Being new to the Model T hobby I was very very lucky to have the President of my local model T club come over to my garage and assist/teach me the proper way to service my 1925 model T. She is in great condition but hasn't really had much use in probably the last 20 years.
We did an oil change and greased and oiled all the parts that needed lubeing. What most amazed me was that my Mag was weak the car would only allow a switch over to mag at higher RPMs the car would NOT idle or start on mag.
So he said to me you don't happen to have (3) 12v car batteries, two sets of jumper cables and a compass do you, I said NO with a smile.
Well, we got all these items and he showed me how to re-magnetize the Mag magnets, it was a sight to see. Within 10 minutes my T ran on mag at idle and also started on Mag, Truly Amazing!
I ended the day with my first SOLO ride in a Model T, and the best part is she is all mine :-)
congrats! and welcome to the club!
Nathan;;;Didn't you mean Affliction, instead of club.
Affliction? It's a hideous disease that spreads though air-born exhaust fumes and grease, oil and gasoline vapors. Just when you think you're recovering, the urge to buy another strikes and you'll be infected for life.
It's a latent gene that thankfully gets passed on to at least one in every T family. My son Bryan got the gene!!
Here are couple of links for new T owners.
That is very cool, well done!
Wait a minute. I always say welcome to the affliction! And, yes, it is a horrible disease, and I love it! I would rather drive a model T Ford on an antique automobile tour than do almost anything else.
And all of you people can say "welcome to the affliction" any time you want. Anyone with a model T can.
Nowell H, There is something special about model Ts. They attract intelligent people and have a special connection to history that allows us to feel our place in the world. Can't really explain it. But a lot of people with model Ts sure feel it when they drive their T.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
So the teacher was a woman? Quote,"She's in great condition but hasn't really had much use in the last 20 years". Great to hear and nice looking car BTW.
I'm shocked to see someone as disturbed as I am. The same identical thought occurred to me as well.
I'm sure there are more of us than would admit to it.
You are right about that!