Hope everyone has a Happy & safe 4th of July! I hope to be in New Boston's 4th of July parade later this morning. I'll try to make a short video, if I make it (weather doesn't look good).
Happy 4th of July Warren and others !
Who can forget all the parades and characters we have met on the Fourth.
Seriously, Best of all to you and yours on the 4th of July. Be safe.
Heading North for the Fourth!
I like the picture with 4 Firestone's on the road!! Bud.
Now that's funny, Rich!
Rich, does that roadster have a wide stance?
Best wishes for a great 4th !!!!
Disregard the Roadster picture. Larry was fun in a parade and had restored a Model A pickup in high school but sadly got into politics.
These are better and more current pictures.
Just finished the local town 4th of July Parade and had a great time! Happy July 4th everyone!!!
We enjoy the Corbett Parade. It is a little community parade and you can't go to it, or be in it, without seeing at least 20 people you know.
It is the only parade in the area where you can throw candy to the kids.
I hung my dessert water bag on the font and my 48-star flag on the back.
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Where the heck did Woodie go, Jay ????
Who's that in the back seat with Spencer, Keith ?
Steve, Woodie's been in four way traction still after his accident back on July 07, 2011.
Heard A Small Thud Out Driving The T Today....................Looks Like There Won't Be A Toy Story 4. Tell your kids and grand kids I'm sorry!
Happy Independence Day to all and Happy Birthday to my Wife. She always gets fireworks on her birthday.
Happy 4th of July! If mufflers weren’t so expensive, I wouldn’t need to buy any fireworks to celebrate!
I still remember when I was a 16 year old teenager cruising down the winding two lane road making good time. I was in my modern car a “1928 ish” Model A Tudor that was “mine.” A $150 special that was running really well that day. The wind was in my hair as all the glass had been removed so I could strip what little paint remained and the many rusted areas with Dad’s sander. And the top along with all the wood, chicken wire, and cotton was gone -- so it was really open air touring. Somehow the ignition switch got bumped to off (I’m sure it must have been my fault or I would remember how/why it got turned off – but we tend to block those bad memories out of our minds). But with the quick reaction of youth I recognized the silence and deceleration and I quickly turned the ignition back to on. Immediately a very loud “ka-boom” echoed from below the floorboards. It was as loud as any 4th of July fireworks I ever had lit off. And that was immediately followed by that loud “you need a muffler or they will give you a ticket sound.” Pulling over to check revealed the muffler shell had peeled back from the explosion and other than damage to my pride and my pocket book I had learned yet another lesson in touring. Don’t mess with the ignition switch while driving – mufflers are expensive. (Actually if the muffler had been in better shape we probably could have rolled the shell back closed and welded it shut – but it was the one that had come on the $150 special and it was already getting very thin in many places. )
And now a weak attempt to tie it back to Model T Fords: If you have large shoes and the 1914ish to 1920ish style ignition switch on the front of the coil box – you may want to put the key in the switch with the leg pointing up rather than down. That way you are less likely to accidently bump it off while using the pedals etc. I’m short and have never had that problem but somewhere I have read about taller folks with larger feet accidently bumping the switch.
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Five old cars made the parade today in Bussey, Iowa. 26 Tudor was driven by 19 year old niece and 28 Phaeton was driven by my 15 year old daughter. The best temp in recent years for the 4th. A fantastic day! The other three cars were driven by son-inlaws. I didn't have time to go after another one so I could have a ride. I watched this parade. Every car was full of kids.
I am ready. Let's get in the parade.
That's Spencer's girlfriend, Michelle.
You may have seen her here:
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I think this is the best way to spend your 4th of July. If your interested here is a web site that has a lot of photos showing New Boston's 4th of July celebration.
Finally got a chance to take my TT firetruck to his (Fred's) first parade. Small town half hour away. Nothing super, just lots of stuff including a trailer with a turkey, and even someone pulling their shed! This is the only pic small enough I could post. Had fun. Didn't overheat, which was good! Nothing like a new radiator I guess.
Tim - Your Pirsch Fire Truck looks really nice! Someday I'll have to get over there & check it out...
Great photo Tim! I like your fire truck. Small town parades are the best, what town was the parade in? I use to haul P&G for Otis Wright & Sons out of Lima Ohio and would take US 30 to I-71.
here's a short video from the parade in was in yesterday; http://youtu.be/3uUbDPPemWU
Thanks Keith & Warren. She's (oops, "HE") is coming along slow but sure in the resto dept. Warren, this was in a cute little berg called "Flatrock", Ohio, Google Earth it, and you will see it is but two blocks long, very old houses, pretty much a farming and quarry community. Real friendly folks. Well known for a great residential school for kids with disabilities too. It's but a few minutes East of Rte. 18 just South of Bellevue.
Warren: Great video! Shoulda watched it before my previous post. We had better weather! Bright sun, 73 degrees. Next parade I'll bring three times the candy too. I noticed your moto-meter hung right around where mine did too. Being my first parade in the truck, wasn't sure how well it'd do.
Tim, this was the third time that I have had the pleasure to be in New Boston's 4th of July parade and they were always a blast. The first two were very hot ninety degree days and the T never over heated and that's without a water pump. As we all know, at least all the proud owners of Henry's Model T, he did one hell of job engineering that car.