Still waiting on front wheels, they may be shipped to MN. Today we fashioned a grease shield to help control transmission grease being thrown in all directions from the open transmission:
Both seats are about ready so we can run as a two, three or four passenger car:
Next, tighten rear wheels spokes, lights, and more.....
I am watching and waiting to hear?!
Rob,remember we Aussies are coming to the OCF just to see your K roadster, we are counting on you.
That's good new's!! Rob and his K give EXCITING RIDES!!!!!!!! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Looking forward to it.......
If you liked the ride in the touring, you'll love the ride in the roadster.
A little more progress. The wheels are finished and should arrive Thursday. We leave for MN on Friday:
Wow...What a Dream Car. I would love to drive it, even just to the end of the driveway!
Looking real nice Rob. Better than when I saw it last. You, Dean, and Ben have done a super job. Did Holly do the brass polishing? haha
When you change the back seats around do they just strap in with the leather straps that are on the back of the car?
Rob, This will be a fine ride. Looking forward to seeing it at the OCF in Dearborn.
I hope to be driving our K for years. Maybe someday in a place near you (for your test drive).
Thanks. So far I'm the lone polisher.....
The straps are to hold the trunk lid down on the rumble seat. With the tourabout seat, we use a pedestal with the seat screwed to it. You just remove four wing nuts under the deck to change seats, or go without (the straps are stowed in the pedestal). It takes a couple of minutes to change seats, and no wrenches:
Tourabout pedestal, before the seat was attached with screws
See you at OCF.
Wheels should arrive tomorrow....
Done for tonight. It's starting to look like a brass car:
A quick question for Rob.Is your K/6 40 ball bearings or roller?? Hope your wheels come today!! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Rob, Is that a horn under the side light on the right side? Looking forward to seeing the car in person at the OCF. Thanks for sharing all the info and pictures! Jerry
Great looking car. By the time you get everything back together your going to be too tired to drive.
Ball bearings. Below is a closeup of the front outer bearings.
Yes, it's a "question mark" horn. Advertising said this style would keep rain out of the horn.
I'm never too tired to drive them.....
The wheels were delivered about noon. Primer and finish coats are rattle can, so not the best, but time is of the essence. We plan on leaving by noon tomorrow. The wheels look great!
Front outer ball bearings:
Stutzman to the rescue once again. That fellow has one great reputation for antique car wheels. I'm glad he was able to get them back to you in time. They look good.
Glad to see that you're going to make it. I'm back on schedule too. The little Maxwell is finally all back together and test miles have commenced. I hope to put a couple hundred miles on it over the weekend.
Too bad Ford couldn't see the merits of an enclosed transmission until he Model T. Maxwell started right out with enclosed transmissions when they started building cars in '04.
Now I have to go out and work on my car a little bit (even though it is still 99 F out there).
Rob, are you missing any ball bearings?
As long as you primed the wheels first you should be OK. Then you can always add more paint. Too bad you couldn't go natural, but it would just not look right.
Still waiting to find out if I can head up to Minisota. Two tours going on this weekend, so the Milwaukee Model T club will be busy.
Hope to see you soon.