I've been going out for a couple of mile runs each day on my "new 1913". Today I got home from work and talked the Mrs. into going along for her first ride in the car to get the mail and some chow.
The car is a bit pissy to get started sometimes, but usually cranks up on mag. With that low head it wants to really get rolling down the road. Since I am developing my automatic control reflexes on this car I hold it down to idle and it whispers along at about 20-25 mph in high!
I have no steenken windshield and really enjoy the wind in my face. I think Terrie did too, until a great big "bug" (Moth?) splatted on her cheek. She calmly wiped it off and then wiped her hand on the ladder... I refrained from complaining about making the ladder gross. She responded by telling my daughter that the car was fun to ride in... WHAT A GAL!
We had 6 different people stop to take photos and ask questions at Taco Shell (our local Shell station has a... well you guessed it). You figure that everyone now has a phone with a camera, but two of the folks came up with real cameras (alas, all digital, am I the only one who enjoys burning film anymore?). I guess there are only a few more people living here in Penn Valley, not everyone is at the Taco Shell all the time!
The BEST part? I got home again without a trailer and with air in all four tires!... what a first!
Congratulations on your shake down run. Please post some pictures.
Terry - How can you tell if the driver and passenger in a '13 Model T Fire truck are happy?
Answer: By the bugs in their teeth!!! Or on their face....
Terry, I shot some pictures on film today. There are still a few of us left.
Funny how we especially doubt the tires on the first long run and yet they often surprise us with daily driver reliability for a very long time. Congrats.
Loaded up the brigade this evening tooled around the neighborhood and ended up at the yogurt shop.
We only had two brigade women on the top seats in back and two firemen in the front. Ran well but that right rear was down 75% again by the time I got home.
The brigade members and I seem to be the only ones without cameras! Wish I had seen the photo request, I would have taken some photos... maybe tomorrow!
Here's one from two weeks ago at the import (remember this is a New Zealand body style!) car show. They put us in front of the firehouse, of course!