I am fairly new to the "T" world, and this is just my observation of the great experience of driving this iconic vehicle. I LOVE THE FEEL OF THE WHOLE CAR FLEXING AS I AM TURNING THRU A DIP IN THE ROAD. This, to me, is a true driving experience not achieved in any other car I have driven. I know that the normal objective of automobile travel is to have the most neutral experience possible through augmented suspension, etc. . I hope I am amongst others who feel the same way, as I find this is one of the the most pleasurable aspects of enjoying my model T. I love it!
My "new" car is a '94 Camry. I've found that there are some dips where I have to slow down in the Camry, but I can cruise right through them in a T.
Welcome to the affliction. Was born and raised
in S C, haven't been back since our 50th class reunion in 2003. This is one of the best hobby
and people you'll find. Drive carefully there are nuts out there on the road and enjoy.
PS Be careful they do multiply.
You are right about the idiots. I have a more modern '29 Lincoln that I take on the freeways, and that sometimes is very frightening. I feel safer around town in my T.
Nothing like that feeling Carl. I like the way ours takes on a sand road--sort of wiggles her hips to settle herself in then goes merrily on her way.
I love the feel of driving a T!
A long time wonderful friend of mine has a 1925 Lincoln sedan (has had it almost 40 years now). A long time ago, he and I were headed home at night on the freeway after an antique car group event. Not a car in sight. Some moron in a Mustang came out of almost nowhere doing about 80 mph (asleep at the wheel, woke up after the collision). From "not in sight" to wham in a few seconds. The Mustang was totaled. The professional repair on the Lincoln was $350 (1975 $). One advantage to a heavy car.
I will still drive my T at night. I just wanted to share the Lincoln story.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I love my T as well and in most cases people wave and give you a thumbs up when they pass you on the road and they are taking pictures or video I am probably on you tube now but I am afraid to look ;)> but every now and again you get the angry road rage ID10T who thinks we should not be allowed on the road watch out for them. My Favorite story was when a new charger passed me at a high rate of speed giving me the symbol that I was #1 and shouting to get the junk off the road he was off to the side a mile down the road with a flat tire and he could not find where they hid the jack. I helped him and left him with this advice "Choose your enemy's wisely, you might need something they can give you!"
I am cautious about where and when I drive my T, still there are no guarantees.
You really want that feeling? Take it off-road. Drive it through a pasture. Climb some banks. Take it down some logging roads. It's amazing what it will do.
Hmmmmm, sounds like a T off-road trip abrewin'
Carl, can you post some Lincoln pictures?
Here's a Lincoln Picture
I was driving my 27 T on a relatively busy road but my lane was clear so I grabbed a handfull and brought her up about thirty and out of nowhere a lady driver entered the busy road right in front of me (about 30 feet) an pulled right into the traffic crossed four lanes and continued on her way oblivious to what had happened. I applied all the stopping ability I had and in doing so stripped off my pinion gear so that breaking method expired so all that was left was the hand brake. By the time I got it stopped and parked at the curb (heart thumping) the lady was 1/2 mile away. It was no go after that so a tow was in order. All the thrust washers were worn out and that left no mesh for the crown and pinion. Up to that point it ran fine.