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  1. unimogjohn

    1922 Fiat 501 Targa Florio

    Oh, I was wondering why the star wheel's arms were bent. It is a cable guard! Great pics.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    More Greg reports. This one on the Ford Model T. Milestone night! We threw the shop crane on the pickup , made our way to the garage to offload and snatch the engine out of Nate's Model T. All went well. We followed up with dinner at the steakhouse.....on Nathan. A better look at the frame shows that it's getting pretty thin in some places. To be continued.....
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    David Coco (Trimacar) sent me these pictures of Greg and Nathan picking up his IH High Wheeler. It is all original.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    It is Monday morning and we have a report from Greg. More Model T(ree) progress. It is coming apart amazingly well. After spending all those years without any shelter, most nuts , bolts, even small screws are convinced to unscrew with little effort although there are some fasteners that will have to be cut. With the cylinder head removed we find that three of the bores very nice, one with a bit of accumulated rust and so far no obvious cracks in the block. Now that the firewall, steering, and starter are out of the way, the engine will come out as soon as we persuade the mount bolts to surrender. . We won't disturb the fuel tank for now.....home to a Jenny Wren.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    Cars & Coffee in our little town of Marshall. First ever event at H&H Auto Storage. Great attendance. We took the Morris and the Jag.
  6. looking for passenger side, front brake h/w. Here is an outlined pic. TX John
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    Chris, cars & coffee on Saturday, 8-12, on main st. We hope to have a good turnout. Bring "go fast".
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    The Renault 5. Who knew.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    Oh boy, a "T" report from Greg. Found some time to devote to pruning the Model T(ree). Started with the coil box and water pump so we could get a look at the engine number and block casting date code which appears to be a December 1920 manufacture. It looks like the coils could use a tuneup by a specialist. Any suggestions who to send them to? Surprisingly, much of the rusted hardware is surrendering , only broke one wrench so far.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    Sunday, June 24th. A bunch of us got together to visit a local car collection. Lots of original and/or restored cars. Was a fun afternoon.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    It is June 17th, Father's Day, and we have a report from Greg, and his Ford Model T exploits. Dear all, Another "White Post restoration" resumes. Nate and I had been putting out feelers to find a way of moving the Tree T from the berry patch to a location with better access so the autopsy can begin. A social call to the boys at White Post Restorations the other day resulted in the enthusiastic offer of assistance . Billy Ray Thompson got their tractor ready with forks mounted and his Dad W.R. offered to meet us at the scene of the crime. That was today. A beautiful day and all went well. It took several attempts to free the chassis from the tree, the foliage and the earth. Now located next the the garage, the hosing down of rusty fasteners with Kroil has begun. For those who would like to help date what we've got, some initial findings are: * Hand brake ratchet has four rivet retention * Side rails are punched with three holes for running board brackets *Rear crossmember is extended but not flanged. More will follow as we dig deeper. And I'd like to really express our thanks to W.R. Thompson for not only helping us out with the move today, but the long overdue visit with him. A nice day! Photos courtesy Nathan Cone. More to follow.
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    1952 MG TD

    Jeff, I often go to BringaTrailer.com for pics of cars for sale and sold to be used as reference. Actually, there is one TD for sale and many that have been sold. All have lots of pics, some of which might be useful or interesting. https://bringatrailer.com/mg/
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    I don't subscribe to many car magazines, but one I really like is "Classic Motorsports". This month their feature article was on the Avanti. It was a very well written piece with lots of information some of which I was not aware of. I don't think I can post the article, but can give you a hint of what is in it under the fair use policy of our copyright laws. Here is a couple of pics. Another neighbor came over to use the lift. A young guy with his first car, a 2004 Honda Accord. He got a oil change lesson. I think we both enjoyed it. Hope to get back on fixing the exhaust leak on the Suburban today. And of course a mower went kaput. I think I bent a push rod on the Kohler 23 HP motor. Thank goodness I have four other old mowers as spares.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    On Saturday I had a visit by Dave in his 1966 Cadillac. He wanted to change out his shocks. So we put it on the lift. Bill, another neighbor, came over to help. So we put the big boat on the lift and changed out the shocks. The fronts looked original, the rears were replacements at some point in the car's life. All were beyond shot, none had any fluid left in them. Here are a couple of pics. Bet it rides a lot better now.
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    It is June 7th. Just got back to the farm from a week in Seattle. Four inches of rain since we have been gone. It is like a jungle out there. When we left the Tesla Model S had 171 miles of charge and when we returned 117. So we lost about 55 miles during that week. Not surprising as the car is alway "on" and never goes into a hard sleep. It has to keep the batteries either hot or cold, it wants a consistent temperature of about 73 degrees F to always keep the batteries ready to go. I think the 1996 Cadillac is coming over sometime today to go back on the lift for a shock change. I do not know if Dave got the wheel unstuck. Guess I will find out today. We have a car show this Sunday. Taking the Morris Traveller and XK120 Jaguar to a horsepower and pony show. Always great fun with over 50 neat cars on display. I will take a lot of pics.