Two days ago it was 70 degrees perfect T weather. This is what happened one day later.
Did someone cancel the global warming thing?
I think the cancellation was effective November 8th.
Ed, thanks for posting. Ellen and I went to one of these meets when it was in Lake George. We both drove one and it was a blast.
Fred, Global warming has been going on since the ice age. If it wasn't for that we would under a mile of ice. I'm all for it if I get more T driving time in.
Well Dan, you'll just have to get Ellen to bake some more cookies!
Dan, I was thinkin' about y'all last night when I was watching the weather reports...figured you'd gotten blasted big time. Boy you sure did! Keep it!!
Courage. Just 119 days until spring.
Snow shovel, snowmobile suit, hot rocks on the floor and ropes around the tires and it's down the road you go.
Larry, she did. Stop by.
Tim, I'm paying for all the T driving. I have only half of what I needed to do before this happened. Dam global cooling(remember that was the big scare in the 70's). Oh well it was worth it.
Steve, not much comfort.
Richard, not much of an option here with the salt they use.
The "15" is in the trailer and plowed in with snow for security reasons. 24" last Friday and our first lake has froze over
Wow,it is down to 27 this morning and I thought that was rough this soon in the fall but SNOW? sheesh.
At least I aint having to run from a dinosaur!
But I can drive a couple miles from home and run around with some camels and even a small elephant!
Slightly warmer this morning with overcast clouds in College Station, TX.
Headed slowly ..... up to Indiana .... then Ohio and Kentucky.
I am thankful for nice weather ...
I think of snow this way.... At least now my lawns and landscaping looks just as nice as all the neighbors......
It was brutal down here. Got all the way down to 57 the other day. ;)
My wife and I are planning to ride the bike down to St. Augustine Friday.
It was 50 degrees yesterday in Hillsboro, so I rode my bike.
Mine goes faster.
I lived in Buffalo, NY for a time as a kid. The locals were the nicest people I've ever known. Later moved to Florida, and then CA. I almost forgot why I never moved back to Buffalo. Thanks for the reminder.......
Wow now that is snow. Last Friday it was 65 degrees and Sunday morning it was 25 and the wind blowing like crazy!! I assume global warming was over after the election was completed. Tim
Tell me about the Ford Tractor! Getting ready for snow and picked up a project early this summer...Ford Golden Jubilee serial number 00018. The Golden was the 50th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company and these tractors are a little longer, taller, heaver than the N series and had overhead valve. Done a bunch of work on the tractor this summer instead of T work and ready to go. Last week was 2 new rear Firestones loaded with 700lbs of "beet juice" and got the headlights to work. I have a back blade on it and don't know how that will plow and doubt I need to put on the chains and don't really want to on new tires. Do have the Farmall cub all staged with snow plow, weights and chains that I have used for 20 years.
You guys in the warm weather are killing me. The only good thing I can say about our weather is it forces me to work in the garage instead of driving the old Ford's around.
Dick, glad I could be of service.
Tim, the tractor is a 1952 8N,it's had a very rough life. I have owned it since 1977. It is unbelievable how dependable it is, always starts right up no matter how cold. It had calcium in the rear tires when I bought it which eventually rotted out the rims. I did try plowing snow with the back blade and chains, it would do it but it was a pain. I then went with with a 1945 Ford powered Jeep, Then settled on an F-250 which has been the best, that truck plows through anything and keeps you nice and warm which the other two didn't.
Rained like cats & dogs last night in Northeast Texas ...
Sounded like a bit of hail to boot.
Rain stopped for now in Texarkana, TX.
Got so cold here last night that the heater came on once.
Years ago we had a new guy transfer out from Virginia to our facility in the Mojave desert. Soon after getting settled, he was talking with his wife about the day's experiences in their new neighborhood. She said people sure were different out here in California. Back home in Virginia folks go inside when the rain starts. Out here, they all run outside when it rains.
Little did she know that she had just witnessed the only rainfall for the entire summer.
It is supposed to get waaaay down into the low 70"s this weekend in Houston.
