A local friend is taking his 1913 runabout to the Old Car Festival. More info on his Facebook page Tuttut 100. They will trailer the car to Detroit then drive it back to Corpus Christi. They've been working hard to get it prepared.
Say hello to Buddy & Bill at the festival.
Frank,We will look for them!! Wish you would have came along with them. Bud.
Great Bud. Thanks. They would like to meet as many Model T folks as possible.... and maybe even swap a few stories.
Someday I will get there, too.
Are you doing ok?
Frank,Doing well untill i look in the mirror and see a old man looking back! Must be the defective mirror!! Still got the Dodge? Great to see you posting and i hope your well!Bud.
Hey, that old guy looks back at me too. I even got a new mirror, but it didn't help. He's still there. Got a Ford dually to handle a bigger trailer. I put a lot of miles on that Cummins before I sold it to a little cowgirl who jumped right in and took off. That 6 speed manual didn't bother her a bit.
Been well but still struggling with the new cornea. It doesn't like the wind, so not much touring lately. I do get up to the Chickasha Swap Meet every year.
Still restoring and working on Model T's. My toy barn is full and I'm starting to 'thin the herd' a bit by selling a few to make room for more. I've listed them on my old website: www.andersontimer.com and am advertising a few on Hemmings.
Funny how mirrors are unfriendly these days!
You guys aren't alone.
Oh...you guys can't be that old. But then again...you started out talking of a couple from Corpus Christi and ended up comparing how one looks in a mirror~~hmmmm
I went to my class reunion and there were a bunch of old people there. I barely recognized them. I haven't changed much at all in 50+ years.
You're right, Don. I'm a young 70, but still old in that I tend to ramble off the subject. You know how us old guys are............
But, back on the subject, Buddy posted some clips of the car being loaded. It really sounds good.
I texted him suggesting that he fold down the top half of the windshield to avoid damage.
Hey Frank, Did you sell that 'new' F 150 eco boost you showed me 2 Chickashas ago?
No George, my wife claims that one. She lets me use it once in a while to get feed, or when it needs gas, needs to be washed, needs an oil change, etc, etc.......
I met the boys at the OCFand gave them my coon tail to hang on their car for luck. Hoping and praying they have a safe and enjoyable trip back home.
Grand Rapids, MI
Hah! As it turned out they were parked right next to me at the OCF. Billy, Buddy and Mike kept me entertained the entire weekend. The car and the word of their endeavor attracted many curious people. These were three interesting characters and we had a really good time together. Poor Billy is the designated driver for the 2000+ mile trip home and I hope his back holds up to the challenge. I have a feeling that these "Good Old Boys from Texas" will be back next year. Mike seemed to be able to get a ride around the grounds on just about every old truck there. The OCF was simply fantastic, unimaginable and overwhelming this year.
Hi Gord & Don,
I'm glad you got to meet them. Very interesting characters for sure. I've been following their fun at the OCF on Facebook, and they have been having a great time. They posted this on their Facebook 'Tuttut 100' page this morning:
Tuttut made it about 176 miles today all the way to Niles, MI. They will continue the journey on Hwy 12 in the morning, hopefully making it to Joliet, IL where they will then get on Route 66.
They made it to Joliet. The tire sounds easy, but a motor that 'doesn't sound right'????
Here's the Facebook post from 'Tuttut 100'
The guys and Tuttut made it to Joliet, ILL., but with a flat tire. Bill said the motor does not sound right, so I guess they will be changing a flat and checking out the motor to see what they can do to make it run better. Not to worry though, Michael to the rescue with the haul trailer and parts! Well keep you updated as soon as I know more.
They fixed the flat and went on to Bloomington.
Spending the night there.
Bill says he has to work on the bands and carb tomorrow morning. He has a set of bands and a fresh NH carb.
After repair work yesterday, they were still able to travel to Springfield, IL, about 74 miles.
No word on what repairs were needed.
They most likely had to take Billy to a massiuse.
Could be. I hope he didn't have to change the bands in the parking lot. Not a lot of fun.
No word yet today on their progress. Maybe he IS getting a massage.........
Gord, did you test out the luck of that coon tail before you sent it with them?
They just posted on facebook that they only got 60 miles today and are now changing the bands. Some good pix at Facebook's Tuttut 100 page.
I'll try to post a couple of them here.
Very nice car but I hate to put a fly in the ointment, The car looks like a 1914 to me. Door does not go all the way to the sill, windshield folds backwards not forwards, windshild supports are the dog-legged 14 style to allow for the backward folding windshield, front fenders have bills that did not come out until late 1914, if I remember correctly. The turtle deck is 14 with the rounded corners, the 13 turtle deck was more squared off. Like I said not trying to be negative but the car looks 14 to me.
Good points, but I think we'd better keep this to ourselves or they'll have to do this all over again next year.
Looks like they're getting those bands changed.....
Yes indeed - a very good looking '14.
When the car was new most states (maybe all states) did not have "title" for automobiles. You simply paid a registration fee. Most states began to title motor vehicles after WWII. Some still do not.
It is common to see collector cars with mistakes of a year or even 10 years because who ever titled the car picked what ever year he or she felt was appropriate.