Homecoming at the Model T Museum is this Saturday, May 17, 2014. You don't want to miss it! Something for everyone. Raffles held every 30 minutes from 10:30 am until 7 pm. The event starts at 9 am and includes swap meet, show & tell, free popcorn, bake sale and so much more! Model T Museum, 309 N 8th St, Richmond, Indiana. Hope to see you there! Watch for the ad in the Pal-Item on Friday.
I have donated a $500 gift certificate towards
direct enclosed auto transport for the raffle ...
ATTEND PEOPLE !!!!!
The T is in the trailer and ready to go!
I would love to go to this but having such an event in May when school is still in session I think limits the attendees.
My wife is a teacher and I have a daughter in grade school, kinda hard to plan a trip.
My suggestion is for a June/July or August event.
I even bought a new trailer just for this trip. Heading down from Canada. See you all there!
My wife and I made it to Richmond. More than 10 hours on the road. Met a couple of Model T people already. We will be taking the T out very soon to see the town. See you all tomorrow. Dave & Pam
Take lots of pics Dave! Hope you and Pam have a great trip!
Greg and Robin
Thanks Greg and Robin. Will be sure to get pics. Had the car out for a drive but, the rain was returning. Sure is good to have an enclosed trailer like you do.. It saved me twice now.
Hope the rain clears up for the Museum homecoming tomorrow. Sounds like a great event!
Sounds like lots of fun.
Favor to ask....I'm still looking for more photos and information on:
Body numbers and letters of 1906-1923 open cars. Please see the posting “Home for the Holidays” at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/40322.html for additional details on where to look and what to look for etc. I am especially looking for the 1915-16 open cars with the riveted cowl as shown below from a 1915 Fisher bodied touring:
Notice the 7 rivets (there are actually 9 but one of them is hidden on each side of the dash by the upright wooden frame) above the coil box where the curved section is riveted to the front section. I'm trying to figure out which body maker of body makers used that method on their 1915 and 1916 bodies. I believe Fisher did, but I would like some additional data points to support that. Note Phil Mino has posted some photos at: http://www.fordfarm.net/twopiececowl.html that strongly indicate at least one body maker used the two piece riveted cowl beyond 1916. Any information on that would be very helpful.
With a large number of Ts, perhaps one or more of them will have that riveted style cowl. From the limited sample size I have so far, I have not found any Beaudett, Wilson, or Monroe bodies that used the riveted cowl.
If anyone sees some body numbers for 1906-1923 cars, please try to capture them or ask the owners to send me the information -- i.e. body number, wooden or metal seat frame for the 1915-1923 open cars. If they believe the engine is probably original to the car, I would like to capture the engine number (you may put XXX in the last three places -- I don't need that level of detail.) And if it does or does not have the riveted cowl. Please see:
Also, I’m trying to gather additional information on the Cleveland, Firestone, Ford, loose lug demountable wheels supplied by Ford. Any photos etc. of the lugs, and any identifying markings would be a big help. Please see: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/313621.html?1348491514
for additional information and photos.
Have a great weekend and when you have time please post photos for those of us who could not make it. And for Jim and others who helped contribute raffle prizes, donated time, etc. thank you so much for supporting our hobby!
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I'll be up there, but I am bummed as I have no trailer to get to bring the T. And its only 39 miles away from Richmond! argh!
Benjamin DRIVE IT
I'm with John on this one. In 2008, I drove 354 miles to Richmond from St. Louis (and back) in the T. If I were 39 miles from Richmond, I'd drive. (Heck, even with a trailer, it would be faster to drive than to load, drive and unload.)
Have fun, everyone!
Hopefully people will take LOTS of photos and share them with us here.
Jay, since it is already Saturday, I am expecting the first pictures any time now....
How many vendors were there??
It's May for crying out loud! Why is everyone wearing coats/jackets?
54 degrees in Richmond right now. That's about as warm as it got here today. Had some sprinkles of rain this afternoon also.
Yeah, about 62 in St. Louis on May 17th. I don't know how much more of this global warming I can take.
