First my compliments to the volunteer organizers
Excellent area to tour, low traffic, lots of interesting roads and places to visit.
Selection of Fair Grounds to park our trucks, trailers and cars was wonderful!
Greeting was superb, well organized, gift bag! Great directions on tour book
Dinner was wonderful!
What I learned was to really check your car BEFORE the tour so problems can be corrected before the tour and carry lots of repair parts and tools on the road. While I really did pre maintenance and checks, my car was always driven on smooth roads. The vibrations on the back gravel roads shook some after markets nuts off, resulting in electric fuel pump and ground coming loose. No problem, baling wire fixes all. So beware of any un safety wired cotter keyed nut before touring.
Also this tour was great for low traffic on the back arm roads. Two folks got to drive my model T for their first time at low speeds and loved the experience.
Dave, glad you enjoyed the tour (although not surprised, since I figured you would). The important question (since I recall that it was one of the main goals) is, "Did your wife enjoy the tour?"
Dick my Dear wife decided she could not go as she had an important on line academic course to complete. I Took family instead. They had a fantastic time. When I got home I asked wife how her test went. 'I forgot to take it " She said. Oh well Her loss. What a beautiful Saturday to tour!!! I'll get her to go eventually. 17 year old Nephew had a great time driving on the back roads
Good for you, and I second Dick's remark about wives enjoying the tour. Very important for the long term.
I'll offer unsolicited advice and suggest that you find out why you need a fuel pump...remedy the problem and take it off. 15 million cars without fuel pumps can't all be wrong, and I can almost guarantee you that this won't be the first breakdown that it will cause if you keep it.
I think I hear Royce snickering in the background.
I was thinking it, Scott, but wasn't going to say anything.
Scott I agree. The more additions to the original Model T the more that can go wrong. This model T was used for 30 years by a great family that took it on tours throughout the United States. He had it set up with high compression heads, aluminum pistons, Model A crank, model A Carb and intake and electric fuel pump and a distributor. . I have not yet changed out anything. I do dislike distributors unless the person who originally puts them on a Ford leaves detailed instructions on the model of distributor and replacement parts! It is just one more thing awaiting failure while in a 4 coil Model T just clean the commutator and replace a coil. .