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1914 Model T Ford Touring Car
Will try to play catch up here, but please remember that Will's regular blogs pretty much apply to me as well because we comprise "team Connecticut"
Friday, June 26th. A long uneventful ride in intense heat brought us to Abilene, KS in the early afternoon. Our room was not ready so we killed some time visiting the Eisenhower museum and library etc. Later we connected with my brother Bill and his wife Judy. They drove up from Dallas to see the cars and have a brief visit with ME.… Continue
Today was our rest day in Olathe, KS and believe me it was really needed. Our ride here through rural Missouri was brutal hot and took the toll on many of us. Parking lot activity today was unbelievable. Check out the many photos and videos that will be certainly be loaded tonight. Tomorrow will be special as I will be meeting my brother Bill and his wife Judy in Abilene.
Yesterdays trip to South Bend was another "eventful" day. This time, however, the Connecticut car was not at the center of attention. Our good friend, Jon, was struggling and every mile it seemed to get worse. We tried isolating ignition by swapping know good components to no avail. Tweeking carb adjustments didn't seem to help either. Pulling the crank through slowly revealed little or no compression in cylinders one and two. Thinking head gasket, we went into a local cafe for lunch. As luck… Continue
Today's first stop was a the Ford test facility where we had the opportunity to ride around on the test tracks which was quite an experience. We were privleged to have two riders, Gordon Scott and his three year old daughter. Gordon's great grandfather was Burt Scott who was the driver of Ford #2 which was the winner of the race 100 years ago. We also visited three historic former plants where the Model T was produced. All in all, a great day. Tomorrow we are off to South Bend, Indiana. Don… Continue
Today was an easy, yet busy day. We drove only about eight miles to Greenfield Village. This short trip was coordinated with the local police that bent over backwards blocking intersections a we traveled in a caravan. At the village we met up with David Liepelt who gave Will and I an opportunity to see things otherwise not available to the general public. At about 3:30 we left the complex for the Henry Ford estate (Fairlane) and a tour of the family mansion which includes 58 rooms. It was nice,… Continue
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Hi Bob do you have dates for the 2014 reunion tour in CT? I have lots of dates to juggle in June, weddings etc, sooner I know the better or may not be able to fly over the big pond, would be nice to have drect e-mail contact Larry The Limey Riches
GREAT Blog introduction and pictures! I am sooooo glad to be going on this trip with you and I know we will be having a terrific time together on this "Trip of a Lifetime"!
Your Navigator/Co-Driver & Friend,
It seems my friend Nancy Walters here in Buena Vista, CO went to high school with you. Our car, 1925 red roadster pickup is already in CT - we trailered it there in March. It's in the garage of Carl Pate, whom you may know and who Jim went to 3rd grade with. Looking forward to meeting you. I've invited Nancy and Ken to our Halfway party in Fort Collins.