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1926 Ford Model T Speedster T42 Tea for Two, Great Condition!

1926 Ford Model T Speedster

Make: Ford
Model: Model T
SubModel: Speedster
Year: 1926
VIN: X2480
Color: Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Barre, Massachusetts, United States

Description for Ford Model T 1926

1926 FORD Model T SPEEDSTER“T42” TEA for TWOThis vehicle was purchased by my uncle. as a ‘pieced together’ Model T and was used for several years. around town for enjoyable jaunts during his last few years. After his death. I was contacted by my cousin (his son). who asked if I knew anyone that would be interested in purchasing the “T”. After a discussion with my wife. we decided to rescue the ‘T’. and bring it back to the life that he wanted for it. Whereas the ‘T’ was made from several different years. (as most T’s are) we decided to take it from being a Fire Chief’s Car. to being the speedster that he wanted. It had a frame and running gear of the 1926. but the body parts were from several different years. and the radiator was from 1914. and the front axle is 1921. the top and the hood were homemade. I am involved with Model A Fords. but had never worked on a T. I contacted a good friend who is an expert on Model T’s. and we started taking the ‘T’ apart. One of the first things we found. was low compression in one cylinder. which was easily corrected with a new head gasket. The wiring for the magneto is bad. so after several discussions. we decided to have the coils all restored. including one spare for the tool box. We also decided to upgrade the electrical system with a 12V sealed Gel Battery which fit nicely in the original holder. A converter for the generator was installed and looks just like the 1926 cut-out. We installed new Kevlar Bands in the transmission. We repainted the frame. had the radiator cleaned and re-soldered. made new oak frame rails. and oak plywood floor. Ordered a Rootlieb Speedster Seat Kit. and new gas tank. Installed a brake light switch. 2 stop and tail lights. 5 new tires. tubes. liners etc. We have had the car in several shows in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. have received some trophys and many positive comments. In 2013 we took it to the Antique Car Show and Parade at the Sandwich. NH Fair. which annually attracts 100+ antiques from all over New England. After the Fair ended. I was asked if a photo of the speedster could be used for the 2014 event. I agreed. and everyone that entered the 2014 event has a dash plaque with the speedster on it. My wife and I are heavily involved in our local Model A Club. and I find it difficult to find the time or room for the ‘T’. so we have decided to sell it. For sale and located in Barre. Massachusetts 01005At our company we work very hard to accurately describe our vehicles through text descriptions and elaborate photos. When you purchase a pre-owned vehicle it is not a new vehicle. Any used vehicle can have normal wear and blemishes. Before placing a bid please read the descriptions thoroughly and view all pictures.