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Old 11-06-2018, 12:34 PM   #21
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Thanks, that is what I would basically be doing. It's nice to know you just did it and it worked out.
How hard is it to take off the hood? (New to Model T's here)
You had better allow at least 30 seconds to remove the hood! You have to lift the front center at the radiator, then pull it forward 1/2", then lift it clear. No bolts etc. to remove, its weight holds it in place.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:26 PM   #22
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You had better allow at least 30 seconds to remove the hood! its weight holds it in place.
And four hood clamps!
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:02 PM   #23
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IMO removing the hood is overkill, unless its the early alum. ones. If the hood hooks work, then all 4 corners are secured. If in doubt, pull a pair bungee cords over the hood and lace to the hood hooks. Bungee cords are helpful in towing a T on a open trailer, you can bungee doors closed for safety and bungee the lowered top too.


Removing a T hood is easy, pull and twist up all 4 hood hooks so they clear the sides of the hood. Then approach the T from the front of the radiator. Have a nice wingspan to both your arms, pull up each side panel handle, til the sides almost fold together.


Then lift, front end first to get the center hood rod free of the open retainer on the radiator shell, then pull up and away to get the hood rod clear of the cowl retainer. Lift the assembly high to keep from scratching the paint on the radiator, cowl, and hood.
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:34 PM   #24
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Donít over think it.

A friend who races cars helped me move my Dadís 1919 Model T and A (separate trips) about 100 miles one way, on his open trailer, on interstate highways.
My friend made sure they were tied down securely and stayed below 60 for the trip.
We made sure there were no loose pieces, including floorboards and seats before starting out.

I suggest that you find someone that races cars and pay him a few bucks to haul your A on his trailer. Most of them respect old cars and understand what they are doing.
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:58 AM   #25
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There are at least two very active Model T clubs in the Cincinnati area. Suggest that you join one or both of the local clubs. Someone would likely loan a trailer for free to a fellow club member for this little trip. If you need contact info send me a PM.


Cincinnati is a fantastic place to live if you have a Model T.






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I am thinking about buying a 1923 Model T Touring car.

I do not have an enclosed trailer.

Do you guys think I could use an open trailer to get it home?
What speeds should I stay at? Stay off the highway?

Any other advice?

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Old 11-27-2018, 05:54 PM   #26
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I have hauled MANY model T cars/trucks in a 4 horse stock trailer.
Only trouble I have had was that I am required to stop at state borders for animal inspection! The T fits well in an stock trailer!
Happy Days!
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:39 AM   #27
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triple A is 120. for the year and 3 free 100 mile hauls and one 200 haul


whats not to like?
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