Today Dean brought his third Model K back to life. Dean has worked on K's number 688, 816 and 823, two 1907 tourings and one 1907 roadster.
Now, Dean's brought this 1906 Victoria style K back to life. When you see Dean next week in Richmond, take a few moments if you have time and ask him about his Ford exploits.....
First drive of this 1906 Ford Model K touring, engine number 295:
At Dean's Iowa farm:
If all goes well, all four North American Model K that tour will make the Antique Car Run (New London to New Brighton MN) in early August.
Dean is a Legend ....
He is. Thanks for hauling this beast .....
Sure is great to see that car running!!! Thanks Dean!
Correction (thanks Kim), K number 297......
This was the first run with gas to the carb. No fan belt. and lots of oil to burn off Gas tank on the ground leeks .Red gas can supplying fuel. engine sounds great.
The K now sports a round model T tank under the seat .
Impressive restoration resume Dean, it also includes first one to put over 50k miles on an E-Timer and over 1200 miles on an I-Timer. You are a true automotive pioneer of things old and new.
Way to go, Dean! We'll see you in Richmond.
Did Ford use grade 5 bolts in 1906?
Larry most of the bolts I took off have the marks removed.
Also lots of nylon lock nuts I donít like
Model K were highly advanced........ Wider brake band (a la Improved T), Ford designed magneto, tapered axles. And nylon lock nuts..........