It was a chilly ride but Otis, 1914 Model T, made his first trip to church this morning. Last week the thrust washers were changed from Babbitt to bronze and Otis is running just fine on the original engine, cast 11-20-13. By the way, I want to maintain the patina of the T and could use an oil breather cap. This one is missing. I'd like to have a brass one that is pretty used up to match this T if anyone has one they would consider parting with. Let me know price, etc. Thanks and Merry Christmas
Looks like you were riding in style, John!
What a beauty!
Should have mentioned in the original post that I didn't do the work on the thrust washers, that's a bit above my pay grade. Ross Lilleker in College Station did that and I have always been very pleased with the service he provides.
Did you park on the grass to protect the pavement from oil?
I don't park my T in some driveways because I know it will leave evidence that it was there.
Remember , Model Ts don't leak, they just mark their territory. Great looking car. Harv.
Looks great John!
Very cool, keep it up! Is the lettering and signs original to the truck, or did you do those yourself?
Why don't you just call over the Shepp's Fixt-It Shop ?
Tried calling Shepp, but for some reason, the number is out of service?? The lettering is just the way I found the T-----don't have any idea who Shepp was but would be fun to know when that was done.
John, I have an extra oil cap that's brass and has patina. Send me a pm.