Like I need another project.
Thank you for sharing this!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
You are right Wayne, that is what I was thinking, another project!
This photo gives a lot of info. If you look closely you can even see the pinstripes on the spokes!
He needs to get rid of that muffler, and run the pipe all the way to the rear.
Nice! I want one .........
No headlamps reduces the wind resistance even more
Is that a cut out in front of the muffler, close to the transmission?
I think your right.
Great speedster and I mean a barebones speedster. I would like to see the proceedure for getting in under that steering wheel. Great picture. Has some accessories on that one. Jim
It looks like the hood has been raised up a few inches. Maybe an OHV head hiding under there?
A Google search shows the Minehan Auto Co. is still in business in Michigan. I thought it had to be a near a sea port being the streets are paved with Belgian Blocks.
Here's a factoid on them pulled from a Google search.
I think most of us have seen Belgium block. For those who haven't, its a gray granite block approximately 6" x 6"x12". Most of the streets in Newark and elsewhere were paved with them. For example 18th Avenue ( formerly Ocean Avenue ) was paved with Belgium block. As a matter of fact 18th. Avenue and many other streets still have them quietly sleeping under a couple of inches of macadam.
"Where did they come from? I always wondered? Though intuitively you would think Belgium. I guess that would be correct because they have granite quarries in the Ardennes. But why? The answer to that I found out to be for ballast. This country back then was shipping a tremendous amount of raw material and manufactured products to Europe. It was all one way, nothing was being shipped back to this country. The ships needed weight to make them sea worthy for the return voyage. They needed ballast. The weight provided by the Belgium blocks filed that void. Hence the abundance of blocks and the paving of our streets with them rather than gold."
When I lived in New York I worked at JFK airport. I would eat lunch at a land fill in Jamacia bay and watch the clean fill trucks dump rumble from utility companies that dug up NYC streets for utility repairs. In the dirt and asphalt were lots of Belgian blocks (cobblestones). I'd load them in my trunk up and drag them home where I used them to landscape our property.
I might add I burnt out a clutch in our Toyota Celica in 15 months in grid lock stop and go traffic carrying all those blocks home.
Good story, Jay, thanks.
We could use about 12,000 of those for our poor old private street. I don't want asphalt again.
Very nice photo Herb. It's always a pleasure to see these.
The speedster looks kinda familiar...except for the wimpy radiator.
Is the device peeking out from behind the front spokes the same as discussed in http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/299388.html
I must say that driving a Model T on a cobblestone street even at slow speeds is a VERY bumpy drive. I've had our 1915 Roadster Pickup on Front street in Old Sacramento and I can Attest to that. Here's a photo of front street as it is today.
I see the cops were stopping "boy racers" even back then :-)
Ricks... "old private street"? I thought it was "old Pirate Drive"!
You bring up a sore point, Terry. It is an old private street. It has been Old Pirate Lane since long before the area was annexed to HB in 1960. Then a couple of years ago we were notified by a card from the USPS that a Lane runs N-S, and by government fiat they changed our E-W street's name to Old Pirate Drive.
What did they do with streets not aligned to the cardinal points of the compass?
I have dropped the suffix except where required by computerized ordering.
Old Pirate Water Co. owners replacing the submersible back in '05.