I had that 62 impala Coupe with the rubber bumpers once. White with red
interior.--gabsolutely utless 327 vacuum retrard dist. Finally gave it up
after the steering locked one day almost ended up nosediving off I-205
onramp onto the sr-14 underpass below, oh well..Still got the red puke.
We had a 1 ton, extended frame '22 or '23 C cab flat bed truck. The frame
was added to the rear of the normal one and had a second rear axle that was
chain driven from the original axle. Ours had sprockets arranged to
produce a 3 to 1 reduction. We used ours to pick up hay from the field and
carry it to the barn. Set the trottle at one notch and the spark at 3
notches, tie the steering wheel down, and you could walk faster than it
moved, throwing bales on it the whole time. It would hold about 50 bales.
> Something a little older, and a bit of manufacturing history.
My landlord is a great source of info on Model T's, and owns 5 or 6,
depending upon how complete one must be to count as a full car. The shop
I work in now, he built for his shop back in the 60's when he used to
reproduce T parts. My having a shop was key to getting this place, he
liked that someone would once again be using it for what it had been
intended. When I got married 20 years ago, he drove us from the wedding
to the reception in his convertible 4 door T. It quit halfway there,
took some fiddling with the coils to get it going again. We sure
attracted a lot of attention, having at least a quarter mile of cars
backed up behind us on that two lane highway! Gave us a better
appreciation for what motoring was like back then, as well as for how
far cars have come!
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