I heeded the advice from the Forum members & bought the best T that I could afford. Many members personally contacted me with advice & leads after my initial questions about a lesser car. I'm truly amazed by the Forum members willingness to help. I read the Forum daily & thoroughly enjoy it! So thank you all!
I'm sure I will have plenty of questions in the near future.
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Beautiful car, congratulations!
Looks like you did well! I love that year!
Looks like it smells pretty good! Nothing like that New Model T smell!
That is a great image !
Erik, thanks for making the picture visible. I do not know what I did wrong.
Getting it home was interesting. My first on a real road driving lesson was the 2O mile drive home in the rain with my 9 year old son beside Me. The T did great! I was followed by My better half & daughters in the support vehicle but it was still tense at times. We all safely made it. Looking back 2 weeks later, it was fun & will not soon be forgotten!
Welcome to the Model T Family
Nice ride Eric.
Drive safe and often
Very nice touring car. I see a lot of fun drives in your future
Very Cool Car.
Congratulations Travis! Beautiful car. Sounds like it got a great new caretaker, too.
Very nice! Welcome!
Just to clarify -
Travis VanGorder is the owner of the car, not me.
I just posted his photo to make it easier to view instead of having to click on the attachment in his first post.
You have a very nice ride.
20 miles? In the rain? Tense at times? And perhaps new to the model T?
Woohoo! Beautiful automobile! Glad for you and welcome!
Congrats Travis! Thank you Erik for re-posting that pic. :-)
Duey C, yes 20 miles in the rain & I'm VERY new to Model T's. I've run a lot of equipment, trucks, tractors, old stuff & even own a Model A but the Model T is definitely different! I had long driveway practice before purchasing but the drive home was my baptism by fire.
Also, the clincher (no pun intended) for the purchase was that I could start it on magneto THANKS to all the info I've read here! Other things I've read, learned & absorbed here also came to the table upon inspection of the car.
I did not post until recently but have read every day & every topic since before joining the Forum. I am one of the lurkers, gleaning information from you knowledgeable folks, you all do good FUN work here!
Woohoo! And a model A man (plus a machinery man too)!
Mag starts too!
I try to lurk but my fingers get the best of me sometimes.
These folks DO know their stuff.
Duey C, I see you are in Minnesota. My Mother's whole side of the family is in Minnesota & we visited twice yearly in my younger days. You are not far from Wadena, Bertha & Eagle Bend where I have a lot of family. I also have seen a lot of Model T's in Minnesota I wish I could have purchased & talked family into transporting out to Oregon!
That is nice country, except for the humidity & state bird. I believe it is the mosquito, yes?
Seriously though, the clear cold snowy days with sunshine make me want to live there all winter when I'm in the wet Willamette Valley in Oregon.
Tense driving rings a bell. Until last May I had never driven a T farther from home than about ten miles. Early on a Saturday morning, about six, I set out in my 1915 roadster for a Model T field day at Galva, about 125 miles north. Every few miles I would catch myself feeling tense, and try to relax. When I rolled in here at 7:30 that night after the 250 mile round trip I was perfectly relaxed. Practice.
Was that the trip with detours & muddy roads I read about?
Steve, please post a link of that trip. It was awesome to see and be on that trip almost with you!
Travis, yup just an hour North of here. It's funny, right here there are no other T's out and about. I'm fixing that. Again. :-)
Ya, the skeetos are near as big as hummingbirds here. They'll pick you up and carry you away if not careful... ;-)
You remember the nice winter days quite correctly! When it ain't blowin' or snowin', it is so beautiful here in winter.
Yep, that's the one where I slid off the muddy road into the brush.
I ended up with a busted top socket, but the day was great fun anyway.
What a wonderful story told by film! Many thanks for that Steve.
Travis VanGorder I have sent you a PM.