I spent yesterday with my good friends Ken, Paul, Mike & Pete, uncovering and pulling 3 different Model Ts from a barn in Vermont. We had a lot of fun working on getting them out in the sunshine, even dismantling part of the barn and then reinstalling all those old barn broads. I can hardly wait to see the finished results, Ken is going to build a snowmobile with his TT engine #12680706, Paul is planning on restoring his unique December 1915 Model T tractor (which we removed from the second floor of the barn) and new friend Dick got an early T frame & chassis which we could not read the engine number. It was a great way to spend the day and a very rewarding one as well.
Old barns. Rusty junk. Ain't good for nothin' !
This is all just sick and wrong.
Three more lives wasted chasing old stuff !
Sounds like a fun day!
Wow... SCORE! I'd like to see more of that tractor mod!!
Finding them like that is a special kind of magic. How nice. Thanks for sharing the fun.
Burger, thanks for sharing "the power of positive thing" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru0TrbQew-s
As for Mark, Dennis and Richard thank you for your comments. Paul really lucked out, with a honeycomb brass radiator and brass carburetor. Not to mention "the story behind the story".
Pullford tractor? Where is our tractor historian Ron.
Would LOVE to own that tractor, if only I had a place to put it......
Damn good find gentleman. I would have loved to been there just for the comradery. Sounds like a great day.
What a great way to spend the day! And thanks for sharing the adventure. It shows that there are still a few out there in barns, lofts, etc.
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That is a great find and right in my neck of the woods. Nice to see a group working together with the intent of putting all of the T's back in use.
The tractor conversion does not look like Pullford large gears have external teeth and the hubs look smaller the steel wheels have rolled edges Pullfords I have seen have flat steel wheel rings. Are the caps on the end of the axles marked? Again great find good luck with your projects. I will be looking for updates as the project move forward.
the best way to spend a day ,
love to see that 15
"Old barn broads" Better than nothing I suppose.
What a great day for all 3 of you and Ts. The Ts won't sit forever now. Cool story.. Tim
There was a crew of 5 Ken, Paul, Mike, Pete and myself, working on the TT and tractor. Dick was there working on getting his T out of another building, so we just gave him a hand. The owners George & Judy were great folks, helping in anyway they could. They let us remove the barn-broad so we could get the tractor out, supplied us with drinking water while we working and then feed us a delicious lunch.
It's a Sears kit. Really nice.
Just love to see old iron getting a new start they look great
Thanks for posting Warren [wish i was there]
I have it on very good authority that it is a Montgomery Ward kit.
Would defer to your good authority. Definitive proof is bull gear as the two kits are very similar. Montgomery Ward will have an MW with a part number cast into bull gear.
WOW! What fun! I am jealous! Dave
I want to hear more about the old barn "broads"!!
Frank, the old barn broads are the ones that were removed in order to get the tractor out of the barn and then Paul put them back in their original place.
I think there are some old broads with this barn.
Great photo Steve, thanks for posting. Looks like they are in need of a lot of barn broads. Maybe you could check out that barn today for some hidden treasures.