So Martin Vowell and I have taken a newbie under our wings, Great young man under twenty and a 4month T owner. Car has been sitting awhile so Mart and I are doing the important checks and showing how it's done. Emergency brake repair, brake adjustment, New rings and glands for Vac. leak, wiring harness replacement. Trying to find a short, etc.
Meet Derrek Pang w/Mart.
you have just reduced the average age of the forum by a few years? months? days? - well done
Wonderful! Thanks guys. Nice runabout also.
Does he have a complete notebook of Martin's line drawings?
Rock on Derrek!!!!!
The very reason i bought a 1926 touring for my son in law and daughter. To teach them the fundimentals of repair and operation of the incredible model t.
Of course I could do the work in 1/2 the time with ease, but I remembered how I learned. My father bought a model t home made tractor and told me if I could get it running I could learn how to drive it. At 14 that was all the encouragement it took.
He gave me a Dykes and told me to read the chapter on model t. Then gave me some hand tools and the rest as they say is history.
We need to forward our knowledge and expertise to anyone that is interested. This is the only way to keep our cars and their history alive and well.
Congrats on your effort and help to the next generation of model t lovers.
Good job on that. Any word on what year the car is? Looks like a '20 - '22.
What brings Derrek to the world of Model Ts?
Is that a duct tape bandage on his right thumb? He'll fit right in with this crowd.
Welcome, Derrek and Best regards.
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Welcome to the world of Model T's Derrek! Plan on another one... and another....and... well you get the point!
In this plastic world of phone apps and video gaming, what on earth
moved a young guy like this to fancy an old rattle-bang "embarrassment"
like a Model T ???
Poison a mind like this and, who knows ? ... it could catch on with a
friend or two and the sickness will infect a whole new generation ???
Good on you guys for being mentors.
Good luck, Derrek. I just got off the phone with my daughter. She is in college and I told her we would come down this weekend to see her in our “car”. She says ‘ Dad can’t you just bring a NORMAL car’!!! Very discouraging; thought she would learn to appreciate my OLD stuff. Told her it was normal in 1926. Oh well. With the new cars these days you have to have expensive machines and be a computer jock to work on them. So enjoy the T Derrek.
Actually I made an error, he's under 30, collage student with a job also.
Martin and George – Way to Go!
Derrek – Welcome aboard! Great looking runabout!
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Yup, that's the way to go!
very good well done!
Martin and George, You are to be commended for mentoring this young man. I wish I had experienced guys to show me the ropes. This forum is great, but to actually have people with hands on experience perform the work with the new owner, cannot be beaten.