You guys in other parts of the country have been hoggin up all the snow and leaving nothing for us suth'ners except mud and rain all winter! Posting pictures and stories depicting thrilling adventures with your families and friends in the snow, while we have been sitting watching it rain and not having fit weather to start our T's up, much less get them out of the garage.
Well, change is in the air! Everything is blanketed in white here in West Ky for the first time this year, and I will finally get the opportunity to join the "T's in the snow club" and not be left out! Can't wait for daylight!
Is it too late?
All I can say is I am glad YOU got the snow this time and not me! I took the T into the next town tonight to get it a drink of the most expensive gas it has ever had in it and while it was only about 20 the snow was off the roads and all the white was in the ditches. I wanted to test out the new muffler that I had put on and blew up a while back since I welded it back together. Car sounded real good for about the first 5 miles then the pipe cracked at the pack nut and it got louder the closer to town we got. On the way home it got worse and the car didn't seem to have as much power and by the time we got close to home it popped and the pipe came off. My ears are still ringing after that little 20 mile trip but I fixed it after it cooled off by cutting off the flair and putting a new flair in the end under the nut. Pipe was the thin wall stuff so it was easy to do but it looks like I will need a manifold very soon since my threads are almost shot!
I hope you get to take your pictures so we can see what snow looks like way down south.
Send some down this way. We are in a Snow advisory also in ATL.
I hope we get some snow! I haven't seen any in quite a fews years now. We welcome the rain too. we are still behind. I guess I could swap out the smoothies for a set of knobbies.
What's this "Snow" you guys keep talking about?
It snowed here in NW Louisiana for about three hours. No, it didn't stick but it was nice to see it coming down.
Well, not as impressive as what you nawth'ners get, but we got some snow anyway. Wife and 2 older kids are in Nashville today, so it was just the two younger ones and myself out this morning. TT likes to spin a bit
I am disappointed....I thought you said you had snow!
There is the path to my shop. I have been shoveling it every hour or so to keep it open. We are now at about 14 inches in the last 24 hours.
Dang guys that ain't fair. I will trade homes for a few day to enjoy the snow also. Our snow advisory turn out to be a few flurries that didn't even stck to the roofs of the cars.
Sorry John, I had a fan out in the yard blowing south all day but it doesn't seem to have accomplished anything
Tim, this is about as good as it gets! Actually, a lot of it is gone already
Great shot. Now all you need are a set of chains(too much power for snow with that TT).
"The snow is always whiter on the other side of the fence".
Here in upstate New York, I'm DONE with snow.
Bring on warmer touring weather, with no side curtains and road salt!!!
PS - raining like h*ll here right now, hopefully washing away said road salt and melting that other 4-letter word that begins with S and ends with N-O-W......
Yeah Bob, it came, we saw, now it can go. Only thing I hate worse than snow is mud.
Rob, all that power is just too much to handle!
Snow? OK, but no freezing rain, por favor. Actually, by this time of year I'm ready for some warm weather. Bring it on!
Snow... you can come to my house and have all you want! It actually warmed up a bit today and melted off about a half inch, but over all this year I have had 42 inches of snow in my back yard, and our area set a new record for most snow EVER here (over 77 inches total so far). Now, I understand that's what it does here (Wisconsin) every year - though not so much - and that the kids love it. And I think I've been a pretty good sport about it overall. But enough is enough... I'm MORE than ready for spring!
It's that "Global Warming" again.
Robert, with your last name, I'd pretty much expect snow where you live....
Bob: Well, I'm tired of shoveling all this 'Global Warming'.
Dick: Yeah, I suppose you're right, but I'm originally from Arizona. This was not born into my blood!
Bobster, Where in Upstate are you? We are planning a trip in the summer to drop the kids at their grandparents in Varysburg NY.
From Georgia to New York you will pass within 20 miles of my house. Would love to have you stop if you have some time!
I will trade homes with you for next winter but you got to trade in late Nov. and then trade back by mid March. Also leave behind a couple of those T's for me to play with while you are away. It will be to cold here for you to play with my T so I might bring it with me to keep the gas fresh while you try to stay warm up here till spring. ;-)
I don't think I would last all winter. LOL I like wearing shorts at Christmas.
You must of been blowing the fan around 8:00 this morning. That is when we had our spitting snow flurries. Although most up north wouldn't even call it flurries, There wasn't a loaf of bread or a gal. of milk at any of the stores. People are so goofy.
Are saying there is 42" on the ground right now? That is nuts but would be fun for a little while.
