About a week or two ago George Clipner calls me from up North to ask me if I had a Hub Puller or not. I told him I didn't and he said "good" Aaron Griffey and he were looking through his stuff for one. Long story short, George drops by on his way home with the puller, it's a little bent and gunky from being at the bottom of some forgotten box of stuff at Griffey's place. I immediately drop it into a parts dip that I've spiked with MEK (for that extra cleaning action, lol). About a week later I pull it out, wash it off and proceed to straighten the bent parts. I hope Griffey doesn't mind my tinkering with it a might...it works fine and it sure looks a hell of a lot better too.
(hope he likes the green, lol).
It looks great martin, I'm glad it worked.
Why don't you just keep it until the next time I need it? I may never need it again.
I hope I will meet you some day.
Now that's what the hobby is all about, nice going guys.
It was great seeing Griff again. I was visiting my niece helping with stuff and stopped by for dinner and a great time. Griff is recovering nicely after a stay in the human garage .
George n L.A.
Aaron is one of the best. Several years ago, at the SCVMTFC's Endurance Run tech inspection, it was discovered that one car had a front wheel bearing that had failed. To make the matter worse, the wheel bearings were some type of early Chevrolet or Overland to match the hubs and spindles used to fit with the steering gear kind of thing. Model T bearings would not work, and no modern equivalent was known. Aaron G was there, heard them talking about it, and started asking questions. He said he "might" have some at home on an axle in a pile of axles at home. There were a lot of activities going on, Aaron already had his hotel room and no other reason to go home that evening. He said he might be able to get up there that evening to look. But no, within minutes, he was on his way. He missed several activities including I think the dinner. An hour and a half (round trip) drive plus the time to dig a front end out of the pile and disassemble and clean and check the bearings. He came back, helped change and checked the bearings into the car. I think they kept his dinner for him, I seem to recall seeing him eat late.
Another model T'er made the run.
Yes. Aaron is one of the good ones. I am glad to say I know him. (And glad to hear he is doing well after his surgery awhile back)
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I did not miss dinner that afternoon.
The speedster had Chevy spindles on the front and I knew I had about a '27 Chev axle I had taken out of a trailer complete with bearings and hubs.
The speedster owner was glad to get what I had as his had a bearing so chewed up I am sure he could not have even driven it home to Los Gatos.
Thank you Wayne for the kind words.
And I am doing well after my open heart surgery last month (Oct.7th), thank you very much.
You are quite welcome, Aaron. You deserve it. You have done much more than your share for the T club. I am pleased that you are doing well.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Griff and his monster Nash
At a Korean BBQ Geo. on right.