130 miles on new rebuild. Traveled a dirt/some mud road Today.
Dean, did you bend a tie rod? the angle of your front wheels seem radically different.
Here is a dirt road I was recently on.
It's not a bent tie rod Terry, it's good old Ackerman steering at work.
I too like the dirt roads in northern Michigan and drive them sometimes with my T. I would not like to drive behind someone when they're kicking up dust since I don't run an air cleaner.
That's a nice bit of gravel road, good strong and l will bet fast too.
Here are a few pictures of what is left of old US 40, just East of Eldorado Hills, California.
Hal, what I find amazing about the surviving bits of old highways is how narrow they are. There is a short stretch of the original Route 66 in Illinois that is very narrow. In 2006, the organizer of our club's Fall Tour got special permission for us to cross the Chain of Rocks Bridge from Missouri to Illinois at St. Louis (it has been closed to motorized traffic for years). It also carried Route 66 across the river.
Old Ridge Route road between Los Angeles and Bakersfield
There's a lot of country east of Eldorado Hills, CA. Exactly where is this? I'd like to Google Earth the location.
That is really cool that you were able to use the old bridge. Last weekend, my wife and I were driving around and crossed a new bridge that replaced an old steel one. There was absolutely no sign whatsoever of the old steel bridge. The only clue that anything had ever been there was that from a distance, you could tell the road had to jog over to the new bridge, rather than being directly in line with it. It's sad.
I guess a two track or gravel road is cool to chug along but after living on one for almost 40 years,it suck's!In the winter the snowplow throw's stones on your lawn snow melts/rain makes mud,and when dry you get dust and rust!!I do like the look's of the old 40, Dicks bridge,and those rocks! I wish the Wife would let me paint our 14 red!! Bud.
I'm curious as to the location of the route 40 you mentioned. That is the Lincoln Hwy. If I'm correct, there was an upper route over Donner Pass too, so I guess you could take which ever route you wished to, and still be on the Lincoln Highway.
Road to nowhere, but getting there was fun.
Wm L. Vanderburg... Look for a very small "town" called Clarksville just a short distance East of Eldorado Hills, Ca. It's the remnant of a town that was bypassed when US-50 was made into a freeway. What's left of Old US-40 is mostly on private property. They opened their gates to our tour and we had to turned around in someone's yard. (Look North of US-50...Clarksville is South.)
Clarksville Population 000.00000 plus a bunch of rattlesnakes
Has the Old Ridge Road been re-opened ? Past recent history has closed the road.
That was about 3 years ago. We could go as far as the Tumble Inn site from the north end started near Gorman and we could go just beyond Templin Highway from the south near Castiac. The part in the center was gated off. I heard that they were replacing some pipelines after a storm eroded them. Whether or not they re-opened after the work, I don't know.
Last old car tour before closure in 2004.