Just finished the spindles, bushings, etc... on the front end. After driving a few miles noticed the rivets on the rear wheels became loose. Back up on jack stands then hopefully the open road.
It never ends....just part of the fun of the hobby.
A very original looking '16. Very nice car.
Other than the mechanics, I would never mess with that car. Beautiful.
Yep. That car has "the look".
Very nice looking car, indeed. They don't come much more original than that.
Yeah, definitely looking forward to summer. But today on Long Island, we had more snow and ice. Had to chip the modern car out. Very stubborn winter this year.
rumor about town is it has 1915 rear wheels on the back now?
Oh yeah! Now that one I like! Headlamp lenses need to be clear however.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
That I like, just like mine. Too be used. No need
for "do not touch signs". I am not against anyone
with the beautiful paint, but life is comming at me
fast and my ole man always said "soap and water can
wash anything except a dirty mouth" true so I drive
it in the snow, get a couple bales of hay in the
back seat. Oh well just dreaming again, the thought of taking those curtains off maybe someday..huh
Bob Coiro?? I got caught with no ice scraper again too!
Love the look and patina on the car- the quintessential Tin Lizzy! Thanks for protecting and taking car of her for the hobby!
Thank you for all the wonderful comments. I was very lucky when a friend of mine let me know about this incredible car. To the best of my knowledge she was purchased new by a family in northern NY, driven for a few decades, then parked in a barn from 1940 till 1999 when she was purchased by the gentleman I bought her from. He replaced the bands in the transmission, cleaned up a few valves and perhaps some other due diligence... but that was it. I am very happy to keep her as is!
I like it
You may want to split the rear end too while you fix up the rear wheels - the lead babbitt thrust washers in the rear end has a habit to crack with age. Replacement bronze washers are available from the vendors. You may loose the trans brake if the babbitt washers cracks while driving.
The club's manual is a good help:
You may have already seen it, but this is what Roger is talking about:
If you folks will indulge me, I would love to share some more pictures. The first couple are before and after. I do love this car and have benefited greatly from comments and advice on this forum. Roger, Checking the thrust washers is definitely the next thing on the to do list. I plan on taking and posting pictures of the engine compartment as soon as I can back her out of the garage into more natural light.
This one had to be resized.
What happened to the spare tire carrier? That's a nifty accessory.
Mike, I removed it "temporarily" to cleanup a bit. It is going back on soon, old tires and all. LOL makes for a great conversation piece.
I love the "experienced" spare tires!