Fairly new to the T addiction as some of you know. Been buying up piles of parts and with a great deal of guidance from a lot of friends I am putting together a "rust bucket" 1915 Roadster pickup.
One of the piles of parts included a "1915 rebuilt engine and transmission" that supposedly was rebuilt 20 some years ago and thrown in a corner where it sat until the guy I bought it from picked it up. He said he ran it for about an hour.
I got enough of the rust bucket put together today (at long last) that I cranked her up and took her for a very short drive.
She runs like a new car (on mag) but the steering is trashed! I don't need no stinking windshield but I need to be able to aim the car in my preferred direction!
I'm pretty stoked!
That's great! There is something special about going for a ride in a car you have been working on and in your case building.
Good luck with sorting out the steering issues. There are lots of good postings on being sure the spring perches are installed correctly etc. I'm sure you will have it sorted out shortly.
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This might be a good start on your steering issues:
There is something special about a '15 roadster. Great you have gotten this far with it. Would love to see pictures. Keep having fun with it.
Welcome to the 1915 club. There's something special about them.
Are you going to run it in the Red Hat Days parade tomorrow?
(This is hunting season red hats not old women's red hats)
Should be fun whichever of your fleet you choose.
We have a big set of antlers to stick on the hood
of our old rusty T.
It isn't road ready Bob so the Touring for me and the run-a-bout for my bride!
Thanks to the kind words and guidance I have received both here and from my local friends.
For those that may not know, John Aldrich is our Carbon Canyon Model T Club President, also our club webmaster and as y'all can see, the ol' boy knows his way around a socket set and a set of wrenches too! Nice piece o' work "Pres",....we're all proud of ya'!
Thanks. Have read this thread before. I'll do a close inspection but early indications are the King pins are sticking badly. I haven't really done anything with the front axle yet but I guess it's time.
Harold. Thanks Bud. See you at the meeting and Red Hat Days parade today!