Here is a picture of a bunch of 26-7 roadsters I have right now. A couple of them will be leaving soon, so I decided to get a family photo before they left. I sold the red one. The maroon one on the end I built for a client so it will be leaving soon. The first one is my new MT 500 car, the second is my old MT 500 car and the third is my daily driver PU.
Nice family of cars Tom
Looks an inbred family.
You are a lucky man to have a selection of one of Henry's finest to choose from. good luck with the 500 this year.Sounds like it is growing in popularity. Have fun.
That's a fortune in wheels. \
Almost one for everyday of the week.
is there a special reason why you are sticking to the improved models?
Warwick, thanks. I am planning to drive my (improved) coupe this year in the 500, just for the fun of it.
Bernard, I have a 1914 touring and a 1917 4WD roadster. I do have a soft spot in my head for 26-7 roadsters though. I find them irresistible. Every time one comes along a try to buy it. I have one more that is not in the picture, plus I've sold four or five more.
*I try to buy it. not a try to buy it.
I'm just curious if you don't mind me admitting to this. I heard that the improved cars have even less interior space than the older T's due to the location of the fuel tank. Since you also have a '17 Roadster, is that true?
Bernard, not so I've noticed. The coupe is very comfortable to drive, sort of like sitting on a sofa. The roadsters are easy enough for me to get in to. I'm over 6' tall and weigh 195 lbs, so I'm not exactly small. The 1917 is sort of like riding on an apple box way up in the air. I feel like that in a 1925 car too. I would put it this way, you ride IN an improved car and ON an earlier car.
All of my T's are easier to ride in than my Model A's, by the way. The 31 coupe is bad. The 30 pickup is practically impossible (my knees hit the steering wheel). The 31 Tudor is not too bad, but the wife doesn't like it because the seats seem unstable to her.
Something tells me if I was in Spokane I would need to stop at the AAR.
Is that the coupe you did the US tour with?
I like your stable of "improved" cars and your daily narrative of your 48 state adventure with your coupe on "MySpace" was very interesting.
Dave, that is the same coupe.
I am with Tom...out of all the T's I have owned or ridden in, I prefer the "Improved" Ford over the others. Comfortable in winter, and cool in the summer. Every day is a sunny day in my Ford Coopay !! W
Tom, I always knew you had good taste in cars.
I will have to see what is at your place near the middle of the month when I am out that way.
Nice row of cars Tom, looks like any one of them should be able to maintain the safe speed of 35 mph as long as you stay off the highways... Hee hee
Cya in Fort Benton
Tom, I thought it was common knowledge that red wheels are faster than blue ones?
I'm usually not a fan of pretty and shiny Model T's, but yours like stunning. Love the green color!
I see an Arizona tag on the front of your T. If you are here in the valley part of the year, look us up. We are the Sun Country Model T Club and we'd love for you to come play with our toys..er T's.
Bernard, your too kind !!! I call it "the Jalopy" !! It was my intent to have it run as good as it looks, but sadly I still cannot keep up with Tom Carnegie's roadsters or coupe. I think the Pink Rhody's behind it offer a great contrast...hehehehe !!!
Dana, the AZ plate was a gift from the Sun Country Chapter CanyonLands MTFCA Nat Tour a few years back. (Which was one of the most challenging & interesting terrain tours I've been on. Zion Nat Park was awesome.) I traded our tour number plate for number "40" the same number that was on our speedster. I added the plate as a memorial for my deceased wife upon completion of the Coupe. I live in Anacortes, WA, but the closest I get to AZ is Palm Springs, CA in January thru March. If we go again next year, we may take the short drive to visit. Regards, W