Fall Colours Tour

Fall Colours Tour

This year the fall colour was white. A week ago the water skiers were having a blast on Ghost Reservoir. Then came the late summer snow.  For three days.  Prospects of a Model T tour seemed slim but we went with it anyway. Today was a wonderful day.  Canning’s...
Replacing the Fourth Main

Replacing the Fourth Main

The fourth Main (Ball cap) has leaked since I first installed the engine in our Model T Pickup fifteen years ago.  This year it has been washing the grease out and the U-joint has been thumping so I decided to replace it.  Fortunately I had a ball cap (4th main)...
Ruckstell

Ruckstell

On the way home from our recent camping trip the Ruckstell quit working.  It wouldn’t engage – just went to neutral. Ruckstell neutral means no gears and no brakes. Nothing sounded broken so I figured the lock plate must be spinning.  It has been over 15...
Ts at the Show and Shine

Ts at the Show and Shine

It looks like this coming Wednesday, Aug 27, will be warm and sunny.  It might be a good night for a T get-together at the Grey Eagle Show and Shine. Every Wednesday during the summer about 300 cars gather for a Show and Shine at the Grey Eagle Casino parking lot....
Kananaskis

Kananaskis

We took the T and camper to Kananaskis Lakes this weekend, an uphill trip of just over 80 miles. It took just about 2 1/2 hours including stops to weigh the truck (1040 kg including me) and trailer (360 kg) and to fill with fuel at Morley.  Highway 1, The Transcanada,...
Front End Wobble Revisited

Front End Wobble Revisited

It was embarrassing pulling into the show and shine last week.  Hitting the slightest bump sent the front wheels into a death wobble.  I used to be able to tame the tantrum by turning the wheels sharply but last Wednesday the only option was to accelerate to more than...
Show and Shine

Show and Shine

It was threatening a thunderstorm yesterday but I decided to attend the Grey Eagle Casino Show and Shine anyway. It was a good decision because the cloud made the heat of the day ~30C quite tolerable and the rain didn’t materialize.  When I arrived shortly after...
Model T Bendix

Model T Bendix

In 1910 Vincent Bendix, an American born entrepreneur invented and patented the Bendix starter drive which made the electric starter practical for internal combustion engines. The Bendix engages the pinion gear and ring gear at near zero rotational speed while at the...