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About Flivver87

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  • Birthday 08/23/1987

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    No 1. My Wife Shae, My Ford Model T


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    Hi there I'm Mitch from the Manning Valley, New South Wales, Australia. I'm an easy going computer geek who's up for pretty much anything.
    My biggest passion would have to be my 1925 Ford Model T vintage car which I purchased from Detroit, MI, and imported it into Australia.
  1. Happy New Year to my fellow Model T'ers, A New-Years gift for 2018, I've got a surprise for everyone! Just like the DVD, the digital download of The Insiders Guide to the Ford Model T containing all the most asked-for material is finally here... In this programme, you’ll discover what you need to know about starting your Model T safely, plus basic maintenance and how to drive your Ford Model T. Check it out here https://www.fordmodelt.net/model-t-download.htm Don't forget to join the conversations on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/modeltford/ - Mitch Taylor
  2. Greetings fellow Model T Enthusiasts, If you're not already aware of it, you may be interested in visiting my dedicated Ford Model T website... http://www.fordmodelt.net I put together this site to bring together all that's great about the Ford Model T, built between 1908 and 1927. If you own a Ford Model T, want to own one, know someone who does, or just love old cars in general, then this site is for you! Find photos, videos, downloadable manuals and spec sheets, links to parts suppliers, vehicle importation services, plus heaps more... Also, you may wish to join the ever growing discussions on Facebook, on the official enthusiasts group here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/modeltford/ You may also wish to join our newest social media platform, Drivetribe, created by former Top Gear presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The tribe can be found here... https://drivetribe.com/t/PAt2ZVNOQS2l7telN_9nnw?iid=T88VJMEmS1yO_PdrpTLOvg I look forward to seeing more Model T enthusiasts :-) Best regards, Mitch
  3. Australia Day in the Model T with my wonderful wife Shae... Had fun "trying" to leave this event... During the morning, a father and his two children came up and had a look at the Model T. I turned the fuel on, and gave a demonstration of hand-crank starting the car. Around lunchtime, we decided to leave as the rain had started to set in, so I "turned the fuel on" and got the car started, no problems. We got as far as the exit, and at precisely that moment, the engine stopped, and would not restart! I spent the next half an hour, going through all the usual checks, including cleaning (and can you believe it, replacing) the spark plugs, checking all the wiring between the coils and the spark plugs, removed and cleaned the timer. At one point, while a group of 6 or 7 males had accumulated around my engine bay, Al Bryson in his wisdom, asks if I had checked the spark plug leads, and he promptly reaches out and takes a hold of one... little did he know, the ignition was still switched on, and rather abruptly defies gravity and lets go of the lead!! I also have a tinker with the carburetor, checking for fuel flow, opening the drain cock underneath too far and it drops clean off, so I have to hurriedly scramble underneath to recover it and screw it back in, meanwhile I lose about 2 or 3 litres of petrol! ... Finally Shae asks me if I had checked the fuel tap, which I *thought* I had... I finally turn the tap the *other* way, and switch on the fuel! (Of course Shae in her wisdom, knew this was the problem all along!) The car then starts perfectly.... I'm sure I will never live this one down!! Don't forget to check out the website http://www.fordmodelt.net/ ... And join the conversations on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/modeltford/
  4. A Big Shout Out and Thankyou to all my followers and subscribers! Something different in this video, I'd like to invite all my subscribers to send in some fan mail (Address is in the video). I will do my best to read out as many of them as I can on camera. You can also post a comment for future video suggestions, but if you want me to read out your message on camera, send in some fan mail :-) I look forward to reading them :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz57rDLqqZY Subscribe For More Model T Videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=PremiereDirector Enthusiasts Website: http://www.fordmodelt.net/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/modeltford/
  5. In this video, we have a look at how the Model T cooling system works, and a detailed look at removing and re-installing a radiator after repair. Enjoy Don't forget to check out the website if you haven't already http://www.fordmodelt.net/ ... And then join the conversations on the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/modeltford/
