A friend for George

While this winter has not been horrible (yet) the cold and wind have definitely put a damper on the joys of working on a Model T in an unheated and quite drafty shed. Work on George’s engine has slowed, though not stopped entirely. As of early January, all of the …

The Engine Chronicles , Part 1

A couple weeks back, we decided it was time to begin work on George’s engine. So, on a nice evening, the girls and I went up to the garage and started the disassembly. First order of business was to remove the cylinder head, which took about five minutes using the …

George goes to his first car show

The town that my wife’s aunt lives in (Seneca, Kansas, about 50 miles west of us) has an annual Cruise Night and car show that we have been going to for the past few years. The cruise night is Saturday night, with the car show on Sunday morning. We had delusions …

New paint and a mystery solved

George the touring car was feeling a bit underdressed in his well worn and tattered coat of ancient black paint (lets face it, the car was mostly rust), so we decided to freshen him up this week. Not wanting to lose all of that “patina” that neglect had worked so …

New Tires for Grand Prize George

Started making some progress on George the Model T – the first step being new tires so we can actually move the car around. George is equipped with wood spoke wheels with 21″ demountable, split rims. That is, the rim comes off of the wheel (it is held on by …