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Found and got a Model T Coupe last night

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TERPU, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,210


    always wanted to drive one of these, so now I gotta learn.

    Came with seats, door patch panels, and supposed to run. turns over with good compressi[​IMG]

    on, We'll find out soon. No big plans just to drive it as is. Like I needed another car, but it was to good to pass up. Sure would make a neat early style car.

    Now how does that pedal thing go.........
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  2. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,579


    Bitchin !!!!!
  3. rusty28a
    Joined: Jun 10, 2008
    Posts: 452


    Pull back the bunny ears and hang on! Nice score.
  4. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,706


    Takes a bit of practice to find neutral with the hand brake lever. Start it and press the pedal on the far left to the floor and you are in low gear. Release the hand lever all the way, take your foot off the pedal and you are in high. Takes a bit of practice to then find nutral using the left pedal while putting your right foot on the brake without stalling the thing. Remember most Model T owners went from a horse and wagon to the T so driving was fairly simple, FORGET everything you know about driving a modern car and you'll be fine. Bob
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  5. Rogueman
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 290


    SWEET! I'm going to add one to my collection some day.
  6. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,911

    need louvers ?

    Bitchin' I had one pretty much like it when I last lived in MN in '81. Some days it was the only thing that would get through the snow to go to school.
  7. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    Sweet score...
  8. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,190

    Model A Gomez

    I printed the driving instructions for a Model T off the internet for a friend who just bought one. Don't remember the site but shouldn't be hard to find on Google.
  9. shtterbug8
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 514


    freaking awesome! where the heck is that rock you found this car hiding under? i need to find some!
  10. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,908


    Most fun I had with a car was learning to drive a T !!!!!!!!!! Biggest surprise was the steering is 1/2 turn,...Lock to Lock !! Letting go of the wheel is an adventure in pure adrenaline rush !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yours has "demountabe" rims,...which means it's 1919 or newer.. The same year they put starters on "closed cars".

    Enjoy it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. MedicCustoms
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,094


    I want one so bad.I have a 26 tudor.
  12. MRTS33
    Joined: Aug 17, 2011
    Posts: 207


    There is one of those near me for sale. It's in real nice shape.
  13. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,210


    Thanks Guys, T's make the World Smile. Everybody loves this thing already and I'm looking forward to putting some time on it.

  14. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,706


    When you change the oil put NON detergent oil in it. Check out Lang's for any needed parts, Don is a HAMB member. Bob
  15. What a great find. I can only agree with you regarding "T"s, they do make people smile :):). I would not part with my Center Door which I have had for 34 years, and thats why I also have two other "T"s, both 27 Coupes. Have fun, I am sure you will.
  16. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,300

    hombres ruin

    What a killer find . Do you know the history behind it at all
  17. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,210


    I don't know any History on it. I know it was stored at a Trucking company for a long time before the guy I bought it from took it home.

    That's all I got. Suppose I'll have to give it some History and smiles.

  18. RC Kid
    Joined: Jul 5, 2012
    Posts: 97

    RC Kid
    from Alabama

    Wow! that's a way cool score. Congrats!
  19. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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  20. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,023


    brother that thing is BEAUTIFUL.atleast to me.when do you want me to come pick it up? you did the fun part, learning how to drive it!!
  21. dirt slinger
    Joined: Jan 30, 2010
    Posts: 644

    dirt slinger

  22. Neat. My first antique car purchase was a 26 Model T coupe from a guy in Gastonia NC. Paid $35 for it, but just a body/frame/fenders. Had a kid and had to sell it cause I had no money to fix it. Sold it for $75. I would like to have another one, all original.
  23. pincher
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 378

    from Saginaw

    Nice find. Car looks great, Glad to see we have another T being built. Keep us posted on the progress............PINCHER
  24. TooManyFords
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 553

    from Peotone IL

    True story about driving one. My old neighbor dropped off his original 26 T roadster at my shop. He said if I could rebuild a late model auto transmission I could reline his. He brought me down the parts and I relined it. He was under the weather and could not get it so I drove it home to him. I am a big guy and it was more like I was wearing it and not sitting in it. I had to have a friend push down the starter button because my leg could not reach it.
    I managed to find reverse and backed it out of the shop. I went to stop and push what I though was the clutch in and it started forward right at a 69 Big block Camaro. I did not know what to do so I but my size 13 boot across all three pedals. It died. Wow! Got out and we pushed it so it was facing straight down the drive and made it the rest the way with no issues. First and last time I drove it.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2012
  25. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,210


    I'm feeling a little guilty I bought this on a whim beacuse I thought it was pretty darn cool as a someday project for a Speedster. The Coupe has definantly grown on me though. Truthfully I had no idea that many folks loved these this much. I don't have any real plans for it and hate the thought of it just sitting while I finish my other two cars. I know this isn't the classifieds but if you have an interest PM me. I'd love to let it go to someone who really wanted it. I don't have to sell it, or want to but I also understand somebody else loving it and getting fun times from it. After all that's what this is about. I'm having fun sitting inside of it making Vroom noises. It comes with a clean Ca title still in the previous owners name non opped and a key in the ignition. It won't be expensive as I didn't have to pay very much for it.


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