Hot Feet

Hot Feet

Our first big tour was Canyonlands II out of Knab Utah.  At that time our pickup had no top. I recall one day in particular when it was 104 F and the wind was strong out of the Southwest. It wasn’t the sun or wind that bothered Marge the most, it was the hot...
Champion X Spark Plugs

Champion X Spark Plugs

During our trip to Cypress Hills the engine in our T pickup began to lose power.  The sound it made was reminiscent but not as intense as the sound the engine made with we lost a valve keeper a few years ago. To diagnose the problem I shorted out the coils, three at a...
Thump Thump Thump

Thump Thump Thump

On The President’s Tour in June I noticed oil was dripping rapidly from the U-joint / ball cap.  We completed the tour, about 50 miles, and since then I have taken the T on several outings. The oil is still dripping but maybe not as fast.  Even after all the...
Emergency Wheel Bearing Kit

Emergency Wheel Bearing Kit

Last year on our Cold Lake camping trip one of the Ts developed a wheel bearing problem.  The car’s owner had a spare and the problem was easily fixed.  I usually keep spare bearings under the seat. This year I decided to store them already lubed. The plastic...
Tailer Checkup

Tailer Checkup

Each year before touring season I do a safety check on my car hauler.  For some reason over the winter the trailer lights go wonky.  This year they are fine. UPDATE: The lights decided to work intermittently so I replaced the trailer connectors on the truck and the...
Dreaded Slow Speed Wobble

Dreaded Slow Speed Wobble

Recently Tim phoned lamenting that when his T hits a bump at slow speed the front wheels go berserk, threshing uncontrollably from side to side.  My T has also been or maybe still is afflicted with this mechanical St. Vitus Dance. Many Model T owners have found it to...