My 21 T that I pulled out of a Barn 2 years ago Sprang back to life today! With the timing set,plugs clean,carb rebuilt. The only problem was the starter. I pulled the bendix cover and turned it by hand and it freed up. Fresh oil....
Took about a min. and she was running.
Then I took off around the yard!
Motor runs on Mag. Smooth...no knocks.
Congrats, Fred!! There is nothing like the feeling of a first drive.
Feels GREAT doesn't it?
Too bad it's late there.......you could have gotten in a short road trip......zoom zoom zoom!
That's great! Often times you never know how it is going to turn out until you inspect it or try it. Don't forget to check what type of thrust washer is in the rear axle. If you are lucky there is data from the previous owner. If not, that is an item to check to make sure it is bronze and not babbit and that it is in good shape ref: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/295678.html?1339633408
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Im swaping the rear out for a large brake 26,then I can put the other wire wheels on too!
Now for a shopping list...gas tank,bands,king pin/bushing kit. Im going to keep starting her and bring her up to Tempture every day this week,change the oil again next week.
Poor Fred, another fellow who will find it hard to get much other work done this whole week........You lucky dog..Good work, wish we could hear it.....Enjoy, and keep us posted.
A video was made of the first Start.I've got it on my phone and can't figure out how to post it some where.
When I do get it posted I will share it!
YOUTUBE;;; eezy peezy japaneezy! ws
ok its on youtube now! Look up
Model t ford first start in 60+ years
Hey Troop, Wha's up. Just finished rebuilding the rear-end on the sedan. Currently working on the transmission and I found enough coins in the piggy bank to rebuild the engine next. Wha's up wit' choo?
Nice video troop, very cool !!
Here is guys www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1LesV4QhlM
Hey Fred Do you need wood wheels for the front end because I am getting rid of the set on my 26 let me know. It runs good you better test drive it before it gets cold
Hey Fred disregard my comment about the wheels It looks good thought
Thanks,I have wire wheels for it,and 4 respoked wheels i'm saving. Ive driven arounf the yard and driveway so far. Still starting it every day now. Raidator is ready to go on,new band linings are on the way.
Not sure what to put on the back of the car. It was a Touring car. Pick up body with a Hit&Miss motor on it,or a old Seafood cooler?
I have rear fenders for it.
Glad you got it running. I am not sure you are aware that a Model T starter can be ruined by cranking it continuously for long periods of time. It appears to be working OK still, but might not last much longer. You've punished that starter mercilessly. It won't likely survive another session like that.
Not sure what the issue is, but the car ought to start easily within 2 - 3 seconds of cranking.
Basic tuneup stuff is likely the culprit. Timing set correctly, gas line not clogged, carburetor not full of rust, more than 2 gallons of gas in the tank - those are the items I would check first.
When I watched the video I though oh no...I know better then to grind a starter like that!
It was a gas problem,not enough gas in the aux. tank.
She now starts in a couple of seconds and will hand crank also. Im self taught on these T's as I've been playing with A's for over 10 years.
This sight has helped me out alot!!