If you own and drive a T it is almost mandatory to drive it on July 4th. It may be in a parade or just around the block. Post your pictures! I had to work today but I drove the 14 Touring to work. By the way my 14 had its 101st birthday last Thursday!
I drove my 26 roadster around town today all dressed up but I still haven't got the hang of getting pics on this site.
Didn't take snapshots, but did drive the ol' Flivver around what seemed like a ghost town today. Guess everyone was away for the holiday weekend.
I took mine to the grocery store two miles away. There was so much tourist traffic and congestion that I drove it home and parked it. I'll wait until they all go home and the roads are less crowded to take it out again.
I drove my 1926 coupe in the New Boston 4th of July parade. This was the first year for the '26, usually I drive my 1917 Canopy Express Delivery it their parade.
Happy motoring Warren
I drove my 26 in a parade and all day to visit friends.
The Southern Nevada Model T Club chauffeured many Veterans in the American Legion in the Summerland Parade in Las Vegas Nevada Here is My 26 pretty much Maxed out going up hill. A little hard on the low band but it was a great parade and the people watching were wonderful to us.
I put one of Bob's flag sets on the roadster and was going to drive it to town, but couldn't get it started. That carburetor is coming off today.
We did two parades and dinner in our T's. We always go to the Noxon and Heron parades, 8 miles apart. They start at different times so everyone can do Noxon, through town twice, then roar down to Heron, through town twice. The parade route is about a quarter mile each. Then to home, put the TT up and off to dinner in the roadster. PK
Drove the mile to the store reached in back pocket, drove the mile back home, got wallet, drove the mile back to the store got some stuff, drove the mile back home. Drive mine often enough that I don't really think about taking photos any more.
I drove mine off the trailer, and parked it in the garage after a week long 400+ mile tour!
Took the speedster to a festival / car show in Centerville, Ohio. Beautiful day, lots of cars, lots of smiles.
Mark, don't keep it in your back pocket. Thieves love that.
Sacramento Model T Club drove in the Fulton Ave. Parade. 7 T's Had a great time.
I had so much fun driving the 14 touring to work yesterday I decided to drive the 26 Coupe to work today!
Didn't drive a "T" yesterday, just stayed inside most of the day in the cool air conditioning. Yeah, I know that sounds kinda' strange, coming from a guy in the Pacific Northwest, but it's been in the mid 90's here, day, after day, after day! Even tho' that's not all that hot for some of you folks, it's pretty darn hot for those of us in the PNW that are NOT used to it!
Anyway, I did drive the depot hack over to Auto Zone for a gallon of Prestone late this afternoon. Weird, huh? Complain about the heat and then go and buy anti-freeze. However, my '26 Touring has a bad radiator, and I have a much better one that I had a radiator shop check out and do some minor repair on it a month or so ago, and it's been just too hot lately to swap them out. So, the plan is, to get up early and go down to the shop and try to get the job done during the cool early morning hours,.....yeah, even before Auto Zone opens up! I guess it all depends on how much trouble I have with those lower radiator mounting bolts, and springs, and thimbles and stuff. I always seem to have trouble with that set-up, so, we'll see!
Maybe I'll have something to post in the "What Did You Do On Your "T" Today" thread tomorrow,......???
i didn't drive the T.
I spent all day working on my new - old 4x4 chevy truck (2003)
I wish I had spent the time on the T - at least I would understand how it works.
Go out and put some penetrating oil on them now so it will have time to work over night. I just took the radiator off a 23 that I had to jamb a screw driver behind the locking part so I could turn the nut off. I should have done the same thing but didn't know where mine was at the time.
Ya my deck just got down to about 88, it was at 96 and it's in the shade! No AC so I have been sleeping down stairs. The upstairs was over 100 about 2 hours ago.
Good idea! Thanks Mark. Yeah, that" jamming a screwdriver behind the locking part" is pretty much in line with the difficulty that I anticipate. Been there, done that! I think a Dremel with a small cut-off wheel might be the answer. Actually, I bought a new kit of mounting hardware from Steve Tomaso of Steve's "T" Works in hopes of installing hardware that will be less troublesome in the future. That rectangular shaped locking nut has to be the right size or there are real problems with disassembly after they have corroded for a few years. I think a whole batch of those things that most of the Model T parts suppliers sold for a few years were made wrong. The locking nut is too small to lock as I remember from my last "wrestling match" with radiator removal a few years ago! I think the ones I got from Steve are right!
The locking nut on this car is as best I can tell, never been off the car from the factory.