Finished fixing my upper windshield. The bolt had pulled out long ago, it was messed up since my dad purchased the in '98. I guess he couldn't reach the stanchion bolts near the dash. I repainted both stanchions and had the bolt welded, welder did a fantastic job. Now upper and lower operate like they are supposed to.
During the winter period I made a new mechanic, today he had his first driving lesson.
Sanding the left front wheel. Getting rid of the silver over black over light rust on the metal parts - getting the varnish off the badly-prepared spokes. Its mindless work, but in small doses I don't mind it.
It's Spring-Cleaning time and doing away with the seasonal slime on the underside of any car, brass or otherwise, is no easy job. I'm reminded of when I ground-crewed a P-47 Thunderbolt for several airshows during one of the summers of my youth, and that seven-ton beast drooled gallons of dirty motor oil along the entire length of its belly every time the engine was run. Even so, the bottom of any large airplane is necessarily smooth and high off the ground, so it's fairly easy to clean—very unlike the undercarriage of a Brass-Era automobile.
When I was a kid, if you were talking antique cars, you meant Brass & Gas and wood-spoked wheels, because nothing else was old enough to qualify. But today, even a Plymouth Volare and Chrysler Cordoba (with real Corinthian leather!) are seen as antiques and most car museums stress the fifties-fins and the monster-motored muscle-cars of the 60's and 70's. It's really kind of sad that the Brass Era seems to have lost its appeal with today's generation—either that or they were just never made aware of what they were missing, because at most any car show, the uniqueness and incongruity of my humble, cheap-as-dirt, '15 Model T Ford always makes it a hit with spectators. And at red traffic lights, the folks occupying the car in the next lane will predictably roll down a window and shout the inevitable question, "What year is it?" Guess I'll be hearing that again, now that the dadgum snow is melted and new leaves are beginning to sprout.
But first, there's the spring spruce-up to be done: If it's loose, tighten it; if it creaks, oil it; if it squeaks, grease it; if it scrapes, shim it; if it rattles, adjust it; if it's wet, wipe it; if it's dry, polish it; if it drips... well, it's supposed to drip; leave that alone.
Today I changed manifolds on my '26 roadster. Been using a NH straight through on a cast iron manifold but bought an original cast aluminum intake from my friend Dick Emery at Chickasha. Before I removed the manifolds, I drove the roadster 15 mile round trip to get a haircut in town. Mainly to heat up the pack nut / manifold threads. Didn't do any good however. Still broke the exhaust manifold. But I received a new Snyder's exhaust manifold today and POR 15 painted it with some of their 1200 degree black paint. Intake is mounted and I'm just waiting for the exhaust manifold paint to dry. So I've now broke manifolds trying to remove the pack nut both hot and cold. Next time I'll try it using xylene and ATF cold.
Sorry that you've bad luck.
I always apply a liberal coating of anti-seize compound to the threads of the exhaust manifold before I tighten the nut. When I remove the nut it received a liberal application of penetrant and let it soak over night. I haven't broken a manifold yet.
After a couple of weeks of crummy, snowy and cold weather here in Denver it is going to be nice for the next week. I got the 26 Coupe out and serviced it and am planning to drive it tomorrow!
I actually did something with one of my own model T's today. I drove it on our club's shakedown tour. Last night I pulled it out of the barn and checked it out, fixed a couple things, and today drove it about a hundred miles with my daughter and her friend in the back seat having a grand time. Every once in a while I have to get out one of our own cars and enjoy it to remind me why we do this. We visited a shop where they restore vintage airplanes, mostly WWII warbirds. There were Hawker Sea Furies, a couple Corsairs, and other great planes. There are a few cars there too. Nothing as significant as our model T's, just a gullwing Mercedes, a Ferrari, Karen Carpenter's Chrysler 300, and an awesome Pierce Arrow. While we were there there was an explosion in the T lineup and we were treated to watching one of our members changing a tire and tube on a non demountable 1912 touring that had a tire let go while parked. That's hard enough to do while no one is watching. He inflated it with a brass Ford pump. Model T driver at his finest. All in all a great day. Now back to work on other people's cars.
Finally reminded her how to run. I got the rear axle back under her on Tuesday, but by the time I got that done it was too late to go for a test drive. After hours of cranking and cussing, she finally remembered. Took her for a short test drive, then backed her back into the barn. There's a longer drive coming soon, weather permitting.
