All who have been following us might have noticed that there have been no entries for the past two days. Well for good reason. On the way from Rawlins to Rock Springs, Bob's engine broke the crankshaft flange!
For an "A" crank, this is the most vulnerable part of the conversion. NOT GOOD! We were towed into Rock Springs where a positive diagnosis was made and it was not a good day. Hiowever, our good friend, Ken Hummel, quickly offered the use of his 1912 engine and a swap out was initiated. The swap was 80% done in Montpelier with only the peripherals needed to be assembled during the 2 day layover in Pocatello on days 20 & 21. Many thanks to Ken for his kind generosity which will allow us to finish the last 1000 miles of the tour!!! Then another major breakdown, not with our car, but with good friend, Jon Greisenbeck's 1920 Coupe. It initially was thought to be a rod knock, but when we arrived ar Montpelier, it was identified to be a break of the crank in the middle of rod journal #3. Dejection and dissappointment do not begin to describe Jon's feelings, who spared no effort in preparing his car for this tour.
We will continue updates and pictures over the next few days and appreciate all your concern.