Have any of you guys been to the Florida Flywheelers meet and flea market?? Just wondering if it's a worthwhile 100 mile trip from my park near Zephyrhils. Thanks : Bruce
I go every year and it is great. My grandkids loved it too. I bring one of my T's and participate in the car parade in the morning.
Iv been there a couple of times. Its big. Its draws a HUGE crowd! Just got to be careful not to get run over by a golf cart. One of the games I like to play is to take note of all the different cars in the parking lot are from. Very close to every state in the lower 48. They have some very nice running massive flywheel engines and I think some steam but cant remember on that one in the barn.
I was more concerned about the flea market and the chances of finding any T parts as opposed to tractor stuff.
I have found some T stuff there over the years but there isn't that much and what there is seems to be overpriced. That said, I have gotten some early accessory items there at a decent price because no one knew what they were. There are a lot of make and break engine guys there with parts and they have an operating saw mill run by a steam traction engine across from Wild Willy's Used Up car lot. They also do a Model T put together twice a day just to mention a few of the attractions.
We heading out for the winter tour early so we can attend Flywheelers on Friday and Saturday.
Thanks guys: Last question, is it worth going tomorrow (Wednesday) or should I wait till later in the week?
Wait if you can. Friday and Saturday are the best days.
Thanks Val, we plan on going to Lakeland on Friday so I may skip the Flywheelers . Bruce
it is a great show. I have done it several times. the big engine in the barn is a natural gas powered "snow" it was made in buffalo ny. the show and flea market are a lot of fun. as will said, look out for the golf carts. my nephew got hit there a few years back.
We're at Flywheelers now & got here Sunday. Yesterday and today have been very active and one of the staff members said that this last show for the season is always the largest.
I walked the Swap Meet and saw a pretty nice '26 Tudor for sale and also a '22 TT with wooden cab and flatbed on it. Neither one had a price on it. I bought a NOS '26 - '27 right rear fender for a Coupe, or Roadster. There's no doubt it's NOS as it's virtually perfect in every way except for a small amount of shop wear.
If you can make it I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
We are headed there today, have a golf cart rented for 3 days, sad part is if you do not have a golf cart you may get run over by one. We are staying only about 20 min. away at Pioneer Creek RV Resort. It will be hot outside today,just saying.
I'm kinda jealous. This show is on my to-do/bucket list.
A threshing/engine show buddy named Gale (Gail?) (RIP) used to get down to the Flywheelers grounds and he helped work on engine setups.
Golf carts and four wheelers are a bugger on all show grounds. Up here, they're getting a handle on it but it takes time.
How big is the Snow? 400 or a 600? Neat engines!
Was in a pumping station a bunch of years ago in PA that had 6 600? Snow engines.
It was warm! The flywheel gave off a breeze as I filmed.
The stack music of a Snow working is something to behold.
Would you post a pic or two of the Snow for me? Thank you. :-)
Duey C, go on you-tube and type in The "Snow" engine at Florida Flywheelers 2017 for a thirty minute video.
I made down yesterday for a few hours. Always fun. Looking for a tt trailer hitch just for fun an ran across some 5:16 gears in a pile of tractor parts. The last thing I thought I would find. That's how it goes. Things have a way of finding you when you don't expect it. Good times junk'n.
Also, for you dirt trackers here are some motorcycle knobbys on wire wheels.
we have been to Flywheelers Park a couple of times.
It has always been fun.
I got my 11 T out the other day to get it ready for the Florida Tour. ( changing oil,lubricateing,
and tuning it up.
Mary and I are looking forward to seeing you and Carol.
Neat finds Tim!
That (bad knock) 400 snow is sweet! Thanks Robert!