Just back from a warm Christmas, time to see if the K would start. It was down to about 10 F overnight, around 15 for the drive with snow and ice on the road. The gauge said 13 degrees. With no starter and original carburetor, one get's a feel for how they did it "in the day."
Starting out, I killed it shifting to high, so off and re-crank. Fortunately, it started OK. It was definitely a brisk ride.
It's great to see you using this car, what an incredible way to experience history
Not many would venture out in weather like that. You say you are German, but you must have some Viking blood in you somewhere. My drive yesterday was cold, but not as cold as yours.
Maybe you need to move to Minnesota!
I was pretty proud of myself driving in 20 degree weather with the top up and side curtains on, but Rob, you are in a whole 'nother league! Hats off to you, sir!
Rob, that kind of behavior used to be fun for me, now, not so much! I hate to walk out to the car when it's cold any more! It hurts way too much now!!! Enjoy it while you can! Retired and keeping warm, Dave
Rob thanks , we have no excuses for not enjoying our cars this winter.....the smile on your face tells it all.......
Rob, I also want to give you a "tip of the cap"!!!! Nothing beats driving a 100+ year old vehicle, best of luck in the coming New Year, driving your vehicles.
Rob: Might I suggest that when you go for rides in that type of weather these products work great ( i ride a Motorcycle year round and contrary to popular belief it has been down to 25 degrees here more than once)
great ride thanks for taking us along.
Dave, many of the German immigrants in our area came via Russia, so cold probably wasn't foreign to them......
David, at 59 plus (60 in March) I feel the cold too. Especially the three prosthetic joints.....
Robert, compared with the original owners, I still have it pretty easy. When I'm cold I go inside a house that's 70 degrees throughout. Could you imagine getting cold in 1907? One would need to find a stove or fireplace to warm up.
G.R., thanks, I use my farmer "snivel gear," stocking hat, seed corn coat and yellow gloves......
We aren't new to winter driving. This pic was taken about ten years ago. Now she is 15, and probably wouldn't think about coming with me:
we did a little winter driving ourselves Christmas day here in Cypress, TX. The temperatures dropped waaaay down into the mid 70's by sunset. I wish we had more cold weather like this all year round.