I would call the tour an "OT", but there were to many model T Fords in the group. It was the annual AACA "Texas Tour".
I got the wife's 74 MGB out of the garage and off we went. (Wife and myself) All went well with the top down until we hit rain. The top had not been up in several years. Yes we did get it up but not until the rain gave us a bath.
After that I got reminded on how hard it is for an old tall man to get in and out of that small MGB with the top up. Worse than any model T.
I love the crew cab TT, and the Packard Phaeton is not too shabby.
Willie -- Does the stretch-cab truck belong to one of your sons? It looks like something they might build.
Mike, Yes it belongs to my son Jeff. He seems to like something different. Most of it was built out of surplus parts. The cab had a lot of rust out.
Somebody tell me if thats a 55 or 56 yellow Mercury hardtop. Looks nice and not many around.
I think the Merc is a '55. Pretty car.
Is that a Pierce Arrow roadster back there?
Maybe Jeff Cordes could give us more pictures of his King Cab and how he constructed the rear wheels. Are there 2 disc wheels on each side?
Yes, it is a 55 Merc.
Dave, yes, there are two disc wheels on each side. Jeff would have to tell you exactly how he attached the wheels to the hub. Most of the work was done in a shop he has access to and I did not see most of the actual work. Frame is also extended.
I am probably little help on the years of some of the cars as there were many and also a Rolls Royce. (Lots of those cars made my model T wallet hurt in my pocket)
Who owns the Maroon "13 touring car? Does it have a Rajo in it? I believe that it used to be mine and I lost track of it
The crew cab TT is adorable! Love to see more pics and know more about it. Who owns it?
Wowza, talk about a sleeper T. Lol, "Hey ya'll don't mind me while I blow by all the speedsters."
I blew by a Velie on a really steep hill once. At the coffee stop I refused to open my hood as I said that it is just some " minor modifications made to the engine" the guy was all wound up as this parts car flew by him with his rather expensive car. I laugh about it to this day.
I sold the car after I almost killed myself driving it around town, guy cut me off and I was going too fast. Lets just say I got lucky.
The fastest I ever drove it was 63mph on the highway.
I had two mufflers for it, a family friendly version and a " sound good " system.
John, that maroon 1913 touring is owned by the Mc Donald family in Houston. It has a two speed rear end and no it does not have a Rajo head.
Constantine that Double cab tanker is owned by my son Jeff. It is actually an extended frame car with an auxiliary transmission behind the T transmission.
The cab is a TT cab with everything between the front part and rear section custom built.
Willie, others as well as I are interested in the double cab tanker T. Would you ask Jeff, when he has time to please start a thread with pictures of his truck?
Gary, I will tell him. He is a 100 miles down the road from me.
John I saw your car when it still had the rajo in it, it has since been converted back to a standard car with the rajo removed and the body moved back forward. It now resides in bryan, tx. I am pretty sure it is the same car. I have the torpedo hood from the car and it is still maroon.
The real question now Jeff is WHERE IS THE RAJO?!? Along with that nice cross drive magneto setup. Looks like a DU-4 from here.
I want a Rajo so bad. I've promised myself that once we've paid off the wife's student loans I'm going to send my engine with a Rajo and new Scat crank up to J&M and have them work their magic on it. The only thing I haven't decided on is what carb to use. I haven't seen it before but I think two Zenith S4BF's would be really cool. Plus, I already have one.
I've been arguing with myself back and forth about getting some new flat top pistons and a Prus or Z or other head, or, just keeping the domed pistons and going straight from the low head to a Rajo.
here are a couple of the crew cab being built. The tank portion on the back isn't done. The finished truck pictures you saw earlier in this thread were an early design based on a time constraint. I am still kicking around ideas to make it nice.
here are a couple more
thanks for the update on my old car. the Rajo in that thing was a screamer and I will build another someday.
the torpedo hood was done so I did not have to modify the firewall in case I ever wanted to pull the engine, I could simply do what was done, move the body forward. Plus I am 6'4" and it was a lot more comfortable to drive that way.
I have another gallon of the paint I would love to give you if your interested. just tell me where your at and I will UPS it to you for free.
Hey, Jeff -- Your truck is about the same color as Royce's Touring. I'm sure he'll be flattered!
Boy Mike. That is a low blow!
Even worse Mike, Royce lives a little over a hundred miles away form us.
Seth, the price may not be to what you want to pay, but Mark Chaffin has a Rajo head for sale in the classified section of this forum with pictures and all. As of May 26, it had not been sold?????????????????
Hey Willie, I'm gonna get a Rajo next year, and most likely from him.