Our small party of Model A’s is traveling is traveling at different speeds and
alone on the backroads of PA. Jack and Don have made it to Reading, PA to see family and give the car some TLC on a hoist. Last heard from John and Judy, they were circling Scranton, PA looking for a place to land for the night. All others are continuing in the general direction of Mansfield with a stop somewhere in PA Saturday night. Bill R. has parked his A in Chicago and headed back to CA. Pat and I are still at cousin Marlayna’s farm in western PA enjoying a family reunion with lots of good food and a chance to sleep in the same bed for 3 nights. Pat is having lots of quality time with the newest member of the family, Noah, who is only 3 weeks old. We miss our traveling buddies but will catch up soon.
Paid some attention to the little black coupe. The problem with the headlights
was interesting. Yesterday, I had tightened the fan belt by moving the alternator and didn’t notice that I had used up all the slack in the wire to the light box at the bottom of the steering column. Coming down route 250 in Ohio, every seam in the road had oozed filler, and gave us a heck of a jolt, just bang, bang, bang. Net result, the wire parted inside the insulation. I had to stick pins in the wire to find the spot with my ohmmeter, finally found the spot and put a new connector there.
Decided to change the oil, so went to a local express lube, at first they said
they couldn’t do it, but did in the end. Good thing I went in, the transmission was dry, and how it can pump all the lube out is a mystery to me. I now know that when it quits dripping, it is out of oil. Found a car wash being conducted by a local high school group of young ladies, so the A had about a dozen young girls giving it the works. Looks much better now, unfortunately, I did not have my camera.
News from CA is that one air conditioner is being installed in Bob and Shirley’s car with Ray and Linda’s A waiting anxiously. They will be meeting us at Mt. Rushmore on the way back. Still hot and humid here, but that is normal. Sunday (today), cousin Marlayna is having a “tapas” party for the Spanish side of the family while I am heading for Hopedale, OH to meet with high school buddies from a few years back.