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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Goddard Farmland, NJ on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 09:49 am:

Its a sad day for me. I loaded up the T to put away for the winter. She is in a heated SPOTLESS garage though. I really enjoyed her for the 3 months I have had her. Oh well, Looking forward to the spring. Does anyone else have with drawls already.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 09:51 am:

Nope- drive it year 'round. Not afraid of Winter...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:50 am:

Hi Paul,

That is a nice looking coupe that you have there and I hope that the Delirium Tremens doesn't become too bad.

The Model T is the Year Round Collector Car.











And for those of you who do not have a Cozy Coupe:









I drive Model Ts throughout the year so that I can "get my money's worth" from them. A more important reason is that I desperately need the "therapy". I do understand that this practice is not for everybody. A few people (many?) think that I am crazy, or worse, but I enjoy driving these little black cars and the look on the faces of the muggles during the deep midwinter when I am out and about in one of my cars is Priceless!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By FreighTer Jim on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:35 am:

Bill,

Where ever did you get that cool coat ?

Jealous Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Kelly Montana on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:37 am:

I put up until the ground freezes. Then we're out on both modes of transportation.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:49 am:

I'm a cold weather sissy, but we get enough "warm" days for me to put on the winter duds and go for a drive even if we've had a rare snowstorm.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:20 pm:

Like Steve..I'm a cold weather wimp but really cause it screws up my back. My cars have been in bed for about 2 weeks now. But I go to the barn daily and visit them and keep tabs on Clara the '13s heated trailer. At least I get to see the '20 a lot as she is in the house garage year around.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John V. Dow on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:26 pm:

It's not so much the snow and slush but the tons of salt they sling all over everywhere here that keeps mine stored in the winter.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:29 pm:


No salt on my dirt road and driving in the fields is fun to.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Osterman on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:54 pm:

For me itís not the cold ... itís the lack of traction on plowed icy city streets ... and lots of heavier cars driven by people who donít know how to drive under those conditions.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire (La Florida!) on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:29 pm:

Where do you guy's get all of that pretty white sand to drive on? Paul, I don't put mine away until it reaches 98 or higher, after that it is too hot for me (not the car though) turn on the fan in the garage and decide what needs to be fixed!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Goddard Farmland, NJ on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 02:24 pm:

Wow, Great pictures from everyone. Thank you.
I am my own worst enemy. I work for the
ROAD DEPT. So , I put down the salt and grit that screws up the roads, Then we go back in the spring and summer to fix what we messed up.
I AGREE, ITS THE SALT IN NJ THAT I DONT WANT ALL OVER MY CAR. Darn OL' man winter.
PS. I am very jealous MR. Cheshire of where you live.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Macky Mongold on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 04:10 pm:

I agree with Tim Rogers. I too am not hibernating.
I plan to keep driving right through the winter months.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Copeland - West Melbourne Florida on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 04:18 pm:

Yup, I drive my T all winter also. The mercury here can dip all the way to the low 60's. Its just brutal sometimes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 04:22 pm:

Still like summer only gets a bit colder at night. We now have the windows shut at night and a couple blankets on the bed. Still don't need to heat the house. Was 55 outside when I went to get the morning paper. Comfortable inside. Went out to do some shopping this morning in short sleeve shirt and was not cold.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 04:24 pm:

I drive Betsy through the winter, as long as the roads are clear and dry. :-)


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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Killecut on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 04:32 pm:

Yes Paul I have withdrawal every year. If you live in the salt belt, unfortunately the T is not a year-round car if you value its future. In the past Iíve owned a collision repair shop and taught auto body for trade schools. Iíve spent my adult life fighting the effects of salt and rust, as well as prevention. You can slow it, but not stop it. Even when our roads are dry, the salt-dust will get everywhere and do itís damage. Around here they are also using a new liquid chemical that is even more corrosive than the salt. So I will just have to go without until heavy rains come and wash the salt away.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Goddard Farmland, NJ on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 09:41 pm:

Mark, That's a beauty.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Albert Lemon on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 09:44 pm:

Man, that's one hell-of-a "purdey truck" Mark !!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrett on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 05:39 pm:

I think there's a song in there somewhere....

"All the leaves are brown
and the sky is gray.
I drove my T
in the snow today"

Don't park that T just cuz it's cold; get 'er out and keep the oil warm!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 05:59 pm:

Thank you Paul and John for the comments! I can only take a little credit for Betsy's condition, the mechanical and body work had already been done when I bought her. I did the upholstery and the top. I also added AC brakes, a Ruckstell, spare tire carrier, and the running board rack & wicker basket. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James MacNaughton on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 06:04 pm:

How do folks deal without defrosters?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 07:16 pm:

The guys in NH turn their Tís into snowmobiles in the winter and motor on.

As for me Thanksgiving Day always requires a T ride for the family and it is always ready for a quick neighborhood spin.

Think of it this way - you donít have to worry about the ice cream melting when it is cold.
One the other hand you donít have to wait for fresh coffee to cool down.

It really gets sad that a T gets put away when it gets cold.
Just man up and have fun ó :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marshall V. Daut on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 09:57 pm:

Paul -
'Sorry to interrupt your sad day, but have you been receiving my emails about your friend's 1925 Coupe you advertised here two weeks ago? Would you kindly send me his phone number, as I have a friend very interested in the car. Or has it already been sold? Thanks in advance.
Now back to being in sad... :-)
Marshall


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marshall V. Daut on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 11:28 pm:

Oops! 'Should read: "...being sad.", not "...being in sad." 'Sorry. Tired typing fingers at work in my previous posting. :-(
M.


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