I have just gotten back into Model T's! I have only one now and will stick with this one. It is a 1913 Touring and I have been told that it is mostly original. It is not restored but it is what I call a nice driver T!
I was not active foe almost 6 years while I lived in Pensacola FL. I had moved from NM to FL in late 2010 and moved from FL Sierra Vista AZ In Sept.24 2016. I didn't register the car in FL because of the amount of rain there. My wife and I wanted to move to Sierra Vista, AZ for several years and finally did it on the date previously mentioned. We love it here and now we are going to get the T back on the road. The climate in Sierra Vista is nice with low humidity not as hot AZ Phoenix or Tucson. The T has always been in a garage but was not covered 100 5 of the 16 plus years we lived in FL. Now the brass is very difficult to bring back to what it was. I am ashamed that I didn't take better care of it now.
Is there anyone out there with a favorite brass polish or tarnish remover I can purchase to bring the brass back to what is once was meaning beautiful.
Blessings to all and to everyone you love Kit
the car was not covered 100% of the time
and 6 plus years in FL
The mention of the 30 w Valvoline is because I have read and have a new friend that I feel really knows about oil for T's It has a good amount of zinc and is mildly detergent according to what I understand now. I have been running 20w50 for about 5K miles but now I will join the folks that feel 30W high zinc and low detergent is better or maybe no detergent is better yet. I am not convinced about the non detergent yet.
You've picked a good spot. The San Pedro Valley isn't ungodly hot, and there are lots of roads good for Model T exploring.
There are several good brass polishes. Three of the best are Cape Cod, Prism, and Mother's. Of those three I believe Mothers works fastest to remove tarnish.
As for the title of your post, here's my 2¢: http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG103.html.
Use detergent oil, change often. Zink not needed in a Model T engine. 5-30, 5-40, 10-30, 10-40 would be fine.
looking for a good picture of my T but I don't remember how to do it! I am having a bad senior
moment right now!!!
I will try again!!!
Sierra Vista is a beautiful area. Take a drive to Bisbee. Your car would feel right at home there.