YAY! We got the Ford Model T to run!

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    Check it out, we got my Great-Uncle Clifford's Ford Model T to run! Runs pretty good too, for 90 years old.
     
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    We have a 1930 Model A snowmobile also, that is currently on display at the local antique club. The antique club claimed it for their own after my cousin passed away. We told them that we wanted it back, we have the title for it. They say that since it is in their possession our title means nothing. And they have no paperwork to show my cousin donated it, and it's not even mentioned in the meeting minutes. Which is because he did not donate it, just loaned it to them for display. The estate's lawyer is pursuing it now......
     
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    WAY COOL!
     
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    That's a fancy one, with white walls no less. I'm surprised the tires are still viable. Love the simplicity of the Model T design. It's a hoot that you got it running again. How long has it been asleep?
     
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    This one has only been asleep for around five years. So far we got several other cars to run that have been setting for 20-30 years. Including the 7 Litre Ford Galaxie!
     
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    Is that the Galaxie on the left? Thought that was an Impala. Looks like the T pitched a bit going through the tunnel turn. Might want a 1/2 turn of wedge on the passenger side!
     
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    That thing is a time-machine for sure!
     
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    That is one of the many Galaxies on the left, but it's not the 7 Litre. That's a 1965.

    HA! Half turn on the wedge............
     
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    Quads, I love your posts, but would you mind not referring to that 429 (I guess) as a "7 Litre"?
    That sounds so modern;... so....Canadian.
    (IIRC, it wasn't metric even in Canada back in those days)

    EDIT: forget what I said. Ford called it that. (tried to attach a picture.)

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    They all came from Ford with a "7 litre" badge on the driver's side of the grill.
     
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    If it (the 7-litre convertible) was a 4-speed rather than an automatic, it'd be much rarer and worth a bunch more...but it's a Ford collector's dream just as it is. My cousin has a '66 Galaxie 2-door hardtop that he's real proud of...when I showed him a pic of quads' 7-litre convertible, he swooned. ;lol
     
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    What a BEAUTY!!
     
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    Somebody's gonna LOVE gettin' their hands on that beautiful, straight, complete, running, original Model T. My bet would be that it ends up absolutely impeccably restored...there are some real perfectionists out there looking for cars like that. Rick
     
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    These are the pics that the auction people took this morning of the 7 Litre (yes, that's what Ford called it, HA!).
    36387675.jpg 36387696.jpg 36387703.jpg 36387706.jpg 36387722.jpg
     
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    Must be getting close to the auction.
    1930 Mdl A snowmobile & lawyers. Don't sound like a good mix.
    Good luck.
    Great pics!
     
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    When is the auction Quads??

    Love to see the pictures...Thanks for sharing!==c
     
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    There are two auctions (and I still can't believe they are going to get it all done in two days). First one is the farm machinery/household items/antiques Friday July 20th: http://www.gavinbros.com/PageManager/Default.aspx/PageID=2184787&NF=1

    2nd auction is the cars/trucks/automotive items Saturday July 21st: http://www.gavinbros.com/PageManager/Default.aspx/PageID=2184786&NF=1

    There will be a third auction for one of the other farms at a later date, but the date isn't set yet. 4 cars, 2 tractors, etc., etc. on that farm.

    Also, the entire contents of his auto parts store are for sale. If we don't get an acceptable offer on that we may end up having an auction there too. Mostly 50s-60s-70s parts.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I sure wish I were in Wisconsin, I would love to bid on some of the items in the first link.
     
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    Honestly, I think the first auction (farm machinery/antiques etc.) will be much more interesting. Sure, old cars are popular, but everybody knows fairly well what old cars look like. But the first auction will have something for everybody! It's just incredible all the stuff that him and his mother hoarded over the years. Way too much to list. They will have two auction rings running for that stuff, and I'm still not convinced they will get it done in a day.
     
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    Wow! That is huge! It's gonna be a circus. Please take and post pictures of the whole weekend.
     
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