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.
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 www.ModelTengine.com
1928 Buick Country Club Coupe 1st Start in 50 Years
My Great Grandfather bought this car in 1929 from the Buick dealer in Perryman, Md. with only a few hundred miles on it. He paid $900 for it, a hefty sum considering most new cars at the time were under $400. He was the last one to hear it run until today. By the way, I could not tell while looking through the camera if the lights were on or off.
1947 Ford engine starting after 31 years
Old Henry, our 1947 Ford, engine starting after 31 years.
For video of the car's first drive shortly after click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBe8KWTM3qQ
For video of the car's second drive with the old man that purchased the car in 1959 click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OImNZD7L6U
For later photos of the car restored and on the road click here: http://s1059.photobucket.com/albums/t424/craigmca/Old%20Henry/?albumview=slideshow
Here's a recent one driving in the snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VONZdWVH6A4
Here are all of the road trips he's been on since we restored him:
Monument Valley in March 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99523
Bryce Canyon in February 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97822
Milford, Utah in December 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93137
Nevada and Idaho in November 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89080
Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83966
Yellowstone National Park in May 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72864
Death Valley in February 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62705
Pike's Peak in July 2011: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19141
Route 66 in April 2010: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57511
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)
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 combined.
1923 Model T barn car pickup
1923 Ford Model T, wood bed pickup made from a touring car body, back half removed and wood bed added for hauling....barn car, last licensed in 1948.
How to Start a "Model T" Ford
Shows steps required to safely start any Model T Ford built between 1908 and 1927 using hand crank or electric starter
1967 Chrysler Newport First Start After Sitting For 20 Years
I went to check out this car because it was advertised as having a "valuable 440" which I wanted to rebuild and put in my 73 Challenger. When I got there I found out it was a 383 2 bbl car in incredible shape with 69990 original miles. It had belonged to his grandfather and was parked in 1990/1991 and never started since, nor was it ever registered in anyone else's name, so I am technically the second owner. It wasn't what I came for but I had to take it home.
This is a video diary of getting this great old girl running and will probably only be enjoyed by true car enthusiasts.
November 28, 2012 Update: I haven't been here in quite a while and at first I was a bit dismayed that there are so many lonely aholes in our world and how they tend to flock to the internet. I considered pulling the video but realized there are many people who enjoyed it and that is who I posted it for.
To all of those experts who know so much more than the rest of us please keep your negative comments to yourself.
To those of you who say I should have done more before trying to start, I did.
- The previous owner had pulled the car out of the field with a tractor and his buddy "may have" put the car in gear to slow it down. If the rings were rusted the engine could have been destroyed by that action alone, there was some resistance when I turned the crank pulley over by hand and I was surprised it turned over that easily, but with the engine sitting that long the rings would not be sealing to build up pressure in the cylinders. Therefore I concluded that there was no rusting/seizing so no risk of cylinder wall damage, or that the engine was possibly toast due to "transmission/engine braking"
- The oil was not milky, still "felt" oily and I only planned on running the engine 2-3 minutes to get it off the trailer and onto my hoist to do all the fluids, so I determined it had enough viscosity left to protect it for a short period of time.
- Even an old fuel filter will stop any major contaminants from reaching the carb. So why spend a bunch of money, with the steps I took the chance of me causing any damage at all was miniscule.
For those who were so concerned about our safety, come on. We grew up on a farm before the days of fuel injection and many farm vehicles do not get regularly started so this is a very common practice. The risk is MINIMAL and calculated, note that there is a fire extinguisher at 8:43 in the lower left corner on the trailer. The jerry can is very full by design, gas liquid does not ignite but the vapours do, note that when the gas starts to come out of the spigot that the top of the jerry can is full of gas, not fumes! I don't believe at any time was my brothers face over the carb, these big old girls are so big you pretty well have to stand in the engine compartment to do that. We did our best to slowly feed the engine as little gas as possible to avoid flooding the engine and possibly causing her to backfire.
Anyways, I guess I shouldn't feel like I need to defend myself against a bunch of morons who obviously have nothing better to do with their time than to creep youtube videos so they can leave moronic comments that allow them to feel all high and mighty ... but at least it might stop a few from wasting our time as we try to enjoy videos of common interest.
Thanks to all for the positive comments and feedback.