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R W Burgess

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Fuqua-Varina, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com><st1:State alt=</st1:State>NC</ST1:p—Well, I caught some flack tonight for not posting my promised diary. When I first registered for this tour, I forgot to factor in a new-to-me car that had not been proven. For reasons that I could not control, I got behind the eight-ball and did not even start working on this car until one week before the tour. I had about given up on touring with this car in October. A new friend from <ST1:p<st1:State w:st="on">Pennsylvania</st1:State></ST1:p came to my rescue with a promised carburetor if I would bring my car down. I will not name him, but he like most AACA members came to the rescue and allowed Gloria and me to drive our own car.

Wayne

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...............I’m going to post a few pictures, but first I’ll explain that the carburetor cured my gas ills, until 30 miles into our first day on the tour, at which point we not only lost generating capability, but our fuel tank stopped fueling. A tour trouble truck brought us back to the hotel. As it turned out, another Essex on tour lost a rod, so we had another avenue for parts. A quick trip to Wally-World found a marine 6 gallon gas tank that would set in the back seat, and with some unique tubing fabrication, we got the Essex running again. The other ill Essex gave up its generator coupling device to allow us to generate again…problems solved. Check it out!

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Last one about me. We were tooling along yesterday heading back to the hotel, when a very large car came up in my mirror, very fast. Now, we're only running along about 35-40 mph tops. I had to speed up or get run over.....that darn Marty Roth, my friend from New Orleans.:eek: :DThat's when I noticed this station and decided to go back for a picture, but had to run off the edge of the road and wave Marty on by.

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The Marty Roth Packard along with a row of tourers at the railroad siding waiting for our steam train trip.

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Jean Soehnlein and Joanna Cooper having way too much fun in the Roth Packard. That's Marty on the side making the ladies comfortable.

Wayne

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A very nice Chrysler and Randy Stone messing around with Carol Barlop and Franklin Gage in Don's Overland "big" car.

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We had our last stop of Tuesday at the Silk Hope, NC steam display, where we had lunch and home made ice cream, churned by steam...what else. Yum, Yum!

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Following a group of Model A's today. They would run away from me on the straights, the hills, it was a little different story. We finally caught up with them at a stop light,when one backfired and quit. I stopped, but the resident mechanic buddies had things well under control, and what I know about Fords, you could put in a thimble. :eek::rolleyes::)

As a matter of fact, I know about as much about an Essex! :P

It wasn't long before the guys showed up at the hotel

Wayne

PS, speaking of my Essex, our broken down Essex friend came by and explained to me what the steering wheel lever did (throttle) and the funny looking plate over the oil stick area. (Uh, Wayne, that's where you put the oil in the engine!!:( ) OH! Good thing I found that out, had to add 1/2 a quart today.

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A cool mill??? Can't remember the name. sorry.

Tom Getz, from the Cape Fear Region- standing beside an antique marble top bureau in a mansion home in Raleigh, NC!

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bath anyone? That's not your Mom's dial soap there folks......try Lye Soap...the home made kind!!:eek:...............so much for my beautiful skin!:rolleyes:

Wayne

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OK, it's payback time Judy Edwards...... Judy's sister, Audrey, leaning over Judy, with my Gloria sitting on the Mordecai Historic Park Mansion front lawn.

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Well, we finished off Wednesday by having a night on the town, as Fuqua Varina closed off 3-4 blocks while we filled the town with antique cars, and the town's people. It got dark quickly, so we had a police escort back to the hotel at about 8:30!

Lots of fun!

Wayne

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Forgot to mention...three days of touring and I don't think anyone has gotten lost.

Judy Edwards, Tour Chair, along with husband-Barker, has a tour-direction-book that works, and that also should be the standard for every Region in this organization.;)

Wayne

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We are having loads of fun and good for Wayne for beating me to the internet with photos of his "engineering?". I still have a few photos to post, but for now we are having too much fun.

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105 miles today. Driving a 35 mph car 105 miles makes for a long day for me, but we persevered. We stopped by the Tobacco Museum today in Selma, NC. A local fellow from that area had this beautiful Lasalle in the parking lot. He told me he had bought it in Hershey about a year ago, a really pretty car.

Wayne

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Museum Mouser! I rubbed him a while, but evidently, I must have rubbed his hair "against the grain", according to the look on his face!:eek::)

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A very nice EMF Brasser, with a temporary problem and plenty of help or hindrances, as the case may be. She was running a little later that afternoon.

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Matt and Mary Ellen Hinson. I had a time getting Mary Ellen to stand still for my camera!

Wayne

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