Dean, I'm intrigued by your build. Is there another thread with the build details? Looks like a fun rig when it's done.
I moved the parking brake handle to outside the body on the speedster, lots more room inside now.
I finally got around to installing my tan top boot on the 27 Sport Touring. I still need to install the snaps under the rear seat cushion for the straps to attach to, but it fit nicely and makes it look more like the Sport Touring should look. I also have the tan gypsy curtains to install. But they do not come with the "lift a dot" fasteners installed. There would be no way for the curtain manufacture to know where each "lift a dot" is on my car, so they just send them with the curtains. Only problem is that the install tool is about 95.00. So Ill have to wait awhile on the tool . Looking at my pics, it looks like someone stole my door. but it is still there
That looks great Donnie but yer workin on the wrong one! Lol
I put a fresh coat of paint on my horn
Well, I took the 26 for a short drive for lunch. It was such a nice day I decided to service the 14 Touring and go for a solo sunset gas light ride. It was great and most places I stopped to get a picture I drew a crowd. It was a full T day!
Got my wheel reworked and ready to paint
Took the old seals out of my rearend and trying talk the wife to let me get AC brakes
Donnie -- I have a lift-a-dot installation tool. You're welcome to use it.
I went out to see it sitting in the garage as it is snowing today...again!
Dean, Here is a picture of a great project for you after the trailer is finished!
I so far haven't been able to get much done because i work 6 days 10 to 16 hours!! I finished cleaning my oil pan for the project 26 roadster p/u and washed the 27 after sitting under the carport all winter and finished up a list of small things to take the vaporizer carb system off and get a NH on it.. Tim
Today I'm back to working on my turtle deck. I think I'll block sand it one more time then it should be ready for a little more primer wet sand and paint.
I drove my T. It was a beautiful day and she runs fine...
Started scraping off decades of dirt and caked grease from crankcase.
Heavy stuff off, then soak with engine cleaner and pressure wash. Only used sandblast one time and getting all the sand out was a chore. Besides, this pan isn't rusty, just dirt and grease.
Anyway, with hand scrape you are doing like an archaeological dig, never know what might turn up. The cavity under the crank pulley is always full of something in that grease.
Couple of pieces from a long broken crank pulley pin.....and a timer spring. Bet the owner wondered where the heck that spring went when he pulled the busted down timer on the road to somewhere.
The slimy, greasy parts are always the best preserved...
Thanks for the anti seize hint Bill. I'll use it !!
I couldn't help myself but try and see if she'd start up. Still a long way to go to get things ready for driving.
IT LIVES!!! HAHAHAHA second pull and she fired right up. HOLY SMOKES. It sounds like a top fuel dragster now. I didn't let it run but maybe 20 seconds, but woooooo buddy, there's a ton of potential with this new Rajo head. I'm excited.
Seth, that is a cool set up.. I imagine it does sound good. What is the compression ratio? Thanks Tim
Tim I have no idea. I have domed pistons. Before the Rajo 4 valve I had a low head, this feels like it's more compression now, though I'm not sure.
Seth,that would be a great seat up in a roadster. I have seen several of these heads on the forum but never a running set up on a car. If you video it running make a post. I would love to actually here it run.. Tim
I did some minor fitting on the new reproduction U-joint that is installed (and already pinned) onto the driveshaft of my rebuilt Ebay Ruckstell. The front of the U-joint wouldn't fit into a good used drive plate that I got from Dave Huson - measurements with my calipers showed that the U-joint and drive plate socket dimensions were nearly line-on-line.
So (precision machinists, avert your eyes), I took a flapper wheel in my cordless drill and took a thousandth or so off of each face and each corner chamfer of the U-joint. Then, I did a trial fit on the drive plate. After multiple passes, I got a nice, smooth slip fit of the U-joint into the drive plate. I finished up by using some fine sandpaper in my oscillating sander to polish the surfaces.
Tedious work, but unfortunately necessary.
I got my honeycomb radiator back from the radiator shop. Sprung a small leak over the winter and when I removed it, found that the water inlet had disintegrated more than I had remembered from the last time it was off. So, got a new inlet from Brassworks installed at the same time as the leak repair. Here's the end result.
I temporarily set the body on my gow-job. I still need to narrow the body and cut the seat riser out before I bolt it down, but it looks like progress.
Hey Derek, those are the same kind of high tech expensive wheel dollies that I use!
