I missed last years Autorama...so decided to pony up the 20 dollars ( and 10 dollars for parking ) and see what was happening in the custom car world. For now I'll just post up some pics without much wordage...possibly get back to that later...
You meet the nicest people ...in Nash Metropolitans. These young ladies were part of an owners group that had some nicely done cars
The sun setting on another year....spotted this old decorated International farm truck at Casa de Fruta, on the road between Sacramento and Monterey. To anyone reading this blog, have a great holidays and a great new year.
Here are a couple shots of a Buick 6 cylinder engine and transmission from the fifties that I was recently gifted with.
This could become the power unit for the Model T project. Essentially this is a 235 Cubic inch motor that is like the ones found in old Chevy and GM trucks. This one came out of a Buick station wagon that is getting the Hotrod treatment.
Hopefully this coming new year will see some movement on my "T" project. Time to sit down and sketch up some ideas.
I first saw this one years ago in the city of Folsom....usually parked by the old bowling alley. I believe in those days it was powered with a 4 cylinder motor from a Ford Pinto.
Here is a little detail shot of the rear suspension. Over and under short leaf springs and a couple big shock absorbers.
In this montage shot you can see the V-6 power under the hood...and kind of make out the modern suspension clip up front...providing independent front suspension.
Made a trip down to Monterey area last weekend and spotted this Model T at a rest stop called Casa de Fruta . In the store was this old Model T....that is probably a survivor of a long life working in a local orchard or farm.
Out in the back area of Casa de Fruta is quite a collection of old farm vehicles along a road.
Two of my favorites.
Not sure of the make of this old truck...guessing late thirties. It is right hand drive like a lot of old Farm/ orchard vehicles.
A heavy duty framed Model A truck.
Going to try to get down to the local vehicle museum this weekend, and scope out some Model T's there. So, check back....might be some new pics to gander at.