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.
Hauling Hay with 1926 Ford Model TT 1 Ton Truck
Bringing in the hay with my 1926 Ford TT 1 ton truck. The truck has a New
Zealand 'Colonial' built cab and deck.
What use is a vintage truck if you can't use it?
12 December 2010
(I think over 60 bales of hay was the biggest load)
New Model T Engine in Test Stand
1927 Model T engine, rebuilt by Gen III Antique Auto of Massachusetts.
This engine was done for a client in Florida. It includes a Stipe 280 cam,
nylon timing gear, modified 009 distributor, modern clutch pack, and a high
compression head. Assembled using modern methods and tolerances. It's
been "Balanced and Blueprinted". This video was taken to show our long
distance customer what it looks like and how it runs before shipping it
down to him. If you have a Model T engine you need rebuilt, please give us
a call or drop us a note via email. Our website address is
1909 Cadillac First Start in 79 Years
This 1909 Cadillac was stripped down into a speed car, raced and then
parked in 1934. I was acquired in the early 1960's for restoration. The
restoration was put on hold for many years and then re-started a few years
ago. After multple checks of the ignition and timing we finally achieved
the first start on July 28, 2012. There is still more to do to tune the
engine and sort it out for driving later this year.
The spray on the first try happened when we left the primer cups open. It
runs better with them closed.
And the owner did make it a bit easier by adding an electric starter to the
For more of the story see the HCCA Gazette, May - June 2009.
To see how things turned out, see the related video, 1909 Cadillac first
drive at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEy0KagVrIw
My 1925 Ford Model T - How to Start & How to Drive
Enthusiasts Website: http://www.fordmodelt.net/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/modeltford/
Update 10 Aug 2012:
My Model T has been fully restored, and I've just purchased a pair of
carriage lights which the car was missing. Updated video to come.
"I MADE A MISTAKE!"
55psi only applies to clincher tyres on earlier Model T's. Since mine is a
1925 model and has split rims and balloon tyres, the correct tyre pressure
I imported my 1925 Ford Model T from the USA, not far from Detroit,
Michigan where it was built.
In this video I demonstrate the T's unusual controls and how they all work,
I show you how to start a Model T, and I take you on a short drive at the
The Model T was manufactured between 1908 and 1927, and was know by various
names including Tin Lizzie, Flivver, T‑Model Ford, or just 'T'.
The Model T set 1908 as the historic year that the automobile became
popular. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the
car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this
was because of Ford's innovations, including assembly line production
instead of individual hand crafting.
On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off
the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan.
Farmers used to push old cars down into the banks hoping to hold them in
place. It was legal "back then" of course.The price of scrap steel was
not much back then and this seemed a good use for them. Some of those cars
were push by walls of water in big down pours, pushed down to the river.
Others were put directly on the river bank to help stop the river
encroaching any further onto a farmers river bottom ground as the river
would always change its course through the years and sometime in a few
hours...It was legal back then, of course not anymore. These cars and
trucks have had more miles of river pass them than they have driven
1931 Ford Model A Barn find, first start!
1931 Ford Model A, been sitting in a barn since 1976, at first no spark,
got that figured out, but now she aint firing. I will get her going, no
matter what! Subscribe to keep updated on the first start!
1930 Model A Ford Cold Start - 15 Degrees Fahrenheit
This is a video from the morning of January 29, 2011 after sitting outside
all night. The temperature is about 15 degrees at the time I fired up the
Mighty Model A. Cold weather has yet to phase it!
Follow along in my yearlong journey in a 1930 Model A Ford at
1931 Ford Model A Tudor Barn Find First Run
1931 Ford Model A, been siting in a barn since 1976, swapped the coil and
she runs! Great, I will be posting more videos once I have anti-free ect.
Subscribe and keep up to date!
1914 Ford Model T
This cool car has been in the family for some 50 years, The story is my
Grandpa pulled it out of a chicken coop where it sat for some time in the
50's. He went through it and restored it. ( the horn is Not original )
Me and my dad see my dad's old car for the first time in 20 years.
He sold the car over 20+ years ago when he was an alcoholic. Said he
probably would have died in it. This is the first time he saw it since he
sold it over 20+ years ago. The car does look in relative good shape, we
have no idea what has been done with the car over the past 20 years. It
obviously wasn't sitting there for 20 years and nobody claims it to be. Pay
attention, people. 1964 Buick Rivera. 425 Wildcat V8 w/ 427 horsepower.