Peter and the folks at Fawcett Restoration are moving along. We hope to be ready for the HCCA B&BC Tour in mid May.
The front fenders needed repair and some metal replacement:
Geeze that is nice!
Do you have to make those ball bearing cups?
Very nice indeed. Are you nervous about driving that over the gravel roads on your property as you posted before on previous videos or? Very nice paint and metal work.
Dang !! It's just too durned party. lol. Amazing.
Craftsmen at work. Great looking car.
That's the only way to stripe !! Simply beautiful, and a joy to watch the progress ! Thanks for keeping abreast of this Rob !
That's just beautiful! You obviously have the right guys on the job.
That is just the way a T spoke should the striped.
Your car is going to be absolutely fabulous! I'll be on that tour and sure hope these guys have it ready for you!
Looking great....I can't wait to see it with the top. I saw the Porter K at Piquette....you guys set a high standard.
Steve - The races are all good and Dean Yoder had replaced the ball bearings. I believe one outer or inner set of ball bearings were replaced again.
Ed - they're made to drive..... I know there will be chips and scratches that happen. The next owner will have to decide when to do a refresh. I'll be as careful as possible, but we know that how it goes.
We're setting this up to drive, even adding an overdrive. The Roadster cruised comfortable at 40-45, so now should do the same at 50+mph. We're also adding a top and will have side curtains and windscreen so it's more all-weather. Peter is balancing the engine, and it was already smooth running, so should be even more so.
If things work out as planned, there could be three Model K on the B&BC tour in May.
This Model K was the pilot car on an endurance run out of Chicago in the fall of 1907. The bags were filled with red confetti to mark the route for the following cars:
Rob didn't tell you that we had to look all over Dean's workshop floor when the ball bearings fell out the the tray they were in. But we found them all.
What kind of sealer and primer were used on those wheels? They look great, smooth as glass.
A thing of beauty----
Thank you for sharing the journey.
One of the things I appreciate is that by your posting these progress reports you give me encouragement to keep hammering away at my project. Thank you, Rob, and I hope to see 3 of these at BBC! Cheers, Bill
Rob, My wife was admiring the new red paint job in your photos. She suggested that you name the car, "Cherries Jubilee".
While it does look just that delicious, I certainly hope Rob never experiences the "flambé" finishing touch of "cherries jubilee" !! ; )
This is going to be one really beautiful Model K when it's done!!!
Is that GM Corvette red?
Dave, 40 lashes for you. Scott Owens