I'd post a picture of what I did today,except it would be a pile of wood bigger than that car. It will help heat the shop this winter. Before starting I metal-preped 14 rims for new wheels we are working on rewooding.
I mulched my azalea beds and mowed the yard with my mower with Gator blades on it.If you got leaf problems,get Gator blades for the mower.Chop-chop.
I put my boat away for the winter. Funny thing, it's so much bigger when I put it in the barn. I thought I'd cleaned up more space than that. <grin>
I have been sitting around doing not much except for voting and visiting the market to get some food. It rained today which is about the first time since April. At least the first time it was enough to get the ground quite wet. Yesterday, I was cutting brush to reduce the fire hazard, and today it rained! It's kind of like washing the car! Anyway I expect several more "Santa Ana" winds before the rainy season sets in, so will keep on clearing brush. This is the first time I cleared since 2003 when the "Cedar Fire" burned within 100 feet of the property. It has grown quite a bit in 5 years, and since I lost my job I have to keep busy. Got all 3 of the Model T's running so don't have any projects with them at this time.
I like what Tim did best.
I did the vote thing too like Norman,
then a little package arrived from Fun Projects containing fuse kits for the T.
So installed the weatherproof 25amp fuse in the yellow battery wire to the terminal block. Now this thing was made to install under the car for keeping the 'look' original, but I preferred the under hood install.
Besides, when the lights go out, or the starter won't crank, I can see that thing right away when I open the hood! The yellow bonnet on the yellow wire will remind me a fuse is there!
Well what I showed up to at work on monday was a shop that had been broken in to on sunday night. They hooked up a cable to a window and snatched it out. All my really good Snap-on tools were gone, didn't get any of my air tools, but I use my Snap-on 1/4" stuff everyday, just now got phone lines working that they cut.
Karl,I am sorry to read about the loss of your tools.That type thing will be more common as the economy slows and it gets closer to the holidays.Hard to beleive people steal from others to buy Christmas presents but they do.
Norman,get you a good walkbehind sickle bar mower,like a Jari,and run it over those areas once in a while.Takes a little walking but it makes it easyer to maintain a "unmaintained"area for the purpose you are working for.
I made antimatter until our linac died.
You had more fun.
Karl, sorry to hear of your misfortune. I sure hope that your tools were insured.
Yesterday, among other things,I finished the magneto-powered LED taillights for Jim Daw's '26 and cleaned out the garage to make room for the '22 Wills-St.Claire which will move in tomorrow.
I voted and made soup.
I don't think a mower would do it. It is hilly and covered with scrub Oaks and Creosote bush, Sage brush, Buckwheat, Ceonothas, Cactus etc. We call it Chapparal. The green bushes have to be thinned out and the dead wood cut off. The Creosote bush I like to eradicate, because in hot dry weather it is like tinder.
Seth, your new toy, or helping someone else?
Interesting car, the Wills StClair + connections to Ford: http://www.freewebs.com/willsstclair/index.htm
The lights are for Mr. James (Jim) Daw, a "semi-regular" poster here for his '26. And, I could never afford the Wills unless I became homeless.
The '22 Wills is a very low mileage roadster w/rumble seat, painted a gorgeous maroon, with an OHC V-8 and belongs to a good friend of mine, 76 years old whose father was a Wills dealer here in Shreveport before they went into receivership in 1922. The car still has dealer tags as it was never sold. Our local auto museum is closing so the Wills and also his '13 Metz must be moved out. I'm the lucky guy that gets to bring it back to running condition. It is restored but hasn't run in over 15 years.
I'll take some pictures and post them on the forum even though a Wills isn't a T but does have connections, for sure!
"Retirement" is great - even at 50.
Glad you got the fuses OK. The suggested place for the installation is at the starter end of that yellow wire not just for appearance sake. Fuses are most effective if placed as near the source of power as possible. While installation at the firewall as you have done is way better than no fuse at all, the harness wires from the starter switch to the barrier terminal block are unprotected from shorts to the body or frame that might occur.
Seth email me about the Wills St. Clair.
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