Derek, are those rear knobby tires useable. If so, I am in need of a pair for my Gordon Smith air compressor conversion. They just need to hold a tube not run down the highway... Those tires will ruin very fast sitting flat like that ... By the way the gow-job is looking better Donnie Brown....
I've been working on a new paint formula for the dark blue, to use on my '13 town car. The old PPG Concept formula [#17876] is obsolete, as DMC924 (blue) toner is no longer available. Using Deltron 2000 similar toners, the test sample ended up a nice "purple lake", which would be good for the 06 Buick, but not the blue I was after. I mixed up a test batch of my own, making a dark blue, which in the shadows looks black, but bright sunlight is dark blue with a slight violet base (slightly darker than the blue on the old ford porcelain signs, which I think will be pretty close. I've done a spray out which looks good, so next is a prophet shot to get a formula, do a spray out of that and if it looks good, I'll post a photo and pass on the mixing formula.
Drove my '14 to the office today. Still dark when I leave at 6 in the morning. In the driveway area I have a mercury vapor light but I sure don't know how to get a decent photograph like Paul does. Beautiful weather here in big H.
I put 1/8" pipe stands in the two headlights last weekend out of some other gas lamps I have. On the drive in, found I need to lower the right headlight beam which means the burner has to go up a little.
I threaded about half of the 1/8" brass pipe 27 NPS so I can make that up and down adjustment. The burners and elbows are 1/8" 27 NPT.
Ken in Texas
Q) How much did I get done today?
A) NOTHING....my tourer is perfect....LOL
Oh, you mean the Speedster?
Well, again nothing, but that's just because I've been distracted for a couple of weeks on things domestic.
But I do enjoy reading the posts of other peoples activities.
Found out our rear end in garbage.
Donnie, the tire are not useable. They have a lot of dry rot in the sidewalls. One of them might be useable as a roller, but the one nearest the camera has a big tear in the sidewall at the 10:00 position in the photo.
I wish I could find good ones, knobby tires would look great on the rear of a gow-job.
Derek, I think Terry Woods has a pair of NOS 21 inch knobby's. Too good for what I need. But you may be able to work out a deal with him. He was going to take them to Chickasha, but he may not have sold them....
Poured about a cup of gas back into the tank. I drove it about 10 days ago and when I parked it, forgot to turn off the gas. So drop by drop. I always set a tin can under each one to catch any gas which might leak. Usually only a few drops, but with the valve on, more than usual. Never know when one is going to leak.
Meet Scott Priscu. He's 16, a high school sophomore who lives in the neighborhood, and is interested in Model Ts. He recently got his NJ learner's permit, so I've been teaching him to drive my '13. This picture was taken after his second T lesson. He drove a dozen miles or so, including taking my stuff to the recycling center; about a mile was unpaved road in a national park. The temperature was about 40, hence the heavy clothing.
Gil Fitzhugh the Elder
Way to go! We all should be doing this.
Hey all, for the folks who wanted to see my speedster running with the Rajo 4 valve head.
Seth, THAT sounds naughty! I likeys! I can't wait for a video of you ripping up the road!
Gil, a '13 T in that young fella's hands? Awesome! What Paul M. said above about Scott! I do it for anyone.
How'd he do?
After a debacle about backing up our T (15 or so years ago), my eldest daughter figured she would never drive it again. I told her to do it! Try it again!
She softly hemmed. She thought about it.
Later, she informed me she has started it for our parade driver many years ago. I was busy on the microphone at the time. Young people will knock us over, from time to time. :-)
Love it! :-)
To day I made the adjustment of the frontend
Installed seats,finished valve job and learned to post pictures from iPhone
Decided to check the oil in the doodlebug seeing it laid down a bunch in my driveway when I was plowing snow up hill. It was a quart and a half low--dang. So I decided to also pull the trans cover and see what was in the screen being I installed it about 6 months ago. Just a little fuzz on the magnets, so I cleaned them, adjusted up the bands and put it back together.
Apparently I really need to do something about the 4th main though as it drips out pretty good.
Took a couple photos for this forum....... LOL
Cleaned a 26 oil pan with the help or my grandson and his sister. They like helping at this age. They asked if I could take them for a ride in the model A and then ask if we could work on cleaning the T oil pan tomorrow. My son was the same way but life has got in the way of the old cars for him right now. So me and the little ones will try to finish cleaning it Sunday.
