Well, despite my best intentions, other things got in the way and my preparations started way later than I'd hoped. With a bit of movement in the rear wheels, I decided to check the bearings and sleeves a few days ago. Of course what seems a straightforward job got complicated and fought me every step of the way. Luckily a couple of buddies with far more experience than me listened to my stories, validated my struggles, and provided helpful advice and encouragement. I'm pleased to say to say I'm now mobile again. A few small adjustments and maintenance tomorrow, then maybe even back to polishing some brass before loading up to leave for the tour on Saturday morning.
Anybody else want to tell us about their last minute rush?
Not much getting done on my car but heaps happening finalising all the details of the event. did manage to get a new windscreen in and the frames painted. also polished the brass.
Have a great time, guys
you are a braver man than I. Buy some jackstands! Best wishes for a safe tour.
There are jack stands under it but they're camouflaged! They are orange and under the rear radius rods - can't put them under the rear axle because of the stabilizer bar under the diff.
I wouldn't leave it sitting on unstable jacks.
Wish I were there...
Already delivered one T first thing today for the USA visitors to use, back home to reload, no time for that brass polishing!!
Looking forward to driving Frank's 26 Touring this week. Went out to Lardner Park this evening and saw many Model T's already here for the tour.
Frank's car did great on the first day tour yesterday. Really ran great. Hills were no worries.
All done and dusted, a week long tour over, a wet week on and off but all went well for most.
One broken crank, a gear box self destruct and a T hit by a 4x4, no one hurt, and a buffalo wheel failed to hang together just in the last yards of the end of the rally.
Not bad. Not bad at all. Congratulations to all who participated! And special thank yous to those that made it all possible. Major events like this are a lot of work and planning to put together. Even those of us who cannot make it, get pleasure from seeing the pictures and hearing the details of a wonderful time had by all!
As long as nobody is seriously hurt, the broken crankshafts, collapsed wire wheels, and other assorted breakdowns are part of the adventure, and shall be part of the bragging rights on the next big meet. Collisions, not good, but again, as long as no one is seriously hurt, we can all move on to another wonderful time again soon!
Thank you all!
Do drive carefully, and enjoy always! W2
Interesting that many large tours include one modern car accident nowadays. Sign of the times??
Frank, hope you get some pics to post!
The T that was hit.
The venue had this huge shed for the night parking, I think about 120 T's on the rally, someone may correct me if I'm out on that Number
This camper caught my interest.
This was of interest to every one, a cut down engine that was slowly run through it's cycles by an electric motor, sparking and all!