Dan's posting reminded me of when I lived in Dunsmuir (and was much younger); I used to plow the resort out with an old Huff Payloader (front end loader) that had a cab on it. It was an old Cal-Trans Gravel truck loader my Dad purchased at an equipment surplus auction, so was well-worn before we got it. The Bucket had been extended to the width of the loader, so it made for a great snowplow. Dunsmuir snow is like concrete, not white, fluffy, but white, dense, almost water, so besides plowing it out of the way, you also had to fill the bucket and carry it away somewhere (the pile made a 'glacier" that often lasted until May).
Anyways, the cab had a door that hinged down the middle of the roof and it would drip water, so you had to wear a hat. No heater (heater?? with no floorboards-what on earth for??), so you bundled up and plowed for a few hours until you really couldn't take anymore and went in to dry out and warm up. It was actually a challenge to keep ahead of the snow, and find places to dump it too; in some ways I enjoyed it! BUT!! I'm glad I don't have to do it anymore! We used that Payloader for everything; snow plowing (the reason Dad bought it), man-lift (OSHA would have had a fit!), stump puller. etc. My brother couldn't stand it (he was too tall to fit in the cab) so it's gone now, and he pays someone to plow the place. IMHO, they don't do half the job Dad & I did--but then I am a little prejudiced.
I think I'm done for the year.
We got a little snow last night so I imagine the county was loading up the salt trucks after the third flake.......
What do you mean "I guess it's over"...Did the fat lady sing?
I run my cars year around and I live in a cold weather snow belt. I had my Touring out today without side curtains in 38* weather to do grocery shopping. It snowed on the way home.
It's cold everywhere! I had to put on long pants for the boat ride this morning to go fishing, and didn't take them off till nearly 8:30. We quit about 2:30: it was 81 in Okeechobee.
Brought in the brass monkey monday night.
Down to 22.
Compared to Rob Heyen, we're all wimps! :-)
In Deadhorse Alaska, it won't get above zero for the next ten days at least and maybe not until spring. In a few days, the sun will set and not come up for over a month.
Add me to the list of wimps...I'm passionate for T's, but i hate the cold more. Last ride of the year before the salt spreader's start laying down their quota for the season.
Persons wiser than I got my head all squared away on this snow weather thing.
A group of Swedes came to visit and I asked them "Why do you swedes restore
old American cars ?". The answer was "8 months of winter", and "What the hell
else are we going to do ?"
Translated: they lock themselves in their cozy shops and weld and pound and
get their cars all nice, and when the weather breaks, they drive the hell out of them
until the cold comes back. Further translated: life begins when you have a good,
cozy shop to work in. And by extension, one can get all their "productive" time
in while the weather is miserable for "fun stuff" and enjoy the good weather for
"fun stuff" uninterrupted by "productive (work) stuff because it was all finished
during winter !
In a different way of looking at things, when I was enjoying my 3 deployments
to AFG, I was able to familiarize myself with what REAL heat and cold look and
feel like. The 130º thermometers were pegged by 0800 from June to October in
Helmand Province, and the cold was like nothing I have ever experienced in the
CONUS. And while I have acclimated myself back to local temps, I will never
again complain about either. My shop is coming together and life gets better
with every nail I pound.
Buck up lads! The Model T is a four season car. You gotta get your money's worth out of these things!
How goes it with the Metz ?
Careful with that Metz; it can provide friction in the Garage. . . . .
And friction can produce heat, a desirable sensation in the garage at this time of year....
Regarding the Metz, there will be a separate thread at a later date. I do realize that inquiring minds want to know........
Dennis, around here the fat lady sings when they put the first application of road salt down, and something even more corrosive liquid salt brine. Before that has happened in previous years I have driven with temperatures in the teens.
>In a few days, the sun will set and not come up for over a month.<
I lived in the Yukon Territory for 6 years, about 35 miles out of Whitehorse in a settlement called Grizzly Valley. We didn't have total darkness in the winter, but I shot this picture at high noon on the solstice: