Thanks for the welcome responses to my thread to the Form a few hours ago. Here is a little history about my 1927 coupe and me.
I bought the coupe in 1954 from a farmer when I was a junior in high school in North Dakota. It was in good shape. My dad, uncle, a friend, and I worked on it. WE had the motor rebored/new pistons installed, and we replaced the transmission bands (pistons/bands were purchased from the back of the Sears Roebuck catalog). It was repainted.
The coupe was stored in various locations in N.D., Minn. and Iowa from 1955 until now. I have now taken it out of storage and have it in my son's garage where we will work on it.
One interesting item, we did not replace the tires. Two are Firestone and two are Goodyear.
Three of the tires have never lost air. I put air in the other one each of the five times the coupe was moved from one storage location to another. It always held air for a time and then would go completely flat. The car was never on blocks. I aired up the tire to 35 psi three weeks ago to move the car and up to now it has only lost about 5 pounds. The wheels are steel. Do not have a spare tire.
Here is our overall "tentative" plan:
1) Get the motor running and determine if it should be completely overhauled and determine if the transmission needs work.
2) Replace thrust bearing in rear end.
3) Remove the body and blast/repaint the frame.
4) Have the body repainted.
5) Install new interior materials and seat. The vinyl top appears to be in good shape, except one quarter sized hole (maybe mouse hole).
The serial number on the motor is 14648131 so the coupe was probably manufactured in early 1927.
I would appreciate comments/thoughts about our plan and on the coupe I have described. I will be asking specific questions as we proceed with our project.
I will post photos as soon as I learn how. I am not good on the computer.
What Model T manuals should I purchase and where?
I sent you a private message; check your email.