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Old 10-28-2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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Pull out the 1924 Ford Model T Touring from my Mom's garage and gave it some excercise.

It has a 4 cyl engine and 2 spd trans. Top speed is 30-35 mph est - there is no speedometer. In fact, the only gauge is a volt meter. Speed is regulated by using the stalk on the right side of the steering wheel (pull it down to go faster).

There are 3 pedals: Left pedal is for forward (down to the flr is 1st, half way up is neutral, released is 2nd), middle pedal is reverse, right pedal is brake. You have to really think when driving this baby, especially in tight situations or emergencies.

It was restored by my Dad 45 yrs ago. Restored isn't really accurate - it was built from parts he found in various places throughout northeast Neb. The body came from a hog yard. Note the wood spoke wheels.

It is a blast to drive and always starts, even if it sits for a year. It takes a while to prep for a drive (put in gas, battery, water) but it's always a crowd pleaser. Then you have to remove the gas, battery, and water when you're done or the fluids would slowly leak out. But it makes for a fun afternoon.

My Dad's hobby was restoring old cars. I think he liked this one the best. He suddenly passed away 21 yrs ago and this is a good reminder of him. I still remember when he taught me how to drive a Model T almost 35 yrs ago.

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Old 10-28-2007, 11:57 AM   #2
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Thats great, it must be so fun to drive around just because its so unique! I hope it continues to be a part of your family for a long time.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:05 PM   #3
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Thats cool, just not if you have a head on crash with a hummer , hope that never happens thou.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:11 PM   #4
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Cool car...nice story....

thanks for showing us this classic....
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:16 PM   #5
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Very cool!
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nice man. that car is way cool
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Very cool story, enjoy that history
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:49 PM   #8
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you must be proud of your dad. he left you a great legacy!
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:01 PM   #9
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You're dad did a nice job!
I wonder what it would look like with red calipers...

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