Till now nobody started a tread about what he did during January. I was wondering if you all are making a "Winter sleep".
Since Christmas there were the Heinze Coils, twenty or so Ford and last weekend I made two Master coils ready for the season. No they are not only for show they work as they should be.
All cleaned out, new points, new wiring and new capacitors
Those are some very pretty coils Andre !
I just finished an engine ,who had an broken Crankshaft.
Here in Johannesburg we drive our cars in winter, almost the best time of the year for driving a T. Sunny cloudless skies, no wind and temperature between 15 and 25 degrees Celcius at noon.
I haul in wood and haul out ash. Old car work takes a back seat to staying warm in northern WI this time of year.
I'm going to restore this early fifties Gilbarco
Toon I like your test bench. Daar ben ik echt jaloers op jonge!
80 degrees today in sunny Fla. think I will take SaraJane out for a test & check. Maybe see if there are any pretty girls out and about down by the beach.
Three mornings ago here in central New Brunswick it was -20F; following the January thaw that brought 3 days of rain, everything is now frozen solid! Mostly Jan. and Feb. are taken up with tending the wood-fired boiler and moving snow, with a weekly shopping trip to town. We're always glad when April finally arrives!
Not sure what the temp is here, Ive got windows and doors open (screens on) in an effort to not have to turn the AC on. As for projects Im still working on my recycled shift/brake quadrant. The center is from a salvage water fill, the spoked are cut from a salvaged prop strut (had to dive to get it). The ruxtel shift lever is from a keel bolt (had to dive to get it) and the brake lever started out as a throttle from a sailboat. The interior rotating parts will be cut on the lathe from a propeller shaft. Its ugly as can be now but starting to take shape.
Winter only last a few days here so I watch old Kojak episodes.
Paul H ; Als je de test Bench wil gebruiken, dan kom je maar met je motor.
I'm with Janes, in the Atlanta , GA area. Ice storm and the end of the world as we know it last weekend, and this week, 70f. So got some wood working done. Don't freak out, just using plywood for an initial mock up. Then 4/4 oak for the finished product. WWI machine gun carrier.
Piss and moan about the bad weather and drive the wife crazy. Oh, once in a while I putz around on car stuff, but don't need much.
In Alberta Canada it is good shop time. I'm working on engines
What do I really do in the winter?
Gain 15 pounds.
I'm trying to loose 15 pounds. Just started today. Well it's almost lunch time, gotta go.
It's too cold to work out in the shop, so I go for a drive...
Temps been under 20 and closer to zero for much of the last month.
The 2' of snow has compacted now to about 1.5. What the TT needs,
I am too sick to do. Just gonna sit this dance out and see what next
Phone has been ringing off the hook for snow clearing and ice dam
problems on roofs. When I come home from doing that all day, I don't
have much interest in staying out in single digit temps.
When you live in Florida you do the same thing in Winter as the rest of the year.
Phillip; Do they still have that 2 story brick elementary school I attended in operation? I was there in the 60's.
We've decided to mostly skip winter in Houston this year.
Combined coyote hunting trip with seeking T parts. Was sucessful at both. Got out of dodge before ice storm hit. Going to be 50 this weekend so I'll probably be wearing shorts and working on RPU.
I admire your skills and workman ship Toon.
Gad Keith, had to call my brother in Aloha about weather after seeing your picture.
We will hit fifty today with no snow or ice,
I drink a lot of coffee, read a lot of books, and burn a lot of wood in the wood stove, and I dream about spring.
I just suffer everyday.
Then on real miserable days this is what Im forced to do.
Rebuilding Model T generator and starter brushplates.
Been making lots of dust lately.
I have already worked on two other people's T's this month and pruned the roses and fruit trees. The roses usually go dormant but this year are already starting to bloom. I do most of this between rain storms. It has rained more than most years already in California. No snow here yet. Sometimes we get an inch which melts the same day, but usually just rain in the winter here.
I enjoy my T's as much as possible.......but I'm with WILL COPELAND on this one!!!
Especially on days like this.
We did have nice weather on the last weekend in October though.
Finally a day in the 20's F today. I did most of my laundry, took a nap, had some coffee, took a nap, watched some tv, took a nap, went to a friend's house for coffee, got home, and yep, you guessed it; I took a nap. Now I'm going to cook and eat supper, and fold my clothes. Then it'll be time for bed!
Tomorrow will be a repeat of today. Well, I guess I won't work on the laundry tomorrow.
I've lost 12 lbs since before Christmas. I'm letting my whiskers grow. I guess my neighbor wants to work in the shop this evening. He's got a bravado with a froze up brake caliper.
Now if you'll forgive me, I think I'll just take a...
