Cindy & I took her 1927 Coupe out for its first Donut Derelicts trip this morning. It ran well and drew much attention
That is a fine looking coupe, Bill. Lovely paint, and I see you're using a vaporizer. Good for you.
Horn appears to be on the wrong side.
That's a nice car and well kept . . . . . did you buy it new ?
You could show more of the owner than half her backside. Did she drive you there?
Horn is there because of the water pump on the other side. It also has a Ruxstell and Muncie. Lots of toys to play with. Cindy let me drive it. We're planning at least two more adventures in it this weekend
That Vaporizer sure is fun. Just choke it a few turns with the key off... Turn it to battery & we get a free start from cold. Then switch over to mag. Not real quick on acceleration but with 12 forward speeds and two forms of reverse... We have a lot of options.
Beautiful car. I'm glad your enjoying it.
Please remember this is a family forum so what ever the other two adventures you and Cindy have planned this weekend please review with caution before posting.
Dennis: I think my Aunt's 85th birthday party is innocent enough
Hopefully more photos to follow.
Cindy & I make it to the Balboa Car Show this morning in Newport Beach. There was a '26 Pickup parked next to us with a few modifications and not much paint left
Here's another angle. We took the Balboa Ferry across to Newport and on to Corona Del Mar for breakfast at Ruby's.
Nice coupe! Were any other old cars there? (Sorry, I am being snide, not about the coupe being nice, however!)
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Never to early to start asking questions...lol
The missus and I will be at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach from Sept 26th to 30th. Is there anything to do that weekend that might be more fun than a walk around the mall?
I can't fit one of the T's in my bag...but I can talk a good show....lol.
I'll get to meet you at long last...
That 26 pick up has juice brakes and A wheels
That '26 doesn't have much real "T" except the shell. V8 under the hood 4 speed trans. Could call it a Rat Rod. It lives in Newport and parks in the street about 100 feet from the Pacific Ocean. This parking location enhances its rust finish
George: Stay in touch. There are always events in the O.C.
Cindy just went to DMV and picked up her new personalized plates for the Coupe
Bill, I'd relocate that new Cal plate somewhere else off the radiator to give you a little more cooling.
Would enhance the look of a really nice T as well!
George, Yes we'll have some T time for you when your here. Just give us a heads up down the line.
Everything looks correct for a 1927 coupe from the Channel Green paint to the location of the pin striping going from column post to column post, but shouldn't the windshield frame have been green? Not a criticism. Just a question. The car is beautiful!!!. Jim Patrick
He doesn't need to move the plate off the radiator, the open bonnet (hood?) will keep the air flowing!
.....but he does need to throw away that water pump!
Hope Royce does not read this Chris. He always has a water pump comment.
The color of the window frame is an ancient debate, (which oddly does not pre-date the Model T era!). My 26 Fordor's is black. Seems like there's original examples of both. Maybe others have gotten to the bottom of this?
Beautiful coupe, Bill! Makes me wish I had mine back.
Thank you for all of the comments. Cindy & I are going to take the Coupe to Cars & Coffee Irvine on Saturday. We reached out to fellow Model T owners to make it an official "Model T Day" but they don't like getting up that early
Maybe we'll run in to Henry Ford III again! That's where he works.
Change of plans: We're going to attend a Garage Sale tour with the OC Model T club, not going to Cars & Coffee this Saturday. We decided to drive the Coupe on an actual tour to get a better opportunity to work out a few bugs.
Again, more pictures to follow.
We took Cindy's Coupe on its first real tour today with the Orange County Model T Club. The garage sale tour was a great success and the car ran fine
Here's a few more photos:
Bill, you're having too much dang fun for just one guy. I'm jealous.
Nice cars, nice ladies and great weather. I bet your next post is to tell us you just won the lottery too...grin..
You ever had any trouble with the car overheating because the license plate blocks off so much of the radiator?
Just curious. That has been a problem for me in the past. But my plate was dead center of the radiator mounted to the after market fender braces.
My '27 does not overheat and I have a large early year of manufacture plate with a plate topper on top as well. I do have a relatively new radiator however.
On the question about windshield frame color: on my 1927 coupe the original windshield color is black and the body is gray. My dad was the second owner and the paint was the original when he bought it in 1950.
And I forgot to say: Your coupe is a beauty Bill and Cindy. I am restoring mine and hope it turns out as nice as yours. I love the channel green but I am leaning towards painting my body in the original color, fawn gray.
My son Bryan & I took the Coupe to a Church Fathers Day car show with the Long Beach T Club this morning.
We then went over to Rancho Los Alamitos for a quick "fill up"
Turns out, my Mom was the "Pump Jockey"
Here's a photo from the car show:
Here's one more shot of the Car Show. Notice the people, especially the young kids showing interest
After all of the exercise last weekend, we gave the Coupe the weekend off. Take a look at the historic event that we did participate in with our 1972 Pantera:
The Long Beach Model T Club provided a number of cars from the 1920's through the 1970's for the 90th anniversary of the City of Signal Hill. Proudly displayed by the City of Signal Hill was the old sign for the Long Beach Model T Hill Climb. It's fun to be a part of history
Marcia Harris (No Relation) of the Long Beach Model T Club portrayed the original Mayor of Signal Hill and drove up in her own 1926 Model T Truck to give her presentation:
Another first for Cindy's T. We took it to Cars & Coffee in Irvine this morning. There are 650+ cars there every Saturday morning. Located at the Ford Design and Marketing Center. We parked next to an all original 1931 Chrysler 6. Lots of fun! Looking forward to the HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion in just about a month
I like how your T looks like the real thing!
Some of the other cars there have been "chopped" The younger generation will not know how the cars of the 30's actually looked. They weren't all made into hot rods!
I have always liked my old cars to at least look like old cars, even though there might be some modifications to the drive train. I think they should look authentic inside and outside.