The winter has been slow to arrive in New York. It is Dec.20th, and we are still driving. We drove the Coupe 5 hours today, 4 hours yesterday. The storm that is blanketing the Mid-West is supposed to hit here tomorrow. Today might be the last ride for awhile.
Dan, Tomorrow is the last day of the World.....don't sweat it!!!! :-)
Glad you can get out and around in the T this late that far North.
As far as the tomorrow comment thing....
To all the friends I knew
Let’s just hope the Mayans aren’t true…
But if they are, and we’ve come so far, in the world we knew…
Here are 5 things I’ve always wanted to say…just in case….
1. I’m glad the Surgeon General of the USA was never a woman, or us guys would need annual scrotugrams (ouch)
2. To that guy at the A&P when I was a kid….Gee Mister, it’s now 60 years later and I STILL didn’t try to steal that damned candy bar…
3. I bequeath my Model T collection, or what is left of them to the first new primate who has speech and can say ‘Wow’! To the first primate who has real fingers, or maybe even really good toes you can have what is left of the tools.
4. Speaking of the Mayans, they must have been pretty good but lazy…they must have known we’d shift to the Julian calendar millennia before Julius was even born…and I am markedly impressed that they perceived of leap years too…you guys must have been some sharp cookies. By the way, what happens to that part of the world that still stays on the lunar calendar? Do the Chinese really win on something simply because they still have to transpose from lunar before they reference our own concept of dates? On never mind, too late to answer…on both sides count
5. To my ex-wife from that brief period in my younger days…even if it was by a millisecond, you had better have gone first!
Gee, maybe I better get the T back out and keep on driving until it's finally over. The headlights work most of the time, every once in a while I have to punch the drivers side, maybe I'll have the wife get out and do that when needed. No sense fixing it now.
Nice car !
My '20 Coupe has the same patina.
It will never be restored as long as I own it.
Primates wont have any problem hand starting the flivvers... non opposing thumbs (Like wife #3)mean they can crank L or R handed troop
George George George..... Great stuff my friend! Lets hope the Mayan's stopped the calendar where they did for lack of writing material! GRIN! Happpy Touring Til The End!
Dan, if you ever want to get rid of one of those open cars, please please please let me know! Love 'em!
And that wonderful weather you've enjoyed? Yeah it's ending real quick. It's very cold and very windy here in the Deep South and heading your way
I drove my T hot rod yesterday knowing it would be the last day for a while. Wanted to visit the T fairground racer but work prevailed.
Thank you for driving your T's. They are wonderful to look at.
David, thanks for your interest. That is a problem us T people have. We never want to get rid of them. LOL. Actually I bought the Coupe(in 1988) to save it from someone who wanted it for a street rod. This car was too original for that to happen to it. I hadn't planned on keeping it. After I started driving it I was hooked. This happens to me with other Ford products also
Dan - All I can say is, if you ever get a chance to fly in a Ford Tri-motor, ya' better not do it! Ha,ha,.....harold
Great pics Dan. Makes me want to take my coupe over to the coast for a run...once the rain stops..
I had the coupe out yesterday for the last time for a while since a snow storm was forecast to hit us (it did).
I drove it in the shed, shut the gas off, ran the carb empty and took off the battery ground cable.
No more T driving for a while here........too much salt on the roads.......
Craig, one thing I have been thankful for is that so far, here in Oregon, we don't use salt.
Danial- No wonder the food tasted so bland the last time I ate in a restaurant in Oregon :-)
PS: thanks again for the coupe height measurement--it will fit in my shop.
You only think I gave you the right height!
Danial- Fooled ya! I replaced the wood spoke wheels with 4 modern disposable spares. Still goes in the shop and looks kinda cool. :-)
hahahaha! Literally laughing out loud here...hahaha
Harold, To late, I've already flown in a Tri-Motor, twice. I would love one and I do have the room, but the availability and price is out of my range. I've never flown except for these two times in a Tr-Motor. I don't trust new commercial planes, and will never fly in one. I don't care how safe they say they are. My favorite Uncle was killed in one, of all things it ran out of fuel.
Well, it looks like we are all still here, so maybe I am going to have to fix that headlight after all.
in Ohio we have been lucky,not much snow,so no salt on roads yet,been using my coupe every day.
I didn't drive my T. But I started pulling the rear end out. I did back my Vette out of the shop so I'd have extra room but I only drove it around the block and put it away.
Dan - Yeah, I should have known that as a "dyed-in-the-wool" Ford guy, especially with a wife that has "the bug" almost as bad, you'd already have done the Ford Tri-Motor thing. When I posted my comment, I had intended to mention the Model "T" or Model "A" powered Peitenpol Air Camper, but then recalling from meeting you and your wife at Chickasha, and recalling that you're a pretty big guy, I figured you probably wouldn't be tempted by the Peitenpol Air Camper as you probably wouldn't fit in one! Ha,ha,....harold
we're still here !!!!!
I'm guessing it was all just a big mistake or a load of Bu** &hit.
Merry Christmas to you all. ( or Happy Holidays for those who dont want/like Christmas anymore ).
Thanks for your confirmation...it's already Saturday there!