Although the focus of this site shifts on occasion. Today I am embracing my inner Model T enthusiast. I’ve always wanted a brass car, and stirred up quite a ruckus on the MTFCI form back in the day asking which was better: black or brass? Since then, I’ve gotten a 15 Touring, but the brass cars still get my attention.
So, if you’re like me when I was 20, maybe the idea of building an early brass T from parts how about a nice 1911 engine?
Click here to see the listing: 1911 Model T Ford Closed Valve Engine
If only to further spark your dreams of building a 1911, a seller on Ebay has a beautiful new 1911 Torpedo body for sale.
Click here to see the listing: 1911 Model T Ford Torpedo Bodu
Or perhaps you want a master key for all model T’s, then this could be right up your alley:
Click here to see the listing: Model T Ford Original Master Keys
Or, if you like 1914’s perhaps you need a windshield:
Click here to see the listing: 1914 Ford Model T windshield.
Lastly, rear Hasslers:
Click here to see the listing: Pancake Hassler shocks for Model T Ford (rear)
I’ve been trained to look for a carbide generator for a 1914 Model T for so long, that I actually forgot my Dad bought one a few months ago. It’s missing a few of the brass fittings, but at least we finally have a generator. I would say I’ve been looking for one for 20 years, so basically since I could put those two words together and have an understanding of their meaning.
So, when I found this one today on eBay, I was excited until I realized the search is over. If you need one, this unit looks pretty complete. Happy bidding:
Click here to see the carbide generator: 1913-1914 Model T Carbide Generator
Up front, I want to disclose this item is mine. A few years ago, I began reprinting “Ford To Frisco,” a journal of a 1915 cross country trip in a new Ford touring car. The book recounts the travel of a few early American road trippers, and may be the earliest such account of a cross country pleasure trip via automobile.
Included in the journey are tales of Lizzy’s performance, vivid descriptions of the trip along the way, and the beginning stages of our national roads. It’s a fairly short story, but one that kept my imagination going while waiting for my T to be done. The hundredth anniversary of this trip is fast approaching, but now is the chance for you to think back to piloting a brass and black Ford to the Pacific Ocean.
I am running low and this is from the second reprinting. Supplies are limited and this may be the last run for several years.
Click here to see: Ford To Frisco
Ford to Frisco – a cross country journey in a Model T