Hello all.. New guy here. I am needing some help. I have had a 1927 Model T Coupe dropped in my lap and don't have any working knowledge of this class of car. Frankly I am at a loss as to how this car functions. I would like to know if there are any early Ford guys on here in the Deep East Texas area around Shelby County.
My step father really wants to see this thing run and I am going to make this happen for him but I have a very short time line of March 20th. I don't have time to go through the learning curve which is why I need to find someone who can give me a head start. If anyone knows of such a person here in my area I would gladly compensate them for their time. I can be reached at (903) 692-1900 Thank you!!
This is what im working with currently
I am not going to be of much help to you. I do see the car appears to have a fresh rebuild or new carburetor. The carb appears to be loose, make sure to check for a gasket there. The car looks to be nice and straight. The splash aprons are perfect and likely have been replaced. I definitely wouldn't kick the car out of my garage. I am sure that someone will chime in here. If everything is OK, I would guess that less that 5 hours of work will get it to run. Driving at anything but a snails pace would probably require another 50 hours of work or so. I think that you are on the right track asking for an experienced person to come and look at it. There are a couple of good utube videos on starting and maintaining a model t. Good luck in your venture.
Hello David Thanks for the feedback. Yes Sir the guy my stepdad bought this from claimed that it is a running car but the carb needed some work so this last Friday I rebuilt it only to learn that the housing has a defect and I has to source a new one this AM. I have also purchased the entire engine wiring harness along with the rest of the ignition components. There apparently is a missing component to the Generator which I also ordered today.
Only 3 coils. My guess is the 3 you have need to be rebuilt and you will have to purchase a 4th.
Drain fuel tank and get a proper fuel shut off. Do this with the battery disconnected. Safety first !!
Geo. n LakeOzark.
I actually have the 4th coil sitting here on my desk. I was thinking of replacing them but at $350 a pop I think Ill see if these are shot first.
Maybe some in your area can give you a had but in most cases clean gas,rebuilt carb and fire and she should run. Welcome to the forum, noticed you just joined. Nice car and lots of good knowledgeable T guys on here.... Good Luck!! Tim
Coils can be had or rebuilt for around $40.00 each.
Mr. Booth WOW I did not know you can rebuild the coils. Thank you for the info I will most defiantly be looking into that. If you know of where I can source the rebuild components I would love to know that too.
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the help..
Brent is well known and does fantastic work.
I just restored a '26 Coupe two years ago and have some pictures. These are very fun cars to drive but many safety issues have to be addressed before you should take it out on the road. Feel free to ask whatever you need. I can't answer every question but somebody here will.
Ralph, welcome to the affliction. You won't absorb all this by March 20, but it will be useful long term.
Mr Booth you have something there to be very proud of nice job!!
Mr. Jelf thank you!!
This is a good read for new T owners;