Since it has been a whole week since the departure of the Billy Poobah racer, we just couldn't stand the empty spot in the garage and had to fill it with this...
We'll be picking it up Wednesday. Details to follow
Ain't that the way?
Nice Runabout Bill, a nice addition indeed.
Ditto what Don said! Nice car. You're so lucky you have all that nice weather to play with 'em. I'm about to start "laying 'em up" for the winter.
Tim, I'm Bill's dad, can you explain what winter is? thanks Frank
NOTE: This is especially posted for Aaron Griffey
Oh God Frank, you made my day!! Lets see, how can I explain it and not have Chris pull it from here? Ha ha. Hmmm...one word, CRAP. At least for me. Back when dad was alive before he and mom wised up and moved to AZ to live out their golden years, he used to say regarding Ohio's winter weather.. "it was God taking an enema, and it landed on Ohio"!! Well, pretty strong for sure, but he made his point! I just got the '20 moved over to the "winter stall" in the house garage and all "buttoned up", next to work on the gang in the pole barn! I did get Pete out today for a "quickie" (man was it a cold ride) and had him up to a whopping 41 mph!! Chill factor, 10 degrees!
Winter for me is when the Hogs (the two wheel kind) are put away for the season and I get some quiet weekends.
Beautiful roadster! I have a 1927 roadster but it seems very much larger then your car, and slower... I had a ride recently in a 1913 roadster and I could not believe how peppy and fast that car was...
Here are a few additional photos of the '23 Runabout. It has a '27 engine & trans so we're not going for originality... more utility. It may find its way to the Montana 500 next year... Who knows
Sorry for the small photos. My current phone/camera situation is less than optimal.
Looking great Bill,...Congrats.
When we picked up the Poohbah racer you spoke about all the extra room but I knew better. Any available flat space will soon be occupied by more T's or parts thereof.
As a native of Southern California who has lived in and visited other parts of the country, I can understand why the concept of winter is foreign to to those who live in SoCal.
Speaking of which, If you are thinking of the Montana 500 you had better plan on hanging that vapororizer up on the wall. Nothing is more useless at that event or in So Cal than a device created to burn low grade fuel at low speeds in freezing temperatures. Great looking roadster, have fun with it. It is interesting to think of it sharing space with the Pantera. Both two seat Fords, nothing else similar about them
Winter in S. California is when you sometimes get a little rain, and you put on the pajama tops and a blanket when you sleep. On occasion, you might even need to turn on the heat, and after a storm you can go up to Big Bear and ski, then go to Huntington Beach and surf all on the same day! However in a Model T it might take you two days!
Bill, see if you can find another taillight! Does your car have the steering column support?
Larry: Yes, I want to get rid of the plastic lens taillight. I'll have to look through our stash of extras.
As for the steering column support, here's a photo:
Am I the only fan of the Vaporiser? My old Tudor would run like the wind with it's vaporizer, stock cam and Egge high compression pistons.
Sunday I ran my Fordor fairy hard for one mile, and saw 44 on the GPS. That's with a ten tooth pinion, Stipe 280 cam, Scat crank, and Pruss iron head.
...and stock cast iron pistons.
Well crap, mine didn't come with a vaporizer or a gps....
Update: We picked up the car today & got it registered and insured. We drove it home and then went out to lunch. The final step was making it fit in the garage. As you can see, it worked
Here are a few additional photos taken once we got the car home:
It drove fine but the Vaporizer sure is hard starting... Not like the one I took off of the '27. It used to start real easy but had no power. This one seems to pull along just fine. I'll have to dig in and check everything out once I have some free time (whatever that is)
Is that a De Tomaso Pantera hiding behind the coupe? I'm jealous!!!
Derek, see my posting above. Sharp eyes, I wouldn't have recognized it from seeing that much.