Travelling last week and while visiting friends found these. NOS 1915-17 Headlamp Plugs with Thimbles for my 1915 Runabout. A little expensive, but the car needed new ones and the reproductions currently being sold were not impressive.
Chad, with respect to your doodlebug leaking oil at 4th main, I had this same problem on my '15 a few years back and what really almost stopped it completely was to COMPLETELY FILL the u-joint cavity with grease. I did this by using a short plastic hose on the end of my grease gun and placing the end of the hose at the bottom of the cavity. Next just keep pumping until it comes out the top. This of course is a stop-gap measure but it worked for me for years. Good luck. Joe
Joseph, unfortunately, there is no ball cup cavity that the u-joint sits in like on a normal T. I have the u-joint out in the open and it is connected to a '24 Buick transmission behind the T engine/trans. I am thinking the sealed bearing type 4th main might be a good alternative here, but will do some research on it.
I got my frame painted.
Dad came over yesterday and we rebuilt both of our coilboxes with Fun Projects kits.
Nice Job, I used their kit for my 26.
It took more time than I thought it would take.
More beer too!
Further adventures on Derrick Pangs car (Yesterday)
I got all the caps and mains finished up,wiped down interior of block and real icky valve galley. Derrick and Martin Vowell yanked the magnets for recharge. Then reassembley begins.
Last time I drove my T was the week before Christmas, since then it has had no interest in starting or running. Spent a lot of time on it yesterday, and found the head gasket between 3 and 4 was missing about 1/4" of material. Put it back together today, and my less than 1 year old battery, which was on the charger all night the night before would not turn the engine over. We pulled it to jump start it, and wow, it has never run like this before. The engine is a fresh rebuild with about 1000 miles on it. It has run well in the last year but nothing like today. Hard Ass is the best way to describe it for T. It has a Z head, Texas T distributor , carb, and Chaffin Traveler's cam. Very strong, must have had a defective head gasket all along.
This car hates me, besides the battery, all of a sudden the clutch is no longer in adjustment, never touched it, worked fine before but it created issues, I did not have before. Can deal with that, it runs again.
I got the engine back in and running after the magneto coil disintegrated. The new coil from RV Anderson was a work of art. Kind of sad that no one can see it now, but it works great. Thanks for every ones help here on the forum.
I rebuilt the rear axle and drive shaft for my 1910. Mounting the tires on the new wheels is next.
Wife and I took the speedster to Yelm for lunch. A bit on the cool side (50's) but not bad and lunch was great. About 150 miles round trip.
Derrick should have the knowledge to start up his own Model T repair shop soon! He's lucky to have such good guys like George and Martin pitching in to help.
Not T, but I drove our K to church this morning. Mom and both girls took her car, but my youngest rode home with me. We beat mom and our other daughter home.
This afternoon I worked on the brakes, and changed to what I hope is a hotter plug in the number six cylinder. All in all, a good old car day.....
I drove my '25 roadster pickup all day long. Ran like a champ. Just turned over 2,400 miles too, and I can sure tell she is breaking in nicely.
Plugging away on the two cylinder project. I welded up the shortened coil box and worked on my intake/exhaust manifold more. The block and internals are just about all together except for installing the valve springs.
Spent this weekend trying to straiten a 21 inch spare tire carrier for a 24 touring. I was fortunate to find one but it apparently also served as a bumper. The rim now fits ok and it should look good when complete.
4 days and no progress from anyone?
This week I had some parts blasted and I primed them, was hoping to paint tonight but to many visitors stopped by. Will be giving it a shot tomorrow.
got them together for a photo today.
Making hollow rivets & installing wood in top bows.
Got the motor back in the roadster after an overhaul. Also rebuilt the trans., relined the bands, rebuilt the front end and replaced a leaking inner rear axle seal. Then went on a shakedown run. It actually ran! PK
Today I went to work so that I could earn some money to spend on old cars! I think that counts!
Real nasty clicking the touring car. Sounded like one valve lifter clicking. But it was louder in the car than out by the engine. Wasn't looking forward to pulling manifolds, valve cover and head to rework valve lash on just one valve. So a friend stopped over tonight and I started it for him to listen to. He pulled the cover off the coil box and noticed spark jumping between the nuts on the points. We shut the car off and checked the nuts out. They were so loose I could turn them with my finger. Tightened them up goodentite and put the coil on the strobospark and did some adjusting and now the coil is firing right and no spark jumping. Whew! I can't wait till tomorrow to hear the car run again.
