First let me thank everyone here that pointed out all those little things that only a true T enthusiast would know! Now I know, and hope to help others as you did with me.
So which one did I go for?
The 1920 with the 23 engine! Very excited! Its been over a decade since I wanted to own a T!
So what's the next step? Well, she is a ways away but first step will most likely be Texas where she will get a good once over with Ross Lilleker, once he opens her up we will know what we have to do. For sure, she will need a new radiator...
Well, that's it! Now to find an inclosed trailer to Texas...
Here is the link to the thread on my (cool) 1920 T:
Nice T, You will have loads of fun!
Congrats. I think you made the right choice and it was a smart move coming here first.
Well done! You bought the best one of the ones you showed us, in my opinion.
Hope you have as much luck with the transport as you did with the purchase!
Welcome to world of Model T's! Nice looking car. Interesting too, my brother-in-law's last name is Blanchard. He and my sis live in Chandler AZ.
Robert, Try contacting Freighter Jim, see if you can get on one of his routes.
Tim where is your brother in law originally from? I have traced back the Blanchard name to Appleton Wisconsin, my grandfather was born there, Colonel Dean Blanchard passed away in 52 in Guam. but his dad (Thomas) and his dads brothers fought for the North with Merrels Horse regiment... but that is as far back as I have been able to go. I do know Thomas's sister married John Brown... yep, that John Brown. I think they were something like 8 brothers and sisters...
Anyway, I am very excited to finally own the car that put the world on wheels!
Wes, thanks, will try to contact him on Monday...
Welcome aboard! And yes, having Ross or someone similar to inspect & help you correct issues is an excellent idea.
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Robert, from the pictures you showed, you chose the one that I thought was the best deal, hands down. OH BOY!!! Now you're gonna have fun!
Are you certain the radiator is bad? If so, I guess it's off to Berg's!
Looks like a great car. Congratulations!
Where is the car now? Texas is a long way from Florida, but not as far as it is from California. The car is the one I would have chosen from the two you showed us. Here are before and after pictures of one I bought about 20 years ago. You don't need to do any near as much as I did to get a good car!
Looks great Robert, congrats! Prepare yourself for endless enjoyable hours of tinkering, ogling, and of course...rambling right along. Best of luck with it.
Good for you. Now all you have do is brush up on your Model T knowledge, when people in the parking lots asked you all about it. Enjoy it, and have fun!
It looks and sounds like really good times. Tim
Good looking car. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Well, if the "slap in one cylinder" is so noticeable the seller told about it, then it sounds like you'll have some fun going through it mechanically before driving it much..
Robert, to the best of my knowledge his family was/is from Florida. His dad died two years ago. And again, glad to hear about your great find! Now get ready for at least one more!! LOL
Be careful, if you get two of them and put them in the garage together they will mate and multiply. At least that's what I told Mary when at one time we had four of them. We are now down to just two but our son Bill has three and counting.
Guess who arrived in sunny South Florida today!
My two eldest (Not is school cause they are sick... although I think they tricked mom and dad) in their 1920 T!
Thanks to freighter Jim for bring her across the country safe and sound! A great guy!
And now the fun begins... first up on the agenda... Registering and bolt on antique plates.
Next: Learn how to drive a T and become proficient at it!
Then take the kids to school!
And in her new A/C'd home.
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Looks really nice! Congratulations!
You need to add a newsboy cap and a boater's straw hat to your collection to coordinate with the Model T:
I have my bowler... but I keep that hat in the house!
You beat me with pictures of your boys !
I just had lunch with my nephew who lives about 4 miles from you - he has no classes tomorrow so we are going to do some sight seeing.
I got your message & I would definitely like a print copy of your book ....
I will call you
Thank you again for trusting me to haul your T !
40 years ago (I was 15) I toured an old car museum in S.D. ... Wall Drug was nearby ???
It was just rows of cars parked in very light buildings with some signage in front detailing
what each one was. If memory serves, ALL were 1930-ish and older (or maybe those were
the only ones I cared to look at ?) .... but I was taken by how many had names I had never
heard of, and all the intricate bracketry that held them together, ... light stands, fender braces,
windshield adjusters. I always had an interest in these cars since my earliest years, but this
was the first real up-close-and-educational chance I had at so many.
That faded away and soon I had a big finned 50's convertible and got distracted with those
as my old car stim. It was flying over AFG and accepting a certain sense of my own mortality
that I found the resolution to ditch a bunch of my "black hole" projects and commit to getting
a 20's vehicle. The T was my second choice, behind a period-built truck, made from a large
car like a Packard or Hudson, but the lack of finding one (or parts) led me to the practicality
of the T, .... or in my case, a TT.
I only wish I had done it 30 years ago !
I have an image to add ...
I liked it so much - it is my new profile image ....
To see the reaction of a new owner about a Model T is the best thing about what I do.
Thank You Robert !
Burger sounds like you stopped at Murdo.