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  1. Sargepug

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  3. GT2goneF

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    Gorgeous! One day.. That is my favorite first Porsche ever.
     
  4. Sargepug

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    Thx! Yes, one of the best if not the best 911 of all time. Blast to drive too, things like a go-cart! No power steering or brakes, true "seat of pants" driving.
     
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  5. Tcar

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    It had power brakes, all 911's from '77 did (If you're talking about the'84 Carrera.)
     
  6. Sargepug

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    Correct, they are actually "vacuum" boosted since '77. Also of note, no ABS other than what your foot can provide! :)
     
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    The last time I saw one up close and personal was in "The Vault" of the Petersen Museum. What a beauty!
     
  10. donv

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    Mine is pretty nice. It came out of a large private collection and was well maintained and driven regularly. The mechanic for that collection still comes over and does a few things to it-- in fact, I need to get around to some of that fairly soon.

    The T is a lot of fun-- the best part is teaching other people how to drive it!
     
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  11. Sargepug

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    Wow, that's something! Post some interior pics.
     
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  13. Tcar

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    I was taught how to about 50 years ago.... I'd need another lesson to do it again.

    Friend and I had just restored a '30 Model A. Piece of cake to drive.
     
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    I am sorry, and with all due respect; I highly commend your humbleness but your Model T isn't jus nice. It is a piece of history and we thank you for keeping it alive and sharing it with us. We are he ones humbled by you and your Model T. May you continue in health to enjoy it and keep it alive! Thank you
     
  17. GT2goneF

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    How could you!!!????
     
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    Thank you. It has a funny history-- the guy I bought it from, who has since passed away, has a substantial collection of early Ford cars, including some really rare pre-Model T cars, and he kept them in what is really a museum, although not open to the public. When he was in college in the late 1940s, he built a 27 T hot rod-- chopped it, did all sorts of stuff, and he still owned that car.

    He wanted to put together a "before and after" exhibit with his 27 T hot rod, and the stock 27 T coupe that he started with. So he searched all over to find a completely stock, mostly original, 27 T coupe for the "before." That is the car I now own. It has a few dealer-installed gee-gaws, but otherwise is completely stock. It was definitely repainted at some point and had some level of restoration work done to it, but I don't know when or by who.
     
  19. GT2goneF

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    So he had an early ford buggy or a quadricycle? That would have been an amazing sight. I saw all those, again in "The Vault" of the Petersen museum. I strongly recommend it. You will be heavily escorted, there are cameras everywhere. No cellphones allowed, no pictures or recording of any type. It is like the Mint house or the Pentagon of cars. And just in case, I do not work for the Petersen museum. I am not are a family member, shareholder and have no ties or any other disclosures. I am just a car fan and a fan of the evolution of engineering. It is amazing what people have done throughout the years.

    I really love your Model T,,, It is absolutely gorgeous
     
  20. Tcar

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    My Dad learned to drive a T when he was 9 years old.
    Ohio was dry, his uncle was not.

    He would drive his model T 10 miles to Indiana with my Dad in the car.
    He'd get blasted and have a 9 year old drive him home... my Dad.
     
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    Funniest related story and delivery/storytelling ever!!! Ohio was dry, my uncle was not!!!! One for the books!
     
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    Excuse my ignorance. I know I probably could google this or look it up on you tube, but it wouldn't be the same. What does learning to drive a T model exactly mean?
     
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    This one I acquired three years ago to remind me of the first car I bought as a student (back in '82); while my first car was a '73 it is even older, a '71 model (that will be 50 years old next year then...):
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  24. GT2goneF

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    I remember seeing those when I lived in Germany around 78-79.
     
  25. donv

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    Brief summary: the only common control a Model T has with a modern car is the steering wheel. The throttle is on a lever which sticks out from the steering column. There are three pedals... the one on the right is the brake. The one in the middle makes the car go backward, and the one on the left makes it go forward slowly if pressed to the floor, or more quickly if let out all the way.

    And the "brake" on the floor is truly just for bringing the car to a stop, not for slowing it down.
     
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    Thanks!

    He had a very early Ford (I would describe it as a quadracycle, although technically I think it was a Model A or B) and a Model K as well (you might need to google the Model K-- it was a large luxury car built by Ford around 1906).

    I believe both the quadracycle and the K were going to be sold by his heirs, or maybe already have been-- not sure.
     
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  27. GT2goneF

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    Wow, so counterintuitive and different but the way you described it is perfect. I can imagine the laughs and scary moments it must generate. For it to be learned for safe operation, I assume a nice runway would be the safest place. Just thinking about it makes me laugh by just imagining the simple complexity because of what we are accustomed to. This is the typical case of "forget what you have learned" and you will do just fine.
     
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    I was a Mopar guy for a long time. Even had a '70 AAR Cuda 4-spd. Got tired of working on cars every other time you wanted to drive them. Also, found that F-cars can also handle and brake as well as go fast in a straight line. Honestly, it was simply time to part with the 'bird.
     
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