I've found that Model T's are like potato chips, you can't have just one.
This was at my stop off point to check the straps. By the way, Summit is a great place to buy Firestone tires for T's.
Please post more pics of various parts of the car when you get it home safely.
Tudors are wonderful. I know you will enjoy it.
If your TT is stock and has the low gearing you will be amazed at the speed your Tudor will have!
Congratulations on your new T!
Here's a few more shots of the car. I can't believe how solid all of the wood is and there are virtually no dents in the car at all. According to the person that I bought it from, the engine was rebuilt sometime in the past. It runs well and looks to have Kevlar bands. Obviously, the engine needs to be painted but I'll open it up for inspection this winter.
I fully expected to have to rebuild the rear because it looks like it has never been apart. When I drove the car to load it onto my trailer, I pushed the brake pedal and the car popped and snapped. The left rear drum appears to be farther away from the backing plate than it should be. My guess is that the babbit thrust washers are toast. The previous owner lives on a steep hill and he is very lucky that he didn't take it for a drive only to find that he couldn't stop.
Nice car Justin , congrats !!
Looking good. It has a disturbutor, but you can remedy that.
Beautiful , great find !
looks ready to drive
Wow. That's a talented car that "followed you home" .... in reverse.
A keeper. Good job.
Very nice indeed. Out with the distributor and get the engine painted and you'll be mostly all set---oh and the rear axle rebuild as you mentioned. Great find.
Looks great. Leave the distributor alone...and have trouble-free ignition.
I know this car, saw it for sale a couple years ago setting along the road. The ohio Jamboree went right by there house,if my memory serves me there was a silver 68 Camero convertible in the barn also.
I think that there are slingers in place of the magnets so the distributor will have to stay for a while.
Joe, this car probably isn't what you saw. It was on a city side street for the last year and from Michigan before that. There is also a Minnesota VIN tag on it so it has been around.
Along with the rear end, most of the suspension will need gone over. The spring shackles look like they are about worn off.
Two things that I would like to come up with for it are original garnish moldings, which I have been advertising for in the classifieds, and a front visor. The one that is on it doesn't seem to be correct. Any help would be appreciated.
Very nice tudor. Congratulations
Justin -- The second pic (driver's side) you showed of the drums/backing plates has the correct relationship of those parts. The pass. side in the first pic has the drum too far inward. The edge of the drum should be even with the outer edge of the backing plate.
Nothing wrong with a distributor ignition,......the Model A came out with a distributor and nobody looked back for the next 50 years or so!
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
And, if something does go wrong with the distributor system, at least you won't have to take the whole engine/transmission assembly out and tear it all down to fix it!
Mike, thanks for the information. I already have the rear up ready for removal. Neither one of the rear wheels was tight on the taper and both key ways are badly worn on the axles. I can move each axle in and out by hand about 1/8". When I push in on either axle and turn it, I can feel teeth grinding.
As far as the distributor, I have no problem with running it. It seems like a good system and without even messing with it the car runs well. I have a stock ignition system in the TT so I always have that if I get withdrawl.
A video on rear axle removal:
A couple of videos on disassembly:
You may find this useful when you get close to the end of your rear axle rebuild:
Well, the babbit washers are still intact.
The front Hyatt bearing and sleeve are a different story.
If by "front", you mean the pinion bearing assembly, no big loss - you can use the Fun Projects replacement bearing setup, assuming that your driveshaft and bearing housing aren't damaged.
Justin, can you post some pictures of the sun visor and where the garnish moldings go that you need? Dave
Dave, here are a few shots. The only original garnish moldings that are left are the top pieces on the door windows. All of the rest are aluminum pieces that were put in. I can't imagine what would have happened to the originals but I would like to get them back in.
I believe that the visor is completely homemade. I don't even think that the brackets are correct. It seems to be a piece of plywood covered with top material. Even a period aftermarket visor would be okay. The one that is on there is pretty shabby.
Nice looking car! I have a 25 Tudor myself. Please keep us updated as your work progresses. Of timely interest to me would be the rebuilding of the rear axle and driveshaft, as that's my next project.
Justin, I can't help you with the moldings, but the visor brackets appear to be original. A visor frame could be made fairly easily if you could find one for a pattern. Do a google search for '24-'25 closed car visors MTFCA and see what comes up. There is quite a bit of info here on the forum. Dave
Those garnish moldings do suck don't they....
That TTP Bosch 009/JF4 dizzy will serve you well. If you have the time, check to see if the gears were greased downstairs. I've read stories and should recheck my gears for grease.
My points and condenser lasted 15+ years on a low miles per year car. Grab a set for the tool box from the parts store. Easy peasey and they're same for my old skidloader. :-)
Need part numbers? CS3135B (CS313) and EP466 from one of the stores. :-)