Finished moving into new house and organized my parts department
Well what did I do on my "T" today NOTHING! But yesterday I did the unthinkable.BROKE THE LEFT axle. So now I have the honors of pulling the
Ruckstell and installing a new axle. Was going to give it a road test for today as there is a Show and Shine not far from the house. Made a few twists and turns in the front drive way, pulled onto the street, went to the next corner, made a right turn and speeded up and went to "HIGH pedal and a "LOUD BANG" and there I stopped, about little more than a 1/4 mile from home. Now the "FUN and GAMES" start. The axle and the Ruckstell was like brand new, probably 20 miles on the install job.
I finished replacing the interior on my roadster, worst part of th job getting the hood just right. Pleased with the job, tomorrow making some side screens😀
After a 2 year rebuild of engine/trans, I have to pull it all out... Again! Too much Kevlar in the trans screen and tired of adjusting the low band pedal, so.... and I found this:
I just got back from a 16 mile drive in my 1924 cut-off touring (now a pickup). The last mile or so, someone in a blue minivan was following me from a courteous distance. When I pulled into the garage, the gentleman parked the minivan and walked in to see my car. Turns out he was an ex-mechanic, born in 1927 and remembered working on old Model Ts when he was a teenager. He said he never owned a Model T, his first car was a used Model A. We talked for a bit, then he went on his way. Fun!
Not today but on Thursday I hauled some small brush to the village landfill and last evening took the dog for a ride in the '19.......
Checked the oil and water levels, filled the tires with air and tank with gas, disconnected the trickle charger, started the T, then went fora drive in e neighborhood.
Was really happy with the word bands and how it ran.
Later we used it to deliver a birthday present and remembered that it didn't run very well at higher speeds.
I will most likely change the carb and hope it fixes the high speed problem.
Just completed another Model T motor. With any luck it will be in the car by Monday evening.
Spent the day Friday at the Bakersfield Swap Meet. Met early at Martin Vowell's place with Derrick Pang and picked up Mart and Steve Jelf. Run to Bakersfield at 7:05 to Gorman for a quick morning breakfast then on our way, got there about 10 ish. Great outing this year.
Erik Barrett, The Three Musk'T'eers and D'Artagnan(Derrick)
I did something my own T as well. I bought a handbrake extension, it arrived today and I installed it, quite easy and seems to work well. No more reaching for the handbrake.
Not sure why one picture makes it look gray, it is black as shown on the other picture.
I dragged home another one...
March 1915 casting date. Ribbed pedals, alum hogshead, high plug smooth backing plate rear, tapered springs...
Wrong windshield, wrong oil pan, high head. Brush painted in the 50s.
Started chasing down a knock in a freshly rebuilt motor. It's not #2 or #3 rod bearings. Didn't get #1 or #4. That's next time. I'm not going to focus on the mains because I'm not going to pull the motor just yet. I'm going to check for camshaft and crankshaft end play tomorrow. Also I'll check for piston slap. I didn't think to check wrist pins or twisted rods today. I'll check them next time I have the inspection plate off. I've only got the rest of my life to find it. I did pull .0025" shim out of #3. That brought the clearance down to about .0015".
Derek -- That's a nice one, for sure! But then I've always been partial to 15's. The '15 Touring I had for 10 years was a March of '15 car as well. It too was painted in the 50's, but using spray cans of lacquer.
Today, I placed the renewal sticker on the license plate on the 26 touring. And I also placed the insurance papers in all 3 cars.
Took my oldest Grandson to lunch Yes in a T 4 dirt roads and 35 miles covered.
Finally had a chance to spend some "quality time" with the newest addition to address known issues and to look for hidden problems and to perform maintenance.
Replaced a rear wheel due to loose spokes and confirmed that the Rocky Mt brake drum had been installed with carriage bolts! I thought that the bolt heads didn't look correct.
Installed a threaded insert into the block to repair a stripped head bolt hole.
Upgrading the tail lamp to have stop light also.
On my previous post I stated I broke an axles. The Ruckstell is all apart- and also found the differential gear has a crack right through the key way slot. So it looks like I am going to be looking for a diff gear. The axle was in question as to having a defect. In the break there is some dis-coloration that looks strange.
Spent the last two days pulling the engine on my 17. Been 14 years since I rebuilt it and many miles. Hearing a strange rattling sound. Working with lots of back pain so work half hour and rest half hour. Take the pan of tomorrow and see what I find.
