First Start for 1923 Model T barn car

This '23 Model T had not been run in decades. Pulled the engine and gave it a full rebuild, then re- installed and overhauled the chassis with mostly used Model T parts. The car will be kept in the original rusty condition, as pulled from the barn......but she runs now! Last licensed in 1948, Ford Model T's like this were popular with farmers. This was originally a touring car, but the back seat part of the body and the convertible top was tossed, and a homemade wooden bed put on to carry produce to market.

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1915 Ford Model T First Start
This is a 1915 Ford Model T that has been in storage for over 15 years. We decided to see if we could make the engine run before starting restoration of the car next year. This is a Canadian built right hand drive 1915 Ford T originally shipped to Nova Scotia. We drive on the left side of the road up to 1923 when we switched over to the more common drive on the right side of the road.





1923 Model T starting and driving
Start and running of a Model T, electric starter, 6 volt storage battery, then switched to magneto for firing the spark plugs with 24 v AC current from the famous flywheel magneto of the Model T.





1925 Ford Model T First Start
1925 Ford Model T Coupe This Model T was a Connecticut 'barn find' in April 2012, and had been sitting since 1976. The car is all original and unrestored and will be kept as a "driver" in its original condition. Music Credit: Theme song from Click and Clack: The Tappet Brothers radio show on NPR.





Starting a 1911 Chase Touring Car
Taped at the 2009 AACA Hershey car show. The owner kindly agreed to demonstrate starting his 1911 Chase touring car. Just shows how we take car starting for granted today when it wasn't so easy in years gone by! The Case uses a 3-cylinder, 2-cycle, air-cooled engine. The driver places some gasoline in the priming cups, thus giving each cylinder a shot of fuel for starting. He adjusts the fuel/air mixture and turns on the magneto circuit. The rear of the car is jacked up; not sure why, but he said it makes starting easier.




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