My basket case-First Model T-1927??

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Bulick on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 12:14 pm:

So, I just picked up a T touring car. It's supposed to be a '27, but I'm still unsure. Engine is pitted, can't read engine number. The fenders and running boards are earlier pieces, and I think maybe the whole chassis is. I bought it to hot rod it, but have since reconsidered. Pretty neat stock! Unfortunately, the further I get into it, the rougher it is. But, I've got a plasma cutter, mig welder and enough skills to be dangerous!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 12:21 pm:

Post pictures. Maybe we can help you identify what you have.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Greg Whaley, Georgetown Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 12:25 pm:

Bill - just wait - "the affliction" as some call it gets worse :-)

Make sure you post up some pictures for us!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 12:42 pm:

You've come to the right place. Lots of help and info here.

Yes, pictures. Specifically, the whole thing from different angles, the engine compartment from both sides, the axles and suspension, and the controls including pedals. You'll soon find out what you have. Even if the engine number is illegible, you may still have a number. Look on top of the frame rail under the floor boards. On a car made after December of 1925 the number should be there. Usually on the right rail, but sometimes on the left.



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Weir on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 12:55 pm:

Bill;

I don't think you are going to find many parts for it at Car-Quest.

Best of luck for you, and remember what Greg says about the affliction. And frequently if not monitored closely, they WILL reproduce !

Jim Weir


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Bulick on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 01:04 pm:

Yeah, I can see where these would be addictive! I'm already looking at others! Here's a link to an album of photos. Tried to upload some, but they are all too big.

http://photobucket.com/albums/gg300/wbulick76/Model T touring


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Bulick on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 01:13 pm:

http://s251.photobucket.com/user/wbulick76/library/Model%20T%20touring

Let's try that link again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Bulick on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 01:16 pm:

Yeah, I had spark plugs in stock at CARQUEST, but that was all! lol. That album has pics on it from when I found it, picked it up and the carnage I am working through now. I just found a complete running engine/trans and a set of five wire wheels with new tires. I was able to trade the 350 and tunnel ram that came with this project for that stuff.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 01:40 pm:

Bill, most if not all of it, looks to be 26-27, except the fenders and running boards (major items seen). The lack of a throttle rod 'ear' high on the throttle rod along side the steering shaft, would indicate that the car probably never had a vaporizer carburetor, thus it is probably a 26.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 01:41 pm:

Looks like you have a 26-27 body on a pre-26 chassis. The engine and transmission are of the earlier type.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 01:44 pm:

Bill - you just said,......"the 350 and tunnel ram that came with this project"......

Sounds to me that you may have saved another one from becoming destroyed by the "hot rodders"! Nice!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John H. Nichols on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 02:43 pm:

We should all gather around Bill and give him a lot of hugs and handshakes for saving another of Henry's Ladies. And he is already treading on the ground we all know so well. He now has a second engine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Bulick on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 03:21 pm:

I honestly had intentions of hot rodding it when I got it, but I just don't have the heart once I got into it. I may do a dropped axle and high compression head, some era correct stuff.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 05:23 pm:

That's part 27. Looks like a good project car. I bought a 26 back a few years ago in more of a basket case than yours, but it restored up nicely.

Don't get discouraged. They are fun cars.
Norm.



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Bulick on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 05:39 pm:

The rust is the biggest discouragement. I keep reminding myself it's almost 90 years old!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 05:57 pm:

The body, frame, and hood all are '26-7. As mentioned, the fenders and running boards are earlier.

It's not unusual to need to replace rusted-out steel at the lower edges of the body. That's just part of the deal, unless you're really lucky to find a better-than-average body. On my recently-completed '21 Runabout, I took the body to a body shop to replace the very small rear corner areas which were rusted away. He ended up replacing the lower 4" of almost the whole body, because it was all bondo. :-(


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Bulick on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 07:36 pm:

Mine had galvanized metal pop riveted and covered with bondo. Wish they made rockers and lower patches for the rear portion of the tub.


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