Looks like I am the only one who does anything with their T ???
Well here goes, anyway !
Been eyeballing an old sign here in town for a long time
and decided to pull the trigger and negotiate a purchase.
This led to another T adventure, as the only proper vehicle
to go pick an old sign with is, of course, the old TT, right ?
Well, I went and got the truck and drove across town to
go get it. I pulled up out front of the place and went inside
to discuss taking it down and loading it up. Next thing I know,
I have a trio of lightly clad young women asking if they could
use the truck for a photo shoot. How could I say no ? After
all, promoting the hobby is always a priority and takes many
Testerday was not a warm day by any stretch of the imagination,
but style and looking good overrule a lot of discomfort for some
of the ladies and that appeared to be the case here. They told
me they were dressed this way on account of “homecoming”. I
was unable to relate. Homecoming when I was that age involved
a football game and an outdoor keg party, and no one was dressed
like that ! But they were all smiles and laughs and did not destroy
the truck, so all is good.
About this time the wifeperson calls and asks me to pick up
something at the grocery store on my way home. I took a
long route home to enjoy the weather (cold but not raining)
and made the stop. Upon returning to the truck, there was
no buzz at the coils. There was also a crowd of people all
around it, all queued up for a Q&A session. Again, wanting
to promote the hobby, I fielded their questions as best I could
while I checked wires and connections. All looked good. I was
running out of ideas. I had no test leads with me, so I called
Hutch to run it past him. He agreed that it was probably at the
timer, so I pulled it off looking for an issue and found the cap
was full of fine brass shavings and carbon-like fluff. Got a rag,
wiped it out, put it back together, and we were cleared for
takeoff. It fired right up and as the conversation with the
assembled group had turned to reliability of these machines,
and I was explaining that while they ARE reliable, they DO
require a level of mental commitment to the old tech and
a lot of fussing type maintenance, compared to new cars,
they got to witness firsthand the subject we were discussing
Back at home, I backed the old dog into the shop and took a
photo of the sign.