Last fall I never had a ride in a T or even thought about buying one. That all changed after my first ride in one. Muscle car guy all of my life. As a friend of mine said you see so much more at 30mph. The affliction has hit me hard, one T and enough spare parts to start several more.
Had the car out and a guy stops me and says I have a lot of T parts I want out of my way, More than happy to help him out. Two truck loads and running out of room. Enough wishbones to wish I had more room. He even threw in an "A" engine just to get it out of his way.
Met some great people over the last 9 months and I have new people stopping over all the time to chat or bring their to T to show it off. Best addiction I ever had....
the cheapest car to increase the et's ever. think im up to 28 mph! welcome!
Fun, isn't it?
Glad I'm not alone. Former muscle car guy here too. They say the cars that are engaging to drive are the most fun. Lots of different controls on the T to keep the drive interesting.
Looks like you are having fun!
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Maybe it's a maturing thing...from the '50's thru the '80's I was all muscle/street rod. Then I grew up and found it a lot more relaxing to dump the macho thing and just enjoy putting.
Jim, I know the feeling,I went from a pro street that was blown and 800+ hp to the 20hp T and have loved every minute of it, my wife says that I am obsessed with T's and my collection has grown also but you never know when you need that certain part and there it is!!
I love my T, I love my T's, I love my T'ss, I love my T'sss...
Jim, very well put. I enjoyed looking at your profile photo. Mine is kind of the same theme only still a bit different. Welcome to the world of Model T's. Have fun and God bless,
Jim, I couldn't be more happy for you. If you were closer, I'd drive my Lizzy over for a visit. Keep up the good work.
Jim its great to find out that all Model T's weren't black and there is no such thing as a Dr's Coupe! (or was it??) If you hadent caught on to this you soon will!
Welcome to the Hobby!
I experienced something similar. I had muscle cars and sports cars as well, and somehow the trash hold what got me excited moved higher and higher. Once you have a Porsche or Mustang, it takes a very special Porsche or Mustang to get your heart rate up again. Often it becomes an arms race and seeing who can spend most money. I never paid attention to antique cars and I have no idea how I got hooked, really. Guess I was looking outside the box, or all boxes. Especially Model Ts are not like "normal" cars. They can't even be compared to Model As or Dodge Touring cars. They are in a class all of their own and even a nice car doesn't cost an arm and a leg (save for some special or very early models) and even somebody who's on a very strict budget can get a car with some needs, work on it, and join in on the fun.
I like them both , my 27 touring and my 67 chevelle. But for the most part you are right you see a lot more at 35 MPH. And it is a little more fun with the T.
Finding and collecting parts is half the fun.
Now figuring out how the puzzle goes together is the rest of the story. Welcome to the hobby.
I am still into classics with a 70 XKE 64 Vette and 72 Chevelle. Growing up my Dad restored and collected Model T's. When I lost my Dad several years ago I made a vow to buy and restore a T for old time sake before I die. Well last fall I got a 15 Roadster in need of a restoration and what a blast I am having. Nice to work on something simple for a change. Just a great hobby and am enjoying more than any other restore I have done.