1926 T coupe, She needs some TLC but I think its going to make a real nice car when I get done with.
Where's the coupe?
nice looking roadster by the way, I myself would not change a thing.
Im confused? It doesnt take much!
Danger Will Robinson ....
The Alien T will drain your resources ....
Dr. Smith would not approve .
Looks like a great car. Have fun with it.
Is that a doctor's roadster?
I like it and the color is perfect.
Neat old car.
It was a bit funny how I got this car. I was asked to come work on a T for a gentleman who wanted to get it ready to sell. I ordered the parts and fixed the Bendix. When the engine started it made a terrible noise. It sounded like it was coming from the front bearing and the transmission. I told the gentleman it did not sound well at all. Well, He wanted to car out of his garage so a new toy could take its place and he made me an offer I just could not refuse. I think Iv got a ton of work to make the car right but I think it will be well worth it.
Will so when are you going to show us a photo of your new toy?
What a sweety!
Maybe this will help.
I stand corrected, I have a 1926 Roadster Runabout! You think that after owning Model T's for 20 years I would be able tell them apart. I guess Im starting to show signs of getting older. Either way I just bet Im going to still have a lot of fun in the new car
You have an early model, note the lack of a tie bar for the headlights.
Will,....you're not alone,.....my age also seems to be "showing signs of " .... BEING OLDER .....as Freighter Jim posted some sort of "nuance" or "inuendo" (sp?) early in this thread, and I just don't get it! He has referred to "Will Robinson" before! Who the heck is Will Robinson???
By the way Will,...that sure looks like you picked up a really nice "26 that is a pretty nice car already!
Harold, Not certain if your tongue is in your cheek or not. "Danger, Will Robinson" is what the Robot would say whenever young Will was about to do something, uh, dumb, or something was about to happen in the TV show "Lost in Space."
Oh, and as he would say that, his arms would flail about, being a danger in itself.
Robot was with Will Copeland in his Model T when the good doctor approached at the entrance to a car show ...
After the car show Robot & Will had lunch at Grandpa's Steak House ( if Robot remembers right ) .....
It took my wife to tell me what Jim meant, It kinda went over me to! All in good fun. After running the engine and hearing a knock in the rods I pulled the dip pan down. The valleys were full of band material. There was some solid stuff in there but nothing to get real worried about, but if the valleys are full Im now worried about the inside oil tube if maybe its plugged up also. She does has some loose rods but I have to wait for my order of green plastic gauge to come in before I can see how bad it is. I did see some shims in there so it hopefully will be just a matter of taking out some shims. If not I will have to save my nickles and dimes and get her rebabbitted. Number one piston is pumping a small amount of oil on the plug but I haven't ran the car long enough to know how bad it is. The right axle nut was real loose so I'm guessing the axle taper is worn. I will try and take that up with a soda can. It appers to have fairly new cotton bands. Right now Im getting to know the car. If it turns out that the engine is tired I might try and find an engine to put in her until I can get the original redone. The one neat thing about this car is this is a numbers matching car. She is a Canadian car with a left hand door. I can see why Henry choose not to put in a left door, That stick is a pain to get around. Iv found its just better to throw the stick forward to get in the car, Of course there may be a day I may screw up doing that.. I will keep you guys updated on her progress.
Will, I just use the right side to get in and out. I dont have to open the door for the wife that way! Nice find. Hope the engine is in good shape and you drive the wheels off.
Drive safe and often.
I think the United States built 1926 runabouts also had a drivers door! Does it have special head screws in the interior that would indicate it is a vehicle built in Canada?
Arnie, Im not sure, Do you have a photo of what I should look for? I will admit I was a bit confused because it does say made in the usa on the head but I thought that maybe at some point in its life someone put another head on it. I have always thought all T's that had a left door it was Canadian. The engine numbers are 13270469 if that helps. Question, Didn't the 26 have a vaporizer carburetor? This has a NH system same as my 19.
Will, the US '26 runabouts had two doors. Unless you find a lot of Robertson head fasteners, it's not likely a Canadian car.
Check your drums for cracks, with all that band lint floating around in there, I would be concerned; and YES, check the oil tube!
How long has it been sitting? If it's been a while, the rings could be seized in the pistons.
forget the plasigauge, use a couple of thickness of aluminum foil or even news paper. It's quicker easier and cost less.
Wil, our soda cans are aluminium. It's too soft for axle shims. You need tin can for that job.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Ahhh,....thanks guys! Science Fiction! No wonder I just,...."didn't get it"! I never was one for science fiction I guess. Nothing wrong with science fiction,....just "not my thing" I guess.
Thanks for the "explanation" guys,.....harold
Well,it was definitely "Fiction" but there wasn't much "Science" to it! Just a campy '60s "Western" set in space.
Looks great Will, best of luck with it. Will, while you have the lower cover off, you can clean the oil line with some compressed air, saving you the trouble of having to remove the front cover and doing it that way.
Great idea, John!