In an effort to reduce the oil to the back of the motor on the doodlebug from using the filter, I tried shortening it up while I had the welder out for something else. Hoping the short basin will still catch stuff while dumping the oil sooner ahead of the forth main and thus reduce my leak there. Apparently this is not uncommon when adding a filter. Did not get a chance to try it yet though.
Built a rig to test magnet strength. I recently made a magnet charger based on the David Gingery plans since my engine is apart and wanted to make sure the magnets are at their best. After seeing other forum member's issues with measuring magnet pull at the ends of the magnet, I am measuring it at the surfaces where the keeper plate resides when installed. This location seems to have a more uniform surface than the ends, and that's where the work happens. The first magnets I tried showed almost a three-fold increase in pull after charging, from just under 4 pounds before to a bit over 11 after in one case. The readings cannot be used as the actual pull of the magnets because of the leverage in the setup, but it does seem to give consistent results to compare strength before and after recharging. I will test the magnets once again just before installing them to see if they lose any pull in the meantime. The car ran well on mag before, but didn't want to start on mag. I am looking forward to the real test once I have the car back together.
Getting ready to paint the floor on my fordor
My Bakersfield finds, Took oil cap apart and scraped all the old clay/sludge after soaking in solvent. Cap is now in the carb dip for the stuff I couldn't get.
Carefully opened the tabs to dissemble.
Central NH Model T Club
Dust-Off Tour, April 17, 2016 Report
On April 17th, 16 Central NH Model T Club members gathered at the Irving Truck Stop for this year’s Dust-Off Tour. It was a beautiful sunny, warm day as we got under way shortly after 10am for a drive through Concord up US Route 3 to Penacook, then driving along the river over to Contoocook, where we stopped for a picnic lunch after crossing the Roswell Covered Bridge. While we enjoyed our sandwiches and Steve Sanborn enjoyed a hot meal served from his Model T manifold cooker, there was a large number of people who stopped to take pictures of the cars. After lunch most members returned to Concord, hoping to stop for ice cream at Beech Hill Farm, unfortunately they were not open. Steve Sanborn, Paul & Betty Proulx and Bob Bowes made a wiser choice and went to High Tide in Hillsboro for their ice cream.
I would like to thank all those members for turning out and supporting this club event.
Took the two 26's out for a few miles this morning. One sounds like a rod knock so took off the inspection plate this morning and removed one cap. Time for lunch. So after I post this I will go back out and finish. Hope that's all it is and that my adjustment will fix it.
got bed wood and cut it to size just need to finish it
Installed new valves in my new to me 1919 touring.
Installed new valves in my new to me 1919 touring.
Too frigging cold out to do much of anything so decided to clean up a recently acquired Holly two screw carb.
Started the process of taking the '12 apart so I can get it to the correct dark blue color.
Changed a tire on my coupe, gave it a bath and took it out to fill up with gas. It had sat since September and fired right up even with the old gas. Taking it to a birthday gathering for a 100 YO lady on Sunday so needed to get it prettied up and ready to run.
Starting to bolt on parts for the two cylinder engine project. Still lots to do but its getting there.
Tears flowing down Royce's eyes....
John is doing exactly what I would have done if I had the time! It is an awesome car, should be fabulous when John gets done.
Found the correct spare tire carrier for my new to me 1919. How lucky can you be. It was only used that Year.
No pictures but today I drove down to San Diego and dropped off my 16 coupelet at Ernie Romero's for new upholstery and a top. I'm trying my hardest to get this car done this year.
Friday's work at Derrick's garage. Mounted recharged magnets and leveled, painted block Steve Jelf Black, Installed cam gear donated by Steve and cover installed, mounted mag.ring and leveled/shimmed.
Boy Derrick, you're going to owe those guys a lot of beer and pizza!
Well, pizza anyway. Odd thing is Martin and I are not drinkers, We are of the diet soda ilk because our dr's said so. :/
Finished cleaning up my project 26 roadster truck oil pan. And unboxed a ebay 26 wire wheel and blasted it. The rest of the day the wife wanted a new camper and so we have a new camper.. could have got another old car but I promised her a new camper several years ago. Or a model A restoration ago and two model T s ago. We like to camp and this one should last us as many years as we want to camp.
Some more painting, test fitting, and installing parts on the two cylinder T engine. Trying to finish it by the beginning of June---or at least make it runable by then. Getting closer but still a long ways off.