One of the things that slow me down on my current project (24 Touring) is the boy (grandson). On this day, I had to do his favorite past time, and play cars. He keeps asking me when are we going to go for a ride in the Model T. Now that the snow is mostly gone, should be this week.
Oh my an AC Mack
A Wyndotte(sp)dump truck
A 1943 3"M5 Gun restoration project!
The stupid cold weather!
Very nice closed express on your profile Ron!
Sometimes wish I had more grandsons then grand daughters The granddaughters like to paint my finger nails and play dress up! One time a trip to the store with my fancy finger nails were forgotten until the clerk gave me a funny look!
Cleaning a winter's worth of litter (read s@#$) out of our chicken coop. We have 25 birds and it was an... aromatic experience. But I still had time to finish the rebuild of my 26 front end. New bushings all the way around, new perches, shims at both ends of the tie rod. Now I just need to hoist her back in place and tidy up.
I spent the last 4 days at the Portland Swap Meet. Didn't get to work on Nellybell but I did drive her in the dark on the day I had club duty. That new battery really helps light up the road, NOT!
Do I see, BRUM!?!?!
Ronald I bet you don't have a problem with tail gators with that beast on the trailer
Paul, Been there done that with my nieces. Although I never went to the store like that.
The grandson is the first boy I've been involved with. Didn't think he could be as special as the girls, but he sure is. When my niece was 14 she was underneath my restoration at the time with black paint touching up all the hardware. She starting driving T's when she was 7 as she was tall for her age. By the time she was 12 she had driven 7 different Model T's including ones that belonged to friends of mine. All back roads of course.
Peter, Yes, that is a Braum. It still works and the boy calls it his Model T.
My Grand-daughter Gemma Rose was born...trumps all else today. 7Lb. 11 ou.
George, You're right! You trumped us all. Congrats. My wife says she is beautiful
I just didnít have the time to get anything done on the Model T today because I just had so many other things to do. Itís such a sad tale:
I had to go to the airport and sign for delivery of a new, thirteen-foot, Hamilton Standard prop for our P-47.
Then, I had to drive all the way to Connecticut with the enclosed trailer to pick up the 1912 Locomobile we just purchased. Once that was done, I had to find a flying buddy to co-pilot the B-25 all the way out to western Pennsylvania and make a pre-purchase inspection of a 1911 Packard Touring (We bought it and now we have to go to all the trouble of getting a trucking company to pick it up and bring it back to our garage because it just wonít fit in any of our aircraft). I tell you, sometimes life is very darn hard and when I have this kind of day, it just leaves me exhausted and discouraged. Sure do wish Iíd had the time today to do a little work on our 2-lever Flivver. Oh, wellólike I said, sometimes life is just very darn tough. And tomorrow doesnít look to be any better because Hef just invited me out to the left coast for one of his endless birthday parties. Even by Learjet, thatís gonna be a five hour flight. What a pain in the butt.
Oh, that was trump my own days efforts Dan...yeah, Gemma is going to be a beauty...
Your post looks pretty fine there...I didn't catch the cast iron and stamped steel trucks the first time out. Lucky grandson....and I'd say lucky grand-pop too.
I have a grandson about the same age. He comes over we don't work on the T either, have to play trucks or build things with blocks...I get down on the floor like you...and then I just can't work on the T for the next 3-4 days for other reasons
Messing with some paperwork.
Spent the whole day driving from Clovis to Shaver Lake and back with the HCCA Grizzly Bear tour. Didn't get anything done on the Canadian Fordor in the shop at home in WA, but did wrestle the rear tire back on the 15 Touring I was driving on the tour. The new tube I bought last week didn't hold air and now doesn't have a valve stem! Oh, yea, lifted the floor boards and put the packing nut back on after it backed all the way off. Daisy is sure noisy with no exhaust pipe hooked up.
Just put some slow miles on the new engine in the 1927 Touring.
My best friend of 25 years was changing his oil yesterday on his MiniCooper. Jack collapsed and car fell on him. His wife found him later in the day. Why did he not use jack stands?
I just could not get up the gumption to work at putting the wheels back on the front axle. Now who am I going to share a cold beer with?
continuing the headackes trying to get unemployment.
Had to go to town and get a certified copy of our marriage license to send to my retirement company (for the 3rd time) so they know she is still married to me and a dependent and it is OK for her to have insurance. She has been a dependent since 1976, you would think they could keep up with it. It seems like at least once a month someone is wanting proof of something.... So I lost 1/2 a day of good shop time ..... ARRRRRG....
Sorry for your loss. It's rough losing a good friend to something like that.
Taking the snowplow off my tractor to get ready for mowing season (if it ever gets here) and then helping my 87 y.o. neighbor/hobby farmer repair his chicken coop to relocate the chicks from the big tub in his back sunroom to the coop. Got tired of 'em trying to get out into the house. Moved his duck over to its new digs too. It needs a pond seriously.
Donnie Had the same problem with the NAVY they listed my wife as deceased so I gathered all the necessary papers and sent them registered mail SIGNATURE REQUIRED, so the next time they came up with the same old song and dance I simply asked what they did with the last paperwork I sent them and told them who signed for it and when and what time...Problem solved!
It's bad enough you lost a friend but even worse people STILL depend on jacks alone.
I'm moving the Model A and going out in the '27 Tudor in a few.......
Got lots to do but today, Just lazy. Good day to put off till tomorrow. Tomorrow may be questionable also.
My son James just turned 1 so working on my T has been limited. Can't wait until he's old enough to help me work on it, he will be the 5th generation to get to enjoy this T!
Had to play cowboy. Not as cute as some of the little critters here. PK
Couldn't work on the T today, because I was on the HCCA Grizzly Bear Tour. Right now I'm in Bakersfield awaiting the swap meet on Friday.
Did some fencing to keep our critters in the new pasture. Mostly the calf that is an escape artist.
Cars are only part of life.
Relationships, friendships, ships, and other sh*t, is what makes for a well rounded life.
Put it all together in the correct sequence, at the right time, then you have a full life.
Pretty deep, but that is what werks 4 me
It's hard to work on something you're driving....... .........finally........
Nothing. Wife out of town, I worked on my T all day long. Drove it around too as I need to empty the gas tank and it had to much gas in it. What a nice day for driving it was too.
The flu. I can't remember that last time I had it, but my daughter was kind enough to bring home what was going around at school.
No work done on the T today. The boy had to wash the already clean Model A.
Here he is really getting into his work
We gave him a 10 minute cookie break.
Reward for all his hard work, plus a few Model T rides.
Preparing for our all Ford picnic at the Ford Farm. See our other post