  6. Hi everyone! For those of you who may be new to the forums, first of all, a big warm welcome I'd like to take this opportunity to let your know about the wealth of Model T know-how I've made available, in addition to all the gold mine that is on this very forum... For everything Model T related, check out my dedicated Model T website, regularly updated: http://www.fordmodelt.net The associated YouTube channel where you can watch all the how-to videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/PremiereDirector And why not join our steadily growing Model T Enthusiasts group on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/groups/modeltford/ I look forward to seeing you there! Happy Model T'ing Mitch.
  7. I see it's been fitted with an Optima Red Top battery, I did the same with mine
  8. A Big Thankyou to all my supporters... Over 500,000 views on my first Model T video! HALF A MILLION! I blinked and missed it! I can't thank everyone enough for all the support Please keep it coming, please like, subscribe & share! Also, don't forget to visit the website if you haven't already http://www.fordmodelt.net/ And why not join us on Facebook too... https://www.facebook.com/groups/modeltford/
  9. Hi there fellow Model T'ers Thankyou so much to everyone for their support over the past few years. In recognition of this, it's time for me to contribute something back to the Model T community... The much anticipated DVD, containing all the most asked-for material is finally here... In The Insiders Guide to the Ford Model T, you’ll discover what you need to know about starting your Model T safely, basic maintenance and how to drive your Ford Model T. You’ll Discover... > How to Drive the Model T > Model T Ford Revisited > Starting From Cold > A Closer Look: Transmission > A Closer Look: Handbrake > A Closer Look: Coil Boxes > A Closer Look: Tyre & Rim Safety > Replacing Transmission Band Linings *You will receive the DVD encoded to the correct format for your country. Format: DVD, Duration: 145 Minutes, Language: English, Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Head over to the website, and click the DVD link on the homepage to check it out... http://www.fordmodelt.net/ You can watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfWYES9rddY Please subscribe to my channel to stay updated! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=PremiereDirector
  10. So I've read raving reviews of the Optima Red Top battery... My 1925 Ford Model T needed a new battery so I thought I'd try one out 6 volt, 800 CCA and 1000 CA - and apparently they're vibration resistant and will tolerate sitting idle for extended periods without losing charge.... we shall see... Here's the video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a29gm9aZi7o ...Don't forget to check out the website if you haven't already http://www.fordmodelt.net/ ...And join us on Facebook, you're more than welcome https://www.facebook.com/groups/modeltford/ - Mitch.
  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaNgYhvmtzA As publicity stunts go, this 1911 ascent up all 1,344 meters of Britain's highest peak in a Ford Model T takes some beating - fancy taking a Prius for a spin on the moon? The idea was to show that this 'affordable' assembly line American car could more than match the hand-crafted British models (note the American flag at the end of the film). Interestingly, the film starts at the snowy summit and seems to capture the tricky descent rather than the climb. Behind the wheel was Henry Alexander Jr, the son of Scotland's first Ford dealer, and between the 9th and the 13th of May, with much planning, the steady ascent was made. Looking at the churning tyres and the odd spot of dynamite along the way the prevailing thought is perhaps "You did it!... But please don't do it again." Don't forget to check out the website also http://www.fordmodelt.net Join the group on Facebook if you haven't already http://www.facebook.com/groups/modeltford/
  12. Hi Fellow T'ers! I'm pleased to announce that my first Model T training video has just passed 400,000 views, I blinked and I missed it! Thankyou everyone for your ongoing support! If you like, please subscribe to my channel... http://www.youtube.com/subscriptioncenter?adduser=PremiereDirector Until next time, Mitch.
  13. ***FORD MODEL T Enthusiasts Website News

    eBay would be a good place to look - if you're in the USA you have an advantage already
  14. Hi there fellow Model T'ers, Firstly, a big big Thank You to everyone who has supported me, and also for your ongoing support. I thought I'd share this picture... http://www.fordmodelt.net has been accumulating a large number of visitors over the 3 years it's been online so far (See picture at the bottom of this post) If you haven't already done so, I'd like to welcome any new members to the Enthusiasts Group on Facebook, please consider joining, it's a great way to keep in touch with fellow enthusiasts - All are welcome... https://www.facebook.com/groups/modeltford/ Also, don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, that way you'll be notified when new videos are available... https://www.youtube.com/user/PremiereDirector
  15. Hi it's Mitch here, I'd like to ask a small favour of everyone who reads this please... Would you please spare a couple minutes of your time to subscribe to my Model T Ford enthusiasts channel... https://www.youtube.com/user/PremiereDirector (Click the subscribe link when you get there) The goal is 100,000 subscribers. Please help to keep Model T Ford enthusiasm alive by subscribing The more subscribers I can get, the more videos I will be producing Many thanks in advance! Mitch Taylor (Fellow Model T Enthusiast)