Took a neighbor and his wife for a T ride today and got coffee in a neighboring town.
I was a bit concerned because r\e the last time I had the T out it ran horribly at higher speeds.
I cleaned the timer, and drained some gas from the petcock under the tank before the trip.
This time it did the same for a few minutes when we got on a road that required us to go fast then smoothed out .
I am suspecting that the plugs are to blame because it burns a bit of oil. and it needed time to clean them.
The coils were done by Ron Patterson a few years ago so I don't question them.
By the way - the neighbors had a blast waving at people and watching the reaction from passersby..
The only scary part for me was that I need to adjust the brakes again because the brake peddle did a good job of slowing it down but had a problem with the bit of stopping.
Fred, good to hear your "back on the road again". I am planning on going to help a friend in North Hampton Thursday. I hope that we can get together for that long over due cup of coffee. We had a great day yesterday touring and visiting Ames Performance in Marlborough.
Warren - You really get around for an "Old Guy"
I will be at work in N. Billerica on Thursday but if you are around in the evening it would be great to caffinate with you.
WORK! what is work, a four letter word? I turn into a pumpkin pretty early these days.
PS: I use to drive school bus in Billerica back in'62.
Our neighbor just sent us a picture that her daughter took as we were getting ready to go for coffee.
She did a bit of "magic" with the colors.
Great photo, looks like you're already have a fun evening.
PS: Hey Fred, I got the old rear end out today.
It started as fun and then got funner.. more fun ??
They were laughing so hard that I missed their driveway on the way home and had to turn around
I am always amazed at how "guests" start off being up tight and by the end of the trip they are waving at people and having a great time.
During a recent tour my passenger was hi fiveing runners as they pass by us. Good think we were stopped
I hope to take my wife to "Ron's Landing" a high class restaurant that we like on Hampton Beach with valet parking to see how they will deal with the T. I am thinking of driving up to the door, shutting it off, getting out, and handing him the key.
BTW It is a not starter T!
I expect it will still be by the door until we come out and the guys will talk about it for years!
that cracked me up Fred. would like to see that.
I'm with Tom! Sounds like a Great (Hell of an) idea, I would like to see that myself.
Fred when you do that have a hidden camera that would be hilarious
I took the new-to-me '27 tourer out for it's second shakedown ride this morning. About two months ago I had taken it for it's first shakedown and it was... well... shaky. A new radiator from Berg's (I highly recommend him), a complete exhaust system - including manifold and packing nut, all new hoses, a headgasket, and a new battery rack later, I got to today. It was quiet, did not overheat, and ran pretty well. I do suspect that the timer needs adjustment, and I will learn how to do it - but the old girl is alive and well. A good day. I will retorque the head tomorrow morning.
John, welcome to the hobby. I'm glad that you're enjoying your new toy. Just and FYI, they are Tourers in Australia. In America, we still call that body style a Touring.
Eric - Be gentle with John!
The poor guy lives in Massachusetts below the Mass Pike, East of 495, and has a Model T.
That location is a foreign country to some of us!
At least his T is running
Welcome John - your fun is beginning!
Eric, I like the Aussie term better! Their Foster's beer is something that I would use for car wash, though
John, I have been watching "Wheeler Dealer" on the Velocity channel, so I can learn the correct names for all the automobile parts (like wings, boot & bonnet.
"I didn't sleep in a Holiday Inn last night, but I do drive a 1926 Model T Ford Doctors Coupe"