Carry corn to the stove and polish my new Henry Rifle! Bud.
Bud, I'm thinking about a Henry .17HMR for varmints. Though I'll seldom use it, I'm impressed with the looks of them.
Bud, I carry alot of corn for the stove but I dont have a henry. Lucky Bud!!
Mike,I have 3-A-.22 .17,and a .357 The Grandson can reload the .357 or .38 cheaper than i can shoot the others! Dallas,We have been burning corn for ten years all while people starve.I guess if our farmers starve their people too!! Bud.
I'm writing a science-fiction novel. _
No, I'm not laboring under any delusion there's a ghost of a chance of it getting published; it's just fun to write. _
Oh, and as hobbies go, it's pretty cheap.
How do you hold that beer can in your mouth ?
What have I done all winter?
Been physically sick due to this idiot that was voted in, by who, I can't imagine, as the entire world thinks the United States is full of a bunch of morons! Literally, God help us all!
I'm with you Willis...is this country that lost or what...
What beer can? What alien??
Spent some of the day clearing this fallen tree, blocking the way to my T garage!
Had to fix the chainsaw first, so only got limbs trimmed and now it's supposed to rain & wind for two days. Oh bother!
I think I can answer your question about holding the beer can. The whole story leaked out of Roswell a few years ago.
Seems space aliens were checking out our planet for invasion. The advance aliens really liked our brew and our babes. And they had a magnetic field in their helmets that could hold steel cans by thought control.
Our military was helpless. Our scientists were helpless. But just about that time the pop top can was invented, which worked best with aluminum cans. Almost overnite steel cans disappeared from circulation, replaced with aluminum.
Now everyone knows that aluminum is not magnetic. So the space aliens couldn't hold a brewsky in place with their magnetic field. And once they sobered up many of the babes didn't look so good after all.
No beer, no babes. The space aliens warned their approaching hordes that Earth wasn't so desirable after all, and the invasion was called off.
And that's how the Earth was saved. Trust me, I got it from a guy who knew a guy who lived in Roswell.
Dick (Who has too much time on hands during winter)
Will- you ain't fooling me. I lived on the Gulf coast for 3 years and you guys roll up the sidewalks in the Winter. Folks down there run for cover when it drops into the 50s!
Dick Fischer spins a pretty good science-fiction yarnóbetter than mine, I'm afraid. _Truth is, it wasn't so much a matter of holding a beer can in my mouth as it was just getting my stupid tongue accidentally stuck in the pop-top keyhole. _The babe said she'd help me get if off if I carried her back to town, but then she just stole my brewski. _All I got out of the deal was an aching back. _Oh, well.
I spend a lot of time fishing.
Too rainy and warm to icefish, so rebuilding several coils and re-rebuilding 3 that I did 4 yrs ago with the incorrect low dv/dt Caps. Digging out 80+ yr old tar is a breeze compared to taking out the new stuff. jb
Stalking unwanted visitors on my neighbors lawn.
Ron: Is that critter responsible for those 'incorrect' capacitors I received (from a NY vendor) back in 012? Eradicate the whole lot of them along with their bogus parts!
Tonight, did a little snow plowing with the doodlebug. Even in a open cockpit, the engine gives off a good amount of heat. It helps that the wind isn't blowing hardly either. This was about 2" of very wet heavy stuff, its been sleeting and freezing rain here for about 24 hours.
A bit of tin and a bit of board and that is how you made a Ford.
Got alittle woodworking in this week. Built my box for my WWI machine gun carrier. Oak sides and tongue and groove boards for the bed. Trap door for the battery box access. It'll all get sealed, primed and painted flat OD green, but it's coming along. Floorboards are done, so only seat remains.
Been working on a project to be revealed soon. All will be amazed, aghast, or apathetic.
No time to get any real work done to my cars. I did call langs and make a order for the 27 but they don't have any core 26-7carbs so I have to box up my last one to send them for a what they call a show rebuild. Gonna install a Wilmo that I dropped of to have jet hot coated and polished.It will be done this Thursday. Need all of it back on the car in just 9 weeks. It' just 9 weeks until the rod run in pigeon forge Tn. Want to take the 27 roadster because you hardly ever see a T out of the thousands of cars that come to the show. I also ordered my enclosed trailer and need to pick it up in 2 weeks. So if it all works out I will get her to the Rod Run. If not I will be taking a crusty looking 29 model A Tudor sedan that runs great. So either way I am going. Weather here has been from 18 degrees to 51 today. Last weekend we had tornados here in the south but thankfully not here.Tim
Started pulling the motor on my 27 Tudor. I have water in the oil. Might be a crack.
Re-built my 26/7 coil box with kit from fun projects now you cant see the coils from underneath the car.