Cook has all the patience in the world and I would like to thank him. If any of you see or speak with him let him know I really appreciate all of his help and what a friend he has become. I look forward meeting many of you in the near future...
My thanks goes out to you, Kim, you have been a great help to me. I appreciate it more than i can say. Russ, my thanks to you also as well as countless others.
Thanks to everyone who makes this site so enjoyable, interesting and helpful.
One of the grease cups on the Fordor's hasslers came off during a ride. I contacted Jack Daron to see if he had any to sell and he sent me one free. Thanks again Jack.
I am blessed to be a small part of such a wonderful group of people. So many of you and those that have gone before you have helped me and set an example for us to follow. Thank you for making our hobby such a better place. Somewhere in an old copy of the “Vintage Ford” I read about how Walter Rosenthal helped out lots and lots of folks in the hobby. Many of new folks needed some encouragement and most had lots still to learn. If I recall correctly, one of those new guys he helped was Bruce McCalley, and many of us were impacted by Bruce and others. And I’m sure that as other new folks join the hobby – many of them will continue that legacy of helping others.
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It's nice to have wonderful friends that are there when things come apart. There's also the folks that are there just to show comaraderie and friendship without having to react to an emergency. Since joining our local chapter of MTFCA I've gone through a lot of changes in my personal life and have been over some rough bumps. But I've always been able to recognize one constant and that's my Model T club and my Model T friends. Of all the clubs I could have joined after buying my Model T, The Great Northern Model T Club has been the best I could ever have picked. The knowledge that I've gained has been extensive. The friendship seems never-ending and the help from the club members has been a blessing.
I joined specifically because of the people. I watched this forum for a few months and decided to pull the trigger on joining MTFCA. I was surprised how many people knew my grandpa, Roger Hull, and could relate their stories of him. Folks are happy to share experiences, offer suggestions, answer questions (even questions that have been asked multiple times before), and continue to debate the same topics over and over (ethanol gas, best brass polish, etc).
This hobby is kinda like a small family and has been very welcoming.
It is the 1 year anniversary of jumping into the Model T world and becoming a member of this forum. I have received a lot of support and information from forum members and from people I have met that own T's, read this forum but seldom post.
I am a member of MTFCA, AACA and MARC though I have not yet gotten on the "A" train.
A special thanks to Ron Patterson for his help with my ignition and rebuilding my coils, Mike Walker for sending me a replacement spindle and all those members that provide advice as I began a new hobby.
You guys and gals are great. Thanks for putting up with me.
Sam, SUPPORT AND THANK AMERICA'S TROOPS. They have sacrificed so we can enjoy this great adventure into the past.
I joined this group a few years ago when I bought my first complete T to play with while I was looking for parts to restore my old non-T truck. Someone on here saw my pictures and decided he had a better speedometer than I had for the truck and sent it to me. I still do not know who it was or even where it came from but I did end up needing it for parts to make one good one from the two I ended up with. I have no way to thank who ever you are but I hope you know how much it meant to me. I now know this kind of thing happens more than any of us will ever know and I am happy to be a part of this group. Thanks to all of you for putting up with me when I posted about the truck. Since I don't fit in with any group, I feel like an outsider. At least here, I do sometimes have a T related post from time to time. Now my wife is the one working on a T so I let her join the MTFCA and we hope to someday meet more of you on a tour when the car is done. I only wish I could drive the truck on the tours while she drives her T. Now that would be fun!