Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1927 Ford Model T
At a time when the wildly popular Model T was transitioning from its mass production success for years at the top to be replaced by the newly designed Model A, hot rodders were taking the old Model Ts and tweaking them to make them go faster, hence the early days of hot rodding which became wildly popular during the late 1930's to 1960's and beyond. The cars were cheap and there was an abundance of them, and they were easy to work on with their simple assembly line construction.
She put de lime in de coconut and drink em bot' up, for this consignment, featuring an all steel model T 1927 body, open cowled hood and a more modern 289ci V8 bored over .040. A full restoration using all of Henry's steel and it all came off the frame for this Model T rodder looking fab on our showroom floor in wonderful Metallic Peat, (which I like to call LIME!).
Right out of 1927 and all steel this shows in near perfect condition. From the vertical ribbed grille to the vented center hinged hood, fenders have been removed, headlights retained and the boxy passenger cabin with its vinyl top that gracefully curves to the rear of the car with no fenders or bumpers. All gaps are well minded, and the paint is excellent throughout and its Metallic Peat, or as I say juicy key lime. Ceramic coated side pipe exhaust replaces the former running boards and our consignor states all new glass has been put in. Chrome trimmings are all excellent and period correct. 15-inch Weld DragLite drilled wheels are on all 4 corners and up front wrapped in 165R15's and on the back 29x15.5x15 fatties. A small but mighty rod that has some sweet sour paint!
For the interior to contrast the peat we see some fuzzy Mocha, (brown), broadcloth which is looking a lot like the mohair but without the itch. On the door panels which are nice and tight a storage pouch a stitched panel with a period correct shiny window crank. A brown vinyl lower strip is also on. In back much like the original the overstuffed tuck and roll bench stretched form door top door and also presents in the mocha fuzzy broadcloth. This floats in a sea of square 3D pattern rubber flooring. In front in keeping with the original only better theme we see a peat upper bordered by a red pinstripe and a white lower all full metal jacket. In the center is a ribbed stainless oval panel that features vintage looking cream w black styled numbers and letters AutoMeter gauges with shiny bezels. A few billet style knobs and pulls are on the bottom and hanging below the dash above the drivers floor are the teardrop throttle pedal and round ribbed brake and clutch. Also, a long shifter reaches for the driver's hand with a 8 ball topper knob, as well as a handbrake. An aftermarket cup holder/change holder plastic "console" if you will sits in the center just under the dash. Fronting the dash and reaching for the driver is a chromed column white steering wheel with the iconic V8 logo in red type with a black center. Can you say ahhhhhooga?!
A lift of the center hinged hood and we are in 289ci V8 heaven especially with the cast ribbed Cobra Badged valve and air cleaner coverings. This baby has been bored over .040, has a 4-barrel carburetor feeding it fossils and air, and a T5 5-speed manual transmission to whisk you down the road or track faster then you probably ever want or should go! An aluminum radiator keeps things at temperature and some high voltage yellow wires reach out and touch each cylinder intertwining with the ceramic coated polished headers that turn to wide side pipes. Simple but beautifully complex.
A frame off job always produces a great solid undercarriage and this T is no exception. Black straight rust-free steel and some peat green floor pans are seen throughout. Stock style Model T steering and 4 bar transverse leaf springs are on along with power front disc brakes. In back, drum brakes with another 4 bar with coilovers are seen. Fake dual exhaust pipes only peek out the back, but don't be fooled it's the side pipes that are doing the big exhale.
It came to life with a "squeeze" of the accelerator and this car sounds juicy to say the least. It has plenty of power and good handling. Careful though the brake pedal is a bit soft and there are no brake lights in working order, but they are on the car. Also, the horn was not working and this is important because there are no bumpers to give the chrome horn to get out of the way of cars.
All in all a wonderful build, all steel, nice metallic paint and a good runner that will need some TLC on the brake pedal tension. A comfy itch free nostalgic looking interior in coffee/mocha, and a harken back but modern dash showing all the vitals the driver needs. This is definitely not your grandfather's Model T. Doctor? If you call me in the morning, I'll tell
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