I finally did it! I bought one of those old black Ford motorcars. It is a very good looking 1925(poss.1924?) runabout. It appears very clean and spent its past few years sitting in a business lobby. I will post more pictures when it is in my garage.
The battery is dead, but I was able able crank the engine to feel how it turns over. I could feel the resistance of the engine, It didn't feel all that hard to crank
Howard now has a T
Looks like a nice T. Welcome to the hobby.
Hmm, if the magneto's any good, ferget the battery! Crank start that puppy, she looks fine!
Welcome from the other side of PA Howard!! We live outside Philly. You've come to the right place for help and fellowship around the Model T.
Nice car you purchased. If you need any help starting the car, I live up towards Avonmore, Pa about 1/2 hour away. You can call me at 412-897-6770 and I can come down and help you out.
Looks in "show-room condition" to me. Shes a beauty Howard!
You did good Kid!
You did good! Suggest having another model T owner help you get it running and provide some driving lessions. It's a great hobby with an excellent support group like this. You now have a great extended family of friends to tour and have fun with. Enjoy!
If it runs as good as it looks, you got a good one.
Howard, By this time next year we want to see some vintage Model T tools hanging on those clean walls and a few oil stains on the concrete! By the way....unusual front wheel chock!!!....Michael Pawelek
Unfortunately that is not my garage the car is in! I have a two car garage that is filled with everything else. The seller is willing to keep the car until I clear up a space for it. Guess what I am doing this Christmas Holiday? I can't wait to get it home!
I would assume that your car does not have the original engine? The '25s came out in October of 1924, so it could be a '25 model, and be made in '24. Look at the firewall to see if it has a two rivet patent plate with mitered corners. Also the door will have parallel door hinges. There are many other ways to tell, these are just two. Congratulations on your find. You will have many years of enjoyment from this car.
I live in Allison Park, PA, not too far from Monroeville. The phone here is 412-364-0561.
Howard, you better jump on that offer right now!!! Not too many new T owners get to have help from the acknowledged godfather of the Model T World. He's the man who wrote the bible in this religion!!!!
Like Stan says, "jump on that offer to meet Bruce". I would give just about anything for the privilege of meeting Bruce! Buy his book "Model T Ford-the Car That Changed The World" and take it with you! It not only gives you a great education about the Model T and it's changes over the years, it's a very enjoyable read. You are very fortunate to have received that offer. . .take advantage of it. Have a safe and happy holiday.
Bob, you forgot something ...."buy his book" AND ask him to sign it!
I met him at Hershey 2 years ago!
Unfortunately it rained so much that we left without buying anything!
I'm tempted to send Howard MY book and have him ask Bruce to sign it! <g>
Howard: If that car had been closer to Alabama it would be in MY shop. I was watching it. You did GREAT. Good luck with it. Dan
Larry- In my excitement at looking at the car, I looked at everything on it but the engine number(DUH). What I did see was that the engine had a 4 dip inspection cover, the pedals were the diamond shape ones with no markings. It still has original coil and timer ignition system. Also has a water pump and a honeycomb style radiator core. The front fenders had the bead running under the splash apron and the edge of the rear fenders appeared even with the running board and did not flare out. The dash panel is straight across.
I will post other details later.
Thanks everyone for the kind words and encouragement-I can't wait to get it home!!!
Car not home yet-It is officially mine. Eng# 11588*** puts its date at 1925. Some more pics.
More pictures later. Can we use the 1925 plates in Pennsylvania?
I don't believe you can use just the '25 plates in PA. You still must have the state antique plate on the vehicle (not a bad looking plate actually), but can also mount the '25 plate say on the front bracket since PA only requires the rear plate. We have the state plate on the rear and a '26 original on the front of our touring.
What's mounted on your driver-side windwing? Looks like a mirror or possibly a light, and there seems to be something behind it that I can't make out.
There is a convex mirror glued to the wind wing.
The other thing is a turn signal in the shape of a hand.
It flips out with a lever on the steering column.
Very neat!! You've already got a start on another aspect of the T hobby - interesting accessories.