I was wondering how many Canadians on this forum own an American Model T like I do and how many Americans own a Canadian one. I have a friend who has an American '26 Runabout yet all the other cars I've seen here are Canadian made. At the Old Car Festival in Michigan, I only saw one Canadian T and it was a Canadian who brought it there. Do some of you collectors have a car from the other country just because it makes your collection more interesting? What about you guys in countries like Austrailia where the supply came from Canada? I'm guessing there are plenty of American cars there. Any reason you just had to have one from elsewhere?
I don't have a Canadian T but would like to have a touring. That way I could tell onlookers that I own a deluxe Model T. Mine has 4 doors! Seriously it would be neat to have one.
I'll drop you a PM in a few days. I also have a 1919 roadster and would like to compare features. Your roadster looks super. I need to find time to check and write down questions I have. Hope you don't mind.
I have two Canadian, does that count?
I have one Canadian 'T' too...
I've got two from Canada a 23 TT and a 25 Dalgety Geelong pick up and one half US & dispatched out of Canada 1912 touring plus my Wikner Ford Special that is one third US one third Canada and one third Australian.
A 26 Canadian Fordor
1912 van engine no B517 US?? 5 other Canadians, and one USA tudor.
Allan from down under.
I have never driven a RHD T ... ever, l have 3 lefties(USA)
I have had a RHD centerdoor for over 20 years - wouldn't know how to drive a LHD model.
Freezing here in Wisconsin...
I have a Canadian '13 Touring and our family has a Canadian '12 runabout with mother in law seat.
I have always wondered if you sell your Model T to someone in a non-English speaking country, and the Model T becomes uncooperative, and the new owner looses their patience, starts to curse at it. Will the Model T understand it? LOL
I think they're like cats - they understand regardless of language - but don't care
My projects were assembled out of parts from maybe 50 T's, collected over almost 30 years from all over Sweden and USA. The parts found in Sweden may originally have been built into cars in the Copenhagen factory out of parts from England and USA. My latest project inspired by the Detour Deluxe from Montana also has a large content of recently grown Swedish pine:
As far as I know, my car is entirely American. I would like to put one Canadian hubcap on it though. Give people who pay attention something to scratch their heads about. Too bad all I find are American ones and you have to buy repop Canadian hubcaps by four.
We have a 1913 Canadian touring that was imported into NJ from Ontario in the 1970s. I've had to relearn what is correct for a 1913 when dealing with the Canadian differences. It has been fun doing the research though, but finding some of the unique parts including sheet metal has been a challenge at times.
I should have known it was a mistake to invite the Austrailians to post, their such a bunch of jokers. No your Canadian cars don't count . Lots of interesting responses here, keep em coming. I think I would like to have a Canadian Coupe one day to join my American Runabout. Dennis, I would very much like to see some PMs regarding your 1919.
There is a RHD 4DR sedan (made in Canada) not to far down the road from me. I have been trying to buy it for years. Two old sisters apparently own it and have no idea what it is. (They think it is a 1912) I have about given up on it.
I think they also have marbles missing upstairs.
Sometimes even parts coming from the same country has all sorts of issues when I try to join them.. Had many issues when I joined a turtle deck from Virginia with a roadster body from California - both were improved model but the holes wouldn't match the nuts in the body even after a lot of grinding - had to move the nuts. Maybe one was '26 and the other one '27 production or maybe standardisation wasn't as good in Ford's body production as in the mechanical parts?
Oh well, now I remember what the machinist told me when he bored out my early improved block - the bores weren't perpendicular to the crank plane, it differed almost 0.030 between top and bottom in all the cylinders. So Ford really had some quality issues during improved car production (but the engine had ran with that misalignment.. I wonder how good?)
There's a French-bodied Touring in Temecula.
I'm in Alberta and I have a '27 Cdn 2 door and a what I believe is a '25 US (touring).
FWIW, I bought the Cdn car in B.C. and the US car in Saskatchewan.
Englishman with an ex-California '26 Coupe.
I have a 1915 American runabout with a Canadian intake manifold.
Dutchman with two from OHIO USA
Way South of the MD with a 25 Canadian RHD Roadster Pickup. How about them apples??? Dan
Oh, by the way it is 60 deg F here today!!!
Them are big apples Dan. Any knowledge of how and when it got there?
I have two. A Canadian 26-7 roadster (Hayes wire wheels) and a Canadian 27 coupe, which I have driven to 48 states in the U.S.
I have a 1911 Canadian touring. It was brought to Hershey by a Canadian Subaru dealer and sold to the man that I bought the car from a few years ago.
I'm in Ontario Canada, and have a '15 touring
I should add Dave, I'm not far from you. I'm in Woodstock.
I used to own a 1926 roadster I dragged home from Janesville Wisconsin in 2000.
Darren, hopefully I will meet you at an event sometime. Did you sell your '26 to a man named Garth? If so, I know him and have seen the car. A nice one it is.
Dave: I got it from CA, was told it came from NZ. Dan
I have a Canadian '26 Touring, drivable, but not finished.
This is our Canadian built 1924 Fordor Sedan . Few Fordor's were imported to Australia and few have survived.
I believe my '26 Touring was built in Copenhagen, but I have no solid evidence. Sold new in Norway, and that was in the marketing area for the Danish plant.
Roger Karlsson, wasn't there Ts built in Sweden also?
I have a model t C cab delivery pie wagon made in Canada,it says Daisy's Pie Wagon on the side
Thanks for all the great responses. Looks like a lot more Canadian cars went to the U.S. than the other way around. John Page, your Fordor looks beautiful.
Roar - the Swedish Ford factory in Stockholm wasn't operative until 1930, so there weren't any T's built there.
I have a Canadian T, I live in Canada, but, the unique aspect of this T is that it was exported to New Zealand, Restored in the 80's and eventually returned to Canada. The RHD is a good crowd stopper in itself. I agree with David . . "wouldn't know how to drive a LHD model". Spark and throttle are reversed.
Here is a site I found about production
I have a Canadian '24 TT C Cab
Ross, that's something I did not expect. I'd say that counts here.
My dad owns a '23 Canadian coupe; an unrestored, running, driving survivor.
Got a 1927 Canadian Touring
Thank you for the compliment Dave on our Fordor. Your Runabout looks pretty terrific as well. John
I have a 1911 Canadian Radiator.
Is it safe to assume then, that Model Ts sold in Sweden after the Copenhagen plant went into production, were Made on the other side of Íresund?
Roar, I'm not sure, maybe some of them came directly from USA? Could also have been returning swedish-americans who brought some of the late cars found here with US. specifications?
I've read about 1932 Fords found here - they're both of the english bodied types and the US types, so in 1932/33 when the Swedish assembly plant was active both styles seems to have been sold here by Ford dealers. (the last 1932 style Ford was built in 1934 by the Copenhagen factory, I think - the market went down so fast in the depression so I guess they had loads of body parts left by the end of the '32 model year they had to build bodies from - couldn't just scrap them and retool for the '33 - they went to the '34 model directly I think.)