"Your mileage may vary" . . . lots of variables certainly, but do long-time T owners have an idea what the major service intervals are for a T ? How far will a rear-end / drive-line overhaul run ? How far between valve jobs ? How far before new tires wear through to the cord ? Gas mileage ?
Just wondering . . .
Personally I have never heard of anyone having to redo a rear end if it was done right first time. About the same on a rebuilt engine. Millage is 18-20 MPG or so.Tires depend on how much and how you drive ,but generally about a year or two@6000 miles
I've been keeping track of my gas mileage with each fill-up for a couple of years and have been getting a fairly consistent 14 miles per gallon. _That may sound like lousy mileage, but the engine starts dependably, runs smooth, doesn't smoke or overheat and has decent power, so maybe I shouldn't complain.
I don't wear my tires down to the cords, but a pair of 30x3 NON-SKID Firestones up front wore out its tread in about 1,500 miles. _I replaced them with regular tread Firestones and they're wearing much slower. _Handling is noticeably improved, too.
Running a 2500 mile trip to Montana with the top down, windshield down and leaned out I got 21 MPG with a Touring car.
I don't have a top on my 22 touring, a couple of years ago George Clipner were coming back from a memorial in Manhattan Beach we both filled up there in Manhattan Beach he went home to Culver City and I went on to the Northeastern end of the San Fernando Valley (a distance of 87.5 miles one way) and figured I got 21 MPG when I measured what was left in the tank with the stick.
Tire wear varies. I have old stock Goodyear 30 X 3 1/2 rear tires on my 1910. Those tires were made in the 1980's and are among the very best Model T tires ever made. They will go perhaps 10,000 miles if I live long enough to drive the car that far.
I regularly wear out the more recent Universal T driver tires. The 30 X 3 tires go about 6000 miles before going bald. The 30 X 3 1/2 tires last a bit longer than that, maybe 7000 miles.
Firestone Non Skid tires look cool but are soft and wear quickly. I got about 2000 miles on a set of 30 X 3 tires before they started looking scary smooth. It was amazing to see how fast they went away.
Coker Excelsior and Firestone diamond tread tires are made from a harder compound that wears well but is difficult to mount on the rim. I have the Firestone treaded tires on two cars, they wear well. Might get 8000 miles out of a set of 30 X 3 1/2 tires.
Here are the lubrication intervals.
During the Ohio Jamboree last fall Pete my '12 consistently gave me 21 mpg. with the top up and rear roll up window rolled up. That makes a big difference. Less wind resistance with it rolled up. The '20 with the top up fights to get 14, can't roll up the rear window.
The CEO of Volswagen told me I'd get 38 mpg on my Model T.
But... I don't believe him.
My 27 with the old vaporizer got 14_15 mpg but with the NH it gets 20mpg on a 80 mile drive. My model A with every part new just barley gets 20 on 100 mile ride so I am really happy with the T s