I left yesterday morning for Turlock (100 miles) at 5:00am. Adam Reed graciously supplied me with a freshly ground crankshaft to fit the existing babbitt bearings, a crankshaft with the stock oil slinger as Henry shipped it from the factory. Made it home by 3:00pm and by last night at 9:00pm, I had the block reassembled, even though a little bleary eyed.
And today, the Model A SWAT team moved in and swarmed the reinstallation. All I did was hand them tools and parts. Fired it up at 10:00am and not a drop of oil anywhere after running for an hour. A new 60 amp alternator is ordered and should be here Monday. Maybe,,,, just maybe,,,, we are getting back on schedule,,, and maybe,,,, just maybe,,,, this whole thing is really going to happen.
I am greatly indebted to (from left to right) Al, Rich, Larry, Bob, Dave and Bob.. (And Dave is leaving for MA in his Model A tomorrow morning!!!) Thanks guys..... bob m