"Lizzie" all dressed up for the Christmas Parade.
When I first saw the thread title, I didn't know whether it was about Quinssy (Illinois) or Quinzy (Massachusetts). Looked at Bob's profile, saw Massachusetts, and figure it was the latter. The car looks great, Bob!
I bet it has been covered before, but, how did you power the lights?
Looks great Bob.
Cleveland Tn had there (fire truck & ambulance) show tonight as well AKA: Christmas parade , I should have taken my T but I have to much going on... We usually have 10-12 fire trucks, 5-6 ambulances, half a dozen police cars, maybe 3-4 true antique cars, 15-20 street rods, and then the horses... Welcome to small town USA. I guess. If not for the emergency vehicles it would be pretty slim.
Put my 26 Tudor in the Christmas Parade in Custer, SD this evening. The parade had more people in it than were watching! But it's a hoot and the old T just looked grand. Love the way you decorated yours. BTW I used battery operated lights. Did you run yours off the battery?
There's also a Quincy, WA.
Got one here in California too!
I used a battery jump starter with an inverter plugged into the cigarette lighter for lights.
Took the '23 Touring on the Santa parade in Napavine, Wa this evening. I lit the cowl lamps and Santa ( a Guy older than me) said he had no idea there were kerosene lamps on a Model T! All and all had a good time and a lot of interest in the T.
Yeah, but I'll bet that the one in Massachusetts is the only one that is pronounced "Quinzy."
Quaint, Qute, Quincy, California, report:
I had the uniQue experience the past two days of visiting and staying with Michael Herndon and his Quite wonderful wife and daughter. Emily, his daughter, is also a dentist in Quincy.
Michael left a marker at the entrance to their spread:
Even this guy is friendly.
This mannequin is so real looking, huh? I was so impressed by the Sparkle celebration Friday night in Quincy, I failed to take more pix. The most important would have been Michael in his turn of the century western duds. Of course, he knows nearly everyone in this town of 5,000, so getting through the crowds was slow.
View out the Herndon kitchen window at dawn.
I grew up in Oregon, but this is the first time I have ever cut our own tree, which I'm hauling home today.
Topaz Lodge, watching the sunrise over Topaz Lake. Life is good; it's even better when you have Model T friends like the Herndons.
Looks like you are having a great trip! Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Those of us from MA down by the RhoDiLan border pronounce it QuinCy.
The lights are standard 120 volt powered by an inverter in the cigarette lighter plug. My T runs 12 Volt.
The same point that I power the GPS Speedometer and the electric heater from.
Bernie brought his '41 Crossley because his "26 T Coupe was not working properly.
We put Lenis in the local Christmas parade yesterday. We filled the back with boxes wrapped as presents, put a bow on the radiator, some garland on the spare tire, and a stuffed toy horse peeking through the luggage rack on the running board. We got first in the "decorated vehicle" division! We were not only the only T, we were the only pre-war car in the parade. I killed the engine on the little climb up to the square in all the stopping and starting. The entire crowd let out a groan and almost in unison said "he's gotta get it started again," followed by a lot of cheering when it started right up. I didn't have time to stop and explain that starters were an option after 1919...
Lots of fun!
Headed up the hill from the house and going into town for the big event.
The rules for the parade said "all beuties must have their own car" so I found one. I thought my wife cleaned up nice too.
Oh...forgot to mention...I think the Bergs Flat Tube Radiator is the perfect parade radiator. Motometer climbed up to the upper half of its "normal" range and no higher. I did turn the carb to rich about a quarter turn but not sure that was needed at all. I had warned my wife about the issue of over heating and being the engineer she is, she monitored the motometer like she was manning a station on an shuttle mission. We were pleased to have had no issues.