I was a great event and well worth the drive from Canada. Awesome museum. Where else would you get to see a right hand drive Town Car or one of the first 400, two lever Ts ever built. It was great to finally meet people like Ron Patterson, John Reagan, Mr. and Mrs Mize and so many others I've seen online. Great cars and great people including the food venders. The swap was useful too. Picked up a perfect ring and pinion for ten bucks! Thanks to everyone who worked hard to organize this.
RHD Town Car.
"T Party" at the Firehouse restaurant across the street.
One of the world's earliest Model Ts.
I think it was a great show and well worth the time spent to get there, I think next year I will add to the swap and try to get rid of some of the old tired iron as an old friend of mine use to call it! It was nice meeting some of the other members in person and finding out Milt is not the old guy I thought he was, sorry!
Found a good spot for a vintage pic.
I was invited behind the scenes to visit a storage building separate from the museum. There I got to see some cars that are not on display including some unrestored ones.
I wish I could of seen some of these? Maybe I could help?
I believe the Town Car is owned by Jay and was featured in the award winning film "Chariots of Fire", a story about English runners in the 1924 Olympics.
thanks for posting the pictures. Any more pictures of the event will be appreciated
Looks like a fun event and wish I could have been there. One thing always bothers me, tho, and I hope this doesn't sound like sour grapes or just general bitching, but why do people run NH's on early cars? That two lever should have a Buffalo or 6 ball Kingston on it. Not an NH off a 22-25 T.
A hundred thousand dollar car with a $50 carb on it.
U might want to tell Milt Roorda. I think the car is his.
I'm with Stan. It's kinda like the movie Somewhere In Time when Christopher Reeve pulls a modern penny out of his pocket and gets transported back to the future.
Some of us that run NHs on earlier cars is because we think that they run better. Especially with a straight through NH.
Then take the NH off and put a correct carb on it for display. There are a lot of carbs that run better than NH's, even one of them would look better for display.
I agree with Stan - At least when it's on display, it should have the correct carb. on it. That's especially true when on long term display, like in a museum.
Just my opinion.....
Here are a few pictures of some vendors.
What number is that 2 lever?
I forgot to note that two lever number but, 377 comes to mind.
Thanks for all the pictures including the swapmeet ones. It is great to see what is available. Did anyone get any pictures of the inside displays?
US T owners have got it made so much good stuff that we downunder never see at a swap meet. If I had been there my QANTAS excess luggage bill would have been unaFordable. Did anybody take a photo of young Ted Klepinger's T speedster and any other youth displays?
Not counting the T's in the museum, any estimate of how many T's were on the streets around there Sat?
As long as we want the 2 lever T to be displayed with appropriate carburetor, it needs the correct spark plugs too.
Also need to add how cool it is to see the youth getting into this stuff.
Hey Guys ....
How about taking the carb discussion to a new thread ....
This thread is about something else ....
To Dave, Al and Brian - Thank you for posting the pictures. Those of us who couldn't be there really appreciate it.
Glad you guys liked the pics. I just got home now. Doug, I know what you mean. The U.S. has it all and they do car events like no one else which is why it was worth the 1400 kilometer round trip to go there. I think about forty cars showed up. It was a good time and a chance to learn more.
Great you made the trip !
I missed it by a couple days ....
Just got into Dayton, OH late yesterday ....
Thank You for the pictures ....
Sorry you didn't make it Jim. Looks like I automatically took pics of the black era cars as that is my main interest and I missed most of the brass ones that were outside and there were some nice ones.. Did anyone here get some pics they can post for the brass era fans?
Allen, that is me looking at the items in your picture. That is proof I was there. Great event. Did not buy much, but had a fine time looking and talking to friends. The two lever T was interesting. Needs the correct radiator. I would not turn it down because of that. Took pictures also. We just got back yesterday.
I am in your "one more" photo. I am buying a high fin radiator cap for a spare for my 1910.
From Barbara Klehfoth:
Tammy (in pink boots) managed the raffle during the Homecoming event held at the Model T Museum on May 17, 2014. Next to Tammy is Lisa Pardieck, a member of Henry's Hoosiers chapter who assisted Tammy.
The event was very successful. We hope to see more people, vendors and friends next year.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 16, 2015.
I'm not a gambler but, how do you tell a gal like Tammy you don't want to buy a raffle ticket? Glad I did because I won dinner at the Firehouse Restaurant across the street where the "T Party" was. Thanks Tammy!
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