OT - Dean Yoder may have driven more miles in a Model T than any man alive. He also owns another model Ford record!

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2018: OT - Dean Yoder may have driven more miles in a Model T than any man alive. He also owns another model Ford record!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 10:33 pm:

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:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7q5qt35u6dhlfae/Video%20Jul%2003%2C%208%2051%2021%20PM.mov?dl=0

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By FreighTer Jim on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 10:38 pm:

Dean is a Legend ....



FJ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 10:39 pm:

He is. Thanks for hauling this beast .....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kim Dobbins on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 11:03 pm:

Sure is great to see that car running!!! Thanks Dean!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 11:13 pm:

Correction (thanks Kim), K number 297......


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dean Yoder, Iowa City IA. on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 11:39 pm:

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 .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Kossor - Kenilworth, NJ on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 12:21 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 10:19 am:

Way to go, Dean! We'll see you in Richmond. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 10:24 am:

Did Ford use grade 5 bolts in 1906?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dean Yoder, Iowa City IA. on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 02:32 pm:

Larry most of the bolts I took off have the marks removed.
Also lots of nylon lock nuts I donít like


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 08:23 pm:

Model K were highly advanced........ Wider brake band (a la Improved T), Ford designed magneto, tapered axles. And nylon lock nuts.......... :-)


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