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Old 01-17-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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My Daughter had alot of fun,she drove me around in the speedster. "This is gonna be Alot of Fun this summer" she says. We drove in down some dirt backroads,about 5 miles. Good throttle response,stops good,steering...ive got to add somemore length to the drag link,I had moved the steering box back and am using the short pitman arm. Needs to turn tighter. The brown spot on the hood is Gun bluing (test spot). Lots of work left to do.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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My Daughter had alot of fun,she drove me around in the speedster. "This is gonna be Alot of Fun this summer" she says. We drove in down some dirt backroads,about 5 miles. Good throttle response,stops good,steering...ive got to add somemore length to the drag link,I had moved the steering box back and am using the short pitman arm. Needs to turn tighter. The brown spot on the hood is Gun bluing (test spot). Lots of work left to do.
Teach her how to turn the steering wheel to the lock position while pushing the throttle to the floor and then dropping the clutch!! That generally will allow a very tight turning radius!!

Looks like she is planning on having more fun in the future too.


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Teach her how to turn the steering wheel to the lock position while pushing the throttle to the floor and then dropping the clutch!! That generally will allow a very tight turning radius!!

Looks like she is planning on having more fun in the future too.


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Shes 26 now,and started driving at 8 on a restrictor plate kart on red clay. She use to sing yes thats right sing when she was driving around the track.

She likes the Model T in the shop also.
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very neat to get the younger generations driving and working on "A's" and "T's",,
I love the photo of the grandchild turning a socket on the model a engine of one of the members!
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Very very cool!!!!
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:13 AM   #8
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Looks like a lot of fun and a good father-daughter experience. I can't wait until my daughter (now 4) is ready to drive my Coupe!
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Hey Wick, I LIKE it!!!
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:09 PM   #10
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Well Wick, she will be a natural and will find much enjoyment out of the car. Congrats to you Sir! My son also started racing karts early on (age 5) and has progressed into liking Model A's & T's with a sincere passion.

Since you mentioned your daughter now liking Model T's, my daughter drove her first Model T at age 15 while we were on tour out in Iowa several years ago, ...and then promply stated she wanted one of her own, so we built her a speedster. Sounds like your daughter is fixin' to have one of her own too!

BTW, I might add that the Model T club has a bunch of kids involved in the hobby, ...and many of them have their own speedsters, --or had them and now have gotten older & married, ...and they now have a "family car" (Touring or Roadster) on tour. THAT is the way you get younger kids involved in the hobby!














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My grandson is not much on the mechanical part yet. But he`s a great clean up man! He enjoys working and riding in his papaws A`s
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I wish there were kids my age (18) closer to Foxborough that i could work on A's with all day. Most of the friends come help me with my tudor and my tractors but none really want or can afford their own.

Although my girlfriend really wants a model A, she doesnte even have the money to buy a regular everyday car. she wants a jeep like mine... psshhh. its my jeeppaaa! lol


I shouldn't have taught her to drive a standard... *looks both ways*


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My 1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade one of 1,400 sold (3,945 were made).

PS: Took that picture with a 1980 Canon AE-1 (35mm camera) on 11-3-10... Im also hard core into 35mm film and super 8 movie film. i develop black and white film in my closet! hehe

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I wish there were kids my age (18) closer to Foxborough that i could work on A's with all day. Most of the friends come help me with my tudor and my tractors but none really want or can afford their own.

Although my girlfriend really wants a model A, she doesnte even have the money to buy a regular everyday car. she wants a jeep like mine... psshhh. its my jeeppaaa! lol


I shouldn't have taught her to drive a standard... *looks both ways*


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My 1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade one of 1,400 sold (3,945 were made).

PS: Took that picture with a 1980 Canon AE-1 (35mm camera) on 11-3-10... Im also hard core into 35mm film and super 8 movie film. i develop black and white film in my closet! hehe

It makes us proud that you have come "out of the closet" about this and have let us know!!

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Old 01-17-2011, 04:16 PM   #14
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My 1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade one of 1,400 sold (3,945 were made).
OMG! A square-eyed jeep. Makes me wince. Nice website, kid. Keep up the good work.
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OMG! A square-eyed jeep. Makes me wince. Nice website, kid. Keep up the good work.

Thanks and I love YJ's anything newer and i could care less. 1996 is the last year a "real" Jeep was made. its so sad.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:59 AM   #16
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Wick, Brent. thanks for sharing. Cool with the kids at the wheel.
and Modelakid31, you're so into jeep, look up the cj2a page, you might find yourself another project.
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Man, that is a cool little speedster! I like it!

Do you have more pictures you can share?

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PAPAW. there's alot of water around that station wagon. Bob
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PAPAW. there's alot of water around that station wagon. Bob yes he was washing it again after i just finished .....didnt pass brad`s inspection
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PAPAW That is when you know he is determined to do it right.
Got one who is in his mid 20s, and he is still determined to do it right. Bob
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