We rode around in the Speedup this afternoon after the sun came out even though it was only 34 degrees. We should be back up to 60 tommorrow
John, we just talking about that! Folks here do that too...go to the store and buy all the milk and bread up like snow is going to stop the cows from giving and the ovens to shut down. In a couple weeks, there will be hundreds of gallons of soured milk poured down the drain and an untold number of loaves of bread molded. They buy it all up and it ruins before they can use it. I wish stores would put a limit on things like that to keep people from doing that. If I want a sandwich, I gotta make it with a biscuit because all the bread is spoiling in some goofball's pantry!
Hey a samich on a biscuit is good. The wife makes biscuits probally 4 out of 7 days. And we wonder why I can't lose any wgt.
I don't know why milk and bread is the 1st thing to go. Doesn't make any sense.
What is that wooden implement with the steel wheels? I can't make it out from the photo. The wood and those auger looking discs in back make me think manure spreader, but then it looks like it has some small trailing wheels like a hay rake. Not enough of it in the photo to make an ID.
Here's what I woke up too in Cincinnati today! Finally! A snow worth talking about! (hey, at least it's a Ford right?) I eventually went out to plow the driveway..I have a little snowplow on the front of my riding-mower...nothing huge. Darned if it wouldn't start. That little battery and that really little starter motor just couldn't cut the mustard. So I dug out a little 'ole 6" Ceramic electric heater, set it near the mower's engine, and let it blow on it for about 30 minutes.. Suddenly I found myself transported back in time..when Farmer Brown had his Kerosene /Oil/whatever stove under his Model T trying to get the oil warm enough to start it (you know, the ones you see on ebay every now and again...but wouldn't dare use one nowadays!). Well, that did the trick, and my little MTD mower finally fired up. I opened the garage door, went about 4 feet, and the mower got stuck! Even tire chains weren't enough to push 10" of snow with an 8" high blade ! :-) So after all that I got the shovel out.
Later, me and my 7 year old daughter got into some serious sled riding at the school across the street. I'd would have loved to get the T out...but hanging out with her was better than driving the T any day. Maybe someday we can get our 'daddy-daughter' speedster out in the snow?
Hal...are you implying I tend to sling bullsh*t???
yes, it is an old spreader sitting with my great-grandfather's team disc. Those little wheels sitting behind it aren't part of the deal, in fact they are supposed to be behind my shop but Garrett like to play with them. I intend at some point to re-wood the spreader, but as you might guess it is low on priority.
We've had snow here on the ground since the first week in December and Thursday night we had a record 19 below overnight (South Dakota). What you guys (except Wisconsin) call winter, we call a nice early summer! We use snowblowers while you're raking the lawn.
Tell Al Gore to come up here and lecture us on "global warming"! Where does our cold weather come from? Simple, from those melting glaciers North of us.
I can think of a lot of places I'd like to tell him to go
He would but its time for Judge Wompner.
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it." -- Vice President Al Gore
Thanks Ray. No implications here. Must be your guilty conscience.;-)
OK guys, someone mentioned sledding. I've got to tell you a story. I'm originally from east central Alabama. Before I joined the Army, I had seen snow a grand total of twice in my life! So, my wife and I find ourselves in what was then West Germany. Much colder climate than either of us had ever seen. Snows regularly every winter. Well, we see all these kids riding sleds. Looks like a blast. So off to the hardware store we go. Bought us one of those wooden sleds. Took it out to the hill with all the kids, and truly had a blast. We were both 20 or so and were easily the oldest "Kids" on that hill, but I bet we had more fun than all of them put together. We had one more oppurtunity to use that sled back in '94 or so when that blizzard hit the eastern US. We got 3-4 inches of snow, even down in
AL. She still gets it out each year to use for Christmas decorations, but I don't know that we will ever use it again.
No problem with snow here in Australia. In fact, our adjacent state capital, Adelaide, is likely to break the national record of 16 straight days over 100 degrees F(37 celsius in our terms).
They also have Stage 4 water restrictions meaning that no car can be washed with a domestic hose, you have to visit a carwash where the water is recycled.
We are the world's driest continent after all but driving T's is easy when you have a rebuilt radiator!!!!.
Gents, I'd back up Brendan's comments. I'd take your snow any day. I live without town water and watching every drop is not fun ( We're talking about not flushing everytime if you get my drift)
Recently toured on a long weekend and the trip home in 100 deg was not too pleasant on the feet and we live in the cooler areas in Oz and its supposed to be Autumn (Fall)!