|1923 Ford Model T originally purchased by Noble & Cooley |
for $625 including spare wheels and chains.
|Loading was easy thanks to the help of the engine owner and his Kubota tractor.|
|Loaded up and ready for the trip.|
UPDATE: In addition to the Model T truck and engine exhibit there will also be a body-off exhibit showing the running gear of a 1925 Model T. It is not at the museum yet but here is how it looks right now:
What were old Model T engines used for? Just about everything. Even after the car fell apart people would convert the engines for use in sawmills and to mechanize all kinds of processes on the farm and at work. Keep in mind that the era of the Model T was followed by the Great Depression in the 1930's. Money was tight and everything had to be repurposed. That was followed by World War 2 when steel and other materials were reserved for the war effort, so old equipment continued to be used well past their normal lifetimes. Here's a great example that's still operating today: