So, I found a guy on Facebook turning a '26 Tudor into a hot rod, and was able to make a deal with him for almost all of the stock parts. Picked them up this weekend. Got a lot if good stuff! Going to put me much further ahead on my touring project.
post some more pics, we love to see the "hauls" Hate to see another T go the hot rod way, but at least you were able to save some of it ...
Nice , Remember , keep telling your self and your other , that you are just a " Caretaker for Henry Ford". This is the only way I'm able to bring more stuff back with out hiding it and sleeping out side.
This car was really nice and was in mid-resto when the elderly previous owner passed away.
Looks like it will be a big help to you on putting a 1926-27 together. Looks like you could add a speedster etc. type body and with some assembly have a running car.
If you did not get a bill of sale with the engine number & frame number -- that would probably be something that would make it much easier to register in the future.
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Too bad the T was rodded, and good you were able to salvage a major portion. Congratulations on a good buy....
The beauty is I traded a bunch of hot rod parts that came with my touring for all of this stuff. Win win situation! Six hour road trip, but got to spend the weekend with some friends while I was at it. I got a Rocky Mountain brake kit with this stuff, but missing the right side assembly. Any idea if you can buy separate pieces for those kits?
So you got a complete chassis, whose frame number is being used on a hot rod that only has a body dating to 1926?
Frame number is the only problem I see here for you--you may have to come up with a different number!
Neat Deal!! Did the guy know what it is worth?
Didn't know or really care what value was. Just wanted it out of the way. He's not using any of the numbers off of this one either, doing a home built type of registration. Made sure to verify that too!
Did you get the title or bill of sale with numbers? That would be a major score.
If the price was good and you were on the Machinist Forum, that would garner you a "You Suck" and a hardy congratulations.
(That's a term of endearment over there in case you're not aware.)
Wow, that's a real score then!! Is the engine rebuilt?
You have nearly a whole car.
We can only save what we can! Congratulations!
Yes, I did get a bill of sale with the frame number, which is a 1926. The engine has a different number and it is a 1921. I got very little history on the engine. Head gasket and exhaust gaskets look to have been replaced recently. Hope to try and fire it up this week.
i would guess the hotrod guy is using the title, so those frame numbers are not usable for getting a title
Are you going to offer the former parts owner a ride in your speedster, just so he can see what he missed. Henry is probably proud of you.
Tell us about the machinist forum?????
I thought that too, but then I realized, the hot-rodder has nothing with the numbers stamped in it, Bill has them all! And he states he as a bill of sale with the frame number, so suspect he's "good to go"
Wot a deal!
Bill: Great haul,
brasscarguy: I think Ken is talking about http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net
My best Model T parts deals have been at Goodguys swap meets and the Pumpkin Run swap meet in Cincinnati.
Hot rodders have a habit of turning a lot of money into a little and destroying good cars in the process. I suppose it is good for the cry baby doll industry.
Yes, that's the one Roger and BCG. There are others but this one is most "friendly" toward home shops and small businesses. And they don't send you advertising or belittle those that don't have 10-20 $250k CNC machines everywhere in the shop.
Here's an example of a "good haul".