Yesterday ended a two-week streak of fantabulous weather so took Christine the '15 out for a spin to Pete's (the '12)'s former photo-op location, then out on the '20 Runabout for a spin too. 79 degrees and bright sun. Couldn't get better. Today it's raining off and on all day. Sure glad I got out. Might be the last for a long time, at least that warm anyway. I'll still get out with a coat on! Didn't have time to get the '20 out for pics, just a short drive.
I just finished putting my side curtains on, I'm planning on going for a drive tomorrow morning, the forecast shows morning temperatures in the mid 40s, I can hardly wait!
Interesting you added this thread as, just yesterday, 7 Model A Fords came tooling into town and stopped at the gas/convenience store next to a friend's shop so NATURALLY we had to check 'em out.
They are from the Madison, WI, area and are on their own jaunt to Pembine, WI, which is about as NE as you can get in this state.
Since I have a '29 A it was especially easy to strike up a conversation.......and ALL the participants were really friendly too.......
I drove mine for about 10 miles today. The temperature outside was about 90 degrees. Our fall doesn't start until about Thanksgiving here.
We have put over 2500 trouble free miles on the 14 since July,3oo this past week. Rain and cooler today. As it gets colder it will be time to get the coupe out.
I am working on my coupe. After finishing the rebuild of all components of the running gear (engine, trans, front & rear axles, suspension, steering, etc) I installed the front section of a touring body that belongs to a friend (he saved it after it had been cut in two for a T bucket)(he insisted I use it to get on the road since spring was on its way) and I drive it as an open wheeled type of thing. I have driven it with the shortened touring body and a wooden box for two summers (we completed another T last winter). I was excited about starting on my coupe body this winter but after seeing these pictures (WOW) I am not certain I will be happy with what results. What great work. Ken
There is a MTFCI tour here in Canada in two weeks from now. I don't have side curtains but, I'm going anyway. I refuse to give up until the salt hits the road.
A buddy called yesterday so I took the Tudor to town (10 miles) and had coffee with him. Had to move my Bride's Runabout to get the Tudor out.
Later the wife sent me after the dog's prescriptions so I took my Touring (32 miles).
Got home and she sent me back to town to get "confectioners sugar". Decided to take the Model A and drove to town (same 10 miles but actually 20 round trip)
The sun was shining all day and it was a GREAT old car day! Thank you Baby!!
It was a beautiful sunshiny day here in Denver today so I drove the 14 Touring to work. The only draw back is it was 43 degrees when I left the house with the top down.
Just bundle up and grin all the way, Paul!
I did bundle up and grin, and I am quite sure that I would not have made the pages of GQ today, I took a change of clothes so that I could walk the midways at work after things warmed up a bit. I always enjoy the sudden smiles and thumbs up I get when driving one of my T's into downtown Denver. There is about a 50% chance that I will have a brief conversation with the car next to me at a stop light. Life in the slow lane is what it is all about!
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Winter here in the northeast can be pretty brutal, but its great to see all the T's out here to the bitter end. I just bought my car in April, so i have no experience driving her with the top up, but i cant wait to see how she does in the snow before being put away for a long winter slumber.
Only 2 excuses not to go out for a drive:
1. They put salt on the road
2. The oil is so thick n cold I cannot crank my baby