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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Howe Helena, Montana on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 02:27 am:

The town was celebrating 100 years and so was the Model T I was driving today. All original except for the tires, fan belt, bands and windshield glass. Neat car.

The is my new friend Zoe with her mom. We took a drive around town.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Howe Helena, Montana on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 02:30 am:

Here's a better one of the car.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Chantrell - Adelaide, Australia on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 02:39 am:

What a bonser car, and what a fantastic excuse to drive it!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 03:24 am:

Stan,

Judging by your grin, you're having too much fun for guys our age. Pretty passengers and a super neat 14. I've always liked the 13-14 cars; hope to piece together a 14 after I finish the roadster PU. Thanks for posting the pictures.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 08:13 am:

Great fun. It looks exactly like my 1915 except for all the stuff that's different. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 09:58 am:

Steve, I was just thinking the same exact thing about my '26 Sedan. It's the same except for what's different.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Floyd Voie - Chehalis, Washington on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 10:22 am:

Looks like a fun time!
How is it you always seem to find the good lookin' passengers?
Thanks for sharing the pictures!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 02:49 pm:

You sure don't look a 100 years old :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 03:06 pm:

Neat car. I want a '14 in about that condition one day. I like the original condition cars. No need to polish and people still love them. The reason for the '14? Gas headlights, but less expensive than its predecessors.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 08:43 pm:

very nice original car stan, is it yours ? whats the story on how it survived ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Howe Helena, Montana on Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 08:55 pm:

It's not mine. It is out of a collection in Bozeman. I believe it originally came out of the Bovey collection in Virginia City, Montana, spend many years in another collection and the current owner traded for it some years ago.

He took his 1910 Kissel, a Model A Roadster and a couple other cars back to the town he grew up near, wanted the T in the parade since it is the same year as the town and needed a T driver. I took the job.

Floyd I look for the pretty ones. I'd like to say they seek me out but truth be told, I look for them and ask them if they'd like a ride.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 11:50 am:

Stan - Nice pics! Thank you for posting them.

One thing on my bucket list is to drive an unrestored, really original T.

How did it run? Did it ned much work to get it started, etc.? Just wondering.....

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 12:20 pm:

Great looking car owned by a very lucky individual!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Howe Helena, Montana on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 01:15 pm:

Keith, it drove very well. Everyone I gave a ride to was astounded by the power it had, how well it ran and how well it rode. It starts on the mag pretty well, I had it hooked up for a battery if we needed it but only used it once to check the coils and start it. After that we just spun it over a couple times and it would start right up.

It is possible that the reason it was so well preserved was that when the current owner got it you couldn't keep it on the road. It told him to pull the front axle and turn it around, which he did, it drives very nice now. It must not have a lot of miles on it, transmission is quiet and smooth, no chatter. Bands are old but brakes are good. I should have taken more photos but we were pretty busy with all the cars and giving rides and letting some big farm boys crank a Model T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 02:08 pm:

Stan - Thank you for the information.

It sounds like this car would make a nice magazine article and / or a Facebook video going around the car and showing how it starts and drives.

Thanks again, Stan.

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Kerndt on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 02:16 pm:

Stan, you ole fox! If their was one pretty lady in town she would be in your ride. Hope you had a good time! Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Monday, July 07, 2014 - 02:22 pm:

What if the perches were installed wrong from factory?? Not likely, though - guess there were lots of blacksmiths with very little knowledge of autos doing repairs back in those days.

I agree with Keith - such a nice unmolested original car should be documented with lots of close up photos and videos :-)


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