I found this great check list on a 2010 forum
my question is is there a better basic checklist including such simple items as tire pressure, oil levels, etc? Reading the forums back years researching this it seems the most sound advice before a tour is to drive drive drive the car and repair all defects and worn parts before the tour. My problem is we take short 5-8 mile trips here in town and do not know how the car will hold up if a day trip tour is a 100 miles? Such as the North West Ohio tour coming up.
If anyone knows of a better checklist than the one attached i will appreciate it. I do not want to be a burden on tour organizers
Equipment: wheel chocks.
Here is page two of the International list:
And a MTFCA list:
I'm surprised that I did not see the steering gear locking screw on either list. Did I miss it?
For additional maintenance guidance, you can get the Ford Manual For Owners and Operators of Ford Cars and Trucks. It's the book that came with your car when it was new, and gives you a lubrication schedule, care of springs, where to look for ignition trouble, etc. It's available from most of the parts dealers.
No law says you have to drive only in Mishawaka. Why not get out in the country for some longer trips? I expect there are interesting places to visit within fifty miles, in both Indiana and Michigan. You could start with shorter trips and work up to longer ones.
Well to be honest Steve the reason I do not take trips out of the immediate 5-8 mile range from home it is the fear of being hit by careless drunk speeding drivers in a car with no seat belts, safety gear etc. We recently had a very nice couple killed in a 35 mph zone here in the city driving their 1963 Corvair to a local car show. Some drunk idiot speeding crossed the center line hitting them head on. No seat belts etc.
After surviving many threats in planes, cars and motorcycles (and worse yet riding horses - the silent killers) I am pretty broken up and just want to maximize my safety by traveling in a group of model T's vs alone
Not to be too scary, but even close to home the idiots can come and get you.