Things got busy after the T Party with Hershey the following week.
Before I get started, I would like to say that Royce was a different person than on the forum. He did a great job of posting T pictures taken on the tour and in general very helpful.
With that all said, I would like to post a picture of a car that probably should not have been on the tour. (hot rod?)
The connection to Royce is the engine. It has two water pumps. If he owned it, he would be so happy that he would think he died and went to that home upstairs.
Yes, that is a T that the V8 is in.
Tim seems to be enjoying himself.
Who are the fellas on the left? I know that is Clair (sp?) on the right.
Kirk, the person in the center is Bruce Jessup from Lousianna. I think the other person is Jerry Giebler (Please correct me if I am wrong as I am bad on names) Both have made a lot of Texas T Parties.
Kirk, the person in the center is Bruce Jessup from Louisiana. I think the other person is Jerry Giebler (Please correct me if I am wrong as I am bad on names) Both have made a lot of Texas T Parties.
Agree with you on the V8 60 HP that shouldn't have been allowed but respectfully disagree with assessment of our Forum Friend Royce. I've always enjoyed our face/face visits -very cordial- and being the benefactor of his vast Model T knowledge and capabilities. My having a gimp right hand makes me really appreciate the LF tire replacement Royce did with just bare hands.
The guy with the V860 hot rod / chopped up 26 roadster was not any part of the T Party. He did not participate. He did show up in the parking lot to look at the real Model T's. Wish he would bring one some day, he seems like a nice enough fellow.
Willie - You got the names of the three guys correct - WINNER-WINNER!
Couldn't tell from the picture of the T-V8 what was chopped up, but it looks kinda cool to me. Even if he didn't participate/belong, I'll bet he got some attention from the guys who got bored with checking to see who had their cotter pins bent incorrectly.
He was only there for a few minutes. The car has very little in the way of Model T parts - it's a hot rod, not a Model T. 1930 something axles, Model A frame, nothing original inside. The car is of little interest, it's just ruined as far as ever being a Model T again.
He said he did own a couple Model T's. I asked him if he could please bring one next time, what with it being a Model T meet and all.
Sad what happened to that car. One less Model T for the world to enjoy.
I see your point. If he has original T's, then it seems that he would bring one to a T meet. Maybe he brought this one to make a statement or ruffle some feathers. At least it didn't have a Chevy engine.....
He probably didn't want to pay the entry fee and/or spend the whole day there (car show participant fatigue syndrome).
And with the modifications, sadly enough, that car will sell for 3 times what it would if it was restored stock.
Chuck and Mark, The "Texas T Party" is mostly a driving tour with very little showing. Also there is no judging. There is a self inspection check of sheet, but they do worry if you Have your "Cotter pins bent incorrectly"