I bought a 23 Centerdoor at a auction east of Topeka, Ks. last November. The coons had destroyed nearly all of the upholstery. I removed two big garbage bags of "stuff" from the car. When I removed the upholstery from under the right rear window I found a Junction City High School yearbook. 1927! Someone had shoved it down the window slot. The pages had to be carefully separated but it was in pretty decent shape after having been in the dark recess all these years. The yearbook belonged to a young man named Neal. The first pages were signed by the class of 29. The yearbook is called the Pow-Wow. The yearbook wasn't that much different from 1970, the year I graduated High School. I wonder how all those kids turned out. The roaring 20's, depression, WW11. I enjoy looking at that book almost as much as working on the car.
That's very, very cool!
Thank you for sharing the story. History of almost anything can have a strong emotional impact. Can't help but wonder how many of those young men (kids) gave their lives in WWII so that we can live in freedom today? You should keep the yearbook with the car once you get her roadworthy or restoration.
I think you should call your car "Neal" from now on. Neat find.
Please keep us posted and updated of what you find out about all those in the year book. What a fascinating find.
I agree, your 'T' should be named "Neal".
Our yearbook was also called the "Pow-Wow".
The school I went to was Mississinewa High School in Gas City, Indiana
I also agree it should be called "Neal"!
Neeal, Neal, Neal,......
Hopefully there's enough clues in it to find the family of the original owners!
Definitely "Neal" because that's what you'll be doing from now on with your Model T - "Nealing" to check the oil, "Nealing" to check the tightness of some rattling chassis component, "Nealing" to change a flat tire, "and "Nealing" while you pray that the old girl will not strand you in the middle of nowhere when she stalls on you some day!
P.S. Yes, I KNOW the spelling should have been "kneeling", but if I had spelled it correctly, all the "humor" would have been lost, right?
My 5 year old would be unhappy if the Centerdoors' name were to be changed from Cinderella to Neal. She informed me Neal was a boy's name.
The engine runs great. The transmission works great. I was nervous about the babbit thrust washers so while I was at it, I also gave it a small drum Ruckstel with a new stock ring and pinion. The 23 has cast a spell on me. I just never tire of looking at the oval window or the rest of the car. Makes my day! Sorry for being windy but that car brings it out of me. If I get someone to take pics and post them I will.
I agree Michael, the view out that oval rear window is special! Taken out the rear window of The Cordez family Centredoor at the Kanab tour this year.
When I was redoing the trim in my 26' Fordor I found an old for sale sign that advertised the car at a Longbeach Swap Meet in the 60's. I often wonder who owned the car then?
While we never owned a centerdoor they always were a favorite body style. The seemed to impart a certain gracefulness.
I have owned three of them, in fact I have 34,000 miles on my 19.
I should have said 43,000 miles on the 19.
I always enjoy your Centerdoor and Tourabout pic postings Dave.
Hey Mike! Glad to see you on the Forum.
Thanks Wayne! I've been hesitant to chime in on subjects from fear everyone will find out I'm not the brightest dime around. The harvest is now in full gear and the old vehicles have to take a backseat. I sure have harvested a wealth of info from this forum over a long period of time.