What ever happened to Clayton Patterson or the guy traveling the globe?
The guy traveling around the world I believe is Constantine, he didn't quite go around the world but from Melbourne to Moscow. Constantine completed his epic journey in September of 2012 - you can check out the latest info here http://melbournetomoscow.com/eng.html
As for Clayton, I believe he's around, he's just driving his T instead of working on it. I think he tends to post on the HAMB a lot more than here though.
I only know that Hot Rod magazine did a story on his runs on the Salt Flats a couple of months back. He was the cover story.
Clayton and I are still around. After our trip to Bonneville we took a break from cars and have been working on put shop doing a bunch of remodels. Clayton's been helping get my speedsters engine rebuilt after the crank broke going Bonneville. So we are still around.
I am still here and still going!
Sorry it has been so long since my last post, as Chris said....after the epic trip that was Bonneville, we took a break and got some much needed work done on the shop. My soon-to-be wife and I have also been in the midst of wedding planning, which has taken up quite a bit of time.
I did switch out the headlights to a really nice pair of 1918 Cadillac lamps I had been holding on to for some time....
...and I also corrected the carburetor icing issues....by simply putting the hood sides back on :D
I have been putting Plenty of miles on the T however in the past few months and now that the car show season is beginning again...I will have more up here.
I also plan to start up a new thread on the re-birth and re-build of the "Becker Special"
The Correct Police would have a fit, but I sure like that car.
Clayton, I hope you future wife understands she's 'marrying' a car too.
Actually I don't get hassled by the police here...just waves
....well except Arlington, Oregon >
She does....she does She wants to use it in the wedding and is always begging me to go for a drive....that's a good sign
Where is officer Mitchell when we need him?
...we don't Chris.....we don't.
Jerry - Thanks for starting this with your inquiry ref. Clayton; I'd been wondering why we have not heard Clayton or Chris for such a long time too!
Clayton,.....great photos as always; nice to hear from you and Chris. I'm one of many "fans" of you and Chris's "antique automotive efforts"; you two young guys are sure a "breath of fresh air" in what otherwise seems to be basically an "old guy's" hobby.
Not trying to be "critical" Clayton, because I sure admire your spirit of inovation, but in that one photo, I can't help noticing that the nut and lock washer that secures the Pitman arm to the shaft appears to be loose! Can that be? Just wondering why it looks that way,.......harold
Thank you kindly and it's good to be back. Sorry we were gone so long
It's not loose, far from it.....I will have a fight getting it off. That is a Locking that would only go on that far....and I think I tack-welded it too....in my younger, more impatient days.
Eventually, I will take the steering box apart, repair the damaged threads (I believe I damaged them putting the nut on) and seals, make a new nut and re-install.