Take a Trip Back in Time.
Meet Sally, she is a 1926 Model T Sedan and the newest addition to our family. Sally was completely restored, there are a handful of parts that are new, the interior and the wood flooring which is made from Oak. The spokes were hand crafted by a Amish man, who resides in Kansas.
Sally is very difficult to drive, it actually takes two. One to just steer and run the gear shift and the pedals. The gear shift has neutral and second, the left foot pedal is first gear and you must hold it down the whole time you are driving in first, When you want to go into second, you must let off the pedal, push gear shift into second, give her a little gas which is on the steering column, and at the same time your doing all these other things you must move the Distributer Advance lever which is on the other side of the column and what it does is gives more spark or less spark.
Now there are two more pedals, the middle pedal is your reverse and the right one is the brake. If you want to go into reverse the gear shift must be in neutral and when you hit the brake, Sally automatically goes back into first gear. And plus when coming to a stop you must move the gas lever back down so the motor will slow down. She is hard to drive but so much fun.
Why do you need two people? One to steer and control the gear shift, pedals and to use hand signals when turning(sally has no blinkers). The passenger must control the gas, the Distributer Advance and id its raining the wipers. Did I forget to mention they are manual?
The first day when we adopted Sally, the previous owner gave me a crash course on how to drive. That's me trying to learn, I think I killed it in this picture.
After they said goodbye to Sally, I took off down Main St, I was paranoid, excited, and just plain nervous. Once I calmed down, I was able to imagine myself driving down Main St in the 1920s and 1930s. This is what Main St in Garden City Kansas looked like back then.
Sally resides in the garage beside the Harleys. She gets to go out cruising At a whooping 29mph every Sunday. Sally runs on 100% regular gas or even kerosene. She holds 9 gallons of gas, which you have to use a stick to check the level.
I'm proud to say that we are the 4th owners of Sally and actually have the original title for proof which is just amazing it still exists.
I hope you enjoyed your trip back in time, I sure enjoyed sharing Sally with you.