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.
Nope- drive it year 'round. Not afraid of Winter...
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!
Where ever did you get that cool coat ?
I put up until the ground freezes. Then we're out on both modes of transportation.
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.
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.
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.
No salt on my dirt road and driving in the fields is fun to.
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.
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!
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.
I agree with Tim Rogers. I too am not hibernating.
I plan to keep driving right through the winter months.
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.
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.
I drive Betsy through the winter, as long as the roads are clear and dry.
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.
Mark, That's a beauty.
Man, that's one hell-of-a "purdey truck" Mark !!!
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!!
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.
How do folks deal without defrosters?
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
'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...
Oops! 'Should read: "...being sad.", not "...being in sad." 'Sorry. Tired typing fingers at work in my previous posting.