Starting the "T" in cold weather.

by Robert Mauk
(Dublin Ireland)

I am 82 & remember my father starting our "T" in the very cold winter of 1935. We lived in Rockford, Illinois where it got down to minus 25F in the winter of 1935.

He always put some kerosine in the oil for the winter.

Then to start;

1.Jack up one of the rear wheels.This allowed the wheel to rotate without moving the car.

2.Put the gear lever foreward. This would put the transmission in "high", so the transmission gears would revolve without the bands engaged, reducing the effect of the congeled oil reisting the cranking motion.

3. Build a small fire under the crankcase.

4. Wait a few minutes & "Crank like hell"

5. IT STARTED!!

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