Here is a local Wheelie T. When back on the rear caster wheels it is quite inclined. It has an added oil sump and an oil pump where the generator would go. I don't know what is inside the engine but would guess at least pan dams to pond the oil under the rods.
It has steering brakes with the left brake controlled with hand brake and right with the foot brake. The brakes look like hydraulic with a non-T real axle. It has added removable weights in the rear for so it is nearly balanced even with no rear seat passengers.
With those monster tires, seems it would really bounce too
Old timer with 21" balloon tires on spoke wheels, but still fun for these guys back in the heydays.
Someone who knows Bill in Big Bear Lake needs to get a picture of his fathers parade car on this thread. It was a suicide door coupe with the axle slid forward like that. Bill restored it and was on a few MTFCA national tours with it restored. He displays it now with mattresses, pots, pans, blankets and all manner of paraphernalia on it.
How come no one's whining about cutting up a nice touring body?
Look at the trans mounts on the pan!
Anybody else notice that the drag link is bent?
Sorry, but that doesn't do anything for me. It would have received more attention as a stock T.
That T reminds me about some sad moments in my life. Sometime back in the late 1950's, my dad bought a new plow and pulled the 1924 touring out of the shed to put the plow in the shed.
Some circus people saw the T from the road and talked dad into selling it to them to make a "Bucking Ford" for use in rodeo's. There went my first model T.
Another nice touring car cut up.
I believe that this car has been in its current form for over 60 years and was just likely saved from the scrape heap. I guess you have to see it in action to really appreciate it.
Here is the left side of the engine. The bent drag link really shows up. Also note a repaired left motor/transmission mount, no wire on the ball joint bolts, frame eyes for tie downs and some strange plugs/fitting on the dips.
Tons of shriners built these things. 60 years ago, T's were of little value to most. The touring I have of my grandpas was bought with $40 in 1955. To each his own.