I was afraid I got a little carried away with the descriptive prose for this thread-
But, to be honest (and as Dallas mentioned):
There is absolutely no feeling like reviving an old machine-
To him and I, anyway….
So, I am so flippin’ happy not only to have her start- but the fact that she ran so well!
The elderly woman (almost 90), whose backyard it sat, said it was in great shape when it was parked two decades ago. That is why her hubby planned the conversion in the first place-
Yes, I plan on looking into the cooling system next-
Also, tell me how to do a “sound bite”-
I would be happy to share it with you four who posted replies-
Thank you for the well-wishes!
I checked on that one you spoke of, but didn’t see it listed-maybe I went to the wrong place? Could you post a link, please?
I do need some ideas- but that work is still a ways off-
That described exactly what one of my girls said! But, she was referring to me just being able to get it running! (She had her doubts- but she’s only 7.)
Yes, she stopped on her own, but she’ll restart- I’m sure of that.
I didn’t want to “push” the old girl on her re-birth.
The carb has an overfill problem with the fuel pump running steady—I’m guessing the float.
The reason she stopped on her own, and for the most part was a job getting her to catch in the first place, was-- she’s a lush!
This girl drinks fuel like it was pennies a gallon! (Which it was when she was made.)
I’ve never owned a vehicle that could take this much fuel at one time—just to start. I was sure she was flooded at first, but when I removed the top plugs- they were bone dry!
I’d bet she swilled a good quart just to ignite enough to fire! Amazing!
I’ve been able to track her history since the day she left the factory, until I got her.
One previous owner (he bought her and 9 of her sisters from Trailways Co. in the early 50’s) is coming down from Pa. this week to look her over again! He is very excited!
I have some more very pertinent info, which I’ll compile and do another thread on-
I really feel great about all this!
Thanks again for the views comps' and replies-