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1927 Model TT Truck Flatbed, Recent very nice restoration, 20 miles since resto. . ’26 cab with the back cab trim. Refinished wood bed with all new hardware. Many new parts.$19,900 obo.
1924 Depot Hack- runs, regular parade use. ’24 motor. $12,500- owned since ’82.
1926 Model T Tractor Conversion “Staude” $6,800 . No Title on these conversions. Made in St. Paul, MN
1914 Ford Model T Speedster $8,500 with trailer. $8,000 without.
Yella ’14 Model T Speedster.
In the fall of 2016 I rescued this Speedster from a farm 6 miles from me in an open woodshed. I am the third owner. I spent that winter researching and semi restoring my first T. This has been a learned experience and I most definitely understand the “T” affliction
Titled as a 1914 this Model T Speedster has a low MN Pioneer license plate, 802,. The low number indicates an early ‘50s build. There is a show plate under the seat from 1955 for an AACA event in St. Peter, MN. The rear end is ’15, drive shaft ’13-’14, Hogs head ’14, Steering sector ’13-’14, frame ’19-’21. The motor has been validated to be a ’13-’14. No readable serial number. This determination was based on Model T Club membership physically viewing the engine. Fortunately I was able to verify the build with a few local car guys here in Minnesota and understand that a NOS motor was used for this build that was on a shelf in a wooden crate in Boege’s garage in Pine City, MN. I have been told this was early Hot Rodding. So many parts and pieces of the car were still on the car with the exception of the coveted tool box. Things like, the hand air pump, extra speedometer, the Carbonate burner and step board gate were still on the car. The brass horn, the radiator and headlights were also still attached to the car. This past spring I went back to the farm, to search for parts and introduce myself to the new property owners. They had found a rear end that was on the car at one point in time, red in color. While loading the rear end I was walking buy a small hog shed surrounded by brush and upon peering in I noticed a yellow rusty toolbox sitting in the dirt. Needless to say I was able to acquire it along with some old tools inside and extra transmission bands. Very thankful for their willingness to help out a car guy.
Below is a list of tasks performed thus far;
1. Got car running and operational. Driven down the road and back a few miles a couple of times.
2. Rebuilt rear wood deck and remounted fuel tank- stained and varnished.
3. Flushed fuel tank over 3 week period with white vinegar and gasoline.
4. Restored wooden wheels- blasted steel parts and refinished wooden spokes- , paint, stain and varnish.
5. Repacked bearings and fully greased car
6. Checked and filled rear end
7. Pulled head and installed oversized valves, .015 due to two stiff valves
8. New belt and crank pins, new crank spring and strap
9. New Radiator Hoses and pipe
10. Conditioned and cleaned back of seat and recovered lower seat. Conditioned leather straps for hood.
11. Rebuilt coils
12. Polished all brass
13. New tires, tubes and flaps
14. Sandblasted and painted Carbonate burner and running board gate.
15. Restored wooden steering wheel and polished brass.
16. New copper head gasket and pan gasket.
17. Added correct horn tubes and rubber ball after polishing original horn.
18. A couple of oil changes thus far and general clean up.
19. Added a 6volt battery along with a Model T Battery mount. Wired in to help with starting and reliability.
20. Replaced Exhaust manifold, gaskets and gland rings. Added copper crush washers and new packing nut.
21. Radiator Repaired with new cast Iron Neck.
22. Brass horn, polished original, new bulb and tube.
23. Left rear brake inoperable, cam retainer is gone
24. Right rear brake grabs.
Trailer- A small trailer built specifically for a Model T. It has two 6” wide channels and ramps. Pretty slick. I had it sandblasted and entirely repainted. Including the rims and put a set of good tires on. Very heavy duty and obviously built back in the day when things were built to last.
The car runs and drives down the road. The 6volt battery system I installed helps at crank starting. Surprisingly the mag works great and runs noticeably better in mag mode. The rear end should be rebuilt/inspected for the washer issue and the brakes should be overhauled. I have put 70 miles on the car at times reaching 34MPH. I took a club tour for 50 miles this past spring with little to no issues. The Speedster turns a lot of heads, especially with the monocle windshield. The last pic in the series is taken in 1968, note it is on the trailer I also now have. This pic is taken by the second owner who paid $500 for the car.
Should you have additional questions and want to chat about this car please feel free to use the contact form to email me or give me a call at 612-518-7425. I always enjoy visiting with other automotive enthusiasts.