Why Can't Nobody Own just One?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Why Can't Nobody Own just One?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Sunday, June 01, 2014 - 10:08 pm:

Like the potato chips I can't just have one. I thought when I bought my 1st Model T I would have it the rest of my life, it was so cool. Well

1. 1923 Model T Touring.
2. 1922 Model T TT Truck.
3. 1917 Model T Touring
and for the last 10 years a 1914 Model T Runabout.

I feel the fever coming back. I am looking for a pre 1913 T now. Someone Help me Please!
Mark








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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John E Cox on Sunday, June 01, 2014 - 10:21 pm:

Mark, I think that you need to go on a 12 step program ;-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Sunday, June 01, 2014 - 10:28 pm:

Many people and or have to! PS send your extra money to me, I would be happy to get a 2ed T! :-)
Except Nellybell might not like a sister.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Watson -Florence,Colorado on Sunday, June 01, 2014 - 10:32 pm:

Mark,
My wife keeps threatening to send me to the Betty "FORD" Clinic

-Don


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Sunday, June 01, 2014 - 10:42 pm:

My speedster Eliza has been whispering about how lonely she is and how she wants a big manly TT to park beside her.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike_black on Sunday, June 01, 2014 - 10:57 pm:

Mark,
You're still missing a roadster, a hack, and a speedster.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Cascisa - Poulsbo, Washington on Sunday, June 01, 2014 - 11:20 pm:

Model T's are like sex... You can't "Do It" just once. :-)

Be_Zero_Be


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 02:12 am:

I think it is a "pre-'12 step program". I think those are the steps you take to get a 1912 or earlier brass era model T which means you are very seriously afflicted.
Because there is no way I will ever have the money required to buy a decent 1912 (or earlier), the steps I have taken so far are to sort out some early extra parts I have had that are acceptable for a late '12. Then, at Bakersfield, about seven weeks ago, I bought most of a nicely built Mother-in-Law roadster body (older reproduction, but nicely made) along with a bunch of other early parts. Then, early today, at the Auburn swap meet, I bought several more early T parts. I believe I have nearly half the parts necessary to assemble a fairly correct late '12.
Hello, my name is Wayne. And I just can't seem to have enough model T Fords.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 07:58 am:

I'm happy with just one but, everytime my wife complains about cold weather in my Runabout, I suggest we should get a closed car as well to solve the problem. One day maybe.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 08:00 am:

In talks right now to obtain a running chassis .... oh no,no,no not with the owner he is willing to sell it I'm in negotiations with the wife!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 08:15 am:

Mark & Seth..sure have to agree with you there! I've used the same "can't have just one" slogan pretty much since I bought my first T two years ago.
Here's a pic of 3 of my "pets", the red '12 on the right is my favorite of course, absent from the pic is the '15 which at the time was still in the barn minus it's now re-built engine. And yes, Seth, they needed a "manly" TT to keep 'em in line!! Trouble is, they can sure outrun him when he starts bossing them around. LOL


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 09:43 am:

I was happy with one T but when I got the A my WIFE said that I needed to keep both of them.

I get the idea that she wants one to drive :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 11:04 am:

One is for driving.
Two is for a spare when one is down.
Three is for spare parts.

Now what does one do when all 3 are running?

Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 11:29 am:

Norm:-) if all three are running count your blessings and teach the Wife/Kids/Grandkids how to drive them. eventually you will have one to work on!:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 11:55 am:

I Feel the Need.... The Need for Slow Speed!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Mazza on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 08:29 pm:

I am not even finished with one yet and Im already thinking about how I could get the garage find touring Im getting running for a friend. The wife said she was going to call that intervention show, and have the guy get all the people that I have neglected in one room. And also call langs and have them stop selling me stuff. Apparently I have a problem?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 09:28 pm:

My kids have learned to drive them and one grandson has driven.The great-grandchildren aren't old enough yet. The wife will ride in them but she won't drive them. She used to drive a Model A as a daily driver. I told her the T is even easier to drive, you don't need to shift gears. Just push the right pedal, but she won't. She won't even drive my pickup which has automatic shift, so if we are out and I am incapacited, I will have to get someone else to take me home or wherever I need to go.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Eckensviller on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 09:34 pm:

The night I bought mine I heard about another one available in town, probably for next to nothing. Thing is, I only have a single car garage and don't need to be learning on two at once... still, I can't stop thinking about how I bet I could fit it in the basement if I brought it down piece by piece then put it back together just to confuse guests.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill dugger on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 11:08 pm:

