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Mitch, I can't tell you
how much i enjoyed your video. I thought after your
opening sequence i almost expected a television show to
start!! Exceptional. Such a simple yet elegant design
and immensely reliable which is a lot more than I can
say about modern cars. Keep up the good work Mitch, and
New York City, USA
Informative to boot. You're certainly a good ambassador
for the Model T. Keep up the good work. Small world we
live in. Last summer one of your fellow countrymen was
over here visiting family members. When he learned I was
stymied by some problems with my 1927 "T" Touring car
(he had owned one in the past and had worked on them as
well), he hiked a mile over to my place, dug in (I had
to order some parts), fixed it and got the car
roadworthy slick as a whistle before returning to
Australia. Humbly credited it to his being a "bush
mechanic." While folks here in the States appreciate
these old classics, they don't take too kindly to them
being on the public highways. So, my driving's been
strictly around town. Anyway, think I'll start tinkering
with it again, and get it back on the road more often.
Thanks for the website.
Amazing! I love the
videos. I for some reason have become infatuated with
early motors and havent yet figured out why.. I live in
the USA and am 40yrs old. When I was growing up and
dating my now wife she lived in a nice little town
outside of St Louis Mo. While she was living at home and
up until college there was a fellow who drove his open
tourer T Daily... No matter what Rain or shine or even
winter time. It really was truly his daily driver and
was completely un-restored. Sure it had fixes done to it
here and there and a few brush lacquer paint jobs but it
was never striped to the chassis and redone. HE only
drove it around the town as he worked and lived there.
It was a site to see him at the local grocers collecting
food for the week. I wish you the best of luck with your
T and I Hope I get so see some more videos from you!
Mitch! Thank you so much
for the videos to a 4th generation (but learning
everything for the first time) T-owner! Sending good
vibes from Memphis US.
I wanted to thank you so much for
your videos! I just got a 1919 Ford Model T Touring car
in July and had no idea of how to start or drive it. I
live in the US, in Colorado, and the car came from
Florida, and unfortunately the previous owner was not
able to give me any information on the vehicle. Your
videos were so helpful, I can't thank you enough! I just
joined a Model T club here in Colorado and a member just
bought a 1917 and did not know how to drive it, so I
sent him to your website! I have someone that is going
to help me tune mine up for the high altitude in
Colorado, then I am hoping I can get it out to drive and
practice what I have learned from your videos!
I enjoyed watching you change the
bands in your T. I noticed you did most of the work
sitting inside the car and working down between your
legs. Being much older than you appear in your profile
picture and certainly far less flexible, I was impressed
how you were able to do this job sitting in the car. I
probably should add that I'm jealous that you can do
this job in that way and that I can't. The more
important comment should be "Thank you for taking the
time to make these videos and posting them for others to
see." I plan on watching others that you have made.
Lucas, Texas, USA
Hi Mitch- Glad you're still enjoying
the Model T I sold you. Your website keeps getting
better and better. Cheers!
Mitch, your website is amazing and as
an ambassador of good will, you do great things for the
And a big "thanks" from me to you
Mitch, as your website helped me to get known to Model T
and its operation and supported my decision to buy one.
My appreciation for doing that great job and effort!
Thanks for doing such a great job at
promoting our hobby! Your Model T web site keeps getting
better and better with time. There are some “oops” items
– almost every book, web site, etc. has at least one
type-oh or additional information is gained and what was
previously known needs to be updated. But overall there
is a lot of good information. Two minor suggestions
would be consider crediting sources more. For example
at: http://www.fordmodelt.net/# you have a listing of
Canadian Model T Numbers. From the formatting of the
page it appears it is from the Jan 1987 letter that
Herman Smith (R.I.P.) the Ford Motor Company Historian
sent out and the last page is shown below:
By cropping the second page so it still includes the
source, allows the readers to better determine the
validity of the source as they review the material. And
while that two page summary letter was mailed out to
multiple individuals (i.e. if someone requested serial
number information from Ford of Canada that was often
sent to them), if you credit where you obtained it –
that can also sometimes be helpful to researchers in the
If it came from the MTFCA Forum (a
great source for many Model T items), the earliest
posting of those two pages that I am currently aware of
was May 10, 2008 when it was credited to Steven Miller
who was kind enough to send a copy of an Aug 28, 2001
letter that Sandra Notarianni (who at that time worked
as a Historical Consultant for Ford Motor Company of
Canada, Ltd ) sent to him – see:
And there are hand written copies that were also posted
at different times with the same numbers. And Bruce
McCalley (R.I.P.) on page 539 of his book “Model T Ford”
republished the same listing in his 1994 book. And of
course many times we receive items or find items and we
don’t remember who was kind enough to post or send them.
But when the information is available, I would suggest
you try to include it so folks [ or maybe folk – if I’m
the only one] can better establish where the information
came from. For example a quote from a first time new
owner on the Forum might not be as authoritative as a
scan of an original Ford Motor Company ledger etc. But
in some cases the new persons posting may be more
accurate. As there are multiple sources that agree that
Mr. Herman Smith’s number of 458 Model Ts produced by
Ford of Canada is actually the pre-T cars. To our
knowledge no Model Ts were produced in Canada during
calendar year 1908 and not even that many Ts were
assembled in the USA during 1908 [ref page502 Bruce
McCalley – “Model T Ford”].
I’ll try to send you a few other minor suggestions where
I think a type-o may have snuck in.
Again a great web site and a great job of introducing
the Model T and our hobby to others.
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Pretty sure i made that .gif of
charlie chaplin starting the car over and over but was
limited on space for frames and size. i should make some
better ones some day.