A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything. (2024)

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Mark Nunn
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Postby Mark Nunn » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:22 pm

I saw this on my local craigslist and had to share. I have no connection to the ad but the builder is my kind of guy.

https://omaha.craigslist.org/pts/d/benn ... 52962.html

There are many photos in the ad.

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CudaMan
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Postby CudaMan » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:53 pm

Interesting! I posted a link to the ad on the Steam Automobile Club of America forum.

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Rich Eagle
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Postby Rich Eagle » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:25 pm

Truly the best of both worlds. If I was 20 years younger and twice as smart I might go after that one.
Thanks for the look.
Rich

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Postby Henry K. Lee » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:52 pm

Way too cool!

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GrandpaFord
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Postby GrandpaFord » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:52 pm

Very cool. The hard part will be to put together the boiler and all the controls and stuff it under the Model T hood.

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TFan
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Postby TFan » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:58 pm

I wonder if a T with a crappy old radiator could make enough steam to run it, I also wonder what they use for brakes since the tranny is no longer used? Jim A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything. (8)

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critterpainter
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Postby critterpainter » Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:30 am

Turn the original engine into an air compressor?

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DHort
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Postby DHort » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:09 am

No chassis. No springs. Pretty neat otherwise. Model T with a loud steam whistle - heavenly.

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Jem
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Postby Jem » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:34 am

I want it! Wife says NO.

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Postby 2nighthawks » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:36 pm

Been kind of expecting to see David Dewey "chime in" here as he is very knowledgeable about steam, and I believe he has a steam engine about this size,....???

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Postby Bud Delong » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:32 am

After being told how weak the Model T rear axel was for YEARS!!!! Bud. A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything. (11)

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Postby Susanne » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:47 am

The ad is gone... guess some lucky person grabbed it... that would have been a FUN project!

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Postby Rich Eagle » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:57 am

The car will need to have good brakes installed, perhaps rocky Mountain or other. The Steam engine doesn't have any slowing down ability as does a gasoline engine using compression. Long downhill descents can be a real problem for steamers with their standard brakes.
I remember a steam tour where the participants thought they might need a modern vehicle with a tow strap behind them to descend Galena Summit in Idaho.

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