Norman: In humble thoughts it would be like this:
Pick a vehicle and drive it
Pick another and drive it the next day
Pick still another vehicle THEN
Go in reverse-the one you drove on the third day drive it again the the 2nd day vehicle and then the First day and just keep repeating the way till one break down then you have to make a decision to change or just go and buy another vehicle and adjust the way you make your daily selection
Try it and keep us posted!!!!!!!!!!!
Billd


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 11:18 pm:

The ideal number is four. You need a runabout for running about, a touring car for touring, a closed car for cold weather, and a TT for hauling stuff.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James J. Lyons III - West Virginia on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 11:24 pm:

Steve... you mean 5... you forgot the one used as a stationary power unit....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Monday, June 02, 2014 - 11:28 pm:

Why can't nobody just own one?

I ain't nobody, and I just own one!

But then I have a couple of Nashes, an MGB, an F-1 besides my '26 touring. Oh and I'm building another speedster.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 12:02 am:

Three Ts, some newer Fords and a flying machine.
Also picked up a T tractor conversion a while back.
Might be a little over-kill...have a hard time keeping up with maintenance, oil changes and stuff.







Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 12:04 am:

Three Ts, some newer Fords and a flying machine.
Also picked up a T tractor conversion a while back.
Might be a little over-kill...have a hard time keeping up with maintenance, oil changes and stuff.







Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 12:06 am:

I can make a T run, but still not sure about them 'puters.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 08:06 am:

Steve's right...when I bought my first T, I quickly realized one wouldn't be enough, so set myself a goal of 4 to go along with my Model A which is of course for "enclosed use" and to haul the dog in. Met that goal in just over a year! Crazy or what?
Tim E., I like your idea of doing one in the basement! I could do that easily, have those Bilco doors to drag the parts down from the outside.
The other Tim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Danuser on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 09:31 am:

My buddy and I restored one in his basement, got it all done and DUH, he didn't have any door out except a walk in regular door, so we disassembled it and packed it out pc by pc and had to do it over again outside.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Val Soupios on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 09:51 am:

You need a different one for each day of the week and a couple of spares if you have the room. I rotate them so they each get out at least one day a week even if it's just to run a few errands. I would also like a TT for hauling however. Trouble is the garage door isn't tall enough!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 10:20 am:

Val - before 1924 Ford didn't make any cabs for the TT's, so if you find a 1918-23 TT you can make an open cab in period style that fits your garage - or do like the previous owners of Henry Petrino's grandfather's orchard did ;)

orchard truck


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 10:34 am:

Hey Bob that plane is really cool. It looks about like the one they fly around in the aerial circus act in "The Rocketeer" (one of my favorite movies ever).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 10:39 am:

I've got two, a 26 gow job runabout and a 25/26 primitive pick up, both built from parts from all over the world - but the extra T parts keeps on piling up for what I think will be a garden tractor with snow plowing capacity - haven't decided on what rear axle or rear wheels to use yet, though.
Then there's a rotten '26 touring body in the corner of the garage.. Got fun stuff to tinker with for years to come :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 01:01 pm:

Thanks Seth...I built it from scratch using a set of blueprints. Took 15 years.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 01:08 pm:

Well holy smokes Bob! The cool factor just went through the roof. I looked it up and it wasn't the plane I was thinking of in the Rocketeer. It looks like the plane from The Blue Yonder - just minus the cowl and wheel covers.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Eckensviller on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 01:08 pm:

Is that a Starduster Too? Looks awesome with that huge radial and the three piece windscreens.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 01:12 pm:



Compare that to Bob's. This is what I was thinking of.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 01:20 pm:

Bob,

That's something I always wanted to do is build a plane from a kit. But it would take me 15 years just to build the yellow wind indicator that is in the photo just behind your airplane. Beautiful airplane.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 01:43 pm:

Thanks guys...Tim, you're right. It's mostly Starduster Too. With some mods to take the bigger engine.
I always wanted a plane with a round engine but couldn't afford a factory-made one so I built this one.
I also have the Cessna 170 hat was used in 25 episodes of Northern Exposure. (Maggie's plane)



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 01:49 pm:

Dang Roger - I was scrolling through this thread and came to your post. I thought, "Wow! That sure looks like my truck."

I didn't expect it. You got me.... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Cook on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 04:26 pm:

Would like a third T,just need to build another shed!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 04:41 pm:

I only have one but am not happy about it. It is a blessing of course, but there are only about 20 others I would like to have.


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