We received the May-June Vintage Ford today, and I think it is one of the most interesting issues yet. It is a good mix of old and new events and technology.
Congratulations to Erich Bruckner for the cover picture. His is one of the two most beautiful 1926 Tourings in existence. I have met Erich and seen his car. He has one to be proud of.
The story Black VS Brass was quite interesting to me. I like the Model T Ford Club of America and the Model T Ford Club of San Diego. I also know some of the members of the Model T Ford Club of Southern California. These people are the most friendly and helpful people I have ever met. We always have fun on the tours and events.
Many years ago I had the privilege of meeting Walt Rosenthal and Dan Post. This was about 1957 and at that time I had a Model A. I was told about Walt who lived about 2 miles from where I lived at the time in Montrose, Ca. A few Model A owners wanted to get a club started and Those men helped us get the club started. It became the Model A Ford of America.
We had some joint tours and meets with the Southern California Model T club and the one I remember most was a tour where we met around Burbank Ca and drove over the Grapevine to Bakersfield where we stopped for a late Breakfast (maybe lunch?). We continued up the Kern River to Lake Isabella where we pitched camp. In those days we were all younger and went camping quite often. Well the unexpected happened. It started to rain, and we didn't have a tent. We thought about sleeping under the car, but that didn't appeal so a good friend who had another Model A and I decided to go toward Mohave and camp on the desert. Well, it was raining there too, so we drove all night back to Montrose!
I could go on to tell other reasons why I like this issue of Vintage Ford, but will let someone else have a chance to add.
Yup! There's a four page report about Mike Kosser's ECCT that goes into great detail on the theory and workings of the unit.
It appears he's not giving up on the model T's yet.
Sic em Mike.
Norm, I agree about that "Black v Brass" article, very well written and a great reminder of what makes the T circle so special and how to keep others interested.
I need to read the ECCT article again as I was to tired for it to soak in the first try. Sure sounds interesting though. The coils are such a vital part of The model T. Anything that takes the black magic out of optimizing them has to help.. I sure love my Strob-o-Spark but look forward to seeing more about this tester Mike is developing.
Lastly, Norm, thanks for the kind words. I hope we get to visit in person again some day. Your T is soooo pretty.
Mike has several Maryland friends that he hasn't met yet and they all hope he has not given up on the E-timer yet, as they still want one.
Does anyone have an extra E-timer they want to sell?