Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A Model T Ford
Garage carport/shed find -- Ruby (Red) Tuesday --
I never pass up opportunities to look at old cars so off we went. This is what he wanted to see, he had discovered them earlier in the year. They are a pair of Model T Ford cars. Either 1926 or 1927, my guess in 1927. In 1927 the Model T had wire wheels standard equipment, in 1926 they were optional. Before that the T's used wooden spoke wheels.
Please note that the wheels are red. That bit of red is what is keeping me honest today for Ruby Red Tuesday.
I was surprised and delighted with the find. The last time John had talked with the owner they were not for sale. Times and circumstances since have changed now. He doesn't know if they could be bought.
I suggested that he offer to pay $1000 for cleaning the shed out if he could have the cars and whatever else the family did not want. That means work but John has some grandsons who would really like to help grandpa in his quest for more old cars.
The one on the right is for sale at a moderate price, $9,950 . It has been restored but before the restoration I imagine it looked very similar to the one John found in the back of the shed.
The front one is my favorite. Hot Rodders use them to make "T-bucket" hot rods. Most of the originals have been either restored or used up for hot rods. A new fiberglass reproduction body can be had for several thousand dollars.
Cool Ford on flat tires.
Your comrade better hurry, or I'll inform my cousin Reidar.
He has been known to import rare cars from the US for years.
1000 dollars is cheap, very cheap.
Have you ever visited the German Hansa Stadts?
They are impressing.
Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)
I'm posting a photo of one for Ruby Tuesday this week. You might know what it is called. I don't know what it is, but I guess it may have been used by a farmer way back when.
Happy Ruby Tuesday!
Love 'em Jim.
My R T is posted. It's a small 2 minute video I compiled for You Tube about "Flamingo Fandango". Come visit if you can!! Happy day.
Cameron's chief engineer job is not paid, but he is going to have 2 jobs on campus.
Sorry, he's not into ham radio.
I just posted my Ruby Tuesday offering. Have a great day!
Neat old car. You know, $1,000 sounds very cheap to me.
Thanks a lot for your comment - the 'maybe just planting seeds without harvesting' came the right moment. I had just started thinking if it really was important to go and see the lady again, although the Lord's command to go was quite clear...
I'm glad your knee is better! I started to walk around at home today, so it's getting better, too.
I don't know if I can view twoe pages at one time... Should try to figure it out.
The answer to your question is the kids wrote theior own vows. Cliff did an amazing job of putting everything together.
just the right amount of red for ruby tueseday.
i am glad that you liked the fire engine on my ruby tuesday.
i know that i did put a lot of pictures in but never you worry
mr. jim...there are many more pictures where they came from!
we took 17,000 pictures on our western trip and because i made double copies, i had to buy a 500 gig external drive to put on 35.000 pix!
i have lots of more ruby reds to make posts for a while!...
i loved yours this week.
hopefully dad golden's fire engine will be there next june when we go back to my beloved manitoba and then seeing as they have treated it like trash, i will get bernie